It can sometimes seem impossible to find the time to fit in all the practices we want to incorporate into our routines. Life always seems to get in the way. We often have lofty ideas of all the beauty treatments and high tech beauty tools we’d love to use to enhance our appearance, as well as self love and self improvement practices we’d like to begin to benefit our health, wellness, and happiness. I know that personally I get so excited about something like a new anti-aging device that can make improvements in my skin and then it just sits there, gathering dust, because I can never seem to find the time, at least consistently, to take the few minutes necessary to add this something special to my routine. I am blessed with my job to have so many incredible products at my disposal, and yet I rarely pamper myself with them. Well I have an amazing trick that will help you multitask these practices so that you are nurturing both your inner and outer beauty at the same time making this valuable part of your day far too rewarding to skip.
There are some truly incredibly hi-tech beauty gadgets on the market that can give us effects similar to what we would previously have had to go to a medical spa or dermatologist to experience. These devices do require a time commitment though, and often they aren’t the kind of treatment you can do while scrolling your phone or watching Netflix. Same goes for pampering yourself with something like a facial mask. These are what I like to think of as “mindless activities”. You don’t have to really think while doing them. Your mind is free to wander. Mindless activities are the perfect opportunity to incorporate some mindfulness activities into your day. By using this time to tackle both your beauty and pampering treatments with your self development practices you are basically getting double the value out of your time. And it makes the practice of doing them far more enticing, rewarding, and habit forming.
I want to share with you some really amazing beauty tech that you can use while doing your mindset and self growth practices like meditation, visualization, affirmations, and more. Instead of letting your mind wander on the stresses of the day and all the things you feel like you “should” be doing during this pampering time you can do one, or several, of the following:
Daily Positivity Practices
- Focus on visualizing the incredible changes you want to see happen in your life. Raise your vibration by FEELING what it would be like if these goals and dreams were a reality right now. Live it. Feel it. Breathe it.
- Focus on your breathing, clear your mind, and enjoy a peaceful meditation while you experience your beauty treatment. You may just have some incredible inspiration come to you in these quiet moments.
- Repeat a positive affirmation or mantra. This is the perfect activity for treatments that may require a little more “activity” on your part like moving a device around. You are still able to focus during the “mindless activity” on something rewarding like your affirmations, while still being present enough to physically operate the device.
- Think of all the things you are grateful for. I don’t care how bad a day, week, or month you are having. Just the fact you are reading this means you have a lot in your life to be grateful for. Acknowledging all those things and feeling the gratitude is guaranteed to brighten your day.
Hi-Tech Beauty Gadgets and Treatments
Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift ($349 US/$429 CAD) I think this is the coolest device that Clarisonic has ever released. Why is this Clarisonic “smart”. Well it can detect what brush head is attached and adjust the settings accordingly. You can of corse adjust the speeds for your own preferences as well. This Clarisonic offers fours speeds, body mode, and firming massage mode.
It comes with a Revitalizing Cleanse Brush for the face, Body Brush Head, and the new Firming Massage Head that feels SO GOOD. But it’s not just meant to feel good. The pulsing oscillations are meant to firm the skin with cumulative results. You can also use the Pedi Attachments (not included) with the device. There is just so much you can do with this device and so many benefits from head to toe.
The Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD Anti-Aging Light Therapy System ($249 US) is such an amazing high powered LED anti-aging treatment device. You can treat your entire face at once (or your décolleté) and it’s completely hands free! This type of light therapy reduces fine lines, sun damage, and age spots while increasing radiance, elasticity, and firmness. While most devices like this use only red light, the RejuvaliteMD uses four UV-free wavelengths including red, yellow, amber, and infrared light for a more effective treatment in as 5 minutes a day a few times per week. The quality of this device is outstanding. It’s very solid and study and has a smooth, flexible neck that can be adjusted any way you want. It’s a great arm length as well. You can put it on your night table and reach it over or set it on a table in front of you. It comes with everything you need, including protective goggles.
For a more targeted approach you can try the Silk’n Titan Skin Tightening + Lifting Anti-Aging Device ($299 CAD). With Bi-Polar RF energy, LED light energy, and IR heat energy you can stimulate cell renewal to firm and tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, and fade superficial age and sun spots. The device is only turned on when it touches the skin.
I love that it comes in a handy pouch that neatly stores even the instructions. It comes with hyaluronic slider gel.
And one of my favorite ways to multitask is by wearing a facial mask during my morning or evening rituals. I have dry skin and tend to favour hydrating and plumping masks like the new NeoStrata Hydrating & Plumping Sheet Mask ($8.50 CAD). It contains 0.15% of pure Hyaluronic Acid to really nourish and comfort my dehydrated skin and leave me looking fresher, hydrated, and more youthful.