Spring has sprung! The flowers are reawakening, the birds are chirping, and the whole world feels refreshed. But the revival of spring is not only about what’s outside the window. It’s also about the person in your mirror. Why not take this time to rejuvenate yourself internally and externally?
Here are four steps you can take this month to heal from the inside out.
#1 Get moving. Make a commitment to move at least 20 minutes each day. It can be as simple as a walk around the block or a full-on nautilus workout. Daily activity combats illness and boosts your energy. It enhances your mood and helps you better manage stress… and that dewy mist (otherwise known as sweat) on your forehead, it helps detoxify your system.
#2 Incorporate whole foods into your diet and aim to eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Make it interesting by trying options that you haven’t eaten before.
#3 Hydrate like your life depends on it, because it does. Drinking enough water is vital to your body in so many ways. It promotes adequate elimination of waste, optimal hydration, and proper balance of your bodily fluids.
#4 Pamper your outsides. Spend a little time showing your external self some love. Take a much-needed trip to the salon for a deep conditioning hair treatment. Rejuvenate your skin after months of cold dry weather. Make the effort to practice the selfcare you deserve.
This month’s Ivy Box includes some items to help you heal inside and out. Wear your Rose Floral Robe and Rose Floral Headwrap while you master that self-care. Your box also includes a Rose Floral Gua Sha, a tool used to relieve tension in the face muscles, boost blood circulation, and promote lymphatic drainage. To use your gua sha, moisten your skin with a gentle facial oil. Use the tool to apply gentle pressure while moving it in upward lifting motions from the center of the face out towards the hairline. Only move in one direction and use even strokes.
This month’s Ivy Box also helps you protect your beautiful self with an Apple Green Face Covering while you prepare to celebrate Juneteenth in your Pretty, Gifted & Black Juneteenth Shirt.