We totally believe that when we care for ourselves we are better able to give to others. You can not pour from an empty cup so we have found some ways that will help you love yourself first so you are then able to love others.
1. Relax + Detox
Have a hot bath ritual that includes dry brushing and then soaking in Epsom Salts even if it’s just once a week for 20 minutes. Dry brushing removes dead skin cells and stimulates the lymphatic system, helping the body detox more effectively. Epsom salts in your bath will further draw out toxins. If your bath is hot enough to break a sweat, even better for ridding your body of toxins. The act of slowing down and calming the mind will help improve sleep if you choose to bathe before bed.
Fill a bath with 1-2 cups Epsom Salts. Before you get into the bath, using the Citron Plant Based Body Brush, brush your skin with wide, circular, clockwise motions, starting at your feet and working your way up the body.
2. Buy Yourself Flowers
No matter what time of year it is, fresh flowers can beautify any room and instantly brighten your mood. Jephry's is a beautiful local floral studio right here in Providence with a gorgeous assortment.
3. Keep Yourself Hydrated Inside and Out
This time of year this is a must. Making a goal to carry a water bottle with you wherever you go and focusing on hydrating your skin with clean skincare will keep you glowing inside and out.
4. Have a Massage, Facial, or Body Zen Session
Taking a couple of hours out of your day to rest, relax, and recharge can make you happier, more productive, and feel more energized overall. Our massages, facials and body zen sessions are designed to not only help you look and feel good but also provide many stress relieving health benefits by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.
5. Nourish your Mind + Body with Healthy Foods + Healthy Lifestyle Choices
When we eat good, sleep good and make healthy choices, we feel and look our best. It’s not always easy to stick to your wellness goals but our certified health coaches are here to provide you with accountability and self-care mentorship- from the comfort of your own home if you choose.
6. Sweat it Out with Exercise + Infrared sauna
Want to improve your overall health, skin and mood? When we sweat, our bodies release all the feel-good chemicals such as endorphins and dopamine- which can even help with depression and anxiety. Increasing blood flow through sweating helps nourish skin cells- carrying blood and oxygen throughout the whole body, including the skin, creating that dewy glow. Increased blood flow also carries out toxins including free radicals. At Citron, we offer Infrared Sauna Sessions, which heats the body from its core, creating a deep detoxifying sweat.
7. Have a Morning and Evening Skincare Ritual
Not only do daily skincare rituals help our skin stay healthy and glowing, they also relieve stress and give us a moment for relaxation and self-care. Turn on some relaxing music, light a candle, use an essential oil diffuser with your favorite aroma, make some steamy towels and perform your skincare rituals. Check out some of our favorite winter skincare products that we use in the Winter Nourish Facial.
Maybe even mediate while your mask sits. Which brings us to our next self-love tip.
8. Manage Stress with Yoga and Meditation
I know it’s hard to find time but 15 minutes a day can do wonders for your mental and emotional health. Daily yoga is proven to reduce chronic stress hormone levels, improving our moods, and increasing mindfulness through breath work.