Self-care = survival. NOT self-indulgence.

 
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I have come to believe that caring for myself is not an act of self-indulgence. Caring for myself is an act of survival.
— Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist and civil rights activist

It’s true – self-care is the main essential to manifesting everything in our lives. Why? Because we can’t pour our heart and soul into anything from an empty cup and self-care is all about giving yourself permission to pause, reboot, fill that cup back up and go again.

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For me, a big part of this process is my skincare routine – I’ve been following it religiously since I was quite young, and even started using an eye cream when I went to modelling school at just 14 years of age.

At the time, my mother went off and bought me Ella Bache’s Special Eye Cream and I still use it to this day, off and on!

Since then, I’ve enjoyed using a whole range of different products – which was especially a bit of a trial and error process during my pregnancies. I started having a really bad reaction to all types of natural products; things that were plant-based or filled with essential oils. At the end of the day I put it down to my hormones!

But right now, my skincare regime looks a little like this…

Morning

I love the Thalgo Marine range, so my day begins with their cream cleanser, toner and face cream. It’s designed especially for sensitive skin, which works beautifully for me.

Evening

I use Go-To skincare foaming cleanser to remove my makeup at the end of the day. When I feel like my skin needs a bit of an extra boost I’ll use the ASAP daily micro-exfoliating scrub and I find Synergie Skin’s Super Serum is the perfect final step to soothe and repair my skin overnight.

As for my skincare crush?

If I had money to burn I would be snapping up the La Mer moisturising cream and eye serum lifting contour. I love their history, how the product came about and their top-secret ingredients work wonders on my skin… it’s just a touch expensive.

But hey, a girl can dream, and we did say self-care is a matter of survival, right?




 
Khara Williams