4 Ways to Treat Yourself at Home and Feel Rejuvenated

So often we don’t make time for ourselves; that includes taking care of our body, mind, and spirit. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself with a little free time at home, give these inner and outer beauty activities a shot.

DIY Pampering

Yes, consider yourself lucky if you have the time and means to get treated like you deserve. But if you’re life is like most—busy, complicated, and spending time taking care of others—you will need to make a conscious choice to make time for yourself. Choose an activity below and see how good you can feel by treating yourself to something just for you.

Scrub

  1. Dry Brush. Take a soft-bristled brush and make contact with your bare skin, over every inch of your body. Dry brushing will invigorate your skin. Some dermatologists suggest using a circular motion from one area to another. Other specialists recommend brushing straight in one direction as if it were a mane of hair. Regardless of your technique, the overall consensus is that ultra-fine bristles are best.

The massage definitely improves circulation. It also stimulates the lymphatic system, which will help flush toxins from the body. Exfoliation will scarf off the dead skin cells, leaving the epidermis in better shape to receive hydration, thus moister skin. After dry brushing, treat yourself to a warm shower and after, apply coconut oil to your skin.

Glow

  1. Organic Facial. Create a concoction made from fresh produce. Ingredients like lemon, strawberry, olive oil, and honey are often used in organic mask mixtures. A simple favorite is to beat an egg yolk and then add-in half a ripe avocado and blend well. Start applying at the chin, moving up towards your forehead, leaving space around your eyes and mouth. Leave on for about 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water.

After, take the inside of the avocado, the peel, and massage your face with it. The peel has oil, which contains humectants, and is a natural moisturizer. You can leave that on, or rinse off.

Chill

  1. Create a Meditation Space. You want to meditate and a quiet spot to relax, but it doesn’t exist. Yet. All you need to do is pick a spot in your home, preferably one that is not heavily trafficked. It can even be a corner or a closet! Starting with a seat—it can be a pillow, beanbag, or a blanket covering the floor. Then make whatever space is around your “seat” clean and beautiful.

Keep the lighting soft. Paint with warm colors. Decorate your space with objects that are meaningful to you. Go ahead and enjoy your creation. Hopefully, you’ll get to visit daily.

Prepare

  1. Freeze, Cook, or Bake. Being able to feed yourself a healthy, delicious food is satisfying to your entire being. Taking the time to do or make something special will go along way. One thing you can do is take your fresh produce, wash, cut, and then freeze. Slice bananas, chop spinach, cut stems off the berries—you get the picture. Your supply will be ready when you want to make that last-minute smoothie!

Look up (or check your bookmarks) for that Mediterranean dish you’ve been wanting to cook. Check out recipes for muffins, bread, or cakes. GetThrive.com has gluten-free ideas for treats and breakfast suggestions, too. Pour your joy of food into your creation. Revel in the experience when you get to eat it!

For more tips on reducing stress and making your life simpler and healthier, check out www.GetThrive.com

 

 

 

An Ultimate Guide For Your Oral Health Care Plan

With age, the significance of oral health care becomes more important. The increase in age enhances the chance of such illness and diseases. So, it becomes essential to prepare a proper plan and follow it for healthy teeth and gums. Taking care of the mouth will affect the health of your entire body as well.

Bad oral hygiene is directly connected to the diseases related to the heart. That is why it becomes important to develop healthy personal oral health as early as you can to stay away from the problems in the future.

Plan For Your Oral Hygiene Today

Visit your dentist to know about your needs. Everybody has different needs. Visit your dentist to know about your problem areas in detail. Also, ask him how your health depends upon your oral hygiene.

Follow a Proper Routine

It takes time to develop a habit and follow it completely. You must follow your oral hygiene routine thoroughly for strong gums and teeth. Make good efforts so that you can stick to your regime. The process must include the things mentioned below.

 

  1. Brush two times a day, during morning and night.
  2. Flossing is an important part of the routine.
  3. Add Flouride mouthwashes to your regime.

 

Antibacterial mouthwash helps in removing plaque from the mouth and also help in treating the gum diseases. They also fight and stops tooth decay.

Take Care Of Your Diet

Food can stuck to the teeth which can lead to problems if not cleaned well. Food high in sugar increases the bