Self-love skin care affair
Out with the old, in with the NEW; what better a time to revamp not only your inner being, but your outer being as well. The Aries New Moon encourages you to strip yourself of the past and step into new beginnings. Why not have a fresh start with your SKIN while you’re at it too?
Are you satisfied with your skin care routine? Are you seeing the results you’d like to see? Having this fiery and inspiring Aries energy on your side is the perfect time to SELF-LOVE it up and create more of what you desire in your life. Work with this energy to obtain/maintain clear, glowing skin by number one, loving yourself, number two, practicing positive self-talk, and number three consistently using a skin regimen catered to you.
Easier said than done, right?! Here are some tips and tricks to establish a “self-love skin care affair” with yourself ;)
1. STOP, like really, STOP picking yourself apart in front of the mirror. This does nothing but stir up negative energy targeted against yourself which is the opposite of what you want! Focus only on the things you love about yourself. If you are so down in the dumps you can’t even think of one thing you remotely like about yourself (hey, we’ve all been there!), tap your way to loving yourself! EFT tapping literally rewires your subconscious mind and reprograms your brain so that you can believe whatever you want to believe. Loving yourself is BELIEVING you love yourself. SO, if you want to love yourself, tap that shit out baby! If you’re familiar with tapping, feel free to do your own thing, or follow along the miracle-worker, Brad Yates, in this guided tapping sesh -- TAP!
2. Say no to sulfates! NO MORE. Sulfates are everywhere unfortunately so they are not easy to avoid, but it can be done if you do your research! Sulfates are a cleansing agent used in skin care products that produce that soapy lather so many of us like. Bad news bears is, sulfates are BIG-TIME skin irritants and have actually been proven to be used in scientific studies as the STANDARD ingredient to irritate skin. Having sensitive skin myself, products with sulfates immediately disrupt my skin’s barrier function which causes a domino effect of subsequent issues. Switch to sulfate-free and you’ll never look back love.
3. Incorporate a self-love beauty ritual into your weekly routine. Make it a priority so that it doesn’t get put on the bottom of your to-do list or skipped to every other week. Consistency is crucial. By taking care of ourselves, we our taking care of the representations of Spirit residing within us. Neglecting self-care is as if we are neglecting God. Worship the Divine by worshipping the Divine within you. One of my favorite rituals is to take an essential oil infused epsom salt bath while rockin’ a hair and face mask of choice. I often practice a meditation during this time where I envision white, healing light being sent to every square inch of my body while the pure water cleanses me of all negative energy. This is also a wonderful time to set intentions and visualize desired manifestations. Your goddess is awakened.
With love & light, SK <3 xo