March 21, 2018

10-Minute Me-Time Routine



Whenever I'm feeling particularly stressed or anxious (which let's be real, can happen a lot!), I make the conscious effort to put aside ten minutes for some me-time. For me, that means unplugging, turning my mind off and focusing on anything but the actual task or thoughts that are causing my discomfort.

But it's not always easy to commit to giving myself the time to actually stop - so I've created a sort of routine. It involves using a one-minute face mask, spending some time journaling and listening to my go-to mellow playlist. I do this usually once or twice a week depending on my level of stress, but it's the easiest way to stop me in my tracks and kind of bring me back down and out of my own head.

In the past, I realized that I would sort of rush through my "me time", and not truly give myself the time my body and my mind needed to relax, rest and rejuvenate. So I changed up my routine, and I introduced Bioré strips. I know - that's weird, right?


For me, it was a win/win. I could commit the ten minutes that it took to clean my pores, while still being able to do everything else I enjoyed in my routine.  Plus, I get to get rid of blackheads - so honestly, it's a good plan.

I've used Bioré products basically all my life, so when I saw their new charcoal collection, I knew I had to try it. My go-to products? The Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips and the Bioré One Minute Self Heating Mask. 


YALL! These babies WORK! I don't know what kind of magic they put in that mask, but it pours out feeling all cool and then warms the minute I apply it to my face. Plus, it doesn't harden and it takes only ONE minute.. which is a serious game changer for me. I've tried my fair share of charcoal face masks - and you know those viral videos of the girls crying peeling it off? Yep, that's me. I cannot do it and the masks that harden always end up making my face feel stiff and dry after. Not the case with the Bioré mask.. so seriously cannot recommend this one enough!


I can't lie to tell you.. I've been using pore strips since I saw Anne Hathaway's infamous scene in the Princess Diaries. Bioré re-introduced their classic pore strip with a twist, infusing it with a natural charcoal to get deeper into your pores and get rid of those nasty blackheads. We don't want any of that!


The best part about it all is that using the strips take only 10 minutes, and the mask only takes a minute, so if you're looking for a quick unwind like me.. OR if you're just trying to do skincare without sacrificing time or money, then these bad boys should be a staple in your routine!


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