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10 Self Care Routines You Can't Afford to Skip

It's hard to scroll through any form of social media without coming across a pin, infographic, or post about why self care is vital to your overall wellness. The effects of taking time out to treat yourself with a yoga session, massage, a day off, or a hike in the fresh air are undeniable, and there are very few among us who would say taking care of ourselves sounds unappealing. The problem with some of these suggestions is finding the time to carve out for just you. Life is busy, and sometimes human nature takes over and pushes these "unnecessary" activities to the back burner. Luckily, self care doesn't need to be a big, grand gesture once in a blue moon. The following are some simple ways to participate in honoring your body, mind, and spirit that can be done in just a few minutes at any point in the day, leading to a more productive, fulfilled, and happy human!

1. Wash Your Face

Whether or not you wear makeup or facial products, going about your daily life is going to throw some pretty gnarly shit at your skin. Take the time to cleanse your pores, refresh your skin, and wake yourself up with a gentle wash.

2. Wear Sunscreen

It might eventually become the gnarly shit that you're going to wash off your face anyway, but the benefits of slapping on some SPF far outweigh the negatives. Protect your beautiful skin from the harmful rays of the sun, even on overcast days, and your youthful radiance will thank you over the next few decade