Important beauty checklist for optimal self care

important beauty self care routines for beginners

You may have come across the term self care in a magazine or blog. Self care is an activity a person indulges in which helps them maintain optimal physical and/or mental  health.

Self care frequently consists of various activities you can do better your health, body and mind but the focus here is self care tips and ideas for beauty. Take your skin and body as a canvas. The clearer it is the better the art.

However, beauty lovers have a tendency to overlook these key routines which are beneficial for the skin and overall health while focusing more on make up products.

1. Moisturizing
Moisturizing they say is one of the oldest tricks in the book for young-looking, radiant and supple skin. Whether you have sensitive skin, combination, dry or oily, there's one out there for you. How often you moisturize makes the difference. Apply a generous amount of moisturizer in the morning and evening all over your body to maintain a healthy, glowing skin and defy premature ageing.

2. Flossing
Dentists advise we brush our teeth twice a day- and floss right after and in between meals. Some people brush twice as recommended, most don't and even fewer floss. Do you know that flossing will save you several trips to the dentist by keeping cavities and gum diseases such as gingivitis away. Flossing saves you money and keeps your dentist happy too. Flossing is a really important part of a healthy oral hygiene.

3. Water
Often we think we are drinking enough water but that's not usually the case. Experts recommend drinking nothing less than 8 glasses per day which is roughly 2 liters. Water benefits us by replenishing our skin tissues and increasing the elasticity in our skin.When the body gets enough water, your skin will look soft and fresh.

4. Exercise
Exercising  is not all about shedding weight. Regular exercise also gives you a boost in confidence and mood which reflects in the way you carry yourself. Also, it keeps your skin tight and toned and reduces the appearance of cellulite. 

5. Vegetables
If you want a radiant skin, that old adage which says "you are what you eat" has never been truer. You don't have to spend more money on vitamin pills when you can easily get these important nutrients from your vegetables. Some of the most important nutrients for healthy hair, skin and nails are Zinc, Vitamin C and Biotin which are best sourced naturally.


  1. Yes exfoliating is an important step in any skin care routine. Love these tips!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  2. I really like this. Self-care is as simple as these fundamental self-maintenance tips. To be real, I've been slacking on the exercising tip. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Sometimes life gets in the way but it's important to try at least. Thanks for your honesty, I myself fall short sometimes.

  3. These are very useful and necessary steps for good self-care. Awesome post! :)