I’m trying something new: this is a LIVE blog post – that means I’ll publish five parts per day for 10 days. If you haven’t already, start by checking out my original COVID-19 post then follow along with me on Instagram for daily updates! Comments are SO welcome, what are you all doing these days? Let’s brain pool.
36. Coffee/coconut sugar scrub your body
Add a touch of cinnamon and use neck-to-toe mid-shower. Leave it on for a couple of minutes before rinsing completely. Moisturize right after to hold onto that smooth moisturized skin.
37. Apply a homemade face mask
For skin that needs a detox: purify with whole milk yogurt + turmeric. Apply to clean, dry skin and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing completely (I use a gentle cleanser to make sure it’s all gone) – apply your moisturizer afterwards to replenish the skin and set up everything to be balanced.
For brightening moisture I turn to honey. Simply apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Wet a washcloth with warm-to-hot water, place it gently over your face (as you look up) and allow the steam from the cloth to absorb the honey (and melt your face) for a few seconds. Wipe away the rest and apply your favorite moisturizer.
38. Take a green tea bath
I treat my tub like a giant cup of tea (and drink an herbal cup while I’m in it) – ahhh
39. Sprinkle some tea tree oil on your shower floor for hot aromatic steam
I always do this when I am feeling congested or just in need of a refresh.
In fact, dive into aromas throughout your day! Adding a little lemon essential oil to the mop bucket or choosing a lavender scented dish soap can seriously brighten everyday task which may take the stage in the absence of outside distraction these days. Now is the time to use your yummiest body soufflés and burn the fancy candles. Making your home a space full of deliciousness will surely brighten your days.
40. Do 10 burpees
Don’t forget to MOVE – quick 1-5 min bursts a few times each day are great! You’ll be better focused with some tiny breaks increasing blood flow is critical for boosting productivity. I prefer slow motion burpees a la Barre 3: link