Muse & Heroine's 5 Ultimate Self-Care Tips

We often hear people talk about the importance of self-care. I mean, to be fair there's not a day that goes by without hearing or reading about someone's 5-minutes-in-paradise trying on a new face mask or treating themselves to a massive slice of chocolate cake, because of #selfcaretuesday. 



But what does the magic expression self-care really mean? And is it just an excuse to eat chocolate on a weeknight and post a picture of it with our favorite hashtag?
Practicing self-care means taking an active role in protecting our well-being, health, and happiness. It means to carve a special portion of our busy day to delve into our own ceremony, to take care of our mental and physical health. Sounds intimidating? well, it isn't. Here's a list of five of our favorite self-care rituals that we urge you to try today and every day.  
1. Make sure to always remove your makeup before going to bed. 
And yes, even after a ridiculous night out, and even if it's 4 a.m and you’ve had more than a glass of rosé. Sleeping in your makeup is very damaging for the skin and speeds up the process of aging. It can also cause major break-outs and we don’t want that. We recommend Ipsum Oil Balm Cleanser in the morning and
2. Create a skincare routine that’s good for you and commit to it.
Taking care of your skin is very beneficial, and can also be very relaxing and soothing. Following a skincare routine with products you really love can become a sacred moment of self-love. Five minutes of your day just for yourself, and no one else. For a Skincare boost, try Henua Beautifying Toner. To moisturize, we suggest two of our hero products, Odacité Oleosomes Time Release Delivery Creme and  Macrene Actives High Performance Face Cream.
3. Move your body.
It can seem like a burden sometimes, but exercise is a very important tool to keep your body - and your mind - active and healthy. It doesn’t have to be very intense: just try to find something that works for you and give it a proper go.
4. Meditate.
For some reason, meditation and yoga can seem very intimidating at first. But you don’t have to be some sort of spiritual superhero to try them and actually enjoy the process. If you don’t want to commit to an actual in-person class, there’s plenty of free youtube videos to try. To help you relax, we suggest you try Depuravita Smart Sleep.
5. Indulge.
This is probably the easiest one to follow, but for some reason, it’s not always a priority. Sometimes we create an impossible fault-proof routine for ourselves and all of a sudden, we start feeling stuck. Indulging in something we love - a glass of wine, a very delicious meal, an evening ok karaoke (or all of the above) - can be very beneficial for our mental health and a very positive outlet for stress and anxiety.
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