We live in a very fast paced environment, where self-knowledge and self-care are on the rise. All barriers are blurred and, as we are increasingly loaded and saturated with information, we feel a greater need to find ourselves, to find a minute of peace amid the chaos.
At KŌNSE Beauty we know that taking care of oneself is essential for our well-being: that the words “self care” seem like a passing fad, but they should stay with us forever. With so much noise and in the middle of the era of immediacy, we must try to keep our life in balance to guarantee good health (physical, mental and emotional).
Therefore, we understand self-care as a mantra, because taking care of oneself is an exercise that we should learn from a young age, regardless of our sex and condition.
Although it may be that for some people beauty rituals were seen as something purely feminine, it is evident that taking care of our health and appearance is something rather inherent to the human being in general. Taking the time for self-care will help us to feel and look better.
Finding the balance and taking care of our body, mind and spirit
We know that entering the world of self-care can be difficult: many brands, many options, natural cosmetics vs. pure chemistry: how to choose, where to start?
As we at KŌNSE Beauty understand self-care in a holistic sense, we will address this skincare guide for men offering tips and products for all areas that we believe are essential.
You do not need to incorporate them all into your routine, far from it, these tips are simply intended to be an aid to give you an idea of the different things that you can implement that can have a positive impact on your health, beauty and well-being.
Health Living: food, water, sleep and movement
Before going into details into what type of product to use, day cream, night cream, facial mask, facial oil, etc., let’s start with the basics.
It is widely known that our diet and water intake have a huge impact in our wellbeing. Keep an eye on your sugar and processed food consumption and try to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Have a loot at our article on how to incorporate ayurveda into your day to day for more tips on how to take care of your body from the inside.
For a special and guilty free treat, try Cosmic Dealer’s 100% cocoa chocolate with adaptogens “Chai & Rose”. A superfood without sugar or gluten, rich in magnesium, potassium, iron and flavonoids (which protect the body from oxidizing agents such as pollution). Taking a portion of this chocolate is almost a ritual.
You can also start your mornings energised with Four Stigmatic’s Mushroom Elixir Mix Lion’s Mane, the perfect caffeine-free drink to start the day on the right foot.
All our bodies internal processes (including cell regeneration) require water to perform optimally, so don’t forget to consume it regularly. The standard recommendation is to drink between 2 to 4 liters per day, depending on your constitution, the activities you do and your needs in general.
Physical activity is also essential: it helps us improve the oxygenation of the body and our state of mind and directly affects our recovery. The standard recommendation is at least thirty minutes of movement a day to stay in shape. Find an activity that you enjoy doing, this is essential to make this time more enjoyable. Which brings us to the last point: sleep. Sleep is essential to allow our body to rest and carry out certain processes such as cell regeneration. Important to keep your sleep cycle on track is taking care of your exposure to blue light.
Body care for men
Let’s move on to the outside, to the issues that you can address beyond drinking water, eating well and playing sports.
It is time to familiarize yourself with exfoliation, that simple step with helps our skin eliminate dead cells efficiently. It’s as simple as applying your scrub in the shower in circular motions all over your body. The feeling of softness when you rinse it is instantaneous and, in addition, and very important: it will help you prevent ingrown hairs if you are going to shave or wax.
Among our favorites is Malako’s Magnesium Spirulina Scrub. This scrub contains concentrated magnesium to improve sleep and calm muscles, spirulina to relieve irritations, and dead sea salt to replenish essential skin minerals. What’s two more minutes in the shower a week in exchange for all this?
If after detoxifying the skin with the exfoliation you want to make sure you hydrate it to the fullest, we recommend you use Grown Alchemist body cream , high on Omega 7 it helps reduce the appearance of scars, blemishes and stretch marks caused from weight loss.
Do not forget to take care of your hands, with a good hand cream, non-greasy and highly hydrating.
Your face is a mirror to your inside: Take care of it
Skincare routine can be exhausting! Many of us have heard the expression that “the eyes are the mirror of the soul”, that would make the face the mirror of your inner body. Tiredness and stress are often noticeable in the tone and texture of the skin, bags and dark circles under the eyes and even in the appearance of pimples and wrinkles.
The good news is that while you rest you can take care of your skin and make sure you provide everything it needs. For example, there are regenerating creams that can help you restore the skin with formulas that will help purify and detoxify your skin from all the pollution to which it is exposed on a daily basis.
If you share, try to use a shaving cream that helps soften the hair follicles for a perfect finish. Grown Alchemist Shaving Cream contains sandalwood and help protects against UV radiation.
Don’t forget to keep your skin clean and hydrated with a sensory cleanser gel-lotion treatment. Dafna’s Skincare gel cleanser provides a clean and illuminated appearance and brings a feeling of freshness as it removes daily impurities, decongests pores, fights free radicals and the appearance of blemishes and helps reduce hormonal acne.
The secret for a healthy scalp
We know there is a great temptation to grab the bottle of body wash and use it to wash your hair. This is a big mistake!
Do you want to keep your hair for as many years as possible, and make it look strong and hydrated? Start taking care of it now! Your scalp deserves the best care, and using any conventional gel to wash it can dry it out and promote easier breakage and shedding.
Among our favorite shampoos is Grown Alchemist’s Detox Shampoo 0.1, which helps rid the hair of free radicals that our body metabolizes. Best of all, it leaves a feeling of softness and enviable manageability.
Mental and Spiritual Care
We all go through hard times from time to time, either because we get lost living a fast paced life, or simply because we have a hard time finding ourselves, and that has a direct impact on all areas of our life.
That is why it is important to take care of our mind and pay special attention to ourselves when we need some ´me time´.
There are very useful and entertaining tools, such as the Inner Compass Cards deck. If you feel like you need to connect with your inner compass, this will help guide you.
If you are determined to continue taking care of yourself inside and out, head over to our IG for more tips.