This post was created in partnership with Olay. All opinions remain my own.
Time flies as you get older. How is it already the end of March I keep asking myself? I find that my weeks fly by and being productive means sticking to my to-do list and slaying the heck out of it. When Olay asked me to partner on this post to talk about my #GlowUp story and how I’m taking better care of myself in 2018 I knew immediately what I wanted to share with you guys: SELF-CARE / SELF-LOVE.
Ever since Emilio and got engaged last September, things have been moving like lighting speed. All great things, all things I am immensely appreciative of, but sometimes I get lost in the shuffle of life and forget to take a minute for myself. Do you ever feel that way?
I started to carve out time for myself so that I can regroup. I find that when I don’t regroup and recharge, my work suffers, my relationships suffer and I suffer. Carving out some me time to reflect is truly the best way to come back to those things and people I love, giving them my 100% and being fully present in the moment.
Here are 5 ways that I carve out time for myself:
1. I meditate/visualize/pray (currently using the Calm app)
2. I read, read, read (currently reading The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire)
3. I block out times to dive into creative to get inspired: magazines, music, music videos… things not on social
4. I hit the gym (3/4 times a week), take a hot yoga class or go on a hike
5. I hydrate my skin by drinking lots of water, kombucha and using hydrating cleansers/moisturizers for the skin
After I work out, I really like to take my time in the shower and use products that both exfoliate my skin and hydrate it. Skin care is so important for me and by skin care I mean not just the face, but the whole body! The skin is the largest organ of the human body and caring for it is so important. Using SPF at all times and keeping your skin hydrated is the best thing you can do. I’ve been loving using the Olay Cleansing Infusions Collection for both the face and body. My favorite is the Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser with Crushed Ginger & Citrus, but they also have a Deep Sea Kelp version, which is great too. The collection gently exfoliates the face and body without stripping away your natural oils and leaves your skin feeling and looking radiant and healthy. I’ve been testing/using it for a month now and have to say I love how it’s given me a natural glow. When I tilt my face or any area of my body in the natural light, I immediately see a natural glow thanks to the Cleansing Infusions products. The Olay #TiltTest is real and I’m slightly obsessed with how beautiful and natural my glow is. Also, the micropolishing effect leaves your skin’s surface smooth and baby soft! Healthy, beautiful skin is THE BEST feeling, am I right?
However you like to unwind and focus on self-care, make it a priority! xx