All skincare routines can be customized to fit your unique schedule and lifestyle. In the busyness of life, sometimes the bathroom is the only place you can get a moment of peaceful solitude. This is your time to unwind and relax at the end of a long day and focus on you. Here are five easy ways to help you create a skincare routine you’ll love and look forward to.
- Clean Your Space and Get Organized
No one likes working from a messy desk and the same goes for your bathroom counter. Research shows that clutter can contribute to high levels of stress and anxiety and that’s the last thing you should feel when pampering your skin. To get organized, invest in space-saving organizers, take the time to clean your brushes, and arrange your products in a way that makes sense to you. For example, Rachel from @Adventurousray squeezes our NENA Clay Mask into a bowl before applying on her skin with a brush. No hassle and mess free! Your bathroom should be a place of relaxation, not clutter, so make sure it’s clean both before and after your skincare routine.
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- Play something in the background
While you are cleansing, masking, toning, or moisturizing, fill the silence with music or a podcast. Catch up on your favourite episodes while applying your NENA Clay Mask -- it’s perfect for those who like to multitask! Or, create a playlist of your favourite songs for winding down at the end of the day. Who knows, maybe you’ll add a solo dance party to your skincare routine. Have fun with it!
- Invest in Practical Products and Tools
From konjac sponges to jade rollers, there are so many tools in the beauty industry that can help enrich your skincare routine. Don’t buy into a product or tool just because it’s the latest thing to hit shelves. Practicality is key when it comes to skincare so make sure it’s a positive investment that benefits your skin. A couple of our favourite tools include Midnight Paloma’s silicone cleansing mitt that helps exfoliate the skin as well as Colibri’s organic cotton washcloths which serves as a great alternative to your standard face cloth.
Splurge on Loungewear
Rather than tossing on the same pair of sweatpants and oversized t-shirt you wear every night, why not opt for something a bit more special? Bathrobes, loungewear, and sleepwear have been reinvented in recent years with way more options for on-trend styles, colours, and patterns. As a starting point, try Canadian brands like Smash + Tess (from Vancouver) or Mary Young (from Toronto) for stylish loungewear, then top off your outfit with a cute scrunchie from Bunhead to tie back your hair when masking.
Make some tea
Whether served iced or hot, make yourself a cup of tea when you begin your skincare routine. Tea -- especially green tea -- has a high level of antioxidants and has been noted to help lower levels of inflammation and boost your immune system. The perfect complement to your skincare routine.
Time spent on yourself is always worth it. Invest in your skin, you won’t regret it!