Everyday Loving Beauty Habits That Don’t Cost a Cent


Looking to get a little more out of your skincare routine? Whether you are on a budget or are looking to transform your beauty regimen into a nurturing self-care experience, we’ve created a guide that will take your existing steps to the next level.

As part of our Self Love month journey, we wanted to focus on some simple and totally free beauty and wellness habits that you can incorporate into your everyday routine without spending a cent. These mood-boosting steps can make both day and night routines that little bit more special – not just for your skin, but for body and mind. Because after all, love is free and begins with the self. So, get your glow on every day with these simple hacks and let it radiate out into the world.


There is endless scientific literature on the benefits of daily meditation and its irrefutable ability to combat the detrimental effects of both acute and chronic stress. Countless meditation techniques have shown to reduce inflammatory mediators and levels of corticosteroid hormones released during our stress response. It is high levels of these that can result in damage throughout the body.

Take just 10-20 minutes to either set yourself up for the day, or to unwind at the day’s closing. There is no one way to meditate, and we recommend trying a variety of techniques to find one that suits your unique personality and brain activity.

It could be journaling or reading a book while your skin soaks up a hydrating mask, playing a guided meditation or singing bowls soundtrack while you apply your serums, or taking a few moments outside in nature after applying your sunscreen.

If you apply your beauty products at night just before bed, another tip we recommend for listening-based meditation or breathing activities is to pop one on once you’ve applied your serums, then get comfortable in bed. Lay facing upwards while you listen and enjoy, giving your products some time to absorb into the skin as opposed to being soaked up by your pillow.

If you genuinely cannot find the spare time for meditation, you could consider making mindful eating your chosen form? Switch off from your devices during your meals, chew slowly and be as present as possible, paying attention to smells, tastes and textures. This also improves digestion, and the better your digestive health, the better your skin health will be too.

Cold therapy

Start the day with a splash of cold water.

This is another well-researched technique that has shown to have an effect on the autonomic nervous system, in particular the vagus nerve, our stress response, and even our capacity to heal. Superficially, benefits on the skin include boosting microcirculation, firming skin tissue and reducing facial redness and inflammation.

This technique will really wake you up and make you feel refreshed and ready to begin your day. Those brave enough can opt for a cold shower to kick start the day, though you may want to simply start on the face.

Up the ante by adding cold water, some ice cubes, and some slices of cucumber to a bowl or basin and use this for your morning cleanse. Think of it as a morning cocktail for your face.

Maximise your product performance

Boost circulation and energise your skin even further by incorporating facial tools like crystal rollers or quartz mushrooms and use these to create your own facial massage. Notice how wonderful and calming it feels to take your time with your serum and moisturiser application. Forgo slapping them on in a hurry and instead opt to gently work them into your skin with your hands or chosen tools, taking the time to enjoy the fragrance and texture, be present in the moment, and simultaneously boost the health of your skin.

You can make your products work even harder for you by using plain old water to increase their penetration. That’s right! Ensure your skin is still a little damp from your cleanser rinse (ideally your cold splash!) before applying your skincare, as this has shown to increase tissue permeability and therefore increase product absorption.

If you prefer to dry off your face, you can add in a Facial Mist at this point. This beauty hack is great for all serums, moisturisers, and particularly humectants like glycerin, aloe vera gel and hyaluronic acid as they naturally attract water molecules. If you suffer from any form of skin barrier dysfunction or dehydration, then this step is an absolute must.

Age Defying Face Massage in 2 Minutes

Facial massage can not only relax and release muscle tension in the face, jawline, temples, and neck, but can also create a luminous glow by improving circulation and removing toxins and puffiness through lymphatic drainage. Try performing this for yourself at home to improve your skin health, create a glowing luminous complexion, and improve your mental wellbeing all at the same time.

To ensure good slip across the skin’s surface without dragging or stretching, we recommend using a skin health-boosting oil, such as our Antioxidant Facial Oil Omega 3-6-9. Apply a few drops to your fingertips and gently tap it across your face and neck to spread evenly and help stimulate blood flow.

Start massaging at the neck and always work upwards, as this is the direction of drainage for your lymphatic system. This upward pattern can have a powerful youthful effect that sculpts and lifts facial features that have been weighed down by gravity and the passing of time. Softly press from the inner corners of the eyes outwards to drain puffiness, and  release tension and lift the eyes and forehead by smoothing the brows up towards the hairline. Press or pinch along the brow line to relieve tension or headaches.

