The Ultimate Self-Care Routine Checklist: Skincare Edition
Sometimes after a long day, all you need is a little TLSC: Tender Loving Self-Care. While you may be thinking of picking up a good book and fixing yourself a cup of herbal tea, we have a few other self-care ideas to help care for the real MVP — your skin.
What Is Self-Care and Why Does It Matter?
Self-care is a crucial part of maintaining a balanced life. Physical self-care can include taking care of your body through healthy habits such as drinking water, eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of physical activity and hours of sleep, and getting some fresh air.
Your self-care checklist should also extend beyond your physical health. Consider spending more time on self-care activities like practicing self-love, having regular check-ins with loved ones, adding positive affirmations, and making use of fun distractions to improve your quality of life and contribute to personal growth.
One way to combine both realms of self-care is to put together a skincare self-care routine. Your skin works hard all day to keep you looking beautiful and feeling healthy — it deserves a break. Taking a moment to show your skin some love can provide you with a moment to slow down and take stock of your mental health and emotional health.
With that in mind, here are some of our favorite self-care tips to incorporate better care into your skincare routine.
How Can I Make a Daily Self-Care Checklist?
Speeding through your skincare routine can be tempting, especially if you often find yourself in a hurry. But by giving a bit more thought and consideration to the products you’re using and making sure you have some time to savour the experience of caring for your body, you can turn a daily chore into a moment of relaxation.
Swap Your Shower for Bath Scrubs and Soaks Once in a While
Carving out time for an evening bath or a Sunday morning soak can go a long way toward making yourself feel pampered.
Research shows that a half-hour bath at 104℉ can improve feelings of depression, decrease feelings of stress, and support a regulated mood. Plus, baths are a great way to allow yourself time to think and process the day.
So get out your favourite relaxing candle (we recommend Lavender), dim the lights, and enjoy your bath’s mental and emotional benefits.
To achieve peak relaxation, start by pouring your favourite bath soaking into your tub to help fill the room with a calming, beautiful scent. Our therapeutic bath soak will transport you to nature and provide an indulgent escape from the stress of modern-day life. Your skin will be left glowy, soft, and hydrated.
Use bath soak that help to nourish and hydrate your skin. A bubble bath for adults, but better.
On those days when you can fully lean into your bath time ritual, add an exfoliating body scrub making that long, luxurious soak more irresistible than ever. Use an exfoliator that scrubs away dead skin cells without disrupting your skin barrier.
The result? Soft and smooth-looking skin.
While baths are amazing at helping balance stress levels and are a wonderful form of emotional self-care, you can have too much of a good thing. No matter how many hydrating oils you use, taking baths on a daily basis can dry out your skin. We recommend bathing anywhere from one to three times weekly for the best results.
Hydrate and Moisturise Your Body
Hydration is a potent addition to your self-care practices when combined with a luxurious bath or shower routine —but it’s also a good daily habit for keeping your skin feeling and looking youthful and radiant.
Hot baths can dry out your skin by leaching out your natural oils, so it’s important to moisturise your skin after a bath. As an added self-care bonus, you can thank your body for all it does by giving it a massage as you apply your moisturizer. Massage can support healthy collagen production, which leads to the appearance of healthier and fuller skin.
Start by hydrating your skin from head to toe with our Cacay Beauty Oil. This balancing, elegant oil is a perfect all-over addition to your morning or evening skincare routine. It’s pregnancy-safe, ultra-nourishing, and made of amazon's best kept secret that helps to reveal glistening, silky skin from head to toe.
It is also packed with antioxidant-rich Cacay Oil which is enriched across all our products.
Hydration is key to resisting signs of ageing, so if moisturising oils aren’t your thing; a body lotion or body butter is the way to go. It takes moisturising your body from a mundane skincare step to a luxurious experience.
Utilise Essential Oils
If you’re interested in finding time for self-care but don’t know when you’ll be able to slow down, essential oils are a great way to quickly pamper yourself throughout the day. For instance, you can set up an essential oil diffuser in your home or workspace to fill the room with refreshing or relaxing scents like orange and lavender.
You can also work essential oils into your daily routine in the form of a roller applicator. Essential oil blends can be infused with Tarragon and Frankincense, which have been used for centuries to ground emotions. Rolling on the light, elegant scent with its woodsy, herbal, and floral notes can help calm and support your mood.
A stress relieving oil blend is best for busy women on the go. Whenever you feel stressed, a simple swipe of this calming roll-on might just do the trick!
The best thing about these portable essential oil blends is that you don’t have to change your schedule or plans. You can use them on the go, between meetings, or while decompressing in your car before your next appointment. Just swipe some on your pulse points, and relax into the beautiful scent for a few treasured minutes. It’s like portable self-care!
Take Advantage of Serums
Gratitude journals and self-care planners are great elements of your pampering to-do list, but the best way to pamper your skin is with a nutrient-dense serum.
Serums are the most effective way to infuse your skin with good-for-you ingredients because they’re designed to absorb fast into your skin. Serums also typically use higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals, so your skin gets more of the good stuff!
Our Glow Serum is a great way to jumpstart your skincare routine. After sunscreen, the most important way to prevent and fight signs of ageing is with antioxidants. Unfortunately, traditional antioxidants tend to stop working after they’ve fought off a free radical — which means that antioxidant-rich products get less effective throughout the day.
The Glow Serum is special. It is rich in ingredients that are known as a cascading antioxidant, which means once it finishes fighting off one free radical, it reacts by taking on a new form and moving on to fight another.
The Glow Complex is rich in some of the most bioactive and powerful antioxidants in nature and helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly even skin tone, smooth roughness, and give the look of firmer and brighter skin.
In addition to The Glow Complex itself, our Glow Serum features healthful ingredients like Silverear Mushroom, Cacay Oil, and Aloe Vera to fight signs of ageing and help prevent future damage. No matter your age, skin type, or skin tone, this is the serum for you.
A face mask is a great way to take a moment to yourself while addressing your specific skincare needs in a focused way. While you wait for your mask to work its magic, you can listen to a podcast or read a book — whatever makes you feel like your best self.
Our Hydration Mask works to smooth the skin for a glowing, refreshed complexion.
Whereas other masks may strip your skin and leave you feeling tight and parched, our mask is infused with nourishing Mango Butter to moisturise and Aloe Vera Juice to support soft, youthful-looking skin.
Our Hydration Mask also features willow bark to support your skin barrier while sloughing away dead surface skin cells. If you’re looking for even-toned, bright, and replenished skin, our mask can help with that.
Your own self-care habits may seem like an unnecessary part of your daily life, especially if you keep a busy schedule. But it’s crucial to your health, and neglecting self-care can lead to long-term physical and mental problems.
NAYA can help take care of your skincare routine so you can take care of what’s most important: you.
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