Busy? Why you should take 5 minutes for yourself, everyday

Busy? Why you should take 5 minutes for yourself, everyday

With the 'what day is it?' holiday season behind us, we're slowly stepping back in to our busy lives. In today's busy world, it's easy to let routines and health slip. The gym? No thanks. Eating three meals? Hmmm, I can hold on a little longer. My skincare routine? Oh surely the shower will do. But you see, each time we tell ourselves these things, we're letting our moments of self-care, peace, or overall wellbeing slip. 

Embracing your skincare routine goes beyond results you can see at the surface level. It's about a simple and quick ritual that you look forward to each day. It's about self-care. Unwinding and easing the mental load after a busy day of work, study, family. It's about pampering yourself, taking time for you. It nourishes your skin and your soul. From skin minimalism and slow beauty to the benefits, we remind you how easy it is to take care of YOU!

Embrace skin minimalism

In a world bombarded by an overwhelming number of skincare products and elaborate routines, skin minimalism offers a refreshing approach. Gone is the 12 step routine and in is a simple routine that works with your lifestyle. It's about achieving results, with less products. It focusses on quality over quantity.

This involves a combination of the non-negotiables (regardless of age and skin type) which are a facial cleanser, an exfoliant and a moisturiser plus a couple of targeted add-ons. We’re talking treatments, serums or oils that are directly aligned with your skin goals – e.g. addressing breakouts, uneven skin tone, pigmentation, fine lines… you get the drift. By eliminating unnecessary steps and products, you create space for intentional and mindful self-care.

Discover a couple of minimalist routines based on three of the most common skin goals, here.

Embrace slow beauty

Slow beauty is a concept that encourages us to slow down, be present, and appreciate the rituals we engage in daily. It's about shifting our mindset from rushing through our skincare routine to savouring each step. That's not to say that you need to dedicate 30 minutes to your skincare routine, but more so about designing a routine that you enjoy partaking in. Embracing slow beauty means taking the time to cleanse your face with gentle, massaging motions, applying your skincare products with care, and allowing them to fully absorb before moving on to the next step. It's a way of reconnecting with yourself, indulging in self-love, and finding joy in the simple act of caring for your skin at the end of a long, busy day.

Why you should take time for yourself, everyday

Devoting time to your skincare routine is more than just a skincare practice - it's an act of self-care. When you carve out moments for yourself every day, you reap numerous benefits that extend beyond the surface of your skin. By prioritising self-care, you can experience:

  • Stress relief: Your skincare routine becomes an opportunity to unwind, relax, and release stress accumulated throughout the day. The gentle massage, soothing textures, and pleasant scents provide a sensory experience that calms both the mind and body.

  • Mindfulness: Embracing your skincare routine encourages mindfulness and presence in the moment. As you engage with each step, you become more attuned to your senses, allowing you to fully appreciate the textures, aromas, and sensations that skincare products provide.

  • Self-reflection: Taking time for yourself in your skincare routine creates a space for self-reflection. It becomes a time to check in with yourself, practice self-compassion, and nurture your sense of self. It can also be an opportunity for self-expression through exploring different skincare products, textures, and scents that resonate with your unique preferences.

Chances are if you're busy, overwhelmed or stressed out, you need to take time for yourself. This is our way of encouraging you to put yourself first, and do the things that bring you joy (and results). It's an invitation to slow down, be present, and nourish yourself and your skin. By embracing skin minimalism and slow beauty, you can simplify your routine and infuse it with intention. Dedicating time to yourself everyday is the best way to reduce stress and take back control of your wellbeing. So, take a deep breath, carve out some you-time, even 5 minutes will do, and indulge in the soothing rituals of a good skincare routine.