Sometimes, indulging in a relaxing self-care routine is the one thing you look forward to. On other days, squeezing in time to indulge in self-care may seem like a chore you think can be done the next day.
Self-care looks different from person to person. But nothing screams relaxation like getting cosy in your PJs, lighting up fruity candles, and treating your hair, skin, and body with skin-loving essentials!
With Women's Day approaching, we can't think of a better time for you to prioritise yourself. Creating a self-care checklist is an excellent way to ensure you’re taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional health. Setting aside time to read chapters of a book, applying that hydrating moisturiser, or snuggling up in your adorable pyjamas! The list will go on!
But we’re here to suggest and help you curate a checklist of some of the top self-care essentials that we trust will help you feel grounded, relaxed, and healthy!
SKINCARE FOR SOFT & SUPPLE SKIN
Clear and supple skin is something we all desire. The secret ingredients? Effort and patience. Taking care of your skin is not just about looking good; it also involves protecting it from damage from the sun, pollution, weather changes, and more.
Good skincare can boost confidence and self-esteem. When you have healthy, glowing skin, you feel good about yourself, which can have a positive impact.
To begin, here are a few things you can add to your wishlist!
Chemical exfoliants like AHAs and BHAs can help remove dead skin cells and promote skin cell turnover. Deconstruct’s Beginners Exfoliating Serum is good to start with. It has an exfoliating and hydrating combination of lactic acid, probiotics, and hyaluronic acid that gently exfoliate the upper layer of your skin while maintaining the pH balance.
It hydrates and strengthens the skin barrier, resulting in brighter and even-toned skin! We also recommend making sure you do a patch test and only use it once or twice a month to ensure it’s receptive to your skin.
We cannot emphasise this enough: NEVER SKIP SPF. Always look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 50 and apply it daily as the last step in your skincare routine.
Put Simply Beat The Sun Sunscreen checks all the boxes. Made with new-age filters, it provides broad-spectrum UV protection suited for all skin types. It’s lightweight, leaves zero white casts, and works actively to reverse sun damage. Make sure to reapply every 2-3 hours.
If you plan to use an exfoliating serum, don’t forget to apply sunscreen the next day. Sun exposure can cause more irritation.
Mask & chill screams relaxation! The best way to unwind after a long day is by applying a soothing face mask and watching your favourite show.
Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask deeply exfoliates, combats acne and brightens skin. Remember that a slight tingling sensation is normal. The mask is doing its job. Use this once or twice a week and pair it with your other favourite activity.
HAIRCARE FOR HAPPY & HEALTHY HAIR
A hair care routine is essential for maintaining healthy, strong, and beautiful hair. Like skincare, hair care involves steps that work together to keep your hair looking its best. Protecting your hair from heat and sun damage is like wearing sunscreen on your skin, as it helps to prevent damage and maintain your hair's natural shine and vibrancy.
Don’t we all want to flaunt our voluminous hair and experience the glam as our favourite actresses do in films? Well, that’s achievable!
Here are a few must-haves for your hair routine!
Hair masks are an excellent addition to your hair care routine. They provide intense hydration with targeted treatment to improve the overall health of your hair. It’s best for those who deal with frizz, split ends, and colour damage.
Flawsome Cake Therapy, as the name implies, is excellent for revitalising chemically treated hair. This delicious-smelling product has provitamin B5, which deeply hydrates, seals in moisture, and improves your hair’s follicles.
Apply them after shampooing and leave them on for 10 to 20 minutes. For deeper conditioning, wrap your hair in a warm towel. Use it at least twice a week for great results!
Curly gals, take this as your sign to invest in haircare for your hair type! This combo comes with three products that work together to shampoo, condition, and style your curls, making them healthy and bouncy.1. Curl Up Moisturising Shampoo is enriched with coconut, which helps gently cleanse the scalp without stripping away the natural oils.
2. Curl Up Hydrating Conditioner consists of Argan Oil, Chia Seed, and Flax Seed Extract, which work to reduce frizz, remove split ends, and define the curls.
3. Curl Up Curl Defining Cream is the leave-in cream that retains the bounce and adds shine with natural ingredients like Argan Oil, Shea Moisture and Flax Seed Extract.
You can create different curly hairstyles, from loose waves to ringlets, happily!
You must have heard the word ‘Ginseng’ on Instagram. Is it living up to its hype? Ginseng is believed to increase the dermal cells on the scalp, which strengthen the follicles, therefore encouraging the growth of new hair strands.
Along with Ginseng, this Hair Oil also has basil extract and amla oil, which help improve hair density and prevent split ends and dandruff.
BATH & BODY BEAUTIES
The perfect "me" time! Finding time to unwind can be beneficial for your mental and physical health. The warm water, coupled with the gentle fragrance of bubbles or bath oils, creates a serene atmosphere that can help to ease stress and relieve muscle soreness.
The practice of indulging in a warm or cold bath can also help clear your mind and get on with the rest of the day with renewed energy.
Here are some beauties that deserve a spot on your wishlist!
Don’t ignore your feet! Pamper yourself with this zesty goodness. This Bath & Foot soak will help rejuvenate and reduce any muscle tension or swelling on your feet. The Pink Himalayan Salts will also help eliminate toxins and soften rough skin!
We’re still gushing over how the good smell of coffee makes us feel! Wake up your skin and gently exfoliate it. The smooth yet grainy mixture of green ground coffee and Arabica coffee powder helps remove the dead skin cells, leaving it soft and supple.
It’s best to use them once or twice a week, depending on your skin type. After cleansing the skin with a soap body wash, apply it. The warm water can help soften the skin and make it easier to exfoliate.
Deconstruct’s body cream is infused with Dioic Acid, AHA, and Cocoa Butter that deeply moisturises and nourishes the skin while targeting dark spots and pigmentation. It also promotes collagen production and makes the skin look radiant. Apply them generously to your knees and elbows!
We often overlook the nutrition our body needs. It’s time to limit your snack intake. Good nutrition is essential for overall health and well-being. Supplements can help you with that.
Cosmix What Women Want is a nutritional supplement that helps maintain hormonal balance and ease stress for women.
What Women Want can also help with regularising the menstrual cycle and easing hormonal acne, PMS, cramps, and fatigue. It’s magical, isn't it?
Add a quarter teaspoon of What Women Want powder to lukewarm water and enjoy any time of the day! It is best, however, to take it first thing in the morning or mix it with your breakfast.
These are just a few ideas to get you started on your Women's Day 2023 wishlist. Remember, take care of yourself and invest in items that will help you look and feel your best! Prioritising yourself is the way to go!
We hope these products become an integral part of your self-care routine. Let us know which of these are on your Women’s Day wish list below!
1. What kind of luxury items can I give myself?
It’s always lovely to treat yourself to something extra special. Kits with high-end skincare that come in beautiful packaging will be great for you and your vanity. You can treat yourself to a spa day that helps you relax and unwind.
If you’ve always had your eye on this particular pair of shoes or handbag, here’s your sign to buy it. Think of these items as an investment because it’s something you can always use on special occasions!
2. What are the factors to remember before getting a grooming kit?
A variety of quality tools: A grooming kit should have tools that are durable and well-made. A good grooming kit should have tools to address different needs, including nail clippers, tweezers, scissors, and more.
Travel-friendly: Consider the travel-friendliness of the grooming kit. A compact and lightweight kit with a travel pouch or case can be convenient for on-the-go touch-ups.
Personal preferences: Think about your grooming needs when choosing a kit. For instance, if you have sensitive skin, look for tools or products for such skin. If you prefer natural or organic products, look for a kit with those options.
- Salonee Salian