The Key to Overall Wellness
During this time of social distancing, we have an opportunity to take time we wouldn’t normally have on ourselves and our homes. I’ve found that one of the best ways to utilize this time can also be used to give your skin, hair, and body some love!
One word: HYDRATION
This time makes us able to focus on hydrating the body by keeping a full water bottle by your side all day as you go through work, projects, or other types of self care. Personally, I like to add frozen fruit like strawberries and lemon to my water bottle. It keeps the water cool and adds some flavor!
Give your skin some love! I’ve been using some face masks bought at Urban Outfitters, as well as the Aveda Tulasara Wedding Masque to hydrate my face (sometimes twice a day!). Use this time to do a body scrub: make your own with sea salt, coffee, and olive/coconut oil (add rose essential oil for moisture, or lavender for acne/bumps), or if you have it I’ve been using the Beautifying Radiance Polish from Aveda.
You can make your own hair masks, using avocado/coconut/jojoba oil (olive oil will do if you don’t have any of these, honey, and either avocado or plain yogurt.
One positive thing about this social distancing period is that my curls don’t have to be styled up every day, and are able to take a break and hydrate. I’ve been taking a break from washing my hair as often, and using masks and oils to help give my hair some much need moisture. You can make your own hair masks, using avocado/coconut/jojoba oil (olive oil will do if you don’t have any of these, honey, and either avocado or plain yogurt. I’ve also been using the Dry Remedy Moisturizing Hair Masque, and the Nutriplenish Multi-Use Hair Oil from Aveda, letting all masks sit for at least 20 minutes.
Some other hydrating Aveda products I LOVE:
These tips and tricks are a way to add a little bit of self-care to this crazy time in our country today. While we take this time to protect our loved ones, we also have to take care of ourselves. Being distanced can be tough, so I’m hoping these tricks help you bring a little self-love into your social-distancing routine.
HOMEMADE BODY SCRUB
¼ cup coffee grounds
¼ cup sea salt
3-4 tablespoons of coconut/olive oil
Add 4-8 drops of rose essential oil for hydration or lavender for clarifying/acne
Mix together until it’s a solid form.
HOMEMADE HAIR MASKS
1 tablespoon of Honey
1/3 cup of chosen oil
¼ of an avocado or ¼ cup of plain yogurt
Add essential oil is preferred
Mash together and massage into hair. Rinse after 20 minutes.