19 AUG 2021 NUTRITION AND WELLNESS 8 MINS READ 770 VIEWS

The ABCs of Self-Care, Health and Wellness

Keeping up with the health and beauty world can get difficult. With all these changes and trends happening all the time it's hard to track which ones are worth following and which ones are just mere fads. If all of these has you overwhelmed, don't worry! We have compiled all the essentials of beauty and self-care from A-Z, so you don't have to go through all the trouble of going through endless articles online.


Antioxidants are important! These substances promote cellular repair and protect the cells in your body from free radical damage that happens when you get exposed to pollution. You can find antioxidants in the food that you may be eating right now like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.


Buy organic products.
The popularity of organic produce among consumers is being constantly increasing, and rightfully so. Organic food is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, unlike conventionally grown produce.


Change your sheets regularly. Keeping your bedroom into pristine condition is important, and that includes having clean sheets all the time avoid allergies and unnecessary breakouts.  It's recommended that you change your bed sheets every two weeks, but if you sweat a lot you need to change them once a week.


Drink lots of water! Staying hydrated is a sure way to stay healthy inside and out. When your body is well hydrated your skin is more radiant, you feel more energetic, and you don't experience problems in your bowel movements. Drink up and make sure you consume eight or more glasses of water every day. Refresh yourself with eSpring ™ Water Purifier for clear, odor-free and delicious water!


Eat your veggies. Since childhood, you've probably heard the saying and for good reason. Vegetables provide the necessary vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber to keep your body healthy and functioning smoothly.


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Face masks are your best friend. Whether it's in clay, sheet or mud, using masks on your face is an easy way to get supple and fresh skin in a matter of minutes. Different masks offer different benefits; some masks suck out impurities from your face, while some provide additional hydration to your face. Why don’t you try the Essentials by Artistry Vitamin Sheet Mask Variety Pack?


Get a houseplant. More than being lovely accent pieces at your humble abode, indoor plants can help purify the air in your home by removing toxins. Having greenery in your home reduces stress, improves creativity, and creates a more relaxed and welcoming environment overall.


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Have a derma that you can trust. Seeing a dermatologist is key to help you understand your skin better. These specialists can give you an in-depth explanation of what your skin type is, its current condition, so you know which products work best for you.


Ingredients matter. Safety should always be your priority when it comes to buying new products, especially for your skin. Always check the first five ingredients as these comprise roughly 80% of the product and check to see what the benefits of these ingredients are. Be on the lookout for ingredients such as glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and antioxidants as these are beneficial in keeping your skin healthy.


Join a group related to your interests. Whether it's a knitting class, a hiking group, or even a book club! Finding and joining a local or even online group that fits your interest is a great way to meet new people, learning new skills, and improve your confidence.


Keep a journal with you. More than being a good tracker of your daily thoughts, journaling can actually lead to an overall better health. Writing in the journal can keep your brain in top shape, improve emotional intelligence, and boost your self-confidence.


Learn something new. Acquiring a news skill is actually very beneficial for you, whether it be learning how to cook a new dish or studying a foreign language. People who learn new things regularly are less likely to develop dementia because it gives their brains a chance to demyelinate.


Meditate! Taking time each day to redirect your thoughts and center yourself is a great way to take care of your mental and emotional health. Meditation not only reduces stress and anxiety, but it also improves your health by lowering your blood pressure and improving your sleep.


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Never use expired products. As with expired food, beauty products beyond their best before date are no longer safe for consumption. You only have one face, so why risk destroying it with expired products? Once you open a new product, you have 12 months to use it or lose it.


Open yourself to new experiences. Whether it's going bungee jumping, opening a new business, learning how to pole dance, or even travelling solo. Trying new things and engaging in fresh experiences lets you get to know yourself better and boosts your morale. Don't rob yourself of the unique experiences in life. Shake things up and try something new every day! Gey your daily boost of energy with the XS Rhodiola 110, with Arctic herb rhodiola that helps you enhance performance and helps reduce stress so you can do more without having to worry about your energy.


Practice CLAYGO. The practice of cleaning as you go is one that is often thrown around, but it's not often followed. While practicing CLAYGO does not improve your health directly, picking up after yourself is a good practice in discipline, mindfulness, and hygiene.


Remove your makeup thoroughly! Sleeping with even just traces of makeup on clogs pores, causing breakouts and redness on your skin. Leaving makeup on your face while you sleep also leads to collagen breakdown, causing you to experience premature signs of aging.


Say no to excessive sugar intake. Consuming too much sugar on a regular basis increases your risk of developing obesity and diabetes. Sugar also binds with the skin's proteins, causing it to lose elasticity and accelerate aging.


Take care of your body in and out. Getting the right amount of nutrients and vitamins regularly will help bring out your body's inner glow.


Use sunblock!
Sunscreen is an often-overlooked skincare product by a lot of people. Even though you're staying indoors for most of your day, UV rays can still penetrate and affect your skin. Using sunblock keeps your complexion even and it helps protect your skin against signs of premature aging.


Visit the doctor regularly. Even if you're not feeling particularly under the weather, getting regular checkups with your doctor is a great way to make sure that your body is always in top shape, inside and out. Periodic visits to your doctor can help detect potential issues and resolve them before they progress into something more serious.


Wash your makeup brushes and sponges regularly. If you use makeup on a regular basis, keeping your makeup applicators clean is a must! Unclean brushes can harbor bacteria which can cause breakouts and other skin conditions. Make sure to clean your makeup brushes and sponges at least twice a month and replace them every three months.


Exercise regularly. More than helping you stay fit and healthy, living an active lifestyle can also help improve your brain health and boost your memory. Exercising regularly does not mean going to the gym on a regular basis -- you can jog around the neighborhood, join a fitness class, or simply go on a long walk.

Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Don't be afraid to take a day to take care of your mental health -- a day geared towards stress and anxiety relief and burnout prevention. While this small step can help you feel a little bit better, seeking professional help should always be your priority.


Zzz’s, don't forget to have enough of it! Make sure you're getting enough beauty rest at night. It’s recommended that adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep for them to be at their best. Getting sufficient quality sleep reduces your risk of developing serious diseases like diabetes and hypertension, and it can improve your immune functions.

Now you know your ABCs! Got any more tips to add? Let us know!