Why you should always have a self-care date in the diary

Why you should always have a self-care date in the diary

Gone are the days when self-care is seen as an indulgent treat for special occasions. Today it’s viewed as a wellbeing essential and is something that both western and eastern medicine agree on. Every New Year we encourage you to book your regular self-care dates with us and 2024 is no exception…here’s why.

Despite our growing knowledge of its necessity, self-care is one of the first things that gets dropped from our to-do list when life gets busy. A characteristic familiar in women who tend to put the needs of others before their own. Having a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce anxiety and stress, increase happiness, and more. A revival for mind, body and soul, it provides us with the energy not just to cope but thrive in everyday life.

If your moment of self-care includes skincare (such as a facial), there are additional benefits. Like fine-tuning your car, it helps to think of a facial as essential maintenance. Facials help remove the build-up of oil and dirt that everyday cleansers can’t. Facials increase circulation and deliver oxygen, proteins and nutrition to the skin, while eliminating congestion. Increasing circulation also promotes cellular turnover and helps slow the ageing process. 

Another reason to set regular self-care dates in your diary lies in the mental health benefits of looking forward to something. Anticipation of an upcoming event sits within a newer branch of psychology known as “the psychology of happiness”. Research shows that having an event or experience to look forward to directly affects our wellbeing. 

Your wellbeing is important and a regular treatment at More Than Skin, Howick is the perfect way to take your self-care seriously. Invest in yourself this year ♥

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