Gentle January: Selfcare Check In
Now that we’re at the end of the month, what did you learn in Gentle January?
The month was a chance to rest and reset before the year got to be too much. We looked at goal setting, sleep hygiene, activity and sleep and sleep for skincare. Which was your favorite element to integrate into your daily life?
As the month progressed, we hope you were able to schedule daily acts of selfcare. Taking the time to appreciate your body, to move it for your health and not for the scale helps create a more positive mindset.
Taking the time to actively meditate helps to reduce stress, boosting your mind - body connection. Practicing active meditation in the morning can help with goal setting and intentions, while evening practice allows reflection and release.
Creating effective routines can help to streamline your day, removing stress and frustration. Building routines and habits takes time. The key is to be gentle when things change while you work to establish new habits that meet your needs.
Setting Yourself Up for Success
Building a routine is all about being consistent and also includes having the right tools.
Creating a healthy sleep routine means creating an inviting space to enjoy deep, restorative sleep. Adding Well Aging Support Pillows like the Beauty Pillow helps to support your skin and body in sleep.
It might be the best pillow to reduce wrinkles, but it’s also the best pillow for neck and spine support.
Though not strictly an anti aging side sleeper pillow, the Beauty Pillow is the perfect anti aging pillow for side sleepers, thanks to its patented design. The head cradle helps to position the head, preventing excessive movement. The side cradles prevent compression and pulling along the cheeks, up to the eyes and down to the jaw.
Sleeping with the Beauty Pillow creates a more comfortable sleep experience that restores and revives tried muscles. For added luxury, lightly spritz the Pillow with the Beauty Pillow Pillow Mist, infused with lavender essential oil.
Lavender sleep oil and scents have been used for centuries as a stress reliever. The best lavender essential oil gently wafts over the senses, bringing a sense of calm and relaxation.
Create the Perfect Space
Creating an inviting space is easy with Beauty Pillow’s range of Silk Accessories.
Enjoy the benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase, wrap your hair in night silk hair scrunchies and relax in your silk satin kimono robe.
Creating a space you want to relax in is just as important as actually relaxing. Ensuring you have a quiet place to relax, free from light and noise stimuli is the key to rest and relaxation. Making use of practical tools is the smartest way to dress up your space.
How do silk pillowcases help your skin and inspire relaxation? It’s all about the fibers! Mulberry Silk fibers are coated in a protective protein called sericin. This protein ensures the threads are strong, yet soft.
Sleeping on silk allows your skin and hair to glide over the fabric, without any friction or pulling. If you’re making the switch from cotton to silk, take note of your skin before and after silk pillowcase use.
Adding extra silk to your hair care routine with silk scrunchies is a simple way to keep curls, extensions and weaves in place, without the tension. If you’re asking “Why are silk scrunchies the best?” it’s the same as asking “Why are silk pillowcases good for skin and hair?” The fibers!
The soft, luxurious silk threads help to hold hair in place, while nourishing. Silk allows the hair to glide easily, meaning no pulling at the scalp. This helps to prolong the life of extensions and weaves and reduces scalp tension that can lead to early hair loss.
Feeling Good and Looking Good
Just like getting your beauty sleep is all about setting yourself up for success in the bedroom and enjoying your space is key for relaxation, feeling good = looking good.
When you have enough energy and when you’re mentally at peace, it’s much easier to smile and be positive!
Some simple ways to help yourself feel good are by elevating your surroundings. Slip on that silk satin kimono. Arouse your senses with some gentle lavender oil for skin. And don’t skimp on the exercise!
In Week 3 of our Gentle January Challenge, we talked about movement for your body.
Exercise is a great tool for stress release, improving sleep, reducing muscle tension and improving our mood. But, as we know, factoring in movement or exercise often feels like a challenge in itself.
Staying active helps to tone and strengthen your muscles and joints, improves bone density and improves flexibility. Supporting your activity with active recovery tools goes beyond traditional knee cushions.
The Knee Pillow by Beauty Pillow is the best pillow for inbetween legs when sleeping, or for use under the thighs or ankles as a leg knee pillow to elevate. Consistently using the Knee Pillow during sleep helps to align the spine and alleviate joint and muscle strain from favoring one side.
You might have seen anti chest wrinkle pads on the market, but these tools really are only skin deep. Using a Chest Pillow not only prevents sleep wrinkles, it also supports tired muscles in the neck, shoulders and upper back.
The Chest Pillow is used as a cleavage pillow or a breast pillow bra. The straps adjust easily for your unique shape, while the padded cushioning sits between the breasts. This Pillow Bra effect helps to reduce movement and strain in sleep.
Just like the rest of your body, your skin needs to be supported by an active skincare routine. It doesn’t need all the bells and whistles we’ve been led to believe are necessary. Some of the best skincare routines are stripped back and focus on the basics.
Ensuring your skin is clean and clear of make up and oil before bed is essential. Gentle cleansers that don’t strip the skin are key to a good routine. If your cleanser is too harsh, you’ll likely produce more oil and sebum to naturally counteract the dryness.
After cleansing, using simple serums with active ingredients is recommended to help nourish the skin and maintain your natural moisture barrier.
The Beauty Pillow Night Rejuvenating Serum uses Bio Bifida, Hyaluronic Acid and Arnica Extract to gently smooth and soften the skin.
Bifida skincare is a complex of ferments and gentle exfoliators that smooth the skin and even texture. Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful humectant, perfect for ensuring that nighttime moisture lock, for plumper, more hydrated skin every morning.
We’ve known about arnica extract benefits for bruises and blemishes, so what are arnica extract skin benefits? Arnica works to soothe and reduce inflammation, for reduced redness and blemishes.
Layering your serum with a heavier night cream is optional, but recommended for most skin types.
For day time care, applying active serums to cleansed skin doesn’t have to be a technical affair. During the day time, our skin is exposed to environmental stressors and free radicals like UVA and UVB rays.
Protecting your skin from the stress of daily life is easy with Beauty Pillow’s Day Brightening Serum. Using Vitamin C liposomal liquid, Hyaluronic Acid and Panthenol skin care actives, the Day Brightening Serum is the perfect serum to layer under your sunscreen.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, working to counteract the negative effects of sun exposure and environmental stressors. Skin is plumped through the production of collagen with hyaluronic acid and Panthenol acts as a smooth finisher, like a lighter panthenol salve.
Maintaining an active skincare routine is just as important as maintaining your mental and physical health.
Keep beauty in the Bedroom with Beauty Pillow, all year round!