The annual celebration of love and romance is upon us once again as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This year, we encourage you to use this day as a reminder to love yourself, especially given the uncertainty that swirls around us all. When we are fully present in the daily rhythms of life, we are able to tap back into the softness of the world and reconnect with our inner selves more clearly. Even at home, our minds can be so busy. Perhaps in this pandemic year, we can use this time to slow down, to contemplate, and to reflect. At PURA, we have intentionally crafted our collection to enhance your daily rituals so that they themselves contribute to feelings of radiance, beauty, and ultimately love. Cultivating a life of gracious self-care is such a gift unto itself. Fall in love with yourself over and over again through your daily self-care rituals and let these moments bring you the space to reconnect with the deepest parts of what ground you. In turn, we hope you take opportunities to share your heart with those around you in an outpouring of the love and acceptance you have found from within.
There isn’t a ‘right’ or a ‘wrong’ way to romance yourself, but we hope these suggestions to ‘love yourself up’ this Valentine’s Day are helpful. You are worthy, you are loved...not only on Valentine’s Day, but each and every day you draw breath on this beautiful earth.
Treat yourself to time with your serum - After taking the time to cleanse not just your face, but your neck and décolleté too, use one or two pumps of our Ambrosia Beautifying Serum or a drop or two of our Hyaluronic Ruby Serum and rub them in your hands. Before applying, bring your hands up to your face and take several deep breaths and inhale the botanical scent that PURA is known for. Focus on relaxing the muscles in your neck and shoulders as you breathe. Use upward motions as you apply your chosen serum to your face and take the time to spread this serum all the way down to your décolleté.
Invest in Beauty Ritual Tools - At PURA, we have developed several beauty ritual tools, many of which are made with rose quartz which symbolizes self-love. It is said that rose quartz helps to open the heart centre to promote self-love, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.
Our Gemstone Face Roller is crafted from rose quartz and helps to stimulate blood circulation which brings more oxygen to the skin and releases tension and impurities. Our Face Roller has several different heads according to the needs of every area of your skin. For more Face Rolling wisdom, please click here.
Take your mask to bed - We have developed several overnight masks at PURA, the most popular being our Overnight Watermelon Mask. This creamy, soft pink concoction is luxuriously handcrafted with skin-rejuvenating squalane oil and pure watermelon extract, which is rich in skin-brightening Vitamins A and C and amino acids. Use our Rose Quartz Mask Brush to elevate your mask applications. Please see here for more of our mask collection.
Wear a scent for YOU - Along with being a clean beauty skincare company, PURA is also an eco-luxe natural perfumery. All of our fragrance oils and mists are certified organic, handcrafted in Canada, GMO free, from all natural sources, cruelty free, kosher certified and suitable for vegans. Scent is so personal, but instead of wearing a fragrance for someone else, choose one that brings YOU joy. Scent has the power to change your mood in an instant, so take the time to inhale and reapply your chosen fragrance throughout the day. Our perfume oils are perfect Valentine’s treasures, crafted with the finest absolutes, pure essential oils and organic jojoba oil.
* Special thanks to Matthew Chow for this beautiful illustration of our Hyaluronic Ruby Serum.
* All photography by Karmen Meyer.