Confidence is a balancing act. It blooms on the inside before radiating to the outside. When you make sure to take care of both aspects, you will quickly learn that self-confidence is a habit — not just a trait a few lucky people have!
You already know we’re all about self-care here at Boutique Skin Envie, so let us walk you through our top 3 self-care tips for boosting your confidence:
HYDRATE, HYDRATE, AND…HYDRATE!
This may not sound like the most exciting part of a self-care routine, but staying hydrated is wildly beneficial for both your body and your mind. A positive, energized and healthy mind is a confident one! Since your brain is made up of mostly water, drinking enough of it will help you improve alertness, energy levels, and brain functioning. It is also proven to help balance your mood and emotions.
Let’s not forget the benefits of water for your skin: staying hydrated brightens its appearance, helps prevent premature ageing, reduces puffiness, and prevents breakouts.
How do you know if you’re drinking enough? The general rule of thumb is to divide your weight in half and to use that number as a reference for the total fluid ounces you should drink per day. For example, someone weighing 130 lbs should aim to drink at least 65 oz of water (more or less, depending on their needs).
TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR CALENDAR
Are you prioritizing activities that support your well-being? Make it a priority to carve out time in your weekly schedule for walks, workouts, home cooking, and anything else that makes you feel good. By engaging in activities that you enjoy, your brain releases the feel-good cocktail of dopamine and serotonin which elevates your mood and boosts that feeling of self-confidence. Also, by choosing to make more room for mindful pauses and hobbies during your week, you’ll be more rested and better prepared to confidently tackle your tasks for the week.
Sure, new clothes and fancy jewelry always give us a boost — but you’ll only be as confident as you love the skin that you are in. Healthy skin is an instant game-changer! Since your skin is the first thing people notice about you and the first thing you notice when looking in the mirror, it has a powerful impact on your well-being.
By taking care of your glow, you’ll always feel ready to put your best face forward and stop hiding behind self-consciousness.
Here are some of our favourites for an at-home, confidence-boosting skincare routine:
GLO Skin Beauty - Clear Skin Cleanser ($62)
Treats and prevents breakouts, while leaving skin thoroughly cleansed. Apply a small amount into wet hands. Massage onto dampened face using light, circular movements for 60 seconds, avoiding eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
YonKa Paris - Micellar Water ($40)
Morning and evening, apply the micellar water to your face, eyes and lips using a soft cotton ball. Apply again until the cotton ball is completely clean.
Vivier Skin - Advanced Skin Lightening Serum ($149)
An anti-ageing and skin brightening serum formulated with Vitamin C and 2% Hydroquinone USP to gradually lighten dark spots. Ideal for all skin types.
GM Collin - Charcoal Mask ($54)
Captures and eliminates micro-pollutants, revitalizes and replenishes skin, purifies and improves the skin’s texture without leaving it feeling dried out. After cleansing, place a warm towel over the face to open the pores. Apply a sufficient layer of the Charcoal Mask and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse well and follow with your G.M. Collin serum and cream.
Institut Esthederm - Cellular Water Spray ($39)
Balanced with mineral salts and trace elements, Cellular Water provides the skin with the energy and moisture needed for the day — sealing in your glow.
And most importantly, remember…
Confidence is like a muscle. The more you use it, the better it gets!