5 skincare and wellness practices to include in your self-care routine

While using effective skincare products can solve most of your skin issues on the outside, a well-rounded, holistic approach to skincare provides a long-term solution to your concerns from the inside out. Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, it communicates with both internal and external forces daily, and it needs to maintain the ideal balance to function optimally. When skincare and wellness intersect, they help develop lifestyle practices that energetically support the mind and body, naturally resulting in glowing, healthy skin and luscious hair. Follow these five skincare and wellness tips to make your self-care routine work for you.


Make a weekly hair oil massage a part of your routine

Massages are a great way to relax your body and mind and make for an indulgent self-care activity for the weekend. Dry and brittle hair is prone to damage and breakage. Massaging your scalp and hair with a nourishing oil can promote root health and hair growth by enhancing blood circulation. It also helps to relieve anxiety and stress that are known triggers for hair loss and acne.

Check Out this Hair Oil from RAS

 


Meditate everyday

Regular meditation is the process of training your mind to relax and focus. The benefits of meditation are widespread—it helps combat stress and anxiety, improves attention and concentration, improves self-awareness and helps brain function amongst other things. Additionally, it also helps to eradicate skin and hair issues. By meditating for just five minutes a day, you deliver fresh oxygen to the skin which is vital to promote cellular health. Higher levels of oxygen rejuvenate your skin, help balance your body, and boost cell and tissue repair.


Incorporate a facial tool into your skincare routine

Beauty tools are all the rage right now and rightfully so. Who doesn’t want healthy, glowing and toned skin by just investing 5-10 minutes everyday? Be it a jade roller, a rose quartz gua sha or a kansa wand, these tools help in reducing puffiness, minimise the appearance of under-eye circles, increase blood circulation, smoothen wrinkles, and promote blood circulation. Plus, the few minutes you put aside to use them are also meditative and allow you to spend some quality time with yourself.

Check out these facial tools from RAS


Eat and sleep well

Good skin and hair is a direct reflection of your body’s health, and the basic two parameters that nourish our body are healthy food and quality sleep. Follow a healthy diet, with adequate amounts of fruits, vegetables, proteins and hydrating fluids everyday. If need be, consult with a nutritionist or GP and incorporate supplements into your diet to promote internal and external health. Skin and hair concerns can often arise due to dietary concerns and healing your body from the inside reflects on your skin. Additionally, your body and skin need some much needed rest to heal and rejuvenate, which is where sleep comes in. Getting an uninterrupted 6-8 hours of sleep is essential for your overall physical and mental health. During sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases, and the organ rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots. Good sleep also boosts your mood and energy levels, charging you to take on the day ahead.


Keep your skincare routine minimal yet effective

While an elaborate skincare routine used to be the recommended way to go, taking the minimal route is the new ideal. Make sure you use only the products you need, even going on to incorporate products that give you multiple benefits or cover multiple steps, and of course, the ones that work for your skin type and concerns.