Winter storms are finally fading, and spring is fastly approaching. Whether you are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle or just trying to feel better about yourself, listed below are several simple and easy rituals you can add to your weekly regime. Find the best sunburn relief here.
Make your own facial scrub. Use virgin olive oil and organic sugar to make a facial scrub. First, thoroughly cleanse your face with a mild cleanser. Pour approximately ¼ cup of virgin olive oil in a small bowl. Using your fingers gently rub the oil onto your face. Then get one tablespoon of organic sugar, dip your oiled fingertips into the sugar and gently exfoliate your face avoiding your eye area. Rinse the sugar off with tepid water. Gently cleanse your face again and apply a light moisturizer. You can exfoliate with this facial scrub up to three times a week to reveal a softer, smoother complexion.
Drink more water. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Not everyone requires the same amount of water intake per day. A simple equation is used to calculate your water requirements. Weigh yourself. Take your weight, in pounds, and multiply by 2/3. This is the amount of water, in ounces, you should consume throughout the day. For example, a 185-pound man should drink approximately 123 ounces of water daily, which equals 15 and a half 8 ounce glasses.
Indulge in a foot soak. For a foot soak, use a mixture of one part water and one part organic milk and about 10 drops of essential oil in a pan. Make sure your toes are covered. Soak your feet for about 15-20 minutes. Use peppermint if you want a “perk me up” and you will feel a tingling sensation. Peppermint is known to increase circulation. Use lavender if you want to relax. Lavender is known to calm the nerves. The milk has lactic acid, which is a naturally occurring acid, which is often used in chemical peels at your local spa to reduce wrinkles on the face.
Drink green tea. Replace your coffee and soda intake with organic green tea instead. Add lemon to boost the health benefits. Green tea helps to prevent sagging skin and reduce extra belly fat. Health studies of the benefits of green tea seem endless. Evidence exists that green tea helps to prevent skin cancer as well as many other cancers of the digestive tract.
Soothe those tired eyes. Save your organic green tea bags after steeping and place in the fridge. Place these on the eyes to soothe them. The tannin's in the tea help to reduce puffiness. See the best product picks for sunburn.
Try one, a few, or all of the above suggestions to pamper yourself on a weekly basis.