FIVE SELF-CARE TIPS FOR AUTUMN
We don’t know about you, but we consider autumn to be the very best of all the seasons.
What’s not to love? Adaptogen-spiked Chai lattes, candles in every corner of the room and KNITWEAR are amongst the finest autumnal staples.
Whilst self-care should be scheduled into every day of the year, the transition into the colder months requires a little extra effort. It’s easy to fall into habits of binge-watching Gilmore Girls in your warm bed until Netflix gives you that rather judgmental nudge (guilty) but we are big on implementing active rituals that keep you feeling happy and healthy this autumn, for both your physical and mental health.
Our circadian rhythm is incredibly impactful on the rest of our health. Not only does it influence when we wake up and go to sleep, but it can also impact our stress hormones, energy levels, blood sugar levels and menstrual cycles.
As the days get shorter in the final months of the year, we can get a little out of touch with our wind-down rituals and morning routines in favour of late nights glued to screens and waking up whilst it’s still dark out.
Honour your circadian rhythm by setting strict screen time boundaries in the evening, as the blue light is excitatory to our neurotransmitters and can lower melatonin. Consider a daylight lamp for the mornings and even though it’s a little chillier, spend as much time outside as you can.
When did our skin get so dry? With the heating being cranked up oh so suddenly and the drop-in temperature outside, our skin has been left a little sad. There is something that feels oh so luxurious about doing your skincare during the colder months, slathering on creams and oils to nourish parched skin.
We are all for conscious, clean beauty that is both good for your skin and the planet too. We first removed dirt and makeup with Voyage Organic’s chia seed pre-cleanse oil as it gets rid of the day without further drying out skin. During the day, we protect with Neighbourhood Botanicals The Daily Glow oil, perfect for dehydrated, dull skin.
CLEAN YOUR SPACE
Keeping your space clean and organised has a profound effect on your mental health and wellbeing. When things are cluttered and messy, we feel cluttered and messy. Spring cleans aren’t reserved for spring, so get stuck in and tidy up.
Make room for the heavy blankets and spiced candles that appear in mass during this time. Set yourself 10 minutes a day to keep on top of things by dedicating one day out of the week to get your sh*t together. You’ll feel better for it, we promise.
Out with the iced matcha lattes, in with the hot cups of chai. We are suckers for a hot drink and believe that a cup of warming, adaptogenic herbs can make all the difference to your morning or evening routine. We add a sachet of Four Sigmatic’s Hot Cacao with reishi to warm coconut milk as part of our wind-down rituals, whilst the morning sees Los Angeles Cold Press The Muse being added to creamy superfood lattes for a productivity boost. Balance your stress hormones and elevate your overall wellbeing with adaptogenic herbs and healing elixirs.
And of course, nothing screams I love autumn more than a candle spree. Buying yourself a candle is, in our opinion, a real act of self-care. Opt for grounding Shinrin-Yoku, inspired by forest bathing rituals to ground, Onsen to refresh and uplift, or Wildflower for floral, delicate notes. All of Earl of East’s Candles are made from soy and won’t overwhelm or give you a headache, as so many overly fragranced and synthetic blends do.
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