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7 Simple Ways to Give Yourself Some TLC

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.



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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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12:08PM PDT on Apr 13, 2014

Be kind, gentle and forgiving with yourself.

8:06PM PST on Jan 19, 2013

great tips! thanks!

10:33PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

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

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3:20PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

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

1:15PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

i like the essential oil facial steam idea. thanks!

4:35AM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

nice suggestions thank you

9:22AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012


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