Destressing DIY Beauty Treatments When Moving on From a Break Up
I’ve had my fair share of breakups and heartache and let’s be honest, moving on from a break up sucks. Eventually, there’s a rainbow at the end of the storm, but getting to that point takes a lot of strength, faith and time.
It’s important to take time for yourself during this dramatic time of change in your life when you are moving on from a break up.
How to get over a breakup
One of the things to do after a breakup instead of being sad is engaging in self-care.
Self-care is not optional, it’s a necessity.
So often we neglect ourselves because of our devotion to our busy careers, household chores and so on and so forth, but even just allowing yourself your favorite form of relaxation and self pampering for 10-15 minutes, twice a week, will work wonders for your overall health and happiness.
As busy as our lives often can be and as tight as finances may currently be, here’s a few simple and affordable DIY beauty treatments to help you relax and feel your best when coping with a break up.
Put your best face forward with face brightening mask
- 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ½ cup of of natural, plain yogurt
- Few drops of lemon juice
The lactic acid in the yogurt exfoliates and dissolves dead skin cells while being gentle enough to lightly cleanse without drying out the skin.
Honey is a DIY beauty super food and is moisturizing, an acne preventative and has tons of antibacterial properties.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antioxidant which works wonders on the skin while lemon juice also has antioxidant properties that help fight cell damage. In other words, soul food for the face!
Scrub away the past with exfoliation
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 2 cups of granulated sugar
- 30-40 drops of essential oil of your choice (recommendations: lavender – calming, peppermint – cooling, lemon – disinfectant, orange -antidepressant and cinnamon – calms nerves)
Combine ingredients and lather on body for 3-5 minutes before rinsing. Store any extra in a mason jar for later usage. This is not only euphoria for skin but it also smells delicious and fun to custom to your own wants!
Feeling comfortable and sexy in your own silky skin
- ½ cup oatmeal
- ½ ripe avocado
This concoction is so easy that it’s almost hard to believe how life changing it actually is! Cook oats over a stove and add in mashed avocado. Apply on skin and let set for 10-15 minutes before rinsing.
Oatmeal and avocado are both two of my favorite all-natural moisturizers and work great even on sensitive skin. After doing this treatment all over my body, I like to put on my favorite pair of silk pajamas and I literally feel unstoppable! Moving on from a break up needs you to get your sexy confidence back, and a sexy skin adds oodles of confidence in you.
If you’re not so much into DIY beauty and prefer to buy ready-to-go products, here are my Beauty Kitchen recommendations on post-break up must haves:
- Lavender Take A Breather Face and Body Scrub ($13.50 – $32.50)
- Pep Up Peppermint Bath Soak ($10.50 – $26.50)
- Drench Body Balm Intense Moisturizer ($26.50)\
- 30 Day Supply of Collagen Eye Gels ($95)
- Look Refreshed Beauty Bundle ($69.00)
Hopefully, following these destressing beauty tips on moving on from a break up, support from friends and family, scouring through ideas on hobbies to do after a breakup, and your personal well of strength will help you cope up and inspire you to move on despite the pain and hurt.
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