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Why Self-Care is Important

Did you know that stress actually draws the energy out of your body? Stress can make you extremely tired and prone to negative thinking especially when dealing with high-stress situations. Stress also causes numerous medical conditions like hypertension, heart disease, and even cancer. Stress can cause forgetfulness, negativism, and self-criticism. Self-care is more important now than ever before.

Incorporating self-care into your daily routine; an act of care and kindness for oneself will help you not only with your mental and emotional health but also with your physical health. We can’t do good if we don’t feel good! The act of caring for yourself isn’t just eating when you are hungry, although that is important! It's going further and listening to what your body needs. Is the face you see in the mirror speaking to you? Does it lack the hydration and glow that makes you feel and look good about the skin you're in? Take 20 minutes for some self care.  Try our Royal Treatment Facial Masque and pick up that book you have been wanting to read forever! Feeling run down and your skin needs a pick-me-up? Draw yourself a hot bath with the essence of one of our body xfoliants and let the aromatherapy stimulate your senses and bring you to a place of relaxation.

Here is the thing, the practice of self-care is just that. Practice. You have to work every day to make sure that you are taking care of your body, your mind, and your SOUL! You may eat right and exercise daily but that still isn’t enough anymore. Incorporate self-care into your skincare routine, into your life routine.

Here are some tips you can try as part of your self-care routine that goes beyond diet and exercise. .

  • Listen to what your body and skin are telling you. If you have dry skin, do something about it! If your skin is too oily, that's telling you something too! Listen and look. Treat yourself well!
  • Girls night in – With face masks, candles and a bottle of wine. Take time to wind down with your friends and you will be hitting a lot of those self-care needs! 
  • Do something YOU enjoy every single day. Life is meant to be lived happily. If you aren’t doing at least one thing that you love every single day, then what is the point? Whether it's hiking, knitting, meditating, painting, stretching, gardening, reading, drawing, singing, anything that makes you happy, set aside 15 minutes a day doing what you enjoy!
  • Relax – This is so important. Whether it's with a nice bubble bath, a cup of herbal tea with a book you've been wanting to read. MAKE TIME FOR THIS! It is so important that you relax. Step away. Go outside and let the sun or the cool air envelop your body. Breathe deeply. It's a good day to be alive!
  • Go to bed a few minutes early and take a moment to give your body some attention; massage our Lavender Lotion on your feet, legs, arms and shoulders to help ease your thoughts and ready you for a restful night's sleep.
  • Checkout Ojai Sugar's line of body xfoliants. They will help you care for your skin and body in more ways than one. With just ONE product you can improve circulation, reduce cellulite, shed dead layers of skin and more!
Each and every person gets rid of stress differently. But it's important that you LET IT GO! Stress will make you ill. Self-care is not only important, it is critical to functioning like the strong person you are. If you don’t take care of yourself then no one wins; you, your friends, family or colleagues. It can be hard to slow down when you have so many things to do, but it is important to take time to listen to your body and your heart!

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