TATIANA’S WELLNESS HACKS FOR A WOMEN ON THE GO

09.05.17

For the modern woman, investing in personal wellbeing is a priority that can easily fall by the wayside. We understand the importance of nurturing ourselves, and are mindful of the benefits, but more often than not we give our time and energy to other aspects of our lives – work, family, travel.

Our Founder Tatiana knows only too well how challenging it can be trying to incorporate wellness into a busy lifestyle, especially when so much of it is spent ‘on-the-go’. But with a little forward planning and a few conscious tweaks, you can feel great about your mind, body and soul, without any extra hassle.

For Tatiana, wellness is at the core of everything she does, whether that’s time spent working on Silou London, travelling, or at home with her family, wellness is crucial not only for her success but for her self-fulfilment.

In order to live a healthier lifestyle, Tatiana incorporates simple wellness hacks into her everyday routines. From the office to the plane, these hacks help to restore balance no matter how busy she is. Try them for yourself today!

1. FOR STRESS RELIEF

Aromatherapy has been used for centuries, and lately more scientific studies are being conducted by beauty and drug companies who are wising up to the benefits of essential oils.

I have long been a fan of tiny bottles filled with heavenly scented liquids. For mood alteration and hormonal imbalance, especially during “the challenging ” times of the month, I use geranium by adding a few drops into my bath, blending with day cream or simply rubbing it into my tummy.

Frankincense is also a powerful oil. Known to be a ‘church oil’, it offers a variety of health benefits including helping relieve stress and anxiety, pain and inflammation relief and boosting the immune system.

2. FOR MINDFUL HYDRATION

When it comes to H20 I always carry a bottle of water with me wherever I go, but I made the switch to glass bottles many years ago. If I must drink from a plastic bottle I make sure it is BPA free – this way I’m know I’m being kinder to my body and the environment.

3. TO ELIMINATE BAD BACTERIA

We spend hours every day using our smartphones, but they are known to collect germs and bacteria, especially when we lay them flat at a cafe table or put them next to our wallets. For this reason alone our phones have the potential to cause the skin to breakout.

In order to combat any bad bacteria I use French 80 percent Ricqles Alcool de Menthe to wipe my phone clean, daily.

4. FOR HEALTHY REFUELLING

I tend to eat small amounts frequently during the day. In the morning I pack a bag of dried sulphate-free apricots, cashew nuts, walnuts and seeds into my purse, this way if a healthy snack isn’t available I don’t have to worry.

5. FOR AN INSTANT UPLIFT

I don’t carry much in terms of makeup, but colourless lip balms are great to use as a highlighter on the cheeks, or instead of an eye shadow for a dewy glowy complexion. My latest must-have is the balm Dotcom by Glossier – it’s hydrating, long-lasting and packed with antioxidants.

In the hot summer days I can’t recommend floral water enough. Rose or Geranium water by UK-based company NHR is my absolute favourite, I buy all of my essential oils from them.