What are your plans for Women’s Day? Why not celebrate by indulging in a skincare practice and adopting it as part of your skincare routine?

We have some ideas for you…

Make the switch to natural products

We are advocates for natural products. If you have not made the switch yet, taking the first step can be an eye-opening and truly rewarding experience. There are some innovative and high-performing natural products on the market today. Natural skincare, personal-care and ailment-care products all use the power of what the natural world has to offer, to deliver excellent results and great benefits.

Further bonuses of choosing natural include buying eco-conscious, cruelty-free and products free of harmful chemicals. There are many South African companies producing natural products, so you also get a chance to support home-grown initiatives.

Go ahead and stock up on natural products for Women’s Day. Use online health stores which specialise in natural and organic products as a resource to find amazing products, or pop into your nearest health store. The stockist tool on our website will help you discover online stores and find shops in your area; Find Stockists.

Are you wondering how to distinguish natural products from the rest? Read our blogpost; Natural and Organic Products Explained.

Enjoy healthy food and refreshing water

You may be thinking that this is not a fun thing to do on Women’s Day. And what does it have to do with skincare?

We believe that the most important thing you can do to keep your skin healthy is to consume plenty of refreshing water along with healthy, delicious and nutritious food. There is no bigger spoil for your skin. And you should definitely consider healthy eating as part of your daily skincare routine.

We are not saying you should ignore your sweet tooth or love of pastries, especially not this Woman’s Day. Balance is important! Enjoy your treats, but be sure to enjoy your healthy food too. A health-smoothie, for example, is a simple and enjoyable way to nourish the body and skin. A side salad instead of chips, will help you feel lighter and brighter. Drinking water flavoured with lemon, cucumber or strawberry slices will refresh the mind and the skin. You will feel better for it.

Eating nutritious food habitually, leads to a fresh and radiant complexion. Furthermore, if you suffer from skin ailments such as eczema, healthy eating habits can go a long way in managing flare-ups. If you struggle to eat healthy, consider consulting a holistic health practitioner. In South Africa we have two excellent resources where you can find amongst others, nutrition specialists; Hollistica and Body & Mind.

Enjoy some “me-time” with a mask

A woman pampering herself is often depicted by an image of a woman in a robe, with hair tied up in a towel, and a face full of mask. Do you think this sounds appealing? Well, just do it! Spoil yourself. And make it memorable; with music, candles, a relaxing essential oil scent and get your friends or family to join in too.

If you don’t have the time to go shopping for the perfect natural mask for your skin-type, make your own. This article provides great ideas on how to make natural home-made masks using ingredients in your pantry; 8 DIY Face Masks That Will Give You The Gorgeous Skin Of Your Dreams. Get the creative juices flowing!

Exfoliate, treat and then moisturise!

We all skip steps in our skincare routine. Life is busy and sometimes something has to give. If you plan to spend the day at home this Women’s Day, why not take the time to enjoy your entire skincare routine. Be mindful about it, to enhance the experience. We discuss a few basic skincare steps you may want to indulge in.

Exfoliation – This is an important step in a skincare routine, especially for ageing skin. It softens fine lines and prepares the skin to absorb the natural ingredients of your leave-on products. It is good to exfoliate a few times a week with a non-irritating, environmentally-safe and gentle exfoliator.

Treatment – Serums and oils are big right now. And for good reason. They are packed with active ingredients and they show results. Finding what works for your skin is key. For a dry skin or during a dry season, you may find an oil most beneficial. To target specific skin issues, such as ageing, get yourself a good serum.

Moisturising – Keep your skin supple, soft and looking great. A good moisturiser that works for your skin is a must in any skincare routine. The simple act of regular moisturising can keep skin healthy and help prevent skin problems from developing. Our Revive Moisturiser is formulated with carefully selected plant extracts to enhance skin beauty. It helps to combat the environmental impact on the skin and the signs of ageing. A perfect pampering product.

Commit to making it routine

Take whatever skincare practice works for you and commit to making it part of your regular routine, whether it be daily, weekly or monthly. Routine simplifies life. One can even say that it is essential in order to cope with modern life. When tasks become habit, it leaves you with enough mental clarity to deal with the challenges of the day. Committing to routine can bring change in body, mind and consciousness, and create balance in the long run. This is an excellent practice to adopt.

Make your Women’s Day special by pampering yourself. And then continue to do so.

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