Having peace of mind and a clear, moisturized face seems to be something that has reached an all time personal goal for many. Self-care has really found its way at the forefront of westernized life these days.
There are so many things going on in the world all at once, like COVID, the election, upheaval, and these things affect everyone. Our emotions are being expressed in outbursts, and when we decide not to express ourselves, it can cause break-outs or flare ups, even body pains. We don’t get to express ourselves that much anymore, because we’re working remotely and having to hide our facial expressions behind a mask when out in public.
While maybe you could balance life before, now your mental health needs have changed. The one thing that can cure multiple issues is self-care. When you take time for yourself and listen to your body and put your health and wellbeing in the forefront, you help yourself both inside and out!
By just putting on a facemask for skin care after wearing a facemask all day is a huge self-care routine that can be a satisfying new normal. You can develop drier skin or pimples from having to wear a facemask all day, that’s why a nice skin care routine when you get home can come in handy. It can also help you with your self-esteem.
Of course the benefits of wearing masks is to protect us from being sick, but when we get home and take our masks off, we need to put another one on and show our faces some love. So much is going on that affects everyone collectively. We are all affected by these energies being released, expressed, and shared whether it is digitally or just out in the universe.
What we see on social media is being internalized and affects our bodies and moods. Even though there are huge events world-wide that we can not avoid or take lightly, we have to keep in mind how important it is to take care of ourselves during these difficult times.
Taking care of yourself also includes detoxing from social media and our phones. It is important to be informed, but our well-being and mental health is also super important. Take a break and do something that relaxes and pampers you.
We cannot avoid taking care of ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Doing something small for yourself goes a long way!
Baleigh Johnson has a degree in Journalism Mass Communication from North Carolina Central University. She has experience in editing, writing, and coming up with creative ideas for stories and projects.