4 Simple Self Care Hacks for Everyday Wellness

Carving out a little "me" time is essential.

In recent weeks and months, the art of self-care has taken on a whole new level of importance. Whether you're trying a new product in your skincare routine or taking time to journal as you process a situation, there are a range of ways to care for your mental, physical, and emotional health. And it doesn't have to be complicated–below, we're sharing four self-care hacks you can do at home.

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Journaling Is One of the Easiest Acts of Self Care to Try

You may have had a diary in your younger years, but it’s worth bringing back that habit for a 2020 update. Journaling is loved by many for its mental health benefits–it can help reduce stress and manage anxiety levels–but it can also help you stay organized and prioritize your daily tasks, which can be particularly beneficial while working from home. Having one specific place to write everything down is ideal, but you can even start this today with any paper you have in your home. 

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Before Your Next Bath, Head to the Kitchen

Some of the best ingredients you can add to a bath are likely already in your kitchen. Even the most basic additions will elevate your experience. Think: coconut oil, tea, honey, milk, and even ginger can turn your bathroom into an at-home spa. And, adding an everyday ingredient even help your skin: adding just a tablespoon of coconut oil to a bath can help soften, smooth, and moisturize skin thanks to the oil’s hydrating property. 

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Eucalyptus Leaves Can Transform Your Shower

Turn your next showers into an aromatherapy-inspired experience to give yourself a little extra a TLC with a simple addition: eucalyptus leaves. A few branches of eucalyptus can be a major game-changer in your bathroom.  Eucalyptus is frequently used for aromatherapy in its oil form, but just hanging the leaves itself will release the same scent when it encounters shower steam. The benefits of this range from helping sinus congestion and can even reduce stress for some.

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A Simple Spoon Is Your New Favorite Beauty Tool

Yes, just a regular old spoon can quickly become your new favorite multitasking beauty tool. Not only can you use a spoon as a guide when applying a winged liner or mascara to your eyes, but you can also apply a clean, chilled spoon around your eyes to help reduce puffiness and itchiness. In just a few minutes, you can achieve that post-facial feeling of renewed and fresh-looking skin.