A woman applying Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Oil during her selfcare routine

The Benefits of a Selfcare Routine for Your Skin

You've likely heard the term 'self-care' many times, whether you're scrolling social media, watching tv, or talking to your friends. Though self-care is at the forefront in pop culture zeitgeist, self-care activities aren't just a passing trend.


The benefits of self-care are many, so if you haven't already, you owe it to yourself to put together a self-care checklist to ensure that, in this busy life, your needs are being met and you're taking care of yourself - mind and body. Read further for some beauty self-care ideas to add to your self-care plan.


What Is Self-Care?

The basic definition of self-care is simple: implementing activities and routines that help preserve and improve your well-being, overall physical health, and emotional happiness. To some people, self-care is healthcare - taking vitamins, exercising, getting regular check-ups with a doctor and dentist, eating right, and getting enough sleep. These are some of the basic tenets of a self-care routine, and since they're integral principles of taking care of oneself, we don't really think about them often.


However, other of self-care routines that work as self-care home health. This kindness ritual usually includes self-care products, such as lotions, soaps, creams, wax, and even self-care cosmetics. When most of us think of beauty self-care, we imagine lounging in the tub with a mud mask on in a sea of scented bubbles, indulging in relaxation and skin therapy.


Other self-care activities can include:

  •       Getting a mani/pedi, coloring and cutting your hair.
  •       Plucking your eyebrows.
  •       Using skin treatments or hair treatments.
  •       Even soaking your feet in special salts to soften them.


There are endless self-care home health products, and they all offer a range of the multiple benefits of self-care.


The most overlooked self-care plan, but one of the most essential, is mental and emotional self-care. These self-care tips range from turning off your electronics for an evening to recharge to meditating, deep breathing, journaling, reading a book, or engaging in a TV show or movie to rejuvenate and refresh - stepping away from overstimulation, work, or other responsibilities to refresh and renew.


Combining emotional, health, and beauty self-care is the essence of every spa day, and fortunately, we can make our own beauty self-care list and treat our skin to a nourishing self-care routine from the comfort of home.


Why Is Self-Care Important?

The importance of self-care is twofold: first, your skin is your body's largest organ. Your skin is also a reflection of your health as well as your emotions. If you're ill, your skin may look sallow or pale. When you're depressed, anxious, or upset, you may become flushed, have dark circles, or break out.


Your skin is a barometer of who you are, so taking care of your skin ensures that you stay healthy from the outside in. Like many women, perhaps you remember your grandmother applying skin cream, a practice passed down through the generations from her to your mother and now to you.

A mother and daughter applying Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Original Solid Jar during their self care routine

We are taught early on that taking care of our skin is essential, and now, skin care can be not just a daily activity but a special self-care plan you put together just for you - a self-care routine you can make a part of every week so it becomes ingrained and not just a special 'spa day.' You and your skin deserve more than just one day!

Skin care is also essential to maintain and preserve your skin to keep you looking and feeling your best. Implementing a regular self-care routine, particularly with products that feature skin loving ingredients like cocoa butter and coconut oil, ensures that you're making your skin a priority, which will reflect the best of you!


It's a circle of wellness - when you look good, you feel good. Even if you're not having a great day or you're feeling under the weather, the benefits of self-care can go a long way to making you feel like yourself again.


Since most of us live high-speed lives, barely getting enough sleep and maybe not even taking time off to recharge, skin care and self-care activities have become even more crucial to help promote physical and emotional well-being - giving you a well deserved break to show yourself some love.


And let's face it - taking a few minutes to breathe while you apply lotion or sit with a mask on is sorely needed in our fast-paced lives.

A woman's hands with Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion during her selfcare routine


Putting Together a Beauty Selfcare Routine

Putting together a self-care routine is a personal experience. What is relaxing for your BFF may not be relaxing for you. Making a self-care checklist of activities that you might want to try can be helpful and make it so that you are prepared with everything you need for your day of bliss. You can designate one day a week to be your self-care day, or split up the body self-care skin care tips into different ideas for various days. Whatever works for you and your schedule is paramount.


Once you've decided on a self-care plan, choose the best self-care products for your skin type. It's always best to use natural self-care home health products, such as lotions that include soothing and hydrating ingredients that work for all skin types, such as a set of cocoa butter skin products. Looking for ways to indulge? Try these tips for self-care routine that will leave you relaxed and looking and feeling great from head to toe:


  •       Skin looking dull? Try an exfoliating body lotion that helps you remove dead skin cells and make way for fresh, healthy-looking skin to emerge.
  •       Nourish your skin while relaxing in a warm bath by adding a moisturizing body oil to your bath water.
  •       Make your bath time do double duty by drenching hair in a strengthening biotin mask that’ll leave your hair softer, smoother and healthier.
  •       Say goodbye to calluses on your feet by mixing a solid cocoa butter balm with granulated sugar to create a moisturizing scrub. After scrubbing, apply the cocoa butter balm and cover with cotton socks for the night. Say hello to baby soft the next morning!

A woman pouring Palmer's Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Oil to use during her self care routine

The answer to what is self-care may be multi-layered, but it starts with taking time for yourself to care for your body and mind - and a great self-care routine with skin care products from Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula is the perfect place to start.