Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love-but not just romantic love. We should also take the time to appreciate all the different kinds of love in our lives, including self-love. After all, how can we expect to be truly happy and fulfilled if we don't care for and love our body and self?
But First, The Importance of Self Care
Contrary to what many women often think, taking care of ourselves is not selfish. It's necessary. We all deserve to be healthy, happy, and comfortable in our own skin and we need to show ourselves the same kindness and love we give our loved ones.
Valentine's Day is the perfect day to renew your commitment to regular self-care. It's an opportunity for taking some time to pamper yourself and treat yourself like the special person you are.
This year, why not start a new Valentine's Day tradition and treat yourself to some special self-care? Not sure where to start?
At Lumisenz, we have are seven amazing ideas that will help you show yourself some love.
1. Host a Galentine's Soiree
Who says Valentine's has to be all about your significant other? Mix it up this year and host a girl's night in to celebrate your friends who always have your back. Not only will you have a great time, but this is the perfect chance to break out of your comfort zone and share the experience with loved ones.
Connecting with the women in your life who help support and strengthen you every day is a beautiful way to celebrate the beauty of friendship this Valentine's Day.
Goody Bags. Who doesn’t love a fun goody bag?? Be sure to share the gift of self-care with your Galentine guests too. Consider preparing a self-care goody bag full of treats. Goody bag stuffers can include their fave chocolate, a luxe oxygenating facial cream and serum, cozy socks, or whatever you know will inspire them to embrace self-care.
2. Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
If you're looking for a way to dial up your self-care routine this Valentine's Day, book yourself in for a day at the spa. Allow yourself to be doted upon by qualified estheticians who delight in guiding you to a place of relaxation and contentment.
Ideas for spa treatments that you won't regret gifting to yourself include:
Aromatherapy relaxation massage
Non-invasive anti-aging treatment
You'll be able to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind, all while enjoying some much-needed pampering. At the end of your spa session, you'll be refreshed, better connected to your body and able to reap the proven rewards of self-care.
3. Eat Cake
Yes, you read that right! There is absolutely nothing wrong with treating yourself to an indulgent, rich dessert this February 14th. In fact, you should go ahead and enjoy a blissful treat as much as your heart desires; no one will judge you for it!
Just make sure to not over-indulge too much. You don’t want your act of self-love to leave you feeling tired, bloated and regretful. A wonderful idea for a delicious treat that both your tastebuds and body will appreciate is dark chocolate-covered strawberries or a fruit, nut, and chocolate-inspired charcuterie plate.
4. Invest in Organic Skin Care Products
Why not use Valentine's Day as a chance to honour your skin and improve its health? Enhance your morning and evening skincare routine with products that are organic, chemical-free and formulated for your unique skin type.
Investing in organic skincare products has multiple benefits that will last long after February 14th! Not only can they rejuvenate and help heal your skin, but high-quality products can also form a protective barrier on your skin’s outermost layer that helps keep away harmful chemicals and environmental toxins that can cause cellular damage.
5. Start a Gratitude Journal
Actively write in a gratitude journal each and every day. Keep it beside your bed and pen down a few positive thoughts before you start the day and then again before you fall asleep at night.
Gratitude journaling is a great act of self-care that anyone can do, regardless of a person's interests or life stage. This type of journaling can be instrumental in helping you maintain a positive outlook on life.
Writing self-care affirmations has been proven to increase self-esteem and mental health strength. Start self-care rituals like this, and you'll begin to notice self-love seeping into every other part of your life.
6. Send Yourself Red Roses
A fresh bouquet of flowers is a wonderful symbol of affection, love and friendship making it the perfect gift to send to yourself on Valentine’s Day. And, don’t be afraid to have fun with your gift! For instance, upgrade the order to include the teddy bear or box of chocolates. Or, have the florist fill out the card with a self-affirmation you’re proud of. A few ideas of these include:
You deserve nothing but the best!
Thank you for being you!
To my self-care Queen!
But, if flowers aren’t your thing, don’t worry. Instead of flowers, send yourself a “uniquely you” goody package from your favourite store or online shop.
7. Commit to Lowering Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is an increasingly common condition where the body has an excessive amount of inflammatory agents present. Signs of chronic inflammation are vast, but often affect the skin, digestive system, or lungs. Symptoms that chronic inflammation is present in the body include:
Psoriasis and eczema
Aches and pains in the body
Feeling run down and exhausted
Fortunately, studies have shown that self-compassion and self-care can be powerful tools for lowering inflammation in the body. which is a contributing factor to many serious health problems and enhances signs of ageing.
Many self-care activities that can help lower inflammation include regular physical activity, lymphatic drain treatments, eating more fresh, organic produce and cutting back on eating animal products.
Let Lumisenz Be Part of the Best Valentine’s Day Ever!
Self-care is self-love, and it’s important. Self-care can help you feel more confident, empowered, and self-assured in your day-to-day life. It's a way of showing yourself well-earned love and should be practiced year-round, not just on special occasions. At Lumisenz, every day is an act of self-care for our clients. For more information on our non-invasive spa services and organic products,