With combination skin like mine, it means there’s never a dull moment when it comes to my skincare routine. One day there’s hormonal breakouts, the next it’s itchy, dry patches, and a week later I’m struggling with redness, so I’m constantly rotating different items in my arsenal to alleviate the skin woes I battle each month. I’ve recently discovered some new faves that have completely saved the day whether it’s been the odd breakout or a severe case of dullness.
With Christmas less than two weeks away, it’s definitely time to get in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, with busy schedules and stressful commitments, it can be hard for many people to actually stop and enjoy the season. To help with this, I thought I’d share a huge list of festive activities that I love to do each year. They really get me in the Christmas spirit, and allow me fully enjoy the holiday festivities without the season going by too quickly.
As every girl knows, “that” time of the month can be quite a pain to deal with (literally). You’re never completely prepared for when your period is going to strike, and some months can be an absolute headache of stress, pain, and out of control hormones. To fight back against Aunt Flo, I’ve started practicing small self care rituals that help relieve the chaos that my period usually creates. They don’t take much effort to do, and I’ve really been noticing an improvement in how my time of the month plays out.
It’s so easy to get caught up in how society tells us to feel about ourselves and our own crushing self doubts that we often forget how amazing we are. We’re constantly telling ourselves that we’re not good/thin/smart/talented enough, when is reality we’re all beautiful creatures and we each have our own unique qualities that make us so special. I want to inspire each of you reading this to completely fall in love with yourselves right this very moment, no changes necessary. Here are 10 gentle ways you can start taking care of your precious heart and mind today (because you know what? You’re seriously amazing and you need to remember that every day!).