That Good Good Shea’s Top 5 Easy Ways to Add Me-Time into Your Daily Routine!

That Good Good Shea’s Top 5 Easy Ways to Add Me-Time into Your Daily Routine!

Between May and June, we take the time to honor some of the best caregivers we know! Our mums, dads, and guardians, more often than not, put others' well-being above their own. Although we are so grateful for their ongoing sacrifices for us, they deserve some time for themselves, too! So rather than giving them a material thing this year, we offer you all a chance to invest in the long-lasting present of self-betterment! 

Even if you or they don’t think they need self-care time, it’s an essential practice to consider doing because nourishing oneself really does aid in your overall health and well-being. It allows you to gain the optimal energy needed to successfully do your day-to-day activities, whether that includes caring for others or not. Yet, let's face it—self-care does take a lot of practice! That's why we're here to help you and your loved ones start prioritizing some more time for yourselves by recommending 5 easy ways to elevate your me-time daily routine

With the summer weather coming in, more of us start taking time off work to be with family and friends, so you may think there aren’t many moments to schedule self-care time. However, we’ll show you in this blog that self-care does not always have to happen with lots of time to spare. Still, before we go over some easy ways to improve your self-care routine, let’s review the difference between self-care and self-love. This will help you find the most suitable way to apply the self-care tips we share here to reach whatever your me-time needs are in your routine!

What's the Difference Between Self-care and Self-love?

Self-care and Self-love are often used interchangeably, but they are actually quite different. 

Self-care involves taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental needs, such as getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and taking a break when you need it.

Self-love, on the other hand, is about valuing and accepting yourself for who you are, flaws, and all. It's about recognizing your worth and treating yourself with kindness, compassion, and respect. 

In sum, the main difference between self-care and self-love can boil down between physical care versus mental and emotional care. While self-care is vital for maintaining your overall well-being, self-love is crucial for building a strong sense of self and cultivating a positive self-image. Both essential practices can help you lead a happier, healthier life.

Read on to discover That Good Good Shea’s top 5 easy ways to help you add me-time into your daily routine!

Developing a healthy skincare regimen can afford physical improvements but also create long-term benefits to your mental and emotional state. This is because a skincare routine can become a therapeutic way to spend some time with yourself to tend to your own needs and well-being. 

Although to ease your mind even more, you want to use skincare that does not increase concerns about potential long-term health risks the body is vulnerable to by applying harmful ingredients like adulterants and other unnatural chemicals that can seep into the body over time. Skincare companies use these toxic ingredients because they are cheaper and quickly produce short-term benefits. 

In comparison, using skincare products with natural ingredients, like That Good Good Shea, removes the need to worry about exposing your body to potential adverse long-term health risks. Plus, consistently using our shea-infused skincare products, with their inherently beneficial nutrients, work to heal, soothe and moisturize any skin condition – helping you positively internalize mentally and emotionally how great you look physically after indulging in a skincare regimen with products that are safe and natural. 

That said, knowing your skin type and condition is a major step to help anyone understand how to better care for their skin. Check out That Good Good Shea’s Top 5 Tips for A Dry Skincare Routine if you want to find out more about some common skin conditions to assist you in applying the me-time tips we share in this blog to reach your main goals and needs! We also recommend reading That Good Good Shea’s Top 5 Tips on How to Transition into an Easy Spring Skincare Routine to learn more about how you, no matter your skin condition, can change your skincare regimen for the warmer months ahead to reap the benefits of adding skincare with our shea-infused Good Goods into your me-time! 

That Good Good Shea’s Top 5 Easy Ways to Add Me-Time into Your Routine are Listed Below! 

1. Try a Relaxing Activity 

Taking some time to engage in an easy, relaxing activity can be essential to a good self-care routine because it helps you recharge your batteries and reduce stress. By allowing yourself to unwind and enjoy a calming activity, you can give your mind and body a much-needed break from the demands of everyday life. This can help you feel more relaxed, refreshed, and ready to tackle whatever challenges come your way. Whether it's reading a book, taking a bath, or practicing meditation, finding a relaxing activity that works for you can be a powerful tool for improving your overall well-being.

That Good Good Shea’s Recommendation

Sometimes the best way to relax is to take a bath or shower to recharge. Giving yourself a full-body exfoliation in a warm bath or shower by using a strong but gentle scrub with small amounts of Glycolic Acid, like That Good Good Shea’s Foaming Shea Sugar Scrub, can be a great way to not only boost your mood but rejuvenate your skin - helping you feel good on the outside and inside! 

That’s why we recommend using our Foaming Shea Sugar Scrub 3x a week in the bath or shower to exfoliate the body. Our Foaming Shea Sugar Scrub uses organic cane sugar to make it a gentle, non-irritating cleansing agent safe for all skin conditions. 

You can use the Foaming Shea Sugar Scrub all over, especially in areas prone to developing rough patches like the knees, elbows, heels, and back. Most body scrubs are too harsh to use on delicate skin, but fortunately, our Shea Foaming Sugar Scrub is also safe to use on delicate skin like your face. For best results, seal in more moisture by following up with our Shea Oils for a lightweight finish or Shea Body Butter if you want a thick moisturizing layer to nourish your fresh skin completely!

