4 tips for self care this Christmas

While Christmas can be a joyful time with lots of magic and excitement, it can also exacerbate anxiety that you might have. You might find yourself becoming run down or exhausted, especially if you’re comparing yourself to others, assuming they’re having a wonderful time. No festive season is perfect, so this year, indulge in self care this Christmas and give yourself the time and compassion you might need.

Add to your beauty routine.

With the hustle and bustle of December, you might be doing your usual skincare routine while running out the door. But by stopping and taking time to examine your skin, you might notice that you’re missing something.

Is your skin looking dry or flaky? Something as simple as applying the Hydra No1 Masque can make a huge difference in your skin’s health. It gives intense, long-lasting hydration while visibly softening wrinkles and fine lines. It contains concentrated repairing and regenerating active ingredients, including jojoba and vitamins A, E, C and B2, to leave skin softer, smoother and immediately plumper. It can be applied in a thin layer and left on the skin overnight as a night mask, revealing beautiful skin the following day.

You might feel like your skin needs a bit of a boost. You can supplement your day or night cream with one of the Yon-Ka Boosters. A couple of drops into your moisturiser enhances its skincare benefits. Hydra+ Booster works on dehydrated skin by reducing tightness and roughness, helping it to restore balance and radiance. Lift+ Booster firms skin lacking in tone, leaving it visibly firmer and smoother, while Nutri+ Booster nourishes and revitalises the skin, leaving it more supple, toned and radiant. Defense + Booster protects the skin from environmental stressors, leaving the complexion radiant and energised.

Have some social media-free time

Social media can be a hard place to be at Christmas time. You might fall into the comparison trap of watching other people’s social media at Christmas, wondering if they’re having a better time than you. By removing social media apps from your phone, you’ll be less tempted to scroll mindlessly, allowing you more time to interact with people in real life.  This is a self care tip that can be enjoyed by everyone this Christmas.

Take some time alone

This might be easier said than done, but having some quiet time to yourself during Christmas can help boost your mood, your energy levels and recharge your social battery. Why not treat yourself to an at-home spa with the Aroma Fusion range? For the ultimate relaxation treat, have a bath with the Phyto-Bain and allow yourself to be transported to Provence with the stunning scents of lavender, helichrysum, petitgrain, rosemary, sage and more. Be sure to breathe in the heavenly aroma and relax. Follow it up with the Huile Detox Dry Body Oil with aromatic essences of lavender and helichrysum, which nourishes the skin intensely. It leaves the skin feeling satiny soft, enveloping it with the relaxing scent of Provence.

Get outside

While it might be tempting to stay inside and be cosy, one way to help yourself destress is to get outside and go for a walk. Head to your nearest park, forest or beach and enjoy nature, even if it’s freezing. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, discover somewhere new and appreciate your surroundings.