You can focus more specifically on releasing tension by concentrating on traditional acupressure points. There are 29 points on the face and neck as pictured. Since the points are duplicated on either side of the face, two points can be stimulated simultaneously.

Acupressure points may be located with the fingertips and can be identified as a slight indent beneath the facial tissue. The points will be more sensitive when pressure is applied. When massaging, use a firm circular motion as you apply a gentle pressure. Circle 10x clockwise, then 10x anticlockwise.



Use a Bamboo or Silk Pillowcase

Pillowcases made from breathable fabric that have slip will allow your skin to move better along its surface during movement overnight, as opposed pinching and creasing. This will help prevent wrinkle formation.

Be sure to wash your linen weekly in gentle, fragrance free and natural detergents, keeping acne-causing bacteria under control without irritating the skin. This will also eliminate dust, makeup or build-up that can accumulate and potentially cause skin irritation. 

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I love this! Will be sure to try these Selfcare rituals out.
I have been using numerous Mukti products for about 8 months now and just love them, especially the Age Defiance Eye Serum, Rescue and Recovery Serum and the Daily moisturiser are my fav so far.
Thankyou for making such a beautiful range that is safe for the skin and the environment.

Christy May March 09, 2022

I love this! Will be sure to try these Selfcare rituals out.
I have been using numerous Mukti products for about 8 months now and just love them, especially the Age Defiance Eye Serum, Rescue and Recovery Serum and the Daily moisturiser are my fav so far.
Thankyou for making such a beautiful range that is safe for the skin and the environment.

Christy May March 09, 2022

I absolutely adore Mukti products! I always use the Mukti balancing cleanser every morning as it not only feels great ( it gently but thoroughly cleans), it smells great and it puts me in a good mood! I then use a Mukti mist and moisturiser. At night, I take a bit more time and use a Mukti serum as well, taking my time to feel it working and just appreciating the beautiful natural scent and the goodness that it is doing for my skin. I wish I had discovered Mukti sooner! Mukti products do wonders for my skin and I look forward to trying new Mukti products as I continue on my journey :)

Caitlin Jones March 09, 2022

I love to press my omega beauty oil on before bed and call my energy back for the day.

Kara March 09, 2022

I have been using your lovely products for the past few months while I mediate and stretch at the end of the day, a time of the day that I treasure and savour. It is so nice to focus all attention just to myself even for a little while and know that everything is well with my soul and body. I am looking forward to adding other suggested self care routines on this blog to feel even better(!) physically and mentally.

It is so vital to remember to pause and refill ourselves amidst our busy days so that we do not burn out and do not give out of empty vessels. Thank you for a gentle reminder to look after ourselves.

Esther March 09, 2022

I was introduced to Mukti products last year and am using the age defying serums.My skin is soft and hydrated and not a single blemish.I look forward to many years of beautiful skin and at 61yrs old I appreciate the natural beauty hints that you are sending to me.I am looking forward to possib.y trying more of your products in the future,kind regards Maxeen.

Maxeen Hallett March 09, 2022

Absolutely love these tips, the cold therapy and taking the time to enjoy your products while using them really worked for me.

Caitlin Woolf March 09, 2022

I have been looking for a beautiful natural skin care and I think I have found one. I am going to go through all the products that would be the correct type for my skin. Thanking you for setting me on the correct path. By the way I am a young 71 yr old and I say never too young to start.

annie McMahon March 09, 2022

Thank you for sharing your loving beauty habits. I love my Mukti products, I have started to take time to massage them into my skin while applying my beautiful products to get the most out of them. Night time I spend more time and love to finish with my Antioxidant facial oil, I love to breath in the aroma of the products and feel so relaxed. I have recently purchased the botanique Perfume and love the earthiness of this oil, I also recently purchased the hair shampoo and conditioner and cannot wait to try them. I can actually see results from using Mukti, my skin feels smooth, looks lifted and fine lines are less noticeable, I have a glow I have not been able to achieve before using Mukti. I will incorporate the everyday loving habits into my routine and will be purchasing a silk pillowcase. I am looking forward to any new products Mukti might bring into their range in the future.

Martina Zarantonello March 09, 2022

After having kids (one has special needs) I really have left my self care needs behind. I started caring again last year (when I discovered Mukti at Bodhi j – my first massage in basically 10 years!) when hubby bought me a gift voucher. I can’t believe the difference it has made to my mental health. I just regret not caring for myself sooner because I feel like I’ve aged 10 years! I’m not quite sure yet if my skin has improved but I’m persisting because I feel so good following a routine. Perhaps I need to apply a few of the practices as you have suggested in this article. Looking forward to seeing how I go!

