From cheerful water bottles to lavender lotion, spring offers plenty of ways to pamper yourself.
Here are five simple ways to make this your best spring ever:
To make sure you wake up rested and alert on early spring mornings, start with a relaxing routine you perform every night. This can be as simple as taking five minutes to quietly reflect on your day, or as elaborate as soaking in a warm bubble bath. If you perform your routine faithfully, your brain will begin to recognize it as a signal to wind down and prepare for sleep. Add a touch of spring-inspired aromatherapy, like applying a lavender-scented lotion before bed, to further smooth the way for tranquil dreams.
Skin often gets oilier as the weather warms up. To prevent trouble, switch to a lighter moisturizer, such as a lotion instead of cream. If your skin is acne-prone or tends to get greasy in the summer, applying a gentle, alcohol-free astringent before moisturizing can help keep you in the clear. And as warm weather beckons you outside, don’t forget to include a good sunscreen in your daily skin care lineup.
Drink it In!
It can be easy to forget to drink water when you’re busy working in the garden or running errands in the sunshine, so make the process more enjoyable by choosing a pretty, cheerful water bottle in a bright color or floral print. For extra brownie points, add a squirt of lemon juice to infuse your water with a hint of flavor and some mood-boosting vitamin C.
Make it Up
Spring makeup is all about natural beauty. Try a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation, and keep your eye, lip, and cheek colors feminine and subtle. A sweep of natural-looking blush and a coat of mascara are all you need for a daily look, and adding romantic evening drama is as easy as lining your eyes with a soft brown pencil.
Spring is a busy time of year, but that doesn’t mean you need to feel run down. Keep your energy up by giving yourself 30 second mini-vacations. Close your eyes, imagine yourself in your favorite peaceful place, and feel the stress melt away. Stepping outside for a few moments or sipping a cup of herbal tea can be great refreshers, too.
As flowers bloom and temperatures rise, take time to enjoy the season and look your best!
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