No matter how old you are or what you have going on everyday, life gets busy for all of us. Days, weeks, and months go by and we find ourselves wondering where the heck the year went. When things are hectic, it is easy to get focused on big events and holidays each year, letting the days in between blur together. Personally, I think this contributes to why people are stressed out! We make our lives so busy that we are constantly looking forward to the weekend or our next vacation, and we end up wishing our weeks away. Believe it or not, having a solid skincare routine can help fix this problem- here’s how!
First, having a skincare routine increases your productivity. It’s like making your bed in the morning, you start the day with an accomplishment. If you wake up feeling sluggish, don’t grab your phone and start scrolling social media. Get up, turn on your favorite song, and wash your face! There is no better way to wake up your senses than by splashing your face with some cold water and cleansing it with Natural Baller’s ENERGIZE Cleanser. Talk about a fresh start to each day! When you use a skincare routine in the morning, you are literally beginning the day with a clean slate. From there, the opportunities are endless!
Second, your skincare routine can add some familiarity to each day. As a recent college graduate, a lot of things in my life have felt sort of temporary. Like most college students, I have spent the last four years moving into a new dorm room or house each fall, heading back home for holidays, and traveling with friends on breaks. While all of this was fun, it could also get overwhelming. At times it felt like whenever I got comfortable, it was time to move on to something new.
It took me a little while to realize that I am in my early 20’s, and this is not a time to be living in my comfort zone! It is a time for change, trying new things, meeting new people, and moving around! Coming to terms with uncertainty is much easier when you have a few reliable and certain things you can take with you everywhere. For me, that is my Baller routine. Whether I am on a trip for work, at home in La Grange, or visiting my boyfriend in New York, I start and end my day with my skincare routine.
I have found that having a portable sense of comfort I can bring with me wherever I go has actually made me more willing to try new things and travel to new places. Too much routine can be a bad thing because it can foster mediocre behavior and prevent us from reaching our full potential. Having a simple skincare routine provides you with the perfect amount of routine to balance out your days and keep you open to new opportunities!
Lastly, a skincare routine is the perfect tool to get you into the habit of taking care of yourself. “Self-care” isn’t trending on social media for nothing! You will never regret taking a few minutes each day to do something that is good for you. If we want to keep up with these hectic lifestyles, we have to also keep up with our health! So, when life has you run-down and busier than ever, take a second to wash your face. You will thank yourself later when your skin is glowing and you are feeling more confident in the natural you!