When it comes to self-care, there are three basic aspects we need to look at, and we’re not just talking about 1. slapping on a sheet mask, 2. lighting a candle and 3. crying to Olivia Rodrigo’s new album (promise we’re not speaking from experience here…) The three aspects we’re talking about are physical, mental and emotional, and a combination of all three is the perfect way to look after both your body and mind, creating the ultimate selfcare routine.
When it comes to physical self-care, we’re talking about the things we can physically do, on a daily basis to look after ourselves. Caring for your physical health is different for everyone, it might mean eating extra fruit and veggies to fuel your body, as well as staying hydrated and taking your vitamins, or it could mean indulging in a relaxing bath and face mask or trying out a new vibrator. It is also important to stay active in a way that is fun and rewarding for you, and we’re not just talking about browsing our sexual wellness category. This could be going for a walk, going to the gym or taking a yoga class. Remember to find your balance and rest if your body needs it.
Our top picks for Physical Self-care:
There is no right or wrong way to take care of your mental health, as long as it makes you feel relaxed and happy. Taking control of this part of your selfcare routine can be difficult, especially when life gets busy, but it’s crucial to incorporate this care into your daily routine, to help declutter your mind and reduce your stress levels. Try scheduling a set time every day to take some time for yourself and really relax. This could be popping on your Neom diffuser and lighting your favourite Soak Sunday candle while you unplug from social media, listening to a podcast (we’re a fan of the Redhanded Podcast here at BEAUTY BAY HQ), getting stuck into a good book, indulging in some meditation or even taking the time to declutter your makeup collection.
Our top picks for Mental Self-care:
The emotional side of self-care can often be the hardest for many people, because in order to achieve emotional happiness we need to tune into our emotions. Sounds complicated? It’s really not. This can mean simply taking some time to meditate with your favourite Psychic Sister crystal set, write about your day in a journal, practice gratitude by reflecting with your family, talking with a close friend, seeing a therapist, or writing positive notes for yourself. It all adds up and will help to complete your self-care routine.