Self-care plans are slowly but surely becoming a prominent piece in everyday life. Many mindfulness experts praise the effects of regular self-care on our mental wellbeing and overall physical health. But how do you create a self-care plan, particularly one that will also benefit your skin? This article will explore that developing concept of self-care and offer some guidance and support for creating an effective self-care plan.
What is self-care?
Self-care is the act of completing essential tasks in order to preserve and improve one’s wellbeing, particularly in times of emotional stress. Examples of this type of self-care can be booking a doctor’s appointment when you are feeling unwell, cleaning your space or creating a more efficient skincare routine. Contrary to popular belief, self-care is not an excuse to indulge or create negative coping mechanisms, such as binge eating or drinking. Instead, self-care is a process that allows you to take control of your own life and accept responsibility for the difficult steps that you may have to take in order to further yourself.
Why is self-care important?
Self-care is a vital asset for improving your self-confidence and improving your relationships with others. If you learn to take care of yourself, you are better equipped to love and support those who are closest to you. Moreover, self-care can help to improve our physical and mental wellbeing, by taking the time to nourish our bodies and our state of mind. As a result, this helps to lower feelings of depression and anxiety over time.
What are the consequences if you ignore self-care?
A lack of regular self-care can cause detrimental effects on your entire health. For example, if you do not take the time to cleanse yourself every day, you may develop poor hygiene, which can lead to serious bacterial infections. Your physical health may deplete if you do not take up regular exercise or maintain a balanced diet. More prominently, if you do not take care of your mental health, you run the risk of developing a long-term mental disorder, which can impact your own wellbeing, as well as those around you.
How to make a self-care plan for your skin?
When taking the steps towards better-looking skin, it is important to look outside of the box and not treat skin conditions exclusively with creams or gels. Sometimes, slight lifestyle changes can have the most beneficial effect on the skin.
By taking 30 minutes out of your day for regular exercise, you are able to boost circulation around your body, helping you achieve better-looking skin. The improved circulation around the skin helps to create a brighter complexion and reduces the appearance of aging.
Ingredients, such as dairy and sugar, help to increase insulin production within the pancreas. Although dairy and sugar are helpful in moderation, the increase in insulin that they cause can lead to excess oil being secreted within the skin. In turn, this allows oil to become clogged within the pores of your skin, which can often lead to harsh acne breakouts.
Taking the time to relax your mind after a stressful day can also do wonders for your skin. When we are anxious, our body releases a hormone called cortisol, which also increases oil production within the skin. Thus, when we are relaxed our pores are less likely to become clogged, which helps prevent acne breakouts.
Moreover, it may be beneficial for you to take time out to research interesting and potential skincare products, in order to create a more efficient skincare routine. For example, try reading blog articles like the ones posted on our Knowledge Base, or watch YouTube videos about the latest skincare trends. Therefore, you are becoming more informed about the ingredients that you are using on your skin and deciding whether or not they are suitable for you.
Self-care gifts for your Valentine’s Day (or any day!)
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not treat yourself or a loved one, to a course of Advanced Nutrition Programme’s course of supplements? Here are just a few of our favourite types from this premium brand, which are all available on the Dermoi! online store:
Firstly, the ‘Skin Collagen Support’ supplement, which retails at just £22.75 for 60 capsules. This product contains a variety of essential nutrients, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Hesperidin, which all work together to create smoother and more radiant skin. By taking just two capsules every day, these vitamins will help to promote increased collagen production and protect cells from oxidative stress, giving you younger-looking skin in just a matter of weeks.
The ‘Skin Complete’ range consists of two supplements, the ‘Skin Vit A +’ and the ‘Skin Antioxidant’. These products come together to provide wider nourishment for the skin, as well as your overall health. The ‘Skin Vit A+’ combines Vitamin A and Vitamin D to reduce the visible signs of aging and enhance bone structure. Whereas the ‘Skin Antioxidant’ strengthens the skin from the inside out, protecting it from harmful toxins and pollutants. A complete course of ‘Skin Complete’ capsules is available for £35.95 for 120 capsules.
Furthermore, the ‘Skin Youth Biome’ is both a probiotic and Vitamin C supplement, giving you a unique formula for full skin protection. This supplement combines 4 bacterial strains and 5 billion active cultures to enhance gut health and works to fight back against the harsh signs of ageing. This is the perfect supplement if you want to boost your anti-aging skincare routine and is currently available for £42.08 for 60 capsules.
The ‘Skin Omegas+’ aims to improve and nourish dry and flaky skin, helping it to feel hydrated and perform at its best ability. By using Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, this supplement helps the cells to retain essential moisture by protecting and maintaining the cell membrane. If you are looking to rehydrate tired and dull looking skin, why not try these capsules for just £24.75 for 60 capsules?
Finally, the ‘Skin Clear Biome’ uses bacterial and yeast strains, as well as essential zinc, to restore gut health and minimise the frequency of acne breakouts. These ingredients work together to control oil production within the skin, keeping pores clear and reducing the appearance of acne. Moreover, the capsules are made from 100% natural ingredients, giving your wellbeing a more holistic touch. The ‘Skin Clear Biome’ supplements are currently available for £41.60 for 60 capsules.
Everything you need to know about Advanced Nutrition Programme
Advanced Nutrition Programme offers a premium range of skin supplements, aimed to cure difficult skin conditions with an inside out approach. Moreover, their products help to support regular biological functioning, as well as enhanced nutrient absorption, making them an essential asset to overall health. Advanced Nutrition Programme only uses high-quality pharmaceutical and nutritional ingredients, making them suitable for overall skin health, wellness and anti-aging.
Now that we have explored the world of self-care, the term seems less like a buzzword and more like a substantial lifestyle. With a collection of small changes, you will be able to improve your physical health and mental health, giving you a much more enjoyable life. If you looking to take the first steps, why not try out some of the products recommended in this article, and get started on developing your own self-care plan?
Author: Melody Day