Valentines, that universal day of romance, roses and #CoupleGoals on your feed. This year, we propose a different focus that gets less attention – loving yourself. Let’s reconnect with ourselves and make receiving love our priority. The more you value and love yourself the more you attract that into your life.
Here are 3 ways to fall in love with yourself
1-Focus on Natural Beauty
Simplify your beauty routine with less products and ingredients you can understand. With the abundance of skin and makeup products available, be selective of what you feed your skin. We suggest picking one day a week to go bare faced and let your skin breathe. Nourished healthy skin deserves to be shown off.
Use a gentle cleanser to remove impurities then hydrate with a nutrient rich facial oil.
Try: Ellie Bianca Rose Body Oil – this multi-functional product combines 12 antioxidant rich oils and vitamin E with a sweet and light floral scent. Use it as a gentle cleanser to clean the face and reapply for lasting moisture. Apply to clean skin after a shower for full body hydration and to ends of hair as a heat protectant before styling.
2. Unplug to Tune In
Canadians spend an average of 5 hours online daily, based on a report from Media Technology Monitor in 2017. In this era of social media, celebrity news, trending hashtags the addiction is real. Set a time limit on how much time you are spending consuming digital content. Dedicate time to connect with friends and family away from devices. Some quality time without distractions is healthy for the mind and overall wellbeing.
Indulge in calming tunes, practice meditation, go for a walk, read a book or have a relaxing soak with Ellie Bianca Bath Salts.
3. Get that Beauty Sleep
An indication of how much quality sleep you are getting is written all over your face, seriously. Dark circles, ashy dry skin and puffy eyes are all signs of sleep deprivation. An extra few hours can do wonders to brighten complexion and energy. When you settle into bed, your body is still working to regenerate cell. A majority of cell turnover and regeneration occurs during deep sleep. We naturally lose moisture during sleep so keeping hydrated inside and out is key. Have a glass of water on your bed side table and get extra hydration from your night time skincare routine.
Choose a naturally moisturizing product such as Shea to lock in hydration and attract moisture to the surface of the skin. Shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties leaving skin soft and boosts collagen production. Shea can be found in Ellie Bianca Lip Balms and the Body Oil Collection.