Heidi March 09, 2022

I’ve been using Mukti for some years now. My self care daily routine always involves Mukti and when i apply my Deep Cleanse Antioxidant masque i always massage it in. The texture is perfect for massage. My skin always feels refreshed, cleansed and firmer afterwards. I would’t be with out it.

Carmen Bensley March 09, 2022

I love to soak my feet in an Epson salts foot bath at the end of the day before going to bed. Great for relaxation and detoxification.

Lise Slockee March 09, 2022

I am 44yrs and have purchased the Age Defiance range, in addition to the Vital C Elixir, Antioxidant Facial Oil Omega 3-6-9, the exfoliant and the cleansing balm. My skin has never looked better and I now have a great skin care/self care routine. I am chuffed with the results. Highly recommend ❤

Brooke March 09, 2022

Thank you Mukti. I’ve always noticed my skin seems to respond well to a hands on facial. Now I understand why. Will definitely incorporate a bit more time for facial massage into my skin care routine.

Carly March 09, 2022

Love these tips, very practical and easy to implement. I try to incorporate meditation on a somewhat daily basis and have been sleeping on a silk pillowcase these last few weeks. I read somewhere washing your face with ice cold water in the morning assists with circulation and depuffing as well!

Judy Tran March 09, 2022

Thank-you so much for this post. I have been looking for ways to improve my self-care. As a busy mum and health care employee, i have found it difficult to prioritise more “me” time over the past 2 years. But some of your suggestions – the 2 minute facial massage or combining my skin care routine with meditation – feels achieveable and sustainable.

Susannah March 09, 2022

Some great information about self care here. As I am now 35 weeks pregnant self care is becoming increasingly important to centre myself and my thoughts and get ready for another child to grace our family. The pleasure of slowing down, accepting that movement is now challenging and that sleep is elusive are all enhanced with nice routines of eating well, paying extra attention to skin care and baths and practicing mindfulness.

Eleanna Elliott March 09, 2022

Love these ideas on how to up my skin routine into a full self love ritual! Mindfulness, skin care, mental wellness all in one? Yes please! Cant wait to implement some(or all!) of these techniques. Thankyou Mukti!

Stephanie March 09, 2022

I have been on a Mukti regime of Toner , vitamin b and vitamin c plus moisturiser for the last 2 years.
My skin has responded remarkably well for its 71 year journey.

John Ray March 09, 2022

Very insightful and helpful article! I received a free omega oil in a previous order and I was never sure how to get the best use out of it, thankfully this article informed me I can use it as part of the 2 minute facial massage!

Tips about the benefits of cold water on your face in the morning was really helpful as I usually do that but wasn’t sure if hot would’ve been better for absorption so I’m happy to have that cleared up for me.

Additionally having a damp face before applying serums to help absorb them into the skin was a great tip as I tend to run out of the facial mists first from my habit of over spraying.

Overall very helpful tips and tricks that I will be trying out over the next couple of days :)

Toria March 09, 2022

Thank you
I’ve been enjoying your products but this will add extra fairy dust to it!

Yael Scuri March 09, 2022

I am guilty of quickly applying my products just to get it done. I even have a roller that I haven’t used yet mainly as I am unsure of the how to and also the time factor. Thank you for bringing to my attention the added benefits or taking the time to immerse myself more in my beauty routine.

Yvonne Winsor March 09, 2022

Thank you! This blog is great and so informative!! Excited to add the Cold Therapy to my morning routine!! PS im in love with all your products! :)

Kristy March 09, 2022

I definitely feel the cold therapy works wonders! I’ll be trying your other tips. Thank you!

Georgia Simpson March 09, 2022

I’ve always struggled to find the right skincare for my skin until i found MUKTI! i absolutely adore everything ive used so far (which is quite alot) the charge ive seen in my skin is incredibly, so blessed to have finally found a skincare line that i am content with.
Thankyou mukti x

Jasmin Simeti March 09, 2022
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By Mukti

Mukti has been actively involved in the beauty and personal care industry for over two decades. Her varied career has encompassed a common thread focusing on health and wellness. Her aim is to reconnect people to nature, creating health and happiness via toxin-free lifestyles and beauty regimes.