How To Create The Ultimate Self-Care Moment With Goodhabit
January 19, 2022
by Amanda Etkind
There’s no denying that we’re in a very stressful time. Whether your calendar is jam-packed or you are suffering from situational stress, it can be hard to shake the tension—and rightfully so. But ultimately, taking care of yourself is essential to your well-being—and that’s where the idea of self-care comes in. Sure, self-care can mean taking a midday walk, skipping leg day, and clocking in sufficient sleep, but it can also mean entering full-on relaxation mode with no interruptions. If you’re in need of the aforementioned self-care situation, because who isn’t these days?, then you’ve come to the right place. From the ideal serene scene to the skincare you’ll want to slather on while you relax, we’re dishing up everything you need to show yourself some extra TLC with the ultimate self-care moment.
Create A Relaxing Ambiance
You know what they say, your surroundings are everything. Noise, bright lights, and clutter all contribute to a chaotic atmosphere. And honestly, that’s not conducive to entering a zen state of mind. Before settling into your self-care moment, clean up your space to ensure it’s calm and clutter-free. Next, you’ll want to dim the lights as softer light is known for being relaxing and will help your mind shut off for a bit. It wouldn’t be a self-care situation without a room fragrance. Light up your favorite candle to make the space feel warm and cozy. If you don’t already have one, we suggest choosing a tranquil aroma like lavender, eucalyptus, or vanilla.
Spritz On A Soothing Scent
Speaking of scent, don’t forget to spritz one on yourself. Spraying a scent onto your pulse points is the ultimate treat for your nose And aure. Scent is known to enhance and elevate your mood, which is what self-care is all about. We even created two scents that are designed to help you filter out all the external noise and uplift your senses. Our Align Eau de Parfum ($90) stars a blend of blackcurrant and pear brightened with a twist of bergamot, while freesia and rose oil create a lush floral heart. Base notes of musk, patchouli, and white amber elevate the richer elements and keep the positive vibes flowing. We also have our Exhale Eau de Parfum ($90) for ultra-calming effects. It boasts a blend of waterlily and dewy greens that open the scent on a bright and calming note, while lily of the valley, jasmine, and rose water emerge as the fragrance warms to your skin to help you find your center. Like a good yoga session, skin musk, patchouli, and cedarwood ground the delicate elements.
Put On A Face Mask
Nothing screams at-home spa day more than a face mask. Not only is a face mask beneficial for your skin’s health, but it’s also good for your well-being. Rather than worrying about work or what else you have to check off of your to-do list you’re focusing on yourself for this brief moment in time. Consider our Glow On Enzyme Mask your new best friend for these essential self-care moments. This exfoliating mask is packed with a combination of natural fruit enzymes, AHAs, and replenishing oils to level-up your glow and rehydrate skin. Slather it onto clean, dry skin, working in circular motions until the mask turns white, then rinse after 10-15 minutes.
Amp Up The Moisture From Head to Toe
Hydration is an essential part of self-care too. Staying hydrated and moisturized is another way to nourish your body. Now’s your opportunity to pop on a hair mask, coddle your skin with a super-moisturizing body cream, and apply conditioning products to your face. We recommend layering your skincare to reap their ample hydrating effects. Start with our best-selling gel-cream Water Jelly Dew Cream ($39) that’s spiked with hyaluronic acid and a blend of 20% humectants that draw moisture to your skin. Next you’ll want to seal in that hydration to create a protective barrier that locks in hydration and prevents water loss. Give our Glow Potion Oil Serum ($59) a try for this step. It's our triple-phase oil-meets-serum that drenches your skin with hydration while keeping it locked in. And don’t forget about your lips. Coat your pout in our brand-new Butter Together Nourishing Treatment Balm ($16) for an ultra-emollient lip treatment that protects and hydrates your lips, delivering a visibly plump, soft, and supple appearance.
Pick Your Entertainment
While we definitely hope you’ll put your phone away so you can get some undisturbed “you time”, that doesn’t mean you have to sit in total silence. Pop on your latest binge-worthy television show or open a new book. You can also create a calming Spotify playlist or listen to an audio book if you don’t feel like actually reading. Regardless, try to choose something that’s relaxing, funny, or romantic that will uplift your mood and spirit.
Consider yourself all set for the ultimate self-care moment. Show us your setup —and all your Goodhabit products — on social and tag @goodhabitskin.