Self Care Day 2019

If you’re anything like me then sometimes the last person you take care of is yourself.  How is it that in the midst of our crazy boss doll lives somehow we get so caught up in everything that we forgot to take care of ourselves!? 

I decided recently to make the change and start being more in tune with my self care regimen.  After making an effort to truly treat myself to “me time” and not just one day a week, but everyday, I really noticed a difference in my overall glow.  I was glowing from the inside and from the outside.  Not only was I happier, but my skin cleared up and the tension in my body had been released. 

Self care is so important and should be a part of everyone’s day even if it starts with something small like lighting a candle! If we make an effort to put ourselves first, even for just a small part of the day, we will all benefit greatly! That being said, the greatest thing about self care is that it is unique to everyone. Meaning, some may find hot yoga relaxing while others view it as a form of sanctioned torture! As you carve out some of your day for yourself to practice self care there may be a time of trial and error when looking for what works best for you!

For me, I have found that investing in my skincare and creating a routine for morning and night has really helped keep me on track! 

 
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Elle Wood Inspired!

Elle Wood Inspired!

 
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My everyday self care morning routine:

First things first, I wash my face! After washing my face I then move into using the amazing polishing peel from Pūrlisse | Pūrlisse Watermelon Energizing 2 Minute Polish Peel.  It does an awesome job at gently resurfacing and smoothing my skin while also boosting my overall radiance.

This eye cream is my literal Holy Grail | KARYNG Revitalizing Eye Cream.  As fellow boss dolls I’m sure you are all aware that getting adequate beauty sleep sometimes is out of your control.  This leads to major bags (not the designer kind), dark circles, and fine lines.  On mornings where I have meetings and photoshoots this just isn’t going to cut it! After much trial and error of trying out various different creams to help solve these issues, KARYNG finally created the product that works best for me.  This eye cream has reduced the appearance of my dark circles, fine lines, and overall under eye puffiness! Now I can confidently look in the mirror and be ready to take on the day!

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I then move in with the Energizing Aqua Balm from Pūrlisse.  This is a lightweight, oil free cream balm that refreshes, soothes, and energizes my skin.  It also provides hydration as well leaving my skin with a natural dewy finish.

As a blonde haired, blue eyed, fair doll, it is very important for me to protect my porcelain skin.  I have always worn SPF under my makeup as an effort to protect my skin against the sun’s harsh rays.  But, it wasn’t until using the KARYNG Complete Broad Spectrum SPF that I was truly satisfied. Other products I had used in the past had left me feeling sticky and inevitably led me to break out! Boss dolls do not have time for breakouts in their busy lives! After using the KARYNG SPF I noticed significant changes in my skin, not only did it keep my pores clear but it also didn’t leave me the heavy feeling all day long.  I highly recommend for anyone looking to protect and preserve their skin!

 
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My eyed self care night routine:

After a long day comes to a close it’s finally time to take off my makeup! My go to product to get the job done on even the toughest of water proof mascaras are the Pūrlisse Watermelon Energizing Makeup Remover Wipes!  I had struggled for years trying to find a makeup wipe that would do a thorough job but just couldn’t find the right product! So, when I found out that Pūrlisse was releasing their own makeup wipes in their watermelon line, I knew I had to check them out! After trying the wipes for the first time I instantly knew that I would never be going back to any of my previous products!  Not only do these wipes leave my face dirt and makeup free, but they also naturally tone my skin from the watermelon counterparts.  But that’s not all, the aloe vera improves my skins overall hydration, the white tea minimizes the damage from environmental pollutants, and the cucumber helps to soothe and firm my skin!  So many benefits from such a small wipe! I am so obsessed!

When I’m finally makeup free, I move in with the Replenishing Cleanser from KARYNG.  Not only does this act also as a second makeup remover, it also helps to maintain my skins moisture barrier and conditions my skin.  This was the first product of its kind that I have tried that hasn’t left me feeling instantly dry after using.  I am so in love! 

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Everyone knows that one of the most popular forms of self care is doing and face mask! They’re so easy and so fun! Hands down my two favorites are the Watermelon Energizing Sheet Mask and Watermelon Energizing Marshmallow Peel Off Mask both from one of my favorites, pūrlisse!  For days when I don’t want to deal with a heavy clean up after I will use the sheet mask.  The natural fiber mask is infused with watermelon, aloe vera, cucumber, and restorative botanicals that all deliver antioxidants and minerals to my skin! It leaves my skin feeling moisturized and soothed after a long day! For the days I’m in the mood for something more hands on I’ll choose the Energizing Marshmallow Peel Off Mask!  This antioxidant packed marshmallow texture purifies my pores, brightens my skin, and visibly tightens everything up!  Both of these products are amazing  and sometimes it’s a challenge for me to pick which one I want to use!  Which is never a bad problem to have!

After I remove my mask, I apply my Retinol Renewing Serum from KARYNG! This has helped me visibly reduce the appearance of any lines on my face and the appearance of my pores!  Which I know I’m not alone and for most people in the world fine lines and pores are a huge insecurity.  Although, after using this product I can confidently say it has changed the attitude I have towards my skin.  Not only does it decrease the deep lines and pores I have but it also has evened out my skin tone and overall texture on my face.  I am beyond thrilled with the results it has given me and I do not see myself changing products anytime soon!

The final step in my night time routine is the Restructuring Night Cream from KARYNG.  I throw this on right before bed to help restore my skins firmness and elasticity.  Similar to the Retinol Renewing Serum, it also reduces the appearances of fine lines and evens my skin tone and texture.  Since using this I have noticed a complete reduction in any appearance of damaged skin on my face! Who says you need to go under the knife to achieve youthful rejuvenated skin!? Better yet, get your hands on this night cream, you will not regret it!

Interested in more of my favorite beauty care products? Check them out on my Pink Week Round Up Blog here!

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With that being said, getting in tune with my skincare has really helped me take care of myself and create a well balanced routine that I honestly crave doing as the day goes on.  I urge you all to start understanding the importance of self care and find the regimen that works best for you! Here are some alternative examples of ways to start taking care of yourself and the skin that you’re in!

Some Alternative Self Care Activities:

  1. Running a bath

  2. Drinking tea before bed

  3. Getting a manicure and pedicure

  4. Coloring

  5. Doing a puzzle

  6. Going for a run

  7. Stretching

  8. Meditate or reflect

  9. Go for a walk

  10. Clean your house/apartment/room

So Dolls, after devoting some time to finding out what self care works best for me I have really noticed an improvement in my quality of life.  I crave my morning and night routines and look forward to them!  I’m telling you, it doesn’t have to take hours on end to take care of yourself! As a fellow boss doll, I know it’s hard to carve out time for yourself, but remember that it is okay to take time for yourself everyday even if it only starts small.  Every little bit will make all the difference!  I promise! 

 
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