Discover the perfect ways you can treat yourself to some TLC this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day – a day dedicated to love (that’s not to say that we shouldn’t practice self-love everyday)!
These top tips will help you nurture your inner self, find balance, and rest, and give a little love to yourself.
Because after all, your relationship with yourself is the most important one you will ever have.
1. Indulge with a chocolate-y gift just for you
Heart-shaped chocolate boxes aren’t just for couples! Treat yourself to something special and sweet this Valentine’s Day. A box of locally made, high quality confectionery, the kind where you pick and choose the exact chocolates you want to be wrapped up with a ribbon, will do just nicely.
2. Take a social media break
Social media can be full of wonderful, inspiring things. But too much of it can fill us with stress and anxiety as the more we scroll, the more we’re inclined to compare ourselves to what we see.
Social media is also a space where conversations can become very black-and-white. On a day when people will be posting about how much they love their significant other or how much they despise the holiday, it’s a good idea to switch off. Take a break and enjoy time spent with yourself in the real world.
3. Cook something you love for dinner
Cooking your favourite food is a great way to boost mindfulness, feel accomplished and indulge your senses! It doesn’t have to be extravagant or time consuming. Just a meal you love, love, love to eat.
Comfort food has that name for a reason!
4. Pamper yourself with a home spa day
Candles, check! Bath bomb, check! Face mask, check!
We all deserve a good pampering and while spas may be closed this year, we can still create our own zen space at home. Fill the air with your favourite aromas, kick back and relax.
Discover some of our amazing DIY hair masks to give your hair an added boost of shine!
5. Hang out with friends (virtually!)
Few things are more restorative than time spent with dear friends. While traditional Valentine’s Day celebrates romance between significant others, our friendships are just as deserving of love and attention.
Although we can’t catch up in person, there are plenty of virtual hangouts to choose from instead: sync up your Netflixes and watch a film together, cook and come dine over Zoom, or simply drinks over Google Meet.
6. Write down five things you are grateful for
On a day that celebrates romance, it can be easy to dwell on its absence and feel like we are missing something in life. Writing down what we are grateful for is a great way to reverse that thought pattern and focus instead on what we have.
Take time to reflect, write with patience and read over your list again and again. The good things in life will reveal themselves.
7. Take care of the skin you are in
A skincare routine not only helps you to maintain overall skin health, but it is also an important moment where you can show yourself some love.
If you are one of the many people who have tried skin cream after skin cream without seeing the results you are after, you are in luck to learn that there is another option. Taking care of your skin begins with a healthy diet, strong immune system and one super ingredient: collagen.
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in our body, but our body stops producing collagen around the age of 25, which is when we first start to see a loss of elasticity in our skin. Supplementing your diet with collagen can help to slow down this process, ensuring your skin stays healthier and more youthful for longer.
When it comes to showing your skin some love, marine collagen is your best option as it is primarily a Type 1 collagen, which offers the most support for your skin, nails, hair, and bones. The biggest pro is that it is the most bioavailable, meaning it can be absorbed by your body the fastest. Marine sources also have higher antioxidants to fight against free radicals that can damage your skin. Plus, they contain an amino acid called hydroxyproline, which encourages your skin to increase or start producing its own collagen.
At Simone Thomas Wellness, we acknowledge that what is happening on the outside is a more genuine reflection of what is happening on the inside. That is why our SkinQuencher supplement has been expertly formulated with marine collagen, vitamin C and 18 amino acids to help support your immune system and boost your skin’s vitality. Discover more about our Simone's best kept secret to glowing, refreshed skin daily with SkinQuencher .
Sending love to you all!