This is a series of three blogs to kickstart some highly effective rituals to improve your lifestyle and save on your annual beauty budget.
Like anything new in life, when considering the prospect of a new routine, it's guaranteed we’ll filter these with our previous experiences. If you’re anything like me, a sceptic, it can result in missing out. "Missing out on what?" The potential of improved health and an awareness that some traditions are worth reviewing due to the constant advancement in our understanding of skincare.
Perception is a funny thing. It’s interesting that we often view saving money as a cheaper outcome. One that devalues the quality of a chosen activity. However, with the evolution of skin care, the gap between science and our kitchen cupboard is closing. A renewed connection to whole foods has justified more use of organic whole food ingredients. As a result, we reduce processed and chemical-filled products in our regime(s). By paying attention to the changes in our skin and applying safe conditions around the use of ingredients, we can save on annual beauty expenses with home-made MASKS, HYGIENE, and MASSAGE.
Rituals: A series of actions or type of behaviour regularly and invariably followed by someone.
It’s how knowledge is applied that makes the man or woman. There’s often an initial period after learning something new or being reminded of good practice; we’ll rave on about it and apply it for a few days. The challenge though is maintaining it and instilling a habit into our lifestyles. Regardless of your annual beauty budget, there are some critical practices which will stand the test of time. This includes establishing good hygiene, nourishing the face and body with masks, and stimulating or detoxing with massage.
bacteria. This doesn’t help in supporting the defence system of our skin.
Engrained behaviours like leaning our heads or chins on our hands, is a natural response to thinking. Therefore, unlearning the unnecessary touching of our face, neck or hair is something that takes a while to change but worth the effort.
Leaving your device outside of your bedroom at night also means you don't reach for it after cleansing before going to bed.
Sometimes storing a small packet of hand wipes in the glove box is handy but not sustainable, and with too much use, can be damaging to hands. However, critical after visiting places like shopping malls and the supermarket.
So keeping on top of cleaning the steering wheel is also important. Pick your battles wisely, too. If time is not on your side, choose the parts of the car that get lots of use and clean the rest on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.
This is true to an extent because the inside of our hands has thicker skin. However, it's still one of the most receptive parts of the body with transdermal absorption. Therefore, when cleaning, especially with detergents or disinfectants, our hands are soaking in everything.
oil in a jar specifically for post-cleaning. It's perfect for building your skin's defence being an anti-microbial and anti-oxidant oil.
We would love you to share some of your effective cost saving cleaning rituals.
Watch this space for our next blog about home made masks.
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