Self-Care 2020: Five Ways to Show Yourself Some Love
We’ve all heard about the importance of self-care, but let’s be honest: How many of us actually practice what we preach? If your answer skews toward no, then today’s the day to finally indulge yourself. And let’s be honest, if there were ever a year that called for a global day of self-healing, 2020 is most definitely it.
Below, five of our favorite ways to show yourself some much-deserved love on international self-care day 2020.
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Indulge in a face mask
No other beauty product quite literally forces you to take a timeout like a face mask. Slather one on for ten to fifteen minutes of pure bliss—better yet, do it while you’re in the tub or listening to your favorite zen playlist.
If you’re new to face-masking or aren’t certain how to choose one based on your own skin type and concerns, allow us to recommend our Moonlight Cooling Glow Mask. Formulated with calming whole plant CBD, clarifying Kaolin clay, and recharging turmeric and prickly pear enzymes, this multi-tasking mask is like an instant vibe check and reset. Not only will it help soothe any irritation and redness, this dreamy yellow-tinted mask also helps purify pores and brighten skin tone.
Set the ambiance for a hot soak
Love the instantly-calming feeling of slipping into a steamy soak? Who doesn’t. But setting a bit of ambiance beforehand can enhance your bathing ritual even more.
Take our word for it and take your bath to the next level by turning on some chill, relaxing music, maybe lighting a couple of candles, and adding epsom salts and/or skin nurturing oils into your tub.
Treat yourself to a tincture or two.
Self-care isn’t limited to beauty—in fact, far from it. Show your inner goddess some love as well via a healing wellness tincture, which you can easily drop into your favorite morning tea or smoothie (or simply hold underneath your tongue for twenty seconds before swallowing).
Choose a tincture based on how you feel and what you need in the moment—though our balancing and revitalizing Drops of Sunshine, thanks to its blend of three full spectrum hemp extracts, antioxidant rich turmeric, adaptogenic ashwagandha and uplifting nashi pear turpentines, pretty much covers all of your bases. Sunshine in a bottle = instant happy vibes.
Give your skin a nourishing boost
One of the best ways to do so? A high-vibe botanical oil, a la our High Glow Radiance Facial Oil. Formulated with a laundry list of skin-boosting ingredients—including soothing bakuchiol, anti-inflammatory CBD full-spectrum hemp extract, a blend of 7 antioxidant-rich nourishing oils, and calming ashwagandha and passionflower—this facial oil is pretty much your glow-up in a bottle.
For a heightened application experience, spend a few minutes applying the oil via a facial massage. With 4-6 drops in the palm of your hand, apply the oil onto a freshly-cleansed complexion, working gently to massage the formula deep into the skin and encourage lymphatic drainage.
Work through areas of tension
Self-care should be a head-to-toe experience, and chances are you’re carrying around tension in areas you may not even realize. On your feet all day? Hunched over a computer?
Slather a generous heaping of therapeutic body balm, such as our Salvation All-Over CBD Salve, onto areas that may need a little extra T.L.C. Not only is it made with full-spectrum hemp extracts that specifically target pain and inflammation, but this buttery formula also contains the muscle-healing (and centuries’ old remedies) like St John’s Wart and Calendula.