As summer comes to an end, and much of our money has gone to brunching, Rose, cute summer outfits, or vacations, it’s time to scale back and be more fiscally responsible so that we can start all over again during the holidays. 😃
Here are some small ways to spoil yo-self treatments you can do without spending a fortune:
Steam your Skin with a Chamomile facial
Steaming improves circulation, softens rough skin, helps to clear pores, plumps your skin, and gives a beautiful glow. You can follow a simple steaming with a spritz of cool water or toner. Give yourself a full facial following up with a scrub, mask, and toner.
1–2 quarts of water
2 chamomile tea bags OR 1/4 cup dried chamomile
- Remove all makeup first. Tie your hair back away from your face. You might also want to protect your hair with a shower cap or towel.
- Bring the water to a boil on the stove.
- Remove the pot from the heat. Add the tea or dried flowers and stir gently.
- Move the pot to a table or other space where you can sit comfortably for 5–10 minutes.
- Close your eyes and place your face above the steam.
Optional: drape a towel over your head to enclose your face in the steam.
- Inhale the scent of chamomile deeply and allow yourself to relax.
- Steam your skin for up to 10 minutes.
- Dip your fingertips in cold water and splash lightly on your face, or spritz your face with lavender or rose mist.
- Pat your face dry. Do not rub. Apply moisturizer as necessary.
For a complete facial, follow the steaming with a gentle scrub. Then apply a face mask.
- Apply toner and moisturizer as needed.
Nothing feels better than sleeping on freshly cleaned sheets. This may sound like a no-brainer but after you change your sheets grab a couple of fabric softeners and scatter them under your mattress sheet. The smell will envelop you with instant happiness.
At home mani, pedi
There’s nothing more satisfying than a stylish mani, pedi. While filing your nails, be sure not to see-saw back and forth, which can weaken the nail and cause it to split and peel, “File from the outer edges toward the center” in one direction, says celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann. To further foil damage, sidestep the gritty, sandpapery tools and reach for a crystal nail file, which creates a smooth edge that won’t catch.
Bathe your feet in a blend of warm water and milk for 10 minutes since the lactic acid in dairy helps soften rough skin. To buff away calluses, use a pumice stone or plain old sugar — skip the shavers and graters, which can tear skin leaving behind raw spots.
No matter how you spend your “me time” it’s always nice to give back to yourself because you deserve it! 💖
Sending lots of beauty vibes! 💋
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