JANUARY : THE (SELF) REGENERATIVE MONTH

As we soon enter the month of (self) love next week, you should spend the weekend reflecting on these past few weeks, express gratitude for your happy moments, achievements and maybe new routine you have successfully put in place while acknowledging and accepting what you need to work on, improve or simply let go of the things that no longer serve you. Moving forward, you can see this as an opportunity to look at how you are doing and truly feeling which can then help you decide and shape your next steps for the month ahead. It's a never ending process about evolving, learning and creating. 

While reflecting on this, make sure you also have your daily self care time and treatments that will make you feel and look good, in & out. Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy life! This is an easy but super efficient way that allow you to take action for your wellbeing. It can last from 30 min to one hour, according to your lifestyle and must do, here are a few suggestions below: 

First thing to do in the morning, before drinking anything, go to your bathroom and grab your tongue cleaner: #wakescrape. This is the best detox Ayurvedic tool ever and should be your daily immunity boost. Why? As the mouth is one of the first lines of defense for the immune system, having a healthy and balanced oral microbiome is an important part of keeping you fighting fit and healthy. It also improves your breath and oral hygiene. How? There are hundred of tiny lines running along the surface of your tongue where harmful bacteria hide out, feeding on food leftovers and dead cells. This is what causes bad breath, and contributes to plaque and tooth decay. Scraping first thing in the morning removes the bacteria that accumulates on your tongue while your sleep. Check out the video from the founder herself, Monique, who shows you how to use it.

 A Tongue Cleaner Changed My Life.

Second action to take before eating anything, is pouring yourself a large glass of water and squeezing 1 lemon, rich in vitamin C, to detox & protect the organism. Lemon is an alkaline fruit, which helps fight against too much acidification in the body, and so it helps restore & maintain a balance PH in the organism. 

Pick your favorite water bottle color.

According to your concerns and goals, I strongly advise you to try our selection of superfood beauty & food supplements. From powders, pills, liquids, or even chocolates, you will find more than one that respond to your needs and the texture you prefer. Take your pills with your 1st glass of water, add a few drops of the liquid tonics to your cold drink or hot infusion, mix your favorite powders with a hot vegetable mylk. The superfood supplements have already been filtered by routine so it's easier for you to search and find the one adapted to your needs. 

Superfood beauty & food supplements.

Now thatÔĽŅ the¬†morning self care routine (in) has been taken care of, it's the time for the evening holistic beauty treatments (out): A real meaningful beauty time for self love and self care that not only works towards your skincare goals but it is also a way to have some quality time alone, taking the time to look after yourself.

Regardless of your skin types, you should regularly exfoliate your skin. We have selected for you face scrubs that are so natural, soft and gentle on the skin that they are suitable for even the most sensitive skin. The latest arrivals are spa grade products from Irene Forte Skincare brand. Inspired by Sicily nature, they are nutrient-rich and deliver professional spa level results. Irene Forte skincare brand is the exclusive beauty and wellness brand for the luxury hotel group Rocco Forte Hotels. This is literally the ultimate self care spa treatment you can offer yourself in the comfort of your home. Your face is instantly purified and soft. 

Apricot face peel.

Now is the time for a boost of hydration. Hydrating masks are a very nice way to take care of your skin, by keeping it nourished and soothed. It also helps repair any damages caused by the cold temperatures that affect the skin barrier. Aura Manuka honey mask has a light cream texture and is the most suitable hydrating mask for combination skin as Manuka honey, exclusively found in New Zealand, has both very nutritive properties but also detoxifying ones. It is suitable for both dry and oily skin types.

Aura Manuka honey mask from Antipodes.

Not just the face, but the body too: Start by dry brushing your legs. It not only exfoliates dead skin cells but also stimulates your nervous system, increases blood circulation and promotes lymph drainage, making it the perfect detox ally. 

My personal favorite self care moment is indulging myself a quiet bath time in the evening. Choose your favorite sea salts that are rich in essential minerals and have relaxing properties. They also relieve joint pain and relax muscles, perfect to use after the gym or yoga class. You can then pick your favorite body scrub that will leave you the softest skin. 

Tropical blossom body polish from Evolve Beauty.

 

For those in need of a quick fix to help relax & sleep, I strongly advise you Smart Sleep from Depuravita. It is literally life changing! You take a few drops 30 min before going to bed, and let the magic happen! Sweet sweet dreams to you all.

Smart Sleep from Depuravita.