We had a chat with The Organic Pharmacy to find out their favourite self-love rituals that we can try at home.
Most people with skin problems will tell you that their symptoms get worse during times of stress. This is principally due to the face that energy required to deal with normal detoxification is re-channelled to deal with stress. Negative mental emotions such as hate, fear, self-pity and resentment cause the production of toxins, which adversely affect digestion, your hormonal balance and your overall mood.
Balancing mental energy is an important part of any detox or self-love programme. Taking time for yourself is not a waste of time, it is essential. To help you carve some time out, we recommend two daily rituals that are simple, easy and can make you feel better in a matter of minutes.
Creating a calm environment where energy can be focused in the present moment helps to resolve feelings of stress. A simple but powerful meditation can help to heal you whenever you feel low in mood or energy. Sit straight (or lie flat on your back if possible) and close your eyes. Concentrate on your breathing. When your mind wanders, bring it back to the present and your breathing. A 15-minute practice is ideal but even a few minutes will make a difference.
A powerful tool when performed at night – turn the lights off, light some candles while bathing and listen to soothing music.
Run a warm bath infused with an indulgent bath soak, such as Cleopatra’s Milk Bath, light a candle and relax in the bath with your favourite face mask. Imagine all your stress and strains leaving your body and seeping into the water.
- Fill the bath with comfortably warm water and apply the Flower Petal Cleanser & Exfoliating Mask.
- Add Cleopatra’s Milk Bath to the water.
- Light a candle and soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes (or as long as you need to feel the stress of the day melt away).
- Spritz Rose Facial Mist before going to bed – the powerful formula helps to rehydrate and calm dry, red, irritated and sensitive skin while you sleep to give you a vibrant, healthy glow from the moment you wake up.