A Day Of Self-Care
I've learned that true wellness is about sustainability, flexibility, and balance. I believe in a holistic approach that extends to every aspect of your life—mind, body, and spirit. I believe the health of our mind, body and skin are all connected, which is why I want to share with you what’s working for me right now. Let my current wellness routine serve as an outline while you choose and create your own wellness adventure. Begin with what feels good, it all starts and ends with self-love.
A Day of Self-Care:
Celery Juice: As per the originator of the global celery movement @medicalmedium, every morning on an empty stomach I have anywhere from 12-16oz of organic, cold-pressed celery juice. Celery is a potent, anti-inflammatory food that alkalizes the bloodstream and the body. It does wonders for my skin, my digestion, and keeps me energized throughout the day.
Meditation: I wake up before everyone else in my house because I need quiet time in the morning. I try to meditate every morning, anywhere from 5-45min, all depending on my daughter's schedule. Meditation allows me to check-in with myself, be open to receive any messages or downloads, and helps me re-center and re-route. It's a time I use to organize my thoughts and set an intention for the day. I either do guided meditations using the @insighttimer app or I do breath work, it depends of what I need that day.
Exercise/Yoga: I love being active and moving my body is my medicine. Exercise has been a crucial part of my life since I was a kid. I make it a point to exercise for an hour 5-6 days a week. I do a mix of power walking, vinyasa or ashtanga yoga, sculpting classes, or pilates. All low-impact movement.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage: Every day after the shower, I do my lymphatic massage using our lymphatic drainage body tool. I like to mix our Lift & Tone Body Cream with our Organic Sweet Almond Oil to overly hydrate my skin while I do the massage. I start at my ankles and move the tool up through my legs, waist, and arms. This massage reduces swelling and puffiness, aids with water retention, contours the body, and minimizes the appearance of cellulite.
Facial Massages: I'm a fan of lymphatic drainage for the body and since discovering the ancient technique of Gua Sha, I am now a big fan of facial lymphatic drainage massages. I use our Bian Stone Gua Sha or Rose Quartz Gua Sha to massage my face and neck to boost circulation and reduce puffiness while lifting, toning, and sculpting your face. I do this massage using our Organic Jojoba Oil.
Skincare Routine: I start my daily skincare routine with an ice facial because it really counteracts that morning-after puffiness. I use our Rose Water Mist to tone my face after the facial. While I'm making my coffee, I leave in for 10-15min a fresh aloe vera mask or Kora's Turmeric Brightening and Exfoliating mask (again depending on what I need that day), which I'm obsessed with. I then cleanse using Diane Walder's Green Tea Cleanser, which is soap-free and filled with antioxidants. To help my melasma, I've been using SkinCeuticals Vitamin C Serum, and to hydrate and moisturize I use Avene Clearance Expert since I have acne prone skin. For a natural, healthy glow I've been using Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops. And last but definitely not least I wear Repechage Mineral Skin Shield to protect my skin from the sun. If I'm going to the beach I always choose Coola because it's reef friendly.
In the evening, I double cleanse using the same cleanser. I like to use my Rose Quartz Facial Roller to massage my face and help relax the muscles before bed. I then use Kora's Noni Radiant Eye Oil around my eyes, and apply Castor Oil on my eyelashes and eyebrows to enhance the growth. I finish up by spraying our Rose Water Mist on my face and chest to help me relax and unwind before bed.