Self-care: Tips to Look After Your Mental Health

Press pause and practice our wellbeing tips to feel emotionally, physically and mentally strong.
Self-care: Tips to Look After Your Mental Health
Self-care: Tips to Look After Your Mental Health
Self-care: Tips to Look After Your Mental Health
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Press pause and practice our wellbeing tips to feel emotionally, physically and mentally strong.

Looking after ourselves has never been more important than right now. From changing the way we live to the way we work and the way we communicate, our ‘new normal’ might be causing a new wave of anxiety, or accentuating an already existing anxiety, in our day to day lives. If you have been struggling to adapt or cope, you are not alone.

With the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week around acts of kindness, showing each other care and compassion during these uncertain times can help us navigate the days ahead – especially not forgetting to show care to yourself.

Sharing her tips on how to maintain our mental health, our Global Head of Education and Wellbeing, Christina Salcedas, encourages us all to press pause and put our self-care first.

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When looking after my own mental health and wellbeing, I always prioritise three things..

1. Sleep

 

Sleep is vital for our physical and mental health. Having a good night’s rest helps to regulate the chemicals in our brain that transmit information. These chemicals are important in managing our moods and emotions.

To ensure a tranquil night, I always mist my pillows, duvet and even my pyjamas with our Deep Relax Sleep Mist. Its lulling blend of Vetivert (a natural sedative!), Camomile and Sandalwood pure essential oils help ease my mind fast, so I can slip into a deep night’s sleep and wake up feeling energised and rested.

 

2. Managing Stress

Stress is often unavoidable but knowing what triggers your stress and knowing how to cope is key in maintaining good mental health. If I feel I am getting a little stressed I take a moment to take a breath – I grab my favourite Roller Ball and use the essential oils to transport me to a place of calm.

Even if just for a short moment, having this time to recollect my thoughts and ground myself helps me manage any feelings of anxiety.

 

3. Keeping Active

Exercise is essential in maintaining good mental health. Being active not only gives you a sense of achievement, but it boosts serotonin, one of the hormones that help put you in a good mood. We should all be aiming for 30 minutes minimum of physical activity – whether an at-home workout, a spot of gardening, housework or just a light stroll around the block.

 

We know that sleep, managing stress and exercising are crucial for mental health, however, here are a few more tips on keeping mentally well...

 

4. Stay Connected

 

As humans we are intrinsically wired to be social. Ensure you keep in touch with family and friends, and now that we are able to, get out and enjoy that one daily social distant walk with a loved one. Use a Roller Ball while out to set that memory to that smell, so next time you aren’t feeling great you can reapply, and your brain will be wired to take you back to your happy moment.

 

5. Practice Mindfulness


We have a habit of “catastrophising”, so when you feel things are getting a bit too much, take a moment to inhale a few deep breaths and be in the “moment”.

Use some De-Stress Mind Pure Essential Oil Blend in a home diffuser and sit comfortably - taking notice of what you can hear and paying attention to what you can feel.

 

6. Give to Others

Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing. It could be large ones like volunteering in your local community or small acts of kindness towards other people, like dropping off some aromatherapy wellbeing gifts to their door.

 

 

We are supporting Mind, the mental health charity.

 

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we are proud of our year-long partnership with Mind. As well as providing advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem, Mind are dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of mental health and how your own moments of self-care can improve mental wellbeing.⠀

If you are currently struggling with your mental health during this pandemic, you are not alone.

Amy: Global Trade Marketing Executive

Skin Type: Normal – Dry

Prep

Skin prep is key for me to achieve that summer body glow all year around. I like to begin by sweeping away dead skin cells with the Revive Body Brush before bathing. I find this helps with firming and toning my skin, so I love to do this ahead of a special event and particularly pre-tan! I then take my De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil and apply a capful to my torso, shoulders and lower back before getting into my bath… I love the De-stress Mind blend as the sweet, yet herbal scent transports me to a state of calm before truly being able to unwind in the bath.

Routine

For me, bath time is the opportunity to take my ‘everything shower’ to the next level. I typically indulge in a bath for some down time ahead of a fun-filled weekend and to feel rejuvenated after a week of work. I apply the Revive Energising Exfoliator onto wet skin and massage this in for 2-4 minutes focusing on stubborn areas such as elbows, knees and shins.

Post Bathing Ritual

After soaking up the warm aromas of my bath I dry myself off with a towel and then get ready to apply the Revive
Body Oil
. My top tip is to ensure you apply body oil onto damp skin for ultimate hydration; I find this is crucial for locking in moisture and achieving a natural glow.

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Freya: Global Brand Marketing Executive

Skin type: Combination

PREP

I typically opt for a bath over a shower when my skin is feeling particularly sensitive, or if I have some extra get-ready time in the morning. I begin my bath time ritual by creating a spa atmosphere with the Atomiser Connect. For me, it is key to ensure my set-up is a sanctuary, this really helps me to start my day off right. My top tip is to infuse your Atomiser with the Essential Oil Blend you gravitate towards, this way you can tailor your routine to meet your specific needs in that moment. Currently I keep diffusing the Revive Pure Essential Oil Blend as I love that the citrusy aroma leaves me feeling uplifted. Whilst I run my bath, I massage the Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil into skin, which helps to improve circulation.

Routine

I like to begin my bath time by gently exfoliating my skin with the Rose Triple Exfoliator to even texture and remove dead skin cells. If you are looking for radiant skin, an exfoliant is a must have! My favourite thing about this exfoliant is that it does not leave my skin feeling stripped after use, which I have found with many I have tried in the past, but instead leaves my skin feeling nourished and soft with no irritation. I then apply the Rose Pink Clay Mask to my scalp and face to delicately remove oil build up and to rejuvenate both skin and hair.

Post Bathing Ritual

My post bath routine consists of locking in all moisture with a lightweight layer of the Revive Body Gel. As someone who is always on the go, this is a staple in my routine due to the fast absorbing, non-greasy texture of this product. In drier areas I love layering this with the Inner Strength Body Oil, due to its sweet yet spicy scent and skin nourishing properties.

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