TIPS TO LIVE “ESSENTIAL”
Decluttering has become mandatory in today’s overly complex world, to enjoy a less stressful life. The best way is to take things one small step at a time, and to keep clutter in check at least twice a year.
START WITH YOUR WORKPLACE Clear everything off the top of your desk and take everything out of the drawers. Clean all the surfaces, sort through all of the “stuff” that has piled up over the months and toss out as much as possible. Likewise, get rid of files and programs on your computer that you don’t need. They not only slow down your computer, but they also create visual clutter.
DON’T LET INFORMATION TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE! Reduce the number of things that you read each day, chuck those magazine subscriptions you never read, every now and then unsubscribe from unwanted and unnecessary newsletters and emails. This will help to be more focused on what matters to you most!
SIMPLIFY YOUR CLOSETS Donate or get rid of anything that you haven’t worn in six months. Sort things in piles – toss, donate, or keep. Keep only the things that you love and use frequently…and don’t use this an excuse for buying new stuff!
TIPS TO PREVENT PIMPLES
KEEP YOUR FACE CLEAN washing your face twice a day is key to removing the excess oil and dead skin that are clogging your pores. Use a mild cleanser with delicate surfactants and exfoliating agents, and warm instead of hot water that may dry out or irritate your skin. Using a harsh soap can hurt the already inflamed skin and cause more irritation.
MOISTURISE an oily skin has excess sebum but can also be dry, i.e. lacking water, so always use a moisturiser that minimizes dryness and skin peeling.
USE MAKEUP SPARINGLY during a breakout, avoid wearing foundation, powder, or blush. If you do wear makeup, wash it off at the end of the day. If possible, choose oil-free cosmetics without added dyes and chemicals.
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF YOUR FACE avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring.
GET PLENTY OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE regular exercise will help keep your skin healthy and smooth, as sweating frees the body from toxins that can contribute to impurities.
TIPS TO PREVENT SENSITIVITY
BACK TO BASIC over-complicated skin care routines can be too aggressive for sensitive skin. Keep it simple with just specific soothing and replenishing products.
SAY NO TO SCRUBS AND DETERGENTS watch out for foaming cleansers, made of surfactants or products with alcohol and astringents, as they can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving the barrier dry and susceptible to irritations.
AVOID TEMPERATURE SHOCK it can damage the external skin structure, causing widespread redness and irritation. Therefore, avoid extremely dry and hot closed environments, and be careful with freezing temperatures.
WEAR SUNSCREEN sun radiation is one of the triggers of inflammation. UV rays cause an increase in body temperature and an internal inflammatory state. Every day, protecting the skin barrier with a suitable SPF is fundamental.
TIPS WHEN AND HOW MUCH TO DRINK?
TAKE FROM 2 TO 3 LITRES OF WATER PER DAY 80% through what you drink, 20% through solid foods.
A HEALTHY AWAKENING Drink a glass of water at room or warm temperature with the juice of a squeezed lemon or a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar to help eliminate toxins, awaken the intestine and re-hydrate quickly.
WATER AT MEALS: YES OR NO? Avoid drinking at meals because water interferes with gastric juices and it may slow down digestion.
DRINK BEFORE GETTING THIRSTY Thirst is a late stimulus that arises when the body is dehydrated.
DRINKING WATER IS NOT ENOUGH taking the right amount of proteins and good fats rich in omega 3 is essential to have a correct hydrolipidic balance and retain water in the body.
TIPS FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
CAFFEINE it can impair sleep for up to 12 hours, so stop drinking coffee after 2pm and don’t exceed 2-3 cups per day.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES light can delay the sleep phase, keeping the mind alert. Try to turn off all devices, including TV, half an hour before bedtime.
DARKNESS keep the room as dark as possible to stimulate your Circadian system and melanin production.
EASE YOUR BODY AND MIND INTO SLEEP doing some gentle stretching, yoga, breathing exercise or “checking in” with yourself for a few minutes before bedtime are great ways to relax and fall asleep more easily.
DIGESTION Opt for healthy meals in the evening, with reduced fat content, as slow digestion can affect the quality of your sleep.
COMBAT STRESS TIPS FOR YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
TRY AROMATHERAPY Essential oils are a proven way to quell an upcoming wave of stress and redirect your focus. Keep our Tranquillity™ Blend nearby and during moments of stress, apply a few drops to your pulse points and take 3 deep breaths. This relaxes your mind and brings you back to the present moment. When at home prepare a hot bath with a few drops of TranquillityTM Oil, or create a relaxing ambience with the TranquillityTM Candle or Spray.
GET MOVING! Do anything to get your blood moving and raise your heart rate. Find an activity that works for you, be it running, walking, yoga, pilates, dancing, hiking or whatever else. Enjoying these activities in nature is an added benefit.
DRINK SUPPORTIVE TEAS Sipping herbal teas with adaptogenic relaxing properties, such as ginseng, hawthorn, verbena or lemon balm, is recommended to help alleviate fatigue, instill calm into your day and elevate your mood
PRACTICE BREATHWORK Knowing how to control your breath is essential for balancing your body. It is calming and cultivates awareness – key benefits if you struggle with insomnia, hyperactivity, anxiety or depression. 1. Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight. Close your eyes. 2. Place your left hand on your thigh. With the thumb of your right hand, close your right nostril. Exhale through your left nostril and then inhale through your left nostril. 3. With your middle finger of your right hand, close your left nostril and exhale through your right nostril and then inhale through your right nostril. Continue alternating your nostrils, with 10 repetitions each side. Breathing should be natural, but slower and deeper than usual.
COLOUR To offset stress, relax with one of childhood’s most time-honored traditions: coloring. Coloring books especially created for adults are very popular and they develop concentration and offer stress detoxification.
SELF-MASSAGE AND MEDITATION At bedtime, try our TranquillityTM Sound and self-massage that quiets your mind, soothes muscular tensions and promotes tranquil sleep.