Valentine's Day: Self-Love Edition

Valentine's day is almost upon us, and here at Avari Beauty, we want to make one thing clear: having a mix of feelings is completely normal! From the cheesy commercials to the endless stream of social media posts from loved-up couples, Valentine's Day can be a lot! With an unprecedented pandemic still ongoing, rising inflation, and a turbulent political climate, it can be challenging to find the positives—but in these times, it's even more crucial than ever that we practice self-compassion. Here are some tips to help you get through Valentine's Day and beyond. 


Be Gentle With Yourself

This Valentine's Day, try to take a moment to show love for yourself and appreciate the love you receive from others. When you shift your attention to restorative activities that bring you comfort, joy, or relaxation, you remind yourself how enjoyable life can be when your nurture your needs. 


Connect with a good friend, start that home hobby you've been planning to try, enjoy a hike outdoors, harvest herbs from your garden, or read your favorite book. You'll be surprised how quickly simple pleasures can elevate your mood. 


Schedule an Ultra Platinum HydraFacial™

Looking for a gorgeously indulgent facial that will transform your skin and your mood? Treat yourself to 90 minutes of pampering and relaxation this Valentine's Day. Our signature HydraFacial treatments are specially designed to target all of your skincare concerns while leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This facial helps to improve breakouts, the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines, texture, and so much more! Click here to schedule. 


Make Plans With Someone You Love

Love comes in many forms. From friends and chosen family to siblings and soul mates, the ability to receive blessings of connection in every way can be powerfully healing. Making plans with someone you love and having something to look forward to on Valentine's Day can take your mind off your worries about the holiday. If you're feeling up to it, host a game night with your best friends or plan a facial and massage date with your sister—whatever fills your cup, do that. The most important thing is that you surround yourself with people who love you and make you feel valued. 


Practice Healthy Boundaries

Overcommitting is counter-productive. It's important to set healthy boundaries in both your personal and professional life. This can be challenging, and you might feel bad at first, but avoiding situations and people that are not aligned with your values is crucial. Start by checking in with yourself whenever you're asked to do something you're not sure about. This can help you to filter through commitments that can cause stress, anxiety, or burnout.


Check Out Of Social Media

Social media can be a challenging space on any holiday, and Valentine's Day is no exception. This day especially is guaranteed to fill your feed with unrealistic #couplegoals from influencers and countless snaps of Valentine's Day dinners. If you're feeling a little tender, this unabashed love-athon can trigger anxiety and make it feel like you're missing out on something. To avoid this, consider avoiding social media and taking a short break away from your devices. Instead, fill your time with fun or comforting activities that make you feel good about yourself. 


Enjoy a 'Nature Bath'

A 'Nature bath' is time spent outside in nature. Based on the Japanese concept of shinrin-yoku, nature baths can help improve relaxation and reduce anxiety. In fact, research shows that being out in nature can provide numerous psychological and emotional benefits, like calming the nervous system and increasing well-being. Even a short walk in nature can improve your mood and release endorphins!


Looking for a thoughtful gift for someone you love this Valentine's Day? Check out our Avari Beauty gift cards. Available in any amount from $25 to $1000, a gift card is the perfect way to show someone you care. 

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