Make yourself your New Year’s evolution

01 December 2022

Big scary resolutions are so last year. This New Year, we’re focussing on achievable small wins we can stick with, which help us feel better in the long term. We’re talking about evolution.

Next year I’ll go to the gym four times a week, become an Instagram skinfluencer and morph into an award-winning dermatologist.

There’s nothing quite like the self-satisfaction that comes with scribing your perfectly formed New Year’s resolution into a pristine notebook. Forget that you’ve never set foot in a gym, haven’t posted on social since 2015 and have yet to crack your own personal skincare regime.

Your resolutions are set, and not fulfilling them is out of the question. With pressure like this, it’s no surprise that only 26% of Britons said they’d stuck with all their 2020 resolutions, while 25% said they’d kept none. The second Friday of January is even named ‘Quitter’s Day’.

Our natural negative bias means we not only register adverse events more readily but also dwell on them, focussing on what went wrong and how we need to improve ourselves. To counteract these negative feelings, we promise that next year will be better.

There’s also the impetus to make sudden dramatic lifestyle changes that come from a place of ‘I should’ rather than ‘I’d like to’, so they’re less likely to stick. And starting resolutions thinking about how you’re not good enough can create enormous self-pressure. Our advice is to skip the personal whiteboard session, where you develop resolutions and brainstorm all the ways you want to better yourself in the coming year.

When it comes to the perfect Christmas list, it’s all about balance – a mix of festive treats and longer-term investments to help you hit your New Year goals.

In the spirit of feeling good inside and out, the intersection of a beauty and wellness routine is a fruitful place to begin. From reinstating restorative rituals to introducing new beauty strategies, it’s about taking the time to truly care for yourself and listen to your body’s varying needs. Sometimes that means a day of stillness, other days, that means a brisk walk.

Our mission through Earth Kiss has been to reject harmful, outdated beauty norms and foster a sense of worth via wellness-minded self-exploration. We view beauty as how we feel – rather than look – when we nurture and trust our relationship with ourselves.

Our 100% vegan, ethical, cruelty-free skincare solutions meet ethical standards, are COSMOS certified and contain zero GMOs. Better still, we’re committed to wildcrafting potent health and beauty-promoting mixtures from uncultivated habitats and unspoiled corners of the earth.

Inspired by the emerging ‘self-care is health care’ revolution that prioritises regeneration, rejuvenation, and self-healing from within, our new Earth Kiss range of vegan facial masks usher in a new dawn in certified organic skincare.

From inception, every product is lovingly crafted by our herbalists and humanists at Montagne Jeunesse with the over-riding intention to provide you with a profoundly relaxing ‘Home Beauty and Wellness Retreat’ experience that nurtures your body, mind and soul, as well as your skin.

Being in front of a computer screen all day and, sometimes, at night, we don’t know how much we strain our face - yes, face. Our eyes squint, eyeballs are strained, jawline tightens, and neck stiffens.

Our skin tells us a lot of information and communicates with us all the time, like when we’re tired or not drinking enough water or have food sensitivities. It’s so easy to see a bump or redness appear and want to attack it, remove it, get rid of it, or hide it. But the more you approach your skin with curiosity, patience, and tenderness, the more you can learn. It’s important to think beyond just the surface-level expression of health to a whole-body experience.

Speaking of listening, you can now join the tribe by downloading the Earth Kiss Experience app. We believe that skincare is a perfect place to start improving your well-being, and you can now nourish your skin and nurture your soul with specially curated sounds to match your masking intentions. A good bath can act as the ultimate decompressant, relaxant, and healer of body and mind. Why not enhance the experience and replenish yourself by soaking up all the stress-relieving goodness of our Super Naturals Kombucha & Spirulina Hydrating Sheet Mask – a fantastic ally in achieving one’s beauty goals? Or foster a detox ritual with our Super Naturals Kombucha & Charcoal Exfoliating Clay Mask, rinsed with an invigorating quick cold shower.

Serial goal setters learn that goals are more effective when you allow yourself time and space to let them manifest—schedule time every week to take care of yourself. The key is putting it on your agenda to make sure it happens!

Evolution is all about slow and steady development. Careful and considerate. It allows for trial and error – for us to make mistakes and try again. It focuses on bringing things in instead of cutting things out. It comes from a place of self-care rather than a place of self-control or self-hatred.

The reality is that most of the goals we set are life-changing or, at the very least, life-enhancing, so isn’t it fair to give them and ourselves the best possible chance of success?

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