Let’s quickly clear up one common misconception. Self-care is not synonymous with self-indulgence or being selfish! Self-care means taking care of yourself so that you can be healthy, you can be well, you can do your job, you can help and care for others, and you can do all the things you need to and want to accomplish in a day. If you think you’ve been hearing more about self-care now, you’re right!
According to Google trends, the number of searches for “self-care” has more than doubled since 2015. Many people are feeling lonelier nowadays and less able to unwind and slow down. This in turn can make you feel more anxious and overwhelmed by even the simplest of tasks. And of course, the pandemic hasn’t helped matters.
Essentially, self-care includes everything related to staying physically healthy — including hygiene, nutrition, and seeking medical care when it’s needed. It’s basically all the steps we can take to manage stressors in our busy lives. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact!
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HOLLAND & BARRETT H&B Clean & Conscious Monthly Beauty Edit – Zero Waste @ £40.00
The H&B Zero Waste Beauty Box set is a lovely a treat for yourself or the perfect gift for those who love to try new beauty products as it contains 10 H&B Zero Waste products from great brands at Holland & Barrett. This set contains: We Love The Planet Deo Stick Sweet Serenity 65g – Worth £8.99/Ethique Bliss Bar Face Cleansing Bar 110g – Worth £14.99/Face Halo Makeup Remover Single Pack – Worth £7.00/So Eco Complexion Sponge – Worth £6.00/Holland & Barrett Exfoliating Mitt – Worth £4.00/Georganics Mineral-rich Toothpaste – English Peppermint 60ml – Worth £6.99/UpCircle Face Moisturiser with Argan Powder 50ml – Worth £18.99/Milly & Sissy Zero Waste Hand Wash Trio – Worth £25.00/Naturtint 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioning Bar – Nourishing – Worth £12.99/Sea Magik Black Mud Soap – Worth £3.99.
SAVERS Bio Oil 60ml @ £7.49
Bio Oil is moisturising skincare product for the face and body that specialises in reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Its benefits include reducing the appearance of scars, reduce the possibility of stretch marks forming and even out skin tones.The Bio-Oil formulation combines some of the most beneficial skincare ingredients, including vitamin A and E with Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary, and Chamomile oils, plus unique to Bio-Oil, PurCellin Oil, which helps to ensure they are easily absorbed deep into the skin where they can provide targeted treatment.
SUPERDRUG Hada Labo Tokyo Premium Day Cream 50ml @ £15.33
This is a rejuvenating and firming day cream with 5 types of hyaluronic acid and the consistency of a milky essence. It also contains retinol and collagen which firm the skin, improves elasticity, and help reduce wrinkles. Hada Labo is Japan’s No.1 skincare brand!
SAVERS Garnier Moist Bomb Tissue Mask Lavender @ £1.99
These masks are enriched with natural plant extracts and hyaluronic acid. With a vegan formula, these face tissue masks are created with ultra-thin tissue & infused with 1 weeks’ worth of hydrating serum. Unmask smoother, bouncier, healthier looking skin in just 15 minutes! Applied to the face, they act like a hydration wrap that continuously diffuses all the effectiveness of the serum intensely hydrating your skin. Their amazing freshness quenches and comforts skin instantly, for a pure moment of absolute pampering.
HOLLAND & BARRETT Heath & Heather Organic Night Time 20 Tea Bags @ £2.99
Heath & Heather Organic Night Time Tea is 100% organic, with chamomile, valerian & hops and naturally supports your wellbeing. A calming chamomile and spearmint infusion empowered with valerian root to provide you a peaceful natural sleep.
SUPERDRUG Sanctuary Spa ‘Box of Sleep’ gift set @ £20.00
Relieve everyday pressures & stresses & enhance your wellbeing to stay calm, de-stress & catch every ounce of sleep with this sleep well gift set from Sanctuary Spa. This set makes for a lovely present for a stressed friend!
HOLLAND & BARRETT Dr Organic Skin Clear Deep Pore Face Wash 125ml @ £6.99
Dr Organic Deep Pore Cleansing Face Wash is rich in natural AHAs (fruit acids) and Salicylic Acid, which assist in the exfoliation of dead skin cells. These truly unique actives are combined with Tea Tree Oil, Orange and Grapefruit, in addition to a botanical complex comprising a selection of bioactive, natural and organic extracts. The presence of natural AHAs (fruit acids) and Salicylic Acid help to increase the rate of skin cell renewal while providing uniquely effective exfoliating benefits. Natural particles of volcanic lava and Willow Bark Extract are also included to help calm the skin, leaving it feeling smoother, calmer and clearer – with visibly reduced pores. This purifying, deep cleansing face wash also contains Willow Bark Extract to help calm the skin and reduce redness. With daily use, the skin will be left clearer, calmer and less oily. (Suitable for Vegans.)
SAVERS Clearasil Ultra Pads x 65 @ £3.49
Clearasil Ultra Pads cleanse, exfoliate and help clear spots fast. With Acceladerm technology, Clearasil’s spot fighting ingredients work with the skin to open up blocked pores, which can lead to spots and breakouts. The pads deliver spot fighting ingredients deep into pores, to help clear spots – fast!
HOLLAND & BARRETT Hairburst Heart Hair Vitamins @ £19.99
Show your hair some love with Hairburst Heart Hair Vitamins. Have you fallen out of love with your once long, strong, and healthy hair? Get your hair back to optimum health and re-kindle the romance with these vitamins by Hairburst. The vitamins get to work on the inside to get you on the way to optimum hair health – with visible benefits in as little as 90 days.