Everyone knows that self-care is essential, but not everyone knows how to incorporate it into their routine, especially during the hustle bustle of the holiday season. Have you been struggling to make the most of self-care recently?
Although it should be in your life year-round, there’s something extra special about indulging in self-care during the fall and winter seasons. Perhaps it’s the cozy vibes and shorter days, or maybe it’s the extra pressure of holiday social calendars. No matter what’s motivating you to pursue self-care, now is the perfect time to discover what feels great and repeat it all year long.
We’ve gathered our top tips and tricks for making the most of self-care season, with an extra emphasis on treating your hair to some well-deserved TLC. Keep reading to explore the best of self-care and finish 2023 on a high note!
Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa
When you think of self-care, you might picture a bubble bath, face mask and glass of wine (or perhaps a pint of ice cream or box of chocolate). While this scene certainly sounds lovely, self-care isn’t always about the activity itself, but rather the ambiance and mood.
So, consider setting the scene before bringing out the cosmetics and treats. Our favorite way to do this is by turning the bathroom into a spa!
Instead of turning on the usual overhead lights, bring in a few of your favorite candles. If you have a fragrant plant like eucalyptus or lavender, move it into the bathroom. Grab your speaker and place it in a nice acoustic spot. Find the fluffiest towel and bathrobe you have and give them a quick spritz with rose water. When you go in for your bubble bath or everything shower, you’ll instantly feel the luxurious difference.
Match Your Products to Your Hair Care Needs
Has it been a while since you tried a new hair care product or asked your stylist for recommendations? To make the most of self-care, it’s a good idea to refresh your routine based on your latest needs.
Think back on the last few months of hair care and styling. What was harder than you wanted it to be? What bothered you on your bad hair days?
If your hair falls flat, Volume Styling Spray will be your friend. If it feels brittle and dry, rehydrate with our Moisture Masque. If your curls lack their usual shape, give them a boost with Neu Curl Perfecting Crème. If heat feels in need of extra nourishment, the Neu Moisture Masque.
We’re on a mission to make it easy to nourish and strengthen your locks, which is why we’ve organized our products by benefit! Your hair evolves throughout your life just as much as you do, so be sure to invest in self-care products that align with your beauty goals.
Prioritize Clean Beauty
Let’s get one thing straight: self-care doesn’t require over-consumption. Before rushing to the store and spending big on random products with catchy words and fancy lettering, it’s important to be intentional about what you’re buying and really understand what ingredients you’re using on your hair and skin.
As a leader in CLEAN formulas powered by earth-first ingredients, we’re all about protecting the planet. On top of avoiding all synthetic fragrances and toxic chemicals, we also use eco-friendly production and packaging across all Neuma innovations. It doesn’t get better than that!
Trust us, self-care is much more effective when you feel good about what you’re buying! So read those labels, investigate brand values and double-check how clean a product really is (we promise we pass the test!).
Simplify Your Shopping
Sometimes, the best self-care you can do is to make life as easy as possible for yourself. If hand-picking specific products sounds more stressful than helpful, take a look at kits and bundles!
Just imagine how at ease you’ll feel knowing your next self-care session is planned out for you!
Make Self-Care an Event
Self-care days shouldn’t feel like any other days of the week because they’re not any other days of the week! It should feel as special as date night, roomie night or a special family dinner.
If your self-care sessions either aren’t defined or get lost in the buzz of your schedule, try blocking out time in your calendar. Though it isn’t always easy to stick to solo plans, remember that you deserve to set aside time for yourself.
Say No When You Need To
While some people can’t get enough of holiday parties and dinners, others find the social obligations anxiety-inducing. If you’re in the latter group, a simple act of self-care can be to RSVP “no” to plans you can’t handle. Use your best judgment to decide what you can cut out but know that your mental health should always come first!
And, for an extra dose of self-love, swap out those canceled plans with an all-out self-care session.
Give a Gift to Your Future Self
Don’t know what to do for your next self-care sesh? Try brainstorming some activities that will help your future self.
Freshly painted nails are sure to spark future confidence, while a bedroom deep clean can help future you to focus. A closet purge will make room for future fashions and, of course, an everything shower with your favorite Neuma products will lock in lasting hair health.
Self-care is all about YOU, including the you of tomorrow!
DIY This Year’s Holiday Cards
Finally, for self-care sessions themed to the holidays, we’re loving the recent trend of bringing back homemade cards. There’s nothing like a good craft, so channel that creative energy into one-of-a-kind letters that your loved ones will cherish.
Now that you have all the inspiration you need to make the most of self-care season, it’s time to power through the rest of the year with confidence, ease and grace. A little self-love can go a long way, and we can’t wait to see the results!
Follow along for more holiday fun on Instagram (@neumabeauty) and TikTok (@neumabeauty), and be sure to tag us when you use Neuma products this season to decompress, care for yourself and the planet, and make clean beauty choices. Happy Holidays!