This Valentine's Day, why not celebrate the most important relationship in your life - the one with yourself. Beauty expertJessica Leonard, co-founder of The Afterglow , says focusing on our own mental and physical health should be celebrated. Here, Jessica lists five self-care activities for the day of love.
1. BE YOUR OWN VALENTINE
You don’t need to rely on those around you to spoil you on Valentine’s Day with gifts and kind letters.
Self-gifting is more than just spending money. It’s an act of self-love and a reminder of the hard work you've done to put yourself first.
It’s time to take action and be in charge of giving yourself the love that you deserve. Whether it’s having roses delivered to your doorstep with a positive message or selecting ‘pay now’ on your online shopping spree, self-gifting is the ultimate reward on Valentine’s Day
2. GIVE YOURSELF THE ROYAL TREATMENT
Indulge in a pampering session to unwind from the demands of everyday life. Skincare and beauty salons like The Afterglow offer the ultimate glow package to give you access to a private studio for skin care, allowing you to unwind in your own space.
A pampering session is one of the best ways to boost your self-esteem and reconnect with yourself. Giving yourself time to relax and refresh is one of the highest forms of self-care.
Whether it involves a simple trip to the nearby shops for snacks and champagne or getting a facial, granting yourself time to focus on yourself does wonders to increase your self-esteem.
3. UNLEASH YOUR INNER FOODIE
Why not seize the opportunity to try the newest restaurant in town or prepare that delicious recipe you've longed to cook?
Exploring new foods can open you up to a world of flavours and ingredients to take your home cooking to the next level.
By venturing into uncharted food territory on Valentine's Day, you'll create a special memory and reward yourself with a yummy masterpiece.
4. ESCAPE FOR SOME ME-TIME
Valentine's Day is a day of love and excitement. Why not take this opportunity to break away from the world around you and explore the beauty of Australia?
Take time away from your work and responsibilities by venturing out. Whether it's a short day trip to your local beach or packing your bags to see the great outdoors, a solo trip is an excellent way to prioritise self-discovery and relaxation.
5. BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE WITH ADRENALINE
Instead of sticking to the typical candlelit dinner and movie, give yourself the ultimate challenge and face your fears.
Try stepping outside of your comfort zone and get your heart racing with excitement and new confidence.
Whether it's trying out bungee jumping, zip-lining through a forest canopy, or exploring a new hiking trail, the rush of adrenaline will add an exciting twist to Valentine's Day.