Oh, wintertime. Whether you love the winter or hate it, the winter months can take a toll on all of us in many different ways. It can be a very physically and mentally challenging time of year.
You already know how passionate I am about self-care and that I’m always wanting to learn how to truly take care of myself in all seasons. You also know that I love encouraging you to do the same. 🙂
Today, I am so excited to be partnering with my friends at Dove to share some ways that you can be practicing self-care during the winter months. I firmly believe that everyone should tap into the importance of self-care during all times of the year, especially during the wintertime. Again, the winter is no joke. It can be so harsh on us! We really need to be gentle on ourselves, especially during the winter.
Self-care shouldn’t be something that you just check off your to-do list for the day. Instead, you should make it a priority so that it’ll become more of a lifestyle.
Let’s dive in and talk about some intentional and practical self-care practices for the winter months.
PRACTICAL SELF-CARE TIPS FOR WINTER:
It always breaks my heart when I hear that some people believe that self-care has to be some fancy practice. Why? Self-care is simply the practical ways that you take care of yourself and more importantly, keeping up with them regularly.
1. Use A Gentle Cleanser // Dove Body Wash has truly been a favorite of mine for years now. When we’re not gentle on our skin, we can actually strip away a unique, biological layer of protection that requires gentleness to maintain and helps support naturally beautiful skin.
To maintain a balanced skin microbiome, you need to be gentle on your skin. The microbiome is the skin’s living protective layer and a balanced diverse skin microbiome serves an important role in keeping skin healthy, moisturized, and resilient. Dove Body Wash cleanses while being gentle to the skin’s microbiome.
My three favorite picks are Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash, Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash, and Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash. They’re all incredibly gentle, yet cleanse thoroughly. They also smell amazing, too! That’s always a perk, right? 😉
Just like it’s important to be gentle with yourself in every aspect of self-care during the winter, it’s just as important to be gentle on your skin. I know that I’m caring for my skin and its microbiome in the best way possible when I use Dove Body Wash, and that’s because Dove Body Wash is microbiome gentle.
Dove is the #1 dermatologist recommended body wash, made with 100% gentle cleansers, free of sulfates and pH balanced.
To take caring of your skin truly into your hands, be sure to pick some up for yourself this winter. Dove Body Wash is sold at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide.
2. Take Things Slow // After the holiday season calms down, it becomes a little bit easier for us to slow down, too. Instead of aiming to fill up your calendar or saying “yes” to everything you’re asked to do, take a step back. Exercise your right to say “no” when you need a break. A busy calendar doesn’t lead to a fulfilled life or even one of joy, necessarily. In the winter, be more gentle on yourself and with what you fill your time with. Learn to prioritize well and to really just take a break.
Always remember: You can’t pour out from an empty cup.
3. Regularly Take Vitamin D // In the wintertime, we find ourselves indoors much more than we do throughout the rest of the year. With being inside so much, we’re not getting enough vitamin D from sunlight. This is where supplementing comes in! Go grab yourself some vitamin D and incorporate it into your daily winter routine. You’ll be glad you did.
Going easy on yourself and your skin is an absolute must during every season but even more so in the wintertime. Give your skin some proper love and pick up some Dove Body Wash for yourself today!
How are you caring for yourself this winter? Let’s chat!