The holiday season is upon us! While this time of year is filled with joy and spent with loved ones, it can get a little stressful. When we feel overwhelmed and potentially run down by all of the holiday excitement, it is especially important to take care of yourself. Slowing down and prioritizing your physical and mental well-being is what self-care is all about. By doing so, you will be able to connect with your emotions, clear your mind and remain present for all of the good times and laughter with family and friends.
This year, give the gift of confidence and relaxation! Whether you are shopping for friends, family, or even yourself, these self-care gifts will give everyone that holiday glow as we head into the new year!
Who doesn’t love to feel like a pampered goddess? Taking care of your skin is necessary to maintain a youthful, radiant glow! It is fun to experiment with different skin care products and see which ones help you achieve that confidence. Whether you are a skin care pro or just interested in developing your own routine, a jade roller will definitely make you feel luxurious.
Since our skin is the largest organ in our body, it requires some extra TLC. Facial massage is not only relaxing but can help improve the appears of fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re looking to achieve that youthful appearance, look no further than jade rolling. Jade rollers have been found to boost circulation, release tension and reduce puffiness around the undereye area. This product can easily be incorporated into anyone’s morning or night skin care routine. After cleansing your face, apply an oil or serum. Use the jade roller to facilitate product absorption. Start by rolling along the jawline to your ear several times, then travel to the middle of the forehead and roll out toward the temples. Under the eyes, apply light to medium pressure and roll from the bridge of the nose out to the cheek bone to reduce puffiness.
The mind body science of Ayurveda has been around for centuries. The Guiding Elements Ayurvedic Path Oracle Deck is an interactive tool that can help you incorporate this ancient practice into your daily life. In this deck, you will find grounding rituals, reflection exercises, life force ingestion and sensory awakening. To use, shuffle the deck and spread the cards out facedown. Choose up to 3 cards and practice the suggested activities. It is recommended to use these cards daily so you can adopt some of these Ayurvedic practices.Share these beneficial healing elements with your friends and family with the goal of achieving all around wellness. You can all learn together as you take a journey toward health and harmony!
Clear your Mind
When you’re feeling stressed out, finding a calming way to center yourself and clear your mind can help ease your anxiety. You may feel like your mind is racing a mile a minute and you just want to empty out all of your thoughts. A beautiful journal is the perfect gift! Journaling can be an effective way to brain dump. Writing down your concerns or just anything that comes to mind will allow you to untangle your complex thoughts, express some creativity and essentially, boost your mood. Another amazing gift is a fresh pair of headphones. In addition to journaling, jamming out to your favorite music can help you release some steam. Music has the power to turn your mood around. Whether you are anxious, stressed or upset, you have full permission to turn up the volume on and dance around your room!
Keep it Cozy
In my opinion, the best way to relax is lounging on the couch with a good book or watching your favorite, addicting TV show. Of course, keeping cozy is the most important part of lounging around. Soft slippers and a deliciously fragrant candle will definitely help you maximize your coziness! Give the gift of fleece lined slippers to keep those toes feeling nice and warm and pick up some holiday scented candles like Christmas Cookie or Sparkling Cinnamon.
Rest is Key
Quality sleep will change your life. Giving your body ample amount of rest is critical to your overall well-being. While it may be difficult, prioritizing your sleep can make such a difference in your day to day mental state. Giving your bed a makeover and revamping your sleep routine will make you excited to slip under the covers and get some shut eye.
Adorning your pillows with silk pillowcases will do just the trick. This gift will not only feel soft against your skin, but it provides a cleaner surface, preventing acne formation and hair damage. Compared to cotton cases, silk ones absorb less moisture and cause less friction. This friction with traditional cotton cases can cause existing acne to become inflamed and hair breakage while tossing and turning at night. This holiday season, give the gift of beauty sleep and get you and your loved ones some silk pillow cases!