Turn Your Beauty Routine Into A Ritual
Updated: May 29, 2020
"A DAILY RITUAL is a way of saying, I am VOTING for MYSELF. I am taking CARE of MYSELF. I LOVE MYSELF." OPRAH
If you are reading this, it's a good start. It shows that you are at least a bit curious about what a beauty ritual is, or what it could mean for you personally.
Let’s talk about Aging process;
Everyone define aging differently. In my opinion, aging is a beautiful process and it should be enjoyable for everyone.
In the perfect world, we won't have to deal with fine lines and skin concerns. However, in reality, most of us have to face those concerns as we age. So the key to aging gracefully is support your skin as it's aging .
How can we be there for our skin?
Change your perspective:
In my experience, perspective is the key. It measures how far we are willing to support our skin. Most people view getting facials and investing in skincare products as a luxury. Perhaps it should viewed it as a necessity.
Here's why: Our skin is the largest organ. It is the first thing we see, when we aged. It is the first and last thing that represents us entirely and it's going to be with us for a very long time. Therefore, taking care of your skin is a necessity not a luxury.
As we age, wouldn't you agree that we tend to be more intentional in thriving for the necessary growth in our body and mind? We aim to shape and mold ourselves into being greater beings in order to achieve our goals in life.
In fact, Some of us have such strong will to work on ourselves physically and mentally, yet we neglect the one biggest factor that contribute to representing who we are entirely, "our skin!". We fail to realize that our skin aging process is the only process that age downwards. Beautiful when young, in time we lose out on speed of cell renewal, collagen, elasticity, the quick ability to heal itself, etc.. Therefore by not being intentional with our skin, we accidentally let it age recklessly under the mercy of our environment with out realizing it.
Be intentional with your skin:
What does being intentional with your skin mean? Have the intention of wanting to take good care of your skin, as much as you want to take care of your body and your mind! That means be aware of everything that is happening in your skin, get to know it well, be mindful of what you're exposing it to. That way you can help your skin age beautifully, it will also help keep your skin concerns under control, and maintain a slower aging process.
What can you do?
Always do your research!!
Get connected with a trusted esthetician.
Take at least 10 minutes out of your nightly routine to give your skin some attention,
Build yourself a skin care regimen, and turn it into a ritual ;]
Start by identifying your skin type/ skin concerns/ skin goals.
Understand that your skincare routine should be enjoyable.
Identifying your skin type will help you understand WHICH products to look for. (Tips: Your skin types are usually identify as dry/oily/combination/sensitive.)
Identifying your skin concerns will help you utilize the RIGHT product !
Having a skin goal will help motivate you to be consistent with your skincare RITUAL!