Wellness Wednesday: The Ultimate Self-Care Ritual

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The Ultimate Self-Care Ritual

Give yourself permission to practice self-care rituals that prioritize your own standards of happiness. In today’s busy, over-stimulated world, taking the time to slow down can often feel overly indulgent and unproductive, but it’s actually the opposite. Allowing yourself the time and space to rest and revive is one of the best ways to stimulate clarity and increase an overall sense of happiness.

Take moments to take care of yourself, physically, emotionally and spiritually. To make the most of your me-time, create a ritual of consistent practices—routine habits that are nourishing and motivating and can be realistically sustained.

To get you started, we’ve curated the ultimate self-care ritual, specially designed to soothe and improve. Plus, a few of our favorite products

Skin Brushing

A morning moment, dry brushing offers energizing qualities while improving the look and feel of your skin. For this reason, just 3-5 minutes will buzz your body’s connections. In fact, skin is the human body’s largest organ, and skin brushing helps us keep it detoxified with a tantalizing and awakening effect. In other words, a healthy, invigorating way to turn sluggish and dull into bright, smooth and glowing. For travelling, we love the Dry Body Brush by EcoTools. (EcoTools produces 100% cruelty-free and vegan synthetic makeup brushes, sponges, applicators and bath accessories that are both stylish and eco-friendly.)

Oil Massage

Follow skin brushing with nutrient-rich, organic body oil for a calming, soothing effect that replenishes dry skin—locks in moisture and ensures glowing softness, firmness and radiance. In this situation, we opt for pure jojoba oil, as it’s the closest molecule to our natural skin.

HD Infrared Sauna Blanket

Perfect at-home or on-the-go, our sauna blankets provide a slimming, detoxifying and mood-heightening experience—using radiant infrared heat to relax and revive the body. In essence reduce stress and anxiety, purify your system and trigger a feel-good dose of your brain’s happiness chemicals: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins.

Face Mask + Hair Mask

A nice, gentle way to enhance quiet, calm reflections. What’s more, face and hair masks put you into total spa mode and boost confidence in appearance. To save on time, let your hair and face masks set while soaking in your sauna blanket. Infrared heat raises your core body temperature, opening your pores to better absorb face masks. Also, the heat from your scalp will help activate and enhance nourishing hair masks. For the face, we love Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask to Purify & Nourish by Origins—formulated with bamboo charcoal, this purifying mask deep cleans and draws out deep-dwelling pore-clogs, impurities and debris, while golden wildflower and fermented honey nourish the skin. For hair, we look for castor oil, which stimulates natural hair growth while restoring and moisturizing damaged strands and nurturing the scalp.

Breathwork + Meditation

Where consciousness and subconscious meet. With this intention, focus on slow, intentional, mindful breathing to encourage deep emotional, psychological and physical cleansing. As a matter of fact, we can participate in our breath and immediately feel the effects.   Enter into meditative states, letting go of unhealthy thoughts, embracing clarity, establishing positive control of energies…effective and endlessly beneficial, regardless of busy schedules and limited spaces. Tip: if you’re new or prefer to practice with guidance, we recommend zoning out with headphones and the 1 Giant Mind app—a great support for learning, growing and developing your self-practice. 

This article is originally posted on HigherDOSE.com

What is a Part of your Self-Care Ritual?

Hello, I’m Thuy of honeybunnytwee. I write a Wellness Wednesday guest bloggers series. Send an article or link to a blog post about health and wellness, self-care, fitness, or mental health at honeybunnytwee@gmail.com or fill out this Google Form. Upon review, you’ll have a chance to be featured! I’m always looking for more Wellness Wednesday submissions.

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Luna S
Luna S
1 month ago

The skin brushing sounds like an interesting addition to a beauty/self care routine! Great list.

Mary
Mary
1 month ago

Self care is the best gift you can ever give to yourself. I particularly love the oil massage as it helps to keep the blood flowing and also gives a calming and soothing effect

Ruchi Verma
Ruchi Verma
1 month ago

I always try to meditate and skin care routine gives me real relaxation!!

Stephanie S
Stephanie S
1 month ago

I love when I practice my self-care ritual. I love using a hair mask, and face mask. It is all so relaxing. Great post!

Nicole Anderson - Camping for Women
Nicole Anderson - Camping for Women
1 month ago

These days, it is more important than ever to put time aside to invest in yourself. I love your ritual and I think each of us needs to do something similar to stay as healthy (mentally and physically) relaxed and energised as possible.

Stella
Stella
1 month ago

I love warm oil massage and baths! Baths are my favorite self care ritual! I have to try dry brushing. I love these suggestions.

Eric Gamble
Eric Gamble
1 month ago

Wow, this ultimate self care ritual seems pretty intense for a guy like me. I love that you are really promoting the idea that we all need to pamper ourselves from time to time. I guess I have never really got into the self care. But I will say, for men, one of the best ways to pamper yourself is to go to an old school barber and get a hot towel shave! We have a few here in New Orleans where you go in, they give you an irish whisky or a local beer if you’d like, then take… Read more »

Gagan
Gagan
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing, I’m interested about meditation. Awesome article!

Nkem
Nkem
1 month ago

I’ve heard about skin brushing and I’d be interested to try it soon. I have in my self care routine singing and dancing!

Melanie williams
Melanie williams
1 month ago

YES!!! We need from time to time make ourselves the priority and these are some good self care pamper ideas x

Oscar Oganiza
Oscar Oganiza
1 month ago

how this “HD Infrared Sauna Blanket” really works? do you have a video or Tutorial?

Kat
Kat
1 month ago

Those are some great self-care tips. I personally stick to quite a simple routine, but I like to add lots of exercise and outdoor time whenever I can, as this helps me to feel better and relax.

Lyosha
Lyosha
1 month ago

yes, yes and yes to all of it. I really love self care, it is making me feel very happy, no matter what I do, it means that I am doing this for me

Czardilyn Buyawe
Czardilyn Buyawe
1 month ago

One of my routine is doing meditation and also use face mask. I love face mask. I have plenty here actually.

Britt K
Britt K
1 month ago

This sounds like a beautiful self-care routine. I’ll be honest, mine is nothing as elaborate as this. I do, however, take ‘self care’ time each morning. For me, it involves making a cup of coffee and sitting outdoors, in the fresh air (weather permitting) followed by a short meditation and then the creation of a to-do list for the day ahead. It helps to put me in the right mindset to make the most of each day!

Knycx Journeying
Knycx Journeying
1 month ago

so many good ideas on how to pamper yourself and I am planning on doing a few of those when I have time this weekend. – Knycx Journeying

Rebecca
Rebecca
1 month ago

I love skin brushing, great to see on this list!

Michele
Michele
1 month ago

I want to try the skin brushing. I have never heard of it. I also need to find a better moisturizer for my body.

Smita
Smita
1 month ago

I’m doing nothing really as self-care ritual and I feel so guilty about it! Your post has inspired me to get started on it!

nikhila
nikhila
1 month ago

Really good. These things really help your mind and body. Great one!

christiana
christiana
1 month ago

The need to take care of yourself can never be overemphasised. I recently started with the face mask routine and its been great so far.