You lead a busy life. Whether you’re wrangling kids, running a business, or doing it all, you sometimes have to cut corners to get everything done. Usually, the one who feels the sacrifice is you. Maybe you’re willing to miss sleep or skip to squeeze an extra hour or two of productivity out of the day.
You’re willing to do anything for the people you love. Does “anything” include taking care of yourself? When you take time to take care of yourself – mind, body, and spirit – you end up having more to give to others. Alicia Keys’ Keys Soulcare brand is a collection of clean skincare products to help you transform your daily to-do list into a series of life-giving rituals.
OMG, It’s finally here!! 😭 Thank you so so much @keyssoulcare for this amazing gift!!! You made my entire week, and I can’t thank you enough! 💜💜💜
— Ana Felisca (@AnaFelisca) August 10, 2022
Here are five ways to turn mundane tasks into simple but powerful rituals that will empower you to love yourself more today.
To turn a task into a ritual, you must begin with an intention. Find a quiet place when you know you can get five minutes to yourself. Light a candle, like the Sage + Oat Milk candle from Keys Soulcare, and use the calming scent to help focus your mind. You might recite a phrase or mantra that is meaningful to you. It could be as simple as, “I am able.” Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.
Depending on your day, this might be the end of your ritual. Yet the simple act of making space for yourself to breathe can be empowering.
Just about everyone washes their face at least once a day. If you’re going to do it anyway, this can become another ritual or an extension of the time you spent centering yourself. Alicia Keys and Dr. Reneé Snyder, dermatologists, created Golden Cleanser Gentle Face Wash to cleanse and soften all skin types. A quick, cursory scrub isn’t a ritual!
Take time to make a lather to massage your face and neck. Turmeric and chamomile soothe your skin, while Manuka honey provides hydration. Rinse slowly with warm water and pat dry with a soft, clean towel.
You know that you feel your best when you put good food into your body. Similarly, what you put on your skin impacts how you feel. Choose products that help you to destress, stay calm, and shine your light. If you have just a few minutes, gently massage Keys Soulcare Skin Transformation Cream into your face, focusing on the areas where you carry tension. Finish by spritzing the Reviving Aura Mist on your face and neck for a hydration boost.
When you’re having a particularly difficult day, week, or month, it becomes even more important to connect with yourself and find some balance. Alicia Keys understands the temptation to fill every moment of every day with more. Yet sometimes, doing less is best for you and for those you love, and one way to do less is to take the time to focus on comfort. Perhaps you exchange your daily exercise routine for an evening walk with the family or disconnect from technology after dinner and read a book.
Or, choose to take a couple of extra moments to unwind during your evening skincare routine. Take a few minutes to massage your face and neck with the Obsidian Facial Roller after applying your comforting Keys Soulcare products to increase absorption and aid in relaxation.
Finally, make love for yourself and love for the people around you a “key” part of your day. It’s not always easy, but by taking the time to show care to yourself, you set yourself up to love others well, too.
I’m a huge fan of Keys Soul Care!🙌🏼@keyssoulcare
— Noelle 🦋 (@NoelleAFranklin) February 28, 2022
Alicia Keys created Keys Soulcare to help you embrace rituals in your day that will empower you to connect with your soul and shine a light on others around you.