Monday, January 15, 2018

My Self-Care Day Routine

I hope you're enjoying the long weekend! Happy MLK day. While I have the day off, Joe has to work. This feels like the perfect opportunity to have a full self-care day. I haven't kept up with self-care as much as I'd like--I'm trying to take more time for myself in this new year. Today I'm going all out and doing all my favorite pamper activities. I figured this would be a great opportunity to share my full self-care day routine. 

Without further ado, let's get into it:

1. Movement: I like to start my self-care days with some sort of movement. I always do something that will make me feel good but isn't too intense. I haven't had time to work out for several months so I'm starting back up with yoga. I purchased a Groupon recently and am putting it to use today. Yoga is a great way to get back into working out. The stretching alone is fantastic with how much we sit in our everyday lives. 

2. Massage: The ultimate self-care activity is a massage. When I was living in Manhattan, I had a Massage Envy membership and got a massage every month on the Upper East Side--I love that location! Today I'm finally checking out the Jersey City location and seeing if I want to get a membership here.

3. Nails: Getting my nails done is one of my favorite ways to treat myself. I'm obsessed with dip manicures--it's basically a [new-ish] technique where your nails coated in a base coat and then dipped in powder repeatedly . It looks like gel but lasts longer [3-4 weeks] and isn't damaging. Nothing makes me feel more pampered than a fresh manicure and pedicure. 

4. Bubble Bath: After a massage, I love to soak in a bath that evening. I draw a bath with epsom salts and a bath bomb. I like to sip some infused water or tea & read during my soak.

5. Facial: I won't have time to fit in a facial at the spa today so I'm doing an at-home facial. I showed a full at-home treatment in my wedding skin care video. Basically I start out by cleansing my skin, then apply an exfoliating mask for 10-15 minutes, then remove it and apply a hydrating mask for 10 minutes while using my steamer. I follow up with a moisturizer and eye cream

6. Favorite TV Show: I'm ending the evening by watching one of my favorite shows--The Bachelor! Even though we're only a few episodes in, I'm already really enjoying Arie's season. I really like Becca K. and Tia. Who are you rooting for?!

This is everything I'll be doing today to take care of myself. 

What is in your self-care day routine?

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