February is the month of love, so show yourself some love by turning your skin care routine into a self care ritual! With a few little tweaks your daily routine of caring for your skin can turn into a moment of self love – calm, stress free and just for you.
Why is self care so important?
A self care routine has been proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration, minimize frustration and anger, increase happiness and improve energy.
How can your skin care routine be self care?
Anything that makes you feel good can be a form of self care. If taking the time to care for your skin is something that melts stress away or helps you feel calm, you already have the start of a self care ritual!
We have five self care tips to add into your daily or weekly skin care routine to take your self care to the next level!
1. Relax with a masque and bath
The ultimate indulgence is always a lovely, warm bubble bath. Indulge yourself even further by applying an Eminence Organics face masque just before settling into the bath. The warmth of the bubble bath will keep the face mask moist, allowing the active ingredients to work for longer.
Our go-to bubble bath always includes Rosco Emmit Bubble Salts – they are the best of both worlds: luxurious bubbles and soothing bath salts!
As the maize flower in this masque exfoliates, rosehip infuses the skin with high quantities of antioxidant vitamin C. Irritated skin is then soothed by honey and zinc oxide. A perfect remedy for sensitive and oily skin.
Calm the appearance of sensitive skin with this naturally soothing Arnica Masque. Ingredients including calendula, ivy and arnica soothe and detoxify the skin while reducing the appearance of inflammation.
A relaxing bubble bath with the soothing benefits of mineral salts and a touch of moisturizing coconut oil. This bubble salt has a light rose scent with a hint of lemon. Handmade in small batches on Vancouver Island.
2. Keep it natural
Selecting natural skin care products is one of the best ways to shift your regular skin care routine to self care ritual.
Natural and organic skin care products are more beneficial to your skin because they contain no harsh additives like parabens, petrolatum, propylene glycol or sodium lauryl sulfate. Instead, organic skincare products, like the ones by Eminence Organics utilize fresh fruit pulps, plants and spices, rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
Plus, Eminence Organics products are vegan and never tested on animals, and with each purchase of an Eminence Organics product from The Facial Room, a tree is planted in a developing country, so you can feel extra good about using their products!
3. Indulge in aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is truly beneficial for the body and soul – it can leave you feeling refreshed, grounded, calm and/or energized – and it’s really easy to add to your daily skin care routine. Just select products that smell lovely and fit the mood or feeling you are trying to achieve. It’s that simple! Here are a few of our favourite scents:
Floral scents to lift your spirits
This beautiful solid face oil is blended with luxurious camellia oil, pink tourmaline gemstones and marula oil to soften and deeply hydrate the skin. Melt a small dab into your palm, close your eyes and let your senses guide you as you massage in to reveal your healthiest glow.
Vanilla for soothing comfort
Soften and soothe your hands with this hydrating hand cream, made with organic shea butter and a delicate hint of fresh vanilla and mint.
A tropical day cream formulated with vanilla, shea butter and SPF 40 all mineral protection to revitalize skin and help prevent sunburn. Suitable for all skin types.
Citrus to energize
A gel wash for normal-to-oily skin, Citrus Exfoliating Wash gently exfoliates and cleanses in one easy step. Fresh lime juice removes impurities, while grapefruit seed and silica leave skin luminously clear. Cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, animal by-products, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.
Vitamin-rich pink grapefruit revitalizes the skin’s appearance and brings life to your complexion. Rich in antioxidants, the Pink Grapefruit Vitality Masque will hydrate, lift and tone your skin’s appearance.
Lavender to relax
This rich, nourishing eye cream will help diminish the visible signs of aging overnight. Lavender and evening primrose provide aromatherapy benefits while the unique Anti-Aging Stem Cell Complex fights the appearance of crow’s feet and leaves skin looking radiant.
4. Protect your skin
When it comes to self care, sun care should be at the top of the list – it’s the ultimate way to show yourself some love, by preserving and caring for your beautiful skin!
Our favourite way to protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays is a mineral SPF – mineral sunscreens are hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. With their anti-inflammatory properties, they are gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types. Plus, they are free of pore-clogging silicones, making them a better option for those prone to breakouts and irritated skin.
This best selling product is easy to use, apply and carry anywhere. Hypoallergenic, non-clogging and excellent to use post-treatment, especially on red or blotchy skin, these natural minerals provide water-resistant SPF 30 sun protection to women and men alike. Your complexion will appear even, flawless and smooth with a silky matte finish.
The Facial Room’s long-time best seller, the Eminence Organics Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30, now reformulated to offer SPF 40 protection. This product delivers rich and nourishing moisture to your skin and helps to even skin tone, while protecting against harmful UV rays with SPF 40.
A mattifying daily moisturizer complete with Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex and SPF 40 all mineral protection to help prevent the signs of aging and sunburn. For normal to combination skin types.
5. Personalize your skin care routine
To truly indulge in the joys of a self care skincare routine, ensure you are using the correct products to address your skin type and areas of concern. If you feel like the products you are using are not working, you are less likely to use them, and less likely to perform your skin care routine on a daily basis.
If you are unsure of your skin type, a complimentary skin consultation with The Facial Room founder and owner, Patricia Asmar, can set you up for success!
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Upgrading your skincare routine to a self-care ritual is easy with just a few simple steps! If you have any questions about your skincare routine, please contact us!