Self Care Sundays
The Antidote - Your Weekly Remedy
There is no more relaxing Sunday than one spent at the spa. Especially after a weekend where you managed to wreck all your rules and inhibitions, and the anxiety is at an all time high- yay! Of course, we can’t all be expected to rise bright and early for a spa sesh (nor can we all casually afford it), so we’ve come up with the next best thing- a spa day at home, featuring all the works. Though a pore steam won't expel all the toxins (i'm looking at you, tequila, champagne, and whiskey), it will delude your body into a false state of self-care and calm, and isn’t the outward appearance what it’s all about? No? Moving on…
So, fill that water cooler with cucumber and lemon slices, put on your favorite fuzzy slippers, and get ready to luxuriate all in the comfort of your own home.
The first accessory necessary to any spa day is the steamer, as it helps exfoliate, bring excess dirt to the surface, and facilitates easy, light extractions. Now, don’t go picking at your face like it’s an all-you-can-eat-buffet, but gently see which blackheads can afford a quick little extraction, and with the right tools and alcohol, get your beautician on…
Speaking of tools, this set is easy to use, comfortable, and generally safe, as long as you approach it all in moderation. And a sterile cleaning! Never forget to sterilize your tools.
After a good steam and extraction, apply this ice cold gel mask to cool down your face. It helps de-puff, contour, and alleviate the occasional headache!
Apply this Clearing Solution face mask and leave on for 20 minutes.
After you’ve let the mask dry, use this rose quartz roller or gua sha to massage your face in all the swollen contours that you’ve managed to amass after the questionable weekend exploits.
Apply your favorite eye cream and lip balm, and you are good to go!
All these steps can be post your relaxing bath that you should take with epsom salts and soothing lavender oil, for both a sense of calm and great skin practices! You’ll be as good as new, and ready to take on the Monday blues looking, and feeling, great.
Monday Mantra (Monday’s are a bitch, you don’t have to be)
Your Monday Mantra to start this week is:
Though mistakes I may still make, I grow and learn with every day. I tread with love, and hope, and light, and greet each day with joy inside.
Book of the Week: On The Road - Jack Kerouac
One of the great novels of the Beat generations, On The Road chronicles the travels of Jack Kerouac and his friends across North America, as they experiment and experience drugs, jazz, sex, and literature, all whilst understanding the true meaning of self discovery. A classic American novel based on true events that shaped the great, and mystical, narrative of Kerouac and the great Beat poets of his generation.
Song of the Week: Hypnotized - Purple Disco Machine
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