As a mom, it’s often difficult to justify “me time” – especially since it seems like a mother’s job is never done. But trust us, escaping to your bathroom for a quick relaxation break can only do so much for your overall mood … and sanity.
So whether your teens are off to school, at soccer practice or crashing on the couch, go take some time for yourself because you deserve it!
1. Soak it up
Even just five minutes of soaking in a hot tub will calm your body (by raising your body temperature and increasing circulation) and soothe your mind. For detoxifying benefits, fill your tub with Epsom salts to draw out impurities. Light your favourite Febreze candle – Mediterranean Lavender and Vanilla & Cream are quite relaxing – put on your favourite tunes and let your worries wash away.
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2. Cool off with cucumbers
Resting cucumber slices on your eyes will help reduce puffiness from the under-eye area. Just fifteen minutes should do the trick!
3. Facemask fun
Choose a facemask that will help hydrate your stressed skin. Apply onto a clean face and neck and wake up to intensely moisturized skin. And if you want to take the relaxation one step further, try a DIY facial in the comfort of your own home.
4. Indulge your locks
It’s important to treat your hair just as well as you treat your skin. Hair gets damaged from daily styling, exposure to the sun’s rays and dry winter air. Keep it lustrous and moisturized by applying an overnight deep conditioning treatment. For powerful strength against damaged hair, try pairing Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Repair & Protect Deep Conditioner with Pantene Repair & Protect Overnight Miracle Serum.
5. Scrub away stress
There’s nothing like scrubbing away the day’s stress with a gentle, full-body exfoliation. Try Olay Cleansing Duo in Soothing Orchid & Black Currant to exfoliate, cleanse and smooth your skin. With a smooth exfoliate base, shaving with your Gillette Venus & Olay Razor will be a breeze! And while your skin is still damp, finish off with your favourite body lotion for long-lasting moisturized skin.
What’s your favourite at-home spa treatment? Let us know in the comments below!