It's so important that we remember to take care of ourselves because we spend so much of our day giving, giving, giving. I make sure that I schedule in time for self-care into my planner. My planner helps support me in staying focused on the vision for my life.
In this last issue of ISTA Magazine, Renata from LDV Nutrition shared with us a luxurious ritual for glowing and beautiful skin. Blissful Living is all about decorating and setting up your home to touch all of your senses. Perhaps you should take tonight to give yourself the gift of beautiful skin!
Here is what she says:
Imagine your skin smooth, silky and beautifully glowing… Skin that feels and looks fresh, perfectly hydrated and balanced! After a few months of too many layers of clothes… heated/air conditioned spaces… and extreme temperatures…our skin may feel dry and dehydrated.
Let’s awaken All Your Senses; Touch, Smell, Sight, Taste, Sound with my favorite ritual that feels self-nurturing, sensual and feminine. This ritual is not just pleasure for your skin…it is food for your soul! For me it is like stepping out from the tired and dull and into new, fresh and beautiful… allowing all that no longer serves us to be washed away… Bringing a fabulous feeling of freedom!
What you will need?
2-3 tbs or more of Pink Himalayan Salt
2-3 tbs spoons or more of Raw Coconut Oil
A few drops of beautiful and calming essential oils
A gorgeous scented candle
Play your favorite soothing music
A peaceful space in your bathroom
Cozy and beautiful clothes – silk or cashmere
A glass of champagne – optional but highly recommended
Step 1. Awaken your sense of smell! Mix the coconut oil, the Pink Himalayan Salt and The Essential Oils together in a small bowl using a spoon. Close your eyes for a moment – enjoy the beautiful scent of essential oils and the tropical scent of coconut oil.
Step 2. Give yourself a gift of relaxing and uninterrupted time.Whether you are single, married or even if you are a mom, you deserve to this level of luxury! Uninterrupted, relaxing time at least once or twice a week…Trust me, your family will benefit from your experience immensely! When we are doing things that feel self-nurturing and self-loving we naturally feel happier and more relaxed and, as a result, we are a better wife, lover… and a mother.
Step 3. Awaken your sense of touch. Step into the shower, but do not turn the water on, your skin needs to be dry while exfoliating. You will take a shower in the end. Take a small amount of the exfoliant and rub it in the palm of your hands. Apply using small, circular motions starting with your feet and work your way up your legs, tights, belly, chest and then start again with your arms, shoulders, back at all times move towards your heart. The pressure should be gentle and loving but firm (not painful).
Step 4. Take a relaxing, warm bath.Use a small towel to remove the exfoliant… Your skin should look glowing, lightly pinkish, and feel super soft. Dry your body with soft towel and put comfortable and cozy clothes like cashmere or silk…
Step 5. Enhance your tastebuds. Have a taste of chilled champagne with a strawberry while listening to your favorite music.I love creating this ritual on a weekend just before going on a romantic dinner date with my husband or in the end of the day just before going to bed.