When we take the time to take care, even if it’s just for a stolen 10 minutes from your regular routine, we often stress less and feel refreshed and motivated. So these days we are taking the time to ask- what can we do for ourselves?
My road to wellness was a process- I had to find out what worked for me and what didn’t. I’m still constantly learning. If you’re wondering how to jumpstart your own self-care practice, here are some tried and true self-care products from Poketo’s own roster.
Self-care sometimes literally means caring for yourself. While I’m treating myself to a LAPCOS sheet mask, I like combing my hair for a full-on pamper myself moment. I enjoy using the Circle Comb because its shape lends itself as an easy, comfortable grip that prevents you from tugging on your hair too hard. I feel super pampered. The compact mirror is perfect for those on-the-go moments when I need to reapply my lipgloss or make sure my brows are still on point. Plus, the designs itself sparks joy.
From smiling, frowning, talking, and laughing -- our face houses a lot of stress in our body. And, sometimes, it needs a break! One of my absolute favorite things to do after work is to pop on a sheet mask and let myself relax. Lapcos, a Korean skincare brand, carries a sheet face mask that hydrate, nourish, clear, and calm your skin. Their products have enough extra essence on it that you can apply to your neck and rest of your body. Sheet masks are a fast, easy, and affordable way to get some self-care in. My favorite mask from LAPCOS is their Honey sheet mask because it makes me feel like the queen bee, but I recommend trying the Variety Mask Pack to get a sampling of all their different flavors.
I’m equally excited for bath bombs as I was for bubble baths as a kid. Each bath bomb comes with a unique blend of herbs and flowers that can include Witch Hazel, Lavender, Rosemary & Eucalyptus Essential Oils, and a Cleansed & Charged Quartz which are all used to promote positivity and unconditional love. From the way they fizzle when you drop them to the petals that make you feel like you are basking in a flower petal pool under a fragrant moonlight, Life Flower’s bath bombs are the pinnacles of me-time.
Also, Life Flower's Goddess Elixir
is divine. When faced with stress, especially while weathering this rough winter, it helps soothe my skin while simultaneously calming my mind and spirit, too.
The easiest way to start self-caring? Indulging, without judgment or second thought. I had the pleasure of indulging in Milla’s Chocolate Covered Caramelized Almonds and found them to be the subtly perfect treat. One piece was a little bit of heaven: decadent and otherworldly. These handcrafted delicacies are made by award-winning chocolatier Christine Sull Sarioz, and I am all for it. Tip:
Not a fan of almonds and chocolate? Try our Hey Yum gummies
to fulfill that sweet tooth.
NOTO’s products are the definition of clean beauty. Non-toxic, paraben free, they are committed to making beauty products that only help enhance what we already have. With all natural non-invasive ingredients, they are reliable go-tos for any skin care situation. For a deeply nourishing and hydrating boost? They have the Deep Serum Oil for that. In need of a mid-day refresher to liven up your face? A few sprays of the Basil Yarrow Mists will do the trick. And for a thorough exfoliation and cleansing? Their Resurface Scrub is divine. Their beauty products are multi-use and gender fluid, empowering everyone at any time.
I’m able to get America’s greatest natural scents in my very own room with the Vessel Candles. These candles conjure up the majestic serenity of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and more just by lighting them. Plus, it has a wood wick so that when you burn it, it makes a soothing crackle like a calm campfire. I like to dim the light, put on some soft 60’s folk, and let myself wander through the forests of my mind by journaling, doodling, or meditating. My personal favorite is the subtly sweet Cactus Flower and Fern Candle, but with 3 amazing scents, it’s definitely hard to choose. ---
Just like spending time with your friend or focusing on work, self-care is about engaging and being present with yourself. When you spend quality time with yourself, you’ll naturally feel yourself unravel from the stresses, anxieties, and of our every day. These items can be great starting points to your own self-care routine!
Found a self-care item at Poketo that we didn’t mention? Let us know!
Bonus: Check Our Valentine’s guide for a curated collection of these self-care items and more giftable goods.