I have a confession to make; last year, I resolved not to feel guilty about taking time to take care of myself, and I kind of fell off. Because for me, that meant having a better work-life balance and making time for self-care. It's not as easy as it sounds when you are an Entrepreneur, especially when you are a Creative. So this year, I'm recommitting, and if you're like me and you've made the same commitment, you're in luck because I'll be sharing my drugstore Self-Care Essentials that I’ve brought into 2022 in partnership with Walmart.
Over the last couple of years, I have made a concerted effort to learn more about skincare and what works best for WOC. I neglected my skin in my 20’s, so I’m trying to make up for it. That means making time for extra TLC, aka self-care; for me, that's taking the time to exfoliate after I shave. To do a mask after I cleanse or to lather my skin in butters and oils to nourish and add back in hydration that may have been lost in doing life.
SHOP SELF CARE FAVORITES
I’m all about supple skin year-round, but in the colder months, dead/dry skin is much more prevalent and noticeable, so it's an area of focus for me. So on self-care days, I don't skimp on exfoliation, especially since finding this body scrub by Dove. Ive tried scrubs before but most left a lot to be desired. The beads in this are just right, not too abrasive, just enough to slough off your dead skin. The formulation also includes the perfect balance of cleanser & moisturizer, so when you're done, your skin feels hydrated soft but not greasy.
With it being winter, Lip care is important to me. I cannot stand dry lips, and this lip mask is my go-to. However, when Im not wearing that, Im probably wearing this drugstore favorite that is a gloss and is chock-full of moisturizers like agave, moringa oil, and cupuacu butter. It leaves your lips feeling hydrated and supple for hours.
Speaking of shaving, I would be amiss if I didn't mention that Walmart now stocks Billie Razors. If you follow me on IG, you have heard me rave about how close and smooth the shave is. I promise it's not hype! I wish the razors were more durable, but I don't think you can find better when it comes to the shave honey I haven't. Whether or not you shave regularly, you need this essential in your arsenal.
SHOP BILLIE RAZORS
Finally, scent is the strongest trigger of memory and emotion, so it’s an easy way to boost your mood and is a step in your self-care routine that should not be skipped. However, we know that great scents can get expensive, and that is why I wanted to wrap up by mentioning Dossier a scent brand that you can get at Walmart. The brand promises to deliver designer-quality scents without the markup, and I picked up the Fruity Oakmoss. It's giving Creed for her without the price tag now that's a mood booster.
SHOP DOSSIER SCENTS
Walmart has a fantastic selection of self-care options; you name it, they've got it, and It means the world to me when you support brands that support this space. So if you're looking to level up your self-care game in 2022, there is no better place than start here!
There you have it! All of my drugstore self-care favorites from 2021. Drop your favorites down below in the comments. I'm always looking to try new things! Enjoy today's post? SHARE IT with a friend also, be sure to sign up for our Newsletter for exclusive content and upcoming happenings; follow this blog on Youtube, so you never miss a video.