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4 Self-Care Habits You Should Start Practicing During The Holidays

Here’s how to relax and unwind even during the Christmas rush.
December 22, 2020
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Show of hands, Cosmo Girls: When was the last time you really took the time to pamper yourself and practice self-care? We can all agree that 2020 has been tough on everyone, and that certain indulgences took a backseat in favor of more pressing things, like safety and sanitation.  

As the holiday break approaches, now would be a good time to start anew with your self-care habits! Think of it as the one good deed you can do for yourself before the year comes to a close. If you're not sure how or where to start—it's been ages, after all—you might want to try the following:

Stay offline during the holiday break.
You've likely spent the better part of the year getting work done from the confines of your room, which is an impressive feat! But while a WFH setup has its share of upsides, many of us became accustomed to working longer hours and, subsequently, prone to burnout. This year, more than any other, you owe it to yourself to take a break from the non-stop emails and video calls. A long break, in fact. Make an effort to bring back the work-life blending you vehemently lost some time ago.

Make time for movement.
Spending virtually every second indoors meant very little time to do other things, like, say, exercise. Maybe you've been neglecting your regular workouts, and that's totally understandable, but don't forget how great it feels to actually break a sweat and do something wholesome for your body. Use the holiday break to slowly incorporate exercise back into your daily routine. Have you seen all the available fitness equipment on Shopee and Lazada? Everything's on sale!

Shuteye is key.
Raise your hand if this one hits close to home: Being in a WFH setup perhaps allowed you to wake up later than usual, but your body clock is nowhere near where it once was. It's also likely that you've been going to bed much later because, well, at this point, Netflix is life. Start over before it's too late—watching movies and K-dramas are a form of self-care, but not when they keep you from getting enough sleep. We know you know what to do.

Self-care also means proper skincare!
Between your constant wearing of face masks, your lack of sleep, and the work- and pandemic-related stress you've been dealing with, it's worth acknowledging that your skin's health may not be at its best. To achieve that healthy, moisture-filled radiance by the time we welcome the new year, we recommend checking out Laneige's 2020 Holiday Collection! There are six beauty sets to choose from, with each one vital in helping you get that ~2021 glow~:

  • Radian-C Holiday Set (P2,550): Radian-C Cream 50ml, White Dew Skin Refiner 15ml, White Dew Emulsion 15ml

  • Basic Duo Moisture Holiday Set (P3,000): Essential Power Skin Refiner - Moisture 200ml, Essential Power Emulsion - Moisture 120ml, Water Bank Moisture Essence 5ml, Water Bank Moisture Cream EX 10ml, Water Sleeping Mask 15ml

  • Water Bank Moisture Holiday Set (P2,000): Water Bank Moisture Essence 70ml, 2x Water Sleeping Mask 15ml, 2x Cica Sleeping Mask 15ml

  • Lip Sleeping Mask Holiday Set (P1,200): Lip Sleeping Mask Berry 8g, Lip Sleeping Mask Lemon 8g, Lip Sleeping Mask Grape 8g

  • Basic Duo Moisture Holiday Set - Sleeping Mask (P1,500): Water Sleeping Mask 25ml, Water Sleeping Mask Lavender 25ml, Cica Sleeping Mask 25ml

  • Neo Cushion Holiday Set (P2,000) - Neo Cushion Matte in 21N or 23N

Why not give the gift of self-care this Christmas? The 2020 Laneige Holiday Collection is available via Shopee and Lazada. You can also purchase it in-store via SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura, SM City North EDSA, SM Fairview, SM Cebu, and Rockwell Santolan Town Plaza. Follow Laneige Philippines on Facebook and Instagram to know more.

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