February may signal that there’s extra love in the air, but we’re starting with self-love as a priority. Inspired by Valentine’s (and Galentine’s) season, we’ve tapped three of our favorite clean beauty bloggers for their best self-love and self-care tips. Naturally, this includes some of their luxurious faves from EVOLVh because these chilly temps call for a bit of indulgence. Romance is nice and all, but let’s remember to take care of ourselves first and foremost!
“I love how romantic Valentine's Day is, but as someone whose partner has never been interested in spoiling me on this occasion, I've always taken it upon myself to shower me with love.
Accepting all my shortcomings has been the biggest self-love challenge. I'm extremely aware now of when I'm putting myself down and I actively stop and tell myself it's ok, there is always a next time, a next opportunity.
One of my favorite forms of self-love is indulging in my guilty pleasures, and for me, that's my sweet tooth. I treat myself to a donut or cupcake whenever I have a craving and never feel bad about it.
I'm loving the EVOLVh SmartBody Butter during these cold winter months because it's so rich and hydrating, with an uplifting citrus scent. What makes it superior is that it isn't overly heavy and doesn't leave any greasy residue. Because I'm so focused on skincare I often overlook bodycare, but it's positively soul-filling to pamper my entire body.”
Andrea Lee is the creator of the Organic Beauty Lover blog. Born in Los Angeles, Andrea is a California native at heart, but has lived and worked in Switzerland, India, Paraguay, and France. Currently based in Long Beach, she’s passionate about green beauty and spreading awareness about the products we use everyday to anyone who will listen – a typical millennial with a message.
“With a new baby, self-care has taken on a new meaning in my world! Time is scarce, meaning my self-care routine has to be multi-tasking and heavy hitting all at the same time.
Once a week, I draw myself a piping hot bath with Epsom salts and essential oils, apply a thick face mask, and the EVOLVh UltraRepair Masque to my hair before slipping into what is essentially an hour long blissful coma. While I’m unwinding, the face mask has time to work its magic, whether that is to detox my skin or hydrate. I typically don’t leave it on for the full extent of my bath though.
UltraRepair is one of my absolute fave EVOLVh products because it sinks into the hair immediately and leaves my hair shiny, hydrated, and detangled. Also, it doubles as a pre-color treatment! Simply apply to wet hair, blow dry in, and apply the color as usual. The L-tyrosine helps fill in the porosity of the hair, allowing for a more even color application as well as a longer lasting color (tip given by founder Boris himself). This hairdresser approves!”
Lauren spent 7 years behind the chair as a hairdresser before starting her blog, Wholly Beautiful. Since she was a little girl, she loved playing with her mom’s beauty products and perfumes, so it comes as no surprise that beauty continues to be her focus today! With the standards in the beauty community changing, she aims to be a resource to all who are looking to clean up their beauty routine and use products with beneficial, high-quality ingredients.
“As a busy mom, wife, and small business owner, I know self-care is hard to incorporate on a regular basis. I start working at 6am and sometimes don’t finish until around 10pm. I'm often too tired to even think about myself, after focusing on my family, businesses, and house all day. But I do make it a point to take care of myself, even if it’s only for a few minutes. It’s so important not to neglect yourself because you’ll quickly find yourself feeling burnt out and unable to care for others. Some quick and easy self-care ideas that I do are:
My absolute favorite self-care routine is my bedtime ritual. It’s a great way to show some self-love and wind down from the day. This involves applying some facial products, a quick jade rolling or gua sha treatment, and then using the EVOLVh SmartBody Butter all over. It’s such a luxurious product with a beautiful scent. I like to use it right out of the shower to lock in moisture and restore my dry skin. It lasts through the night and leaves such a beautiful scent on my skin. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and supple without being heavy or greasy.”
Delilah blogs about holistic living on a budget. She’s a mom, wife, and small business owner living in Miami and loves to share how she incorporates green beauty, nontoxic products, clean eating, and a more holistic lifestyle on a modest budget.
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