New Year, New You? 5 Ways to improve self-care in 2023

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Prioritise your wellbeing in 2023!

By mid-January, it’s not uncommon to be hit with the ‘January blues’.

As we’re in the midst of winter, prioritising self-care and our wellbeing is crucial in January and throughout the year.

If you’re visiting London’s South Bank this winter, visit our independent boutiques at Gabriel’s Wharf to find unique self-care items, designed to make you feel happier and healthier!

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1. Improve your skincare routine with Blomma Beauty

Improve your skincare and invest in a new routine with Blomma Beauty.

Home to organic, vegan and cruelty free beauty from independent brands that are made in the UK, Blomma Beauty is passionate about helping you find the right products for your skin, your lifestyle and your ethics.

Bite the bullet and try out a new organic skincare set, or ease yourself into a new routine with individual products such as the Casa Mencarelli Sea Buckthorn Serum.

Described as ‘radiance in a bottle’, get a glowing complexion with this organic face serum jam-packed with antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Your skin will be left feeling moisturised and hydrated!

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2. Treat yourself to flowers from Ray Ray’s Flowers

Brighten up your home with a beautiful bouquet from independent florist Ray Ray’s Flowers.

There are plenty of benefits to having flowers in your home. They can boost your mood and memory, reduce your stress, and some flowers can even help you to sleep!

Shop locally sourced British flowers made in contemporary arrangements which champion the changing seasons, such as Ray Ray Brights, a signature Ray Ray bouquet. The bouquet includes a mix of bright orange, yellow, and green tulips and poppies for a springtime pick-me-up this January.

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3. Protect your vision this winter with sunglasses from Sugar + Style

Did you know that sunglasses can protect your eyes from UV rays even in winter?

While the sun sits lower in the sky in the winter months, the UV rays are just as intense. Sunlight bounces off wet and icy surroundings, producing a glare and doubling our exposure to harmful UV rays.

Protect your vision and eye health this winter with sunglasses from Sugar + Style. As an independent womenswear boutique, they sell an extensive collection of sunglasses, all at affordable prices which do not compromise on quality.

All their sunglasses offer UV400 protection, so you can keep your eyes safe – and stylish! – with Sugar + Style.

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4. Decorate your home with a new art piece from Southbank Printmakers or Skylark Galleries

Invest in stylish home décor and decorate your home with a new art piece from Southbank Printmakers or Skylark Galleries.

Decorating your living space with a new print, ceramic or painting can encourage healthy self-expression and personalise your bedroom or living room.

Southbank Printmakers and Skylark Galleries are both independent art galleries run by the artists themselves. Pop into the galleries this January to discover a new handmade print or painting made with quality and care.

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5. Keep yourself warm with handmade knitwear from Joanne Plumb Knitwear

As the temperature continues to drop, keep your head and hands warm with handmade knitwear from Joanne Plumb Knitwear.

Joanne Plumb creates every knitwear piece by hand on her knitting machine, including hats, scarves, gloves, and ponchos. Joanne’s pieces can complement any look as they’re made in an array of bright colours, using fabrics such as wool, pure cotton, cashmere and more.

Staying fashionable and cosy has never been easier this winter with Joanne’s beautiful bespoke winter garments!

Whether you’re looking for a new skincare routine, or a new way to brighten up your home, you can be sure to find it at Gabriel’s Wharf.

We hope you enjoy following our self-care tips!