Weekly Self Care Tips from Krisztina

We’re dedicating every Friday to self care - and we want you to join us!

We know how busy everyone can be, so we want to give you that little reminder to take some time for YOU.

We’ll be sharing with you our personal recommendations and intentions every Friday in our Library to help give you the inspiration you might need to take some time out, give yourself some love and appreciation. Each member of The Merit Club Team will give you their personal view on self care, some of our favourite things and personal intention for the week ahead. You’ll hear from our Founder Krisztina, our Head of Marketing Sarah and our Content Editors Lottie and Iris. Learn more about us here!

Take a look at our first recommendations below!

 
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KRISZTINA’S SELF CARE FAVOURITES

FOUNDER of THE MERIT CLUB

I’m so happy to give you a little insight into some of my self care ‘musts’ and routines! I really hope they help you and you can incorporate some of them into your own routine! They are super simple!

Lots of love,

K x


 
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“Giving my hair a treat with a nourishing hair mask”

I love taking time to give my hair the nourishment it needs whilst reading a magazine or listening to a podcast. Here’s one of my favourite masks that I make from scratch that you can make too! I’ve listed the benefits of each ingredient too.

COCONUT OIL

Coconuts truly seem to be the magical ingredient for your hair as it keeps it moist and soft and prevents hair breakage. Since Coconut Oil is loaded with fatty acids, it penetrates the hair more deeply than regular conditioners. Thumbs up!

HONEY

The benefits of honey are endless! First, honey is great for retaining moisture in your hair - this means that it sucks moisture into the hair and prevents it from escaping. This is especially great if you have dry hair and need an extra boost of moisture and hydration like I do. Honey also brings back any lost sheen and shine to your hair.

 This can be YOU ;)

This can be YOU ;)

THE INGREDIENTS

- 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

- 1 tablespoon of honey

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl

2. Transfer mix into a pot and heat up until melted

3. Apply to hair from top to bottom and cover with a shower cap

4. Let it sit for 15-20 mins

5. Rinse

 

 

“SWIMMING AT MY HEALTH CLUB”

My mind doesn’t stop, probably… ever, so I find that exercise is a good way to put my focus on something else. I recently started swimming and it is amazing!

To make my 30 minutes swimming exercise even more of a relaxing experience, I use a waterproof earphone to listen to music. You can also find nature sound playlists on Spotify to literally make you feel like you are in the jungle… I mean if that’s your thing. :)

Waterproof Earphone

 Image: Chiltern Firehouse
 

 

“ADDING NATURAL COLLAGEN TO MY DIET”

It can be tough to look after my body when i’m so busy. I know we are all ‘busy’, but I’m particularly bad at looking after myself sometimes. So when I can, I work out to de-stress and then I assist my muscles with their repair with amino acids by using this amazing brand’s natural collagen in my drinks or smoothies. It’s completely odourless and tasteless - It’s amazing stuff! It also nourishes the brain and makes my skin feel youthful, so don’t mind if I do…!

Ancient & Brave Natural and Sustainable Collagen


 

 Image: Drake & Morgan, Devonshire Terrace
 

 

“USING LAVENDER OIL AT NIGHT”

When I have a stressful week, I try to take extra care of my wellbeing. At the end of the day it’s all about balance isn’t it? I like to put a drop of 100% lavender oil on my pillow or simply use this spray and it helps me fall asleep in no time. I find that I have a deeper relaxing sleep as well, which recharges me for the day ahead. Try it!


Lavender Sleep Oil

 Image: Library Club
 

 

“NETFLIX Binge UNDER A COSY BLANKET”

Nothing beats cosying up under a soft blanket to watch my favourite Netflix show after a long week. Hands up who’s with me on this?

I recently bought the softest EVER blanket from M&S and it truly makes my Friday evening Netflix marathons feel like more of an indulgent experience.

M&S Soft blanket

 Image: Balham Bowls Club
 


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