2. Start Eating Right & Hydrating Yourself 

Yes, it’s been said countless times, but it truly is one of the best and easiest things to include in your me-time consistently! A balanced diet and hydration improve overall health and your self-care routine. Eating fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins, and drinking plenty of water helps you function optimally. Plus reduces chronic disease risk, boosts energy, and can improve your overall mood.

That Good Good Shea’s Recommendation

Simply drinking more water and eating more fruits and vegetables packed with water plus vitamins your body craves as part of your me-time helps makes it easier for your skin to retain its moisture and stop it from getting dry and flakey. Consuming more H2O also helps your skin retain its elasticity, which can help reduce the skin’s aging progression. 

We suggest using our Shea Oil or Shea Body Butter to stimulate more hydration for the outside and inside of your skin barrier. The premium unrefined shea found in all the Good Goods is naturally rich in vitamins A and E that help improve how much the skin retains the healing nutrients and hydration you gain from drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. 

3. Make Sleep a Priority

Getting enough sleep is crucial for maintaining good health and overall well-being. Lack of sleep can lead to physical and mental fatigue, decreased productivity, and even cause more mood swings. It is important to prioritize getting adequate sleep each night to ensure that your body and mind are functioning at their best. By making sleep a priority, you can improve your quality of life and promote a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.

That Good Good Shea’s Recommendation

Developing a sleep schedule that works best for you, whether going to bed at a certain time or adding some naps within your day, is an easy way to create some me-time for yourself. We recommend using That Good Good Shea Oil or Shea Body Butter before sleeping. Moisturizing the skin before sleeping can help calm, soothe, and regenerate the skin while you snooze. Our shea-infused products help the skin retain more moisture and build a stronger resistance to daily external irritants. 

The Good Goods contain anti-inflammatory ingredients, like essential oil, with antibacterial and soothing properties that don’t harm your natural hormones. In this way, they help decrease the chance of acne breakouts and skin irritation as you sleep. Also, pampering your body with the hydrating natural unrefined shea found in both That Good Good Shea Oil and Shea Body Butter allows you to not worry about feeling dry or itching when you wake up, leaving you to enjoy a well-deserved nap or nighttime sleep!

4. Set Goals & Priorities

Setting goals and priorities is important because it helps you focus on what is truly important to you. Identifying and prioritizing your goals can easily create a clear roadmap for achieving success and fulfilling your desires. This can help you stay motivated and on track, even when faced with challenges or distractions. Additionally, setting goals and priorities can give you a sense of purpose and direction, which can lead to greater fulfillment and happiness in your daily routine.

That Good Good Shea’s Recommendation

That Good Good Shea’s Shea Oil is a quick, lightweight, breathable moisturizer that is non-greasy and fast absorbing. That’s why we suggest using our Shea Oil during your me-time. It’s an easy way always to ensure that your skin feels fully rejuvenated quickly, giving you plenty of time to do other things you may want to prioritize during your me-time routine. 

That Good Good Shea Oil is a great multipurpose moisturizer suitable for all ages, safe to use on the face and all hair types, and continually leaves you glowing and feeling good all day. 

5. Get Regular Exercise

Exercise can be an easy addition to any self-care routine. It helps to improve cardiovascular health, build strength, and release more endorphins, which improve mood and reduce stress. 

Now exercise doesn’t necessarily mean going to the gym or doing physical activity for over 60 minutes. Rather doing any physical activity that can get your heart pumping and your body moving, even for just 20 mins, is more than enough. Such as walking, riding a bike, or whatever you like doing! Along with a well-balanced diet and hydration, exercise is an easy way to help reduce the risk of chronic diseases and boost overall well-being during a me-time routine.

That Good Good Shea’s Recommendation

When exercising, we recommend wearing fabrics like cotton and any other material that you find loose to give your skin plenty of room to breathe and retain its moisture. Our shea-infused products absorb very quickly into the skin, ensuring moisture is sealed in without leaving a greasy finish. This means you can apply our Shea Body Butter and Shea Oil to any body part without worrying about getting any stains or residue on your clothing.

Plus, the unrefined shea in both our Shea Oils and Pure & Unrefined Shea Butter are naturally non-comedogenic, meaning it does not clog pores, so you won’t have to worry about it making your skin too oily during activities that may cause a lot of sweat!

That Good Good Shea’s Key Take Aways 

Remember, it's normal if your and your loved ones' way of taking care of yourselves differs from each other. You might feel relaxed after a warm bath or a nice walk. They might like spending time with people they care about, or meditating might bring them joy. The important thing is to figure out what suits each of YOU best. 

No matter what you or they choose, don't forget to give yourselves time and make your well-being a priority. When you take care of yourselves, you'll be better equipped to handle whatever life throws your way!

That Good Good Shea’s Product Recommendations! 

For our Good Good fam with dry skin, sensitive skin, or eczema, we recommend using our Pure & Unrefined Shea Butter if you have severe symptoms of the skin conditions listed above. Or if you have milder symptoms, we suggest our Unscented Shea Body ButterUnscented Foaming Shea Sugar Scrub, and Unscented Shea Oil, which includes our unrefined shea plus other naturally soothing and beneficial ingredients.

For our Good Good fam with a normal skin type, you can mix and match our scented Shea Body ButterFoaming Shea Sugar Scrub, and Shea Oil with all the same moisturizing and protective benefits. All our scented items get their unique scents from natural essential oils with antibacterial and soothing benefits we label on all those products!  

Browse The Goods now on our site – your skin will love you for it! 

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