7 Simple Ways to Give Yourself Some TLC

1. Treat yourself to a handful of almonds and low-fat yogurt when you crave a mid-morning snack.

2. Make a scrub with 2 tbsp. granulated sugar and 1 tsp. sweet almond oil, and gently rub it all over your face and neck. Take a warm shower after a few minutes. Your skin will feel silken.

3. Your face loves the luxury of occasional steam. Mix 3 drops each of rosemary, grapefruit, and cedarwood essential oils in a bowl of hot water. Put a towel over your head, bend over the steam and breathe deeply for a few minutes. The oils will draw out impurities and make your skin feel super-fresh.

4. Rub foot balm all over your feet, massaging them as you go. After a few minutes, soak feet in warm water, wrap with a warm towel, and relax with your feet up for a few minutes.

5. Enjoy a cup of cardamom chai, the Indian way. Simply boil 1/2 cup each of water and milk together, popping in 1 tsp. tea leaves, the crushed seeds of one cardamom pod, 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, and sugar to your taste. Bring the chai to a boil, then simmer for a few minutes to draw out the flavors of each ingredient. It’s fragrant, tasty, and protects you from winter sniffles.

6. Melt 1 heaped tsp. of pure shea butter into your bath before sliding in. Soak in for at least 10 minutes, and you’ll emerge feeling wonderfully moisturized.

7. Upon waking up, enjoy a glass of fresh juice made from 1 celery stick, 2 beetroots, 2 carrots, and a few spinach leaves. Add a dash of ginger for extra kick. It’s really rejuvenating.

 

 

Related:
Letter to a Long-Neglected Friend
3 Keys to Staying Healthy While Working Hard
Avoiding Burnout: 6 Rules of the Road

32 comments

Rose Roma
Rose R.2 years ago

Be kind, gentle and forgiving with yourself.

Sheri P.
Sheri P.3 years ago

great tips! thanks!

Jessie Dijkstra
Jessie D.3 years ago

Looking for man's way to tlc, but I don't see my man doing any of this...thanks anyways.

Sarah M.
Sarah M.3 years ago

Nice

Mari Garcia
Mari Garcia3 years ago

thanks

Jude Hand
Judith Hand3 years ago

Thanks.

Stella Gamboni
Stella Gamboni3 years ago

Boy, did I click on the wrong article. This is so not me! Sorry for intruding. Go back to what you were doing.

Janine J.
Past Member 3 years ago

i like the essential oil facial steam idea. thanks!

Emefa Dekonor
Emefa Dekonor3 years ago

nice suggestions thank you

Ajla C.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks.