Beauty isn’t only skin-deep. Most of us know this, yet we place too much emphasis on looks and neglect things that can make us beautiful from the inside out, such as our health and lifestyle. Making small changes to your day-to-day routine can help you change this.
For example, you can start by doing your part for the environment or cutting out on toxins in your life. Opt for brands like Botanique by Himalaya, which not only uses recycled materials and soy-based ink for their packaging, but also organic ingredients in their skincare and oral care range. Here are other tips (plus product recommendations below $20!) to help you achieve that.
While eating healthy and exercising are key to being beautiful inside and out, it’s also important that you don’t neglect your oral care. Try the Botanique by Himalaya Complete Care Toothpaste, $8.90, a herbal formulation made of 97% natural sources. It comprises organic-certified neem, pomegranate and mint that work together to maintain teeth and gum health. It’s also free from the nine chemicals usually found in regular toothpastes, such as SLS, sodium hydroxide and triclosan. Choose between Simply Mint and Simply Peppermint flavours.
Try out something new
If you find life monotonous, trying something new can do you good. Take a small step forward by switching up the little things, like changing your go-to toothpaste flavour. Botanique by Himalaya Complete Care Toothpaste in Cinnamon, $8.90, is your perfect start. It gives you all the benefits of the Complete Care Toothpaste, but with the refreshing flavour of cinnamon.
Have a winning smile
A smile can change your mood and even, we daresay, your outlook towards life. Why not get that winning smile with Botanique by Himalaya Whitening Complete Care Toothpaste, $8.90? It’s made of 100 percent organic ingredients and doesn’t contain harsh abrasives, yet it’s potent enough to give you pearly whites (thanks to the pineapple and papaya enzymes!) and healthy gums, thanks to active ingredients like neem, pomegranate and xylitol. Choose between Simply Mint and Simply Peppermint flavours. Like the other toothpastes from the brand, it’s made with 100% certified organic ingredients.
Revitalise your life
Take part in new activities to invigorate your senses and give yourself a new perspective on life. Extend the same treatment to your skin by pampering it with the Botanique by Himalaya Invigorating Face Wash, $16.90, for normal to combination skin. This contains ingredients that are known to have skincare benefits since ancient times such as lemon peel, rose and honey to refresh and moisturise your skin.
Hydration is important for good skin and overall health. Besides drinking enough water, you should also look out for products with hydrating benefits such as the Botanique by Himalaya Hydrating Face Wash, $16.90. This soap-free cleanser is great for normal to dry skin, and is made with pure herbal extracts of winter melon, bael fruit and honey to leave your skin supple and radiant.
Get rid of blemishes
Blemishes can come in the form of many things: past mistakes, a bad attitude and facial blemishes. While you can’t undo past mistakes, you can change your attitude and get rid of face blemishes. Use the Botanique by Himalaya Balancing Neem & Turmeric Face Wash, $16.90, to remove impurities, minimise the size of your pores and even out your skin tone for clearer-looking skin.
Go deeper to find the good
Sometimes, you need to put a little more effort to succeed in your major goals. The same goes for skincare. Simply sweeping the surface may not be enough – ensure all the gunk embedded deep in your pores are removed by using a face scrub once a week. The Botanique by Himalaya Exfoliating Walnut & Wood Apple Face Scrub, $18.90, not only exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, but also refines your skin for a radiant finish.
Take your mind off things
It’s hard to switch off after a long day at work, especially when you’re still on e-mails at 10pm at night. A relaxing hot bath before bed is a perfect way to help you unwind. Pamper your senses with calming herbs and ingredients like lavender and rosemary, which can be found in Botanique by Himalaya Refreshing Lavender & Rosemary Body Bar, $8.90. If you need something that can also tackle your bacne, Botanique by Himalaya Purifying Neem & Turmeric Body Bar, $8.90, contains clarifying ingredients to fight blemishes while reawakening your senses.
The featured products are available at selected Watsons stores, as well as the Himalaya retail store at #02-47 Far East Plaza.