It’s International Women’s Day! Let’s come together to celebrate all the wonderful women in our lives. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias, an effort to bring out equality and create an environment that goes beyond genders. But women’s day is not just about fighting differences, it’s also about celebrating all the different women. This year, we’re honouring this event by accepting every woman’s unique beauty. So, let’s ditch beauty tips for today and focus on the overall well-being of every woman. Here are a few changes you should implement in your life for peace, happiness and better health. Let’s celebrate ‘you’, daily!
- Focus on yourself
- Pamper your skin
- Use sunscreen all day, every day
- Treat yourself
- Reconnect with gal pals
Focus on yourself
As cliché as it sounds, it has to be said. Women tend to put others’ needs before theirs. But this year, take the oath to focus on yourself and prioritise your growth. Put in the effort to do what makes you happy. At the same time, make mindful decisions that will benefit your well-being.
Pay attention to what you eat and get an adequate amount of sleep. Eat foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, proteins and all beneficial nutrients to stay healthy and active. Maintaining a healthy diet will make you feel better. And don’t underestimate the power of sleep. Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. Your sleep and diet play a major role in your mood and energy levels throughout the day.
Pamper your skin
Skincare is more than just slapping on products to keep your skin gleaming. It’s actually some quality ‘me’ time that everyone needs to indulge in. Nourishing your body with nutrition and vitamins - even in the form of skincare - is a form of self-care. Spend time with your skin and be consistent with your daytime and nighttime skincare routine.
Try to include repairing and replenishing serums in your routines. For the daytime, try giving your skin something brightening and protective like the Lakmé 9 to 5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum. Vitamin C reaches deep layers and helps fade hyperpigmentation and blemishes, while hydrating your skin.
For a nighttime routine, your skin could benefit from the Simple Booster Serum - 3% Hyaluronic Acid + B5 For Deep Hydration. This serum works on every skin type. Use it every day and top it with a moisturiser. For additional pampering, you can try massaging your face with your knuckles to aid lymphatic drainage. Even tools like gua sha and face rollers work beautifully for this purpose.
Use sunscreen all day, every day
SPF does more than just combat unwanted tan lines. It protects your skin from pigmentation, premature ageing, brown spots and skin cancer too. It’s time you make your skin your number one priority and start wearing sunscreen daily. Even when you’re at home, use sun protection. UV rays can reach you through the windows as well. Moreover, your electronic devices also emit rays and blue light that can cause the same harm as stepping into the sun. Don’t forget to use it on your arms, legs, neck and hands for all over protection.
Every once in a while, treat yourself to something you enjoy. Yes, you can’t just be spending on new things every time you want. But here’s the trick. Every month, pick a category and buy yourself something nice from that. It could be skincare, makeup, clothes, gym accessories, anything you like - but pick a product from only one category. This way you enjoy the new addition to your collection, but prevent yourself from going all out. This keeps one motivated and gives a sense of accomplishment as well.
Reconnect with gal pals
If you and your ladies from school or college have grown apart, try reaching out to them. Stay in touch with your girlfriends because no one will understand you the way another women will. You need not try and get back to the way you were back in the day, even being casual friends is good enough.