With the ongoing pandemic situation, it doesn’t come as a surprise if your stress levels are increasing. Stress is a normal response to matters that put pressure on you. However, it’s not healthy to let it build up. Increased stress can lead to difficulty sleeping, lack of energy, hair fall, and more. Give yourself the love and care you need during these stressful times! We’ve prepared some self-care tips for you that can help reduce your stress levels and achieve a healthier mane.
(1) Set time for rest and relaxation
With having to work from home all day long, drawing a line between personal time and work hours may not be as clear cut as it used to be. While work is significant, focusing too much on it at the cost of your personal time is not only detrimental to your health, but it also affects your relationships and performance. Incorporating rest time in your schedule may help you feel more energized and relaxed. You only have one body so you need to take care of it!
(2) Cut off toxic stressors
Nothing beats stress like a good ol’ detoxification. The consequences of what you feed your mind and the environment you place yourself in adds up and can take a toll on you. Make time to detoxify your toxic stressors by cutting them off, whether the negative aspect of social media or even to the environment and people you surround yourself with. See how detoxifying can do wonders to your well-being. But why limit the wonders of detoxification to that when you can do it on your hair too?
Just like in work life balance, you no longer have to choose between having refreshed scalp or hydrated hair when you can enjoy both. Start with Kerastase Chronologiste Exfoliating Pre-Shampoo, P2,550. This is a pre-shampoo that helps you detoxify your scalp and hair by deeply cleansing and purifying them to boost your shampoo’s efficacy. This skincare-inspired product is designed for all hair types too!
If you’ve got a greasy scalp, then you can try out the NEW Kerastase Spécifique Divalent Anti-Oiliness Detox Cleanser,P3,200! The amino acid enriched cleanser regulates your scalp’s sebum cycle and rebalances your locks’ hydration for refreshed scalp and soft strands. Even more, this detox cleanser has absorption properties to get all that gunk off your scalp. You no longer have to be torn on greasy roots vs. dry hair, just as you no longer have to just focus on work. Stay fresh by having balance in your life and your hair.
(3) Manage stress levels by exercising
Stress from both internal and external factors can quickly snowball on you without realizing how it’s started to affect your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Regardless of what type of stressors you have, accumulated stress leaves you feeling damaged inside out. To relieve the stress, sweat them off through workouts. While it may sound daunting, especially if you’re not used to it, you can sneak in short but high impact body movements in your day.
You can take a quick 15 minute workout or you can even opt for yoga stretches right at the start of the morning. No matter what form of workout it may be, just remember, moving your body doesn’t only positively affect your body, but your mind and overall wellbeing too.
(4) Sleep at least 7 hours a day.
Adults above 18 years of age need around 7-9 hours of sleep. But what does sleep actually do for you? Sleeping isn’t just about resting, but it’s the time for your body to repair itself from the day’s activity and get you ready for the next day. But just like the body, your hair needs repairing too, for it to be in top shape.
The plant-powered Aveda Botanical Repair Rich Strengthening Set, P7,500, helps you with that. This vegan hair repair system reinforces, repairs, and protects your hair from damage. The nourishing repair care it gives has zero compromise, ensuring you’re ready to have a great hair day ahead.
(5) Eat a balanced diet
Sleep alone won’t be able to help you build on the nutrients you need. Even if you sleep for at least 7 hours but have a regular intake of greasy and fatty food, this can affect your body. Some consequences of an imbalanced diet is emotional distress. Moreover, according to a study, this increases your likelihood of getting diabetes and heart diseases. That’s why it’s important to eliminate regular greasy intake as much as possible. Just as how grease can be bad for you, grease isn’t fun when it’s on your hair too.
Make sure to take the time to clarify, cleanse, and eliminate the residue on your hair with Davines SOLU Refreshing and Cleansing Set, P2,640. Over time, the accumulation of the residue will make your hair feel and look dull, just as how an imbalanced diet can affect your skin. But thanks to its natural ingredients, such as sea salt, your hair is gently cleansed with an exfoliating effect while adding texture to your hair. Now, you don’t have to deal as much hair and scalp problems by looking out for their health.
We hope that these self-care tips can help you cope during these stressful times. And remember, always take the time to recharge and take care of yourself. In the long run, it’s one of the best investments you can make for yourself. You can also check out our Nourish to Flourish Self-Care sale happening from October 6-10! Treat yourself and your body to the rest and relaxation that you deserve.