Out with the old, in with the new. At the start of a new year, our attention seems to instantly (after shaking off the post-Christmas slump, of course!) turn to the matters of self-improvement, diets, dry Jan, digital detoxes – and well, the list could go on and on. Some find this motivating; others find it depressing… rightly so.
But at Okiki, we don’t want you to feel guilty if you happen to have overindulged over Christmas, or if you’ve broken your New Year’s Resolutions already – because let’s face it, it’s called being a normal human being.
We do, however, want to help you start 2022 off on the right note, in the best mental state possible – feeling the best you can. So, keep reading to find out the ingredients that will be helping us feel good in 2022.
Less Stress, More Chill
The past two years have been pretty chaotic to say the least, despite most of us being confined to our houses – a lot has gone on. In 2022, we will be stressing less, and relaxing more. Taking time out to find a skincare routine that works for us, lighting our Nana Yaa Serwah or Okikiola candle on an evening to brighten up the gloomy days, or just reading a few pages of our favourite book (currently rereading Gone Girl). We will be making a conscious effort to do more of what we love.
Veganism is a healthy and ethical lifestyle choice that holds an abundance of benefits for our bodies. With dairy consumption thought to be associated with acne, ditching this in 2022 might be extremely beneficial for those of you with acne-prone skin – so far, we’ve switched to oat milk in our household and it’s going pretty well. Leafy greens, fruits, nuts, and seeds are all rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals which can help the skin to balance and fight breakouts. If you’re also looking to extend Veganuary to your skincare, we recommend trying out our Extreme Wake Up Soap and Amelia Face Cream to kickstart your day, and securing our Nana Efua Neneh Candle to help warm you up on those bitterly cold winter nights.
Spending time with family and friends
Something many of us haven’t been able to do for the past 48 months – and it’s made us forget how special time is spent with loved ones. We will be making more of an effort to be present even when we can’t be in real life. We often get sucked into spending too much time on our phones – so this is your reminder to give that family member a call (that you’ve been meaning to do for the past week), because we guarantee it’ll leave you with a smile on your face.
Our main note to you for 2022 though, is to remember to do what makes YOU happy this year, because good things will automatically follow.
Love, Okiki x