• Mags Rafael-Salvador

Why it's important to take care of yourself

Being busy is not enough reason to be doing self-care. As a working mom for more than twenty-five years now, I can say that I make sure I take care of myself well.


I know that self-care covers a lot of aspects, it can be emotional, financial, physical, social, spiritual, intellectual, and even environmental.



For the purpose of this blog let us delve more and concentrate on the physical aspect. And sharing with you a helpful list to make the most out of taking care of our bodies:

Daily Work Out (30 minutes or more)

Take a walk

Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily

Eat healthily

Get your annual physical exam and see a dentist

Take your vitamins & supplements

Avoid drugs and alcohol (occasional drinking allowed)

Get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep, and lastly

Go visit the doctor when you feel sick.


I hope I'm not too late in making more time for self-care now. To add a little bit of context, I'm a regular mom and in my late forties now. I’m morena and with sensitive skin. I was diagnosed with skin asthma when in my 20s and had to use hypoallergenic for anything I need to put into my skin since then. All whitening products I tried may it be soap, lotion, facial wash, name it and none would work well with me. So, what little products or brands have I used since then, I still use them now.


So after trial and error with different brands, I settled on some hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested products which I became loyal. They're VMV Hypoallergenics, Kiehls, and Nu Skin which experience I want to be sharing with you.


I love how great I feel from several Nu Skin products. At my age, quite a number are shocked when I tell them how old I am. A gentle warning though that this is not the cosmetics alone that we're talking about. It's more for health and wellness and not beautification. I have four constants that you can also try for yourself these are the Scion Deo PH Balanced, Nu Skin's feminine wash, the Liquid Body Lufra, and Nu SKin's Advance Tinted Moisturizer.


My deodorant for years now is Scion Roll-On Deodorant PH balance. It gives me a whole day of protection that keeps me fresh and helps lighten dark underarms with consistent use. It's safe and dermatologist tested, and that's alcohol-free! With vitamin E to moisturize and care for delicate skin and emollients that keep your skin soft and smooth.


For your intimate wash, try Nu Skin's Feminine Wash - a mild intimate wash that cleanses and provides a refreshing feeling. It’s soap-free with a PH level of 3.5 and mild enough to use several times a day. It's a bonus that it also hydrates and prevents bad odor to make you feel confident all day.


Your body can only do so much, it's up to us to nourish it. For those of you who are familiar with John Mayer's song "Your Body Is A Wonderland" or have read that our body is a temple, then I believe it's safe to say that truly we are the ones to take care of it. And one way to do that is to revitalize your skin allowing it to glow and be healthy by using Nu SKin's Liquid Body Lufra. It has small beads of finely ground walnut shells that can smoothen rough spots on elbows, the back of arms, knees, heels, and all over.


Just get into the shower and apply the Liquid Body Lufra to your dampened skin work gently into a lather and rinse thoroughly. Afterwhich you step out of the shower with smoother softer skin, truly a body cleanser with a formula designed to clean, moisturize and exfoliate. You can scrub at least 2 to 3 times a week with this one.

And when you’re about to get outdoors, make use of Nu Skin’s Advanced Tinted Moisturizer. It provides radiant, lightweight coverage packed with all the benefits of color-correcting tinted moisturizer. I have a combination of normal to oily skin so this tinted moisturizer does well with covering my uneven skin tone, as well as protecting my skin since it also has built-in sunscreen. So no need for foundation or a primer before putting on your powder. It gives you flawless coverage and a healthy glow, you’d be confident facing the sun for the day.


It is truly important to take care of yourself inside and out. Right now, choose to let go of the stress, and allow simpler, less complicated life. Take good care of yourself, so that your inner beauty would glow. And when you catch sight of that beautiful woman in the mirror, smile at yourself. It gives you confidence and joy that no other things or cosmetics can replicate. If you are a proponent of self-care, loving yourself by taking care of your health, body, and soul then high-five that. Give yourself a pat on the back :).


And if you're like me that need to be extra careful about what I use on my body/skin and face, explore my site and check out my favorite products that keep me feeling and looking young.



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