Beauty routine means many things to women. For some, it’s as simple as a face care regimen, while for others, it could be trips to spas, strict diets, a meditation, or an exercise routine followed by a skincare routine.
No matter where you fall on the spectrum, it’s time to consider a change. It’s time to turn your routine into a ritual.
Not sure what that means? Read on!
Routine Vs. Ritual
Do you wash your face first thing every morning? That’s a routine. A mundane action that’s repeated daily. Using anti-aging products every day because you spotted a few lines, that’s a routine.
So what’s a ritual? A ritual is when you involve all things that bring you immense internal peace and joy. For instance, lighting aromatherapy candles, putting on calming music and sinking onto a yoga mat or a meditation pillow, and just letting your whole body experience detachment from the world and all its problems. That’s a ritual. Any action that involves mindfulness and intention, where the results go beyond simply “looking good” to “feeling good,” that’s a ritual.
Unsure of what beauty rituals you could add to your beauty routine?
Here are a couple of ideas that can help.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that affirmations go a long way. They make you believe in yourself and give you the confidence to achieve the impossible. Your mindset and outlook towards yourself change, prompting you to achieve all that you desire and all that you’ve ever wanted.
Why? Because words have power. And the more often you repeat them, the more likely you are to believe them. When you recite affirmations every day, whether aloud in your subconscious, you manifest your thoughts into reality. The law of attraction—it works.
Recite affirmations that resonate with your beauty goals. Here are some simple ones that you can start with:
● I am beautiful, inside and out.
● My body is perfect.
● I have a radiant smile.
● I exude confidence.
● I am growing and glowing.
Remember, the power lies with you. Claim it.
Facial Exercises and massage
Facial exercises, or face yoga, can improve your skin’s elasticity and give it a taut and sculptured appearance. The best thing? It’s all-natural. It’s not an invasive treatment that makes use of questionable and expensive products to give you the skin of your dreams. That’s the beauty of it.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? It’s time you put it to the test.
How can face yoga and massage helps help? Here’s a couple of reasons that may appeal to you:
● It can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Why? Because some signs of aging are caused by our tendency to tense our facial muscles. Facial yoga makes us more attentive to our facial responses and allows us to relax our muscles.
● Facial yoga improves blood circulation, which aids the flow of important nutrients like collagen to the skin and improves skin elasticity to give you bright, young, and healthy-looking skin.
● It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. The desire to follow trends and use products that promise quick solutions leads us to throw caution to the winds (and our budget!) Facial yoga works like a charm at a fraction of the cost of cosmetic products and procedures!.
Change the Narrative
Standards can be brutal. There’s always someone who has a better body, someone who makes better money, and someone who lives a more luxurious lifestyle than you. It’s time to take the focus away from people and center it on yourself instead.
Be Mindful of The Products you Use
Have you ever stretched your pocket thin for a product or service that worked wonders for someone with the same skin type as you, only to realize it didn’t work half as well for you? Yep. Been there, done that.
Instead of purchasing expensive creams and products marketed (or mismarketed) to have magical abilities, take the time to do your research.
Educate yourself about the active ingredients used in skincare products and make informed decisions.
And once you’re zoned in on the right product for your skin, don’t just rush to apply it and move to the next item on your “to-do” list. Take the time to enjoy how you feel. Massage the product into your skin. And spend a minute or two more just giving your skin the love it needs. Chant your affirmations and light that candle.
Try Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage has firming properties, boosts immunity, promotes blood flow, fixes bloat, aids weight loss, and smoothens features and complexion. It also targets puffy skin, dull complexion, wrinkles, fine lines, cellulite, acne, and other skin conditions. Attributable to its aesthetic benefits, is it any wonder why lymphatic drainage massage is so widely incorporated in several beauty regimens.
Beauty rituals are what you make them to be. Don’t simply follow industry standards as they may not work for you. Instead, create your own. Define your standards. Explore the possibilities.
Love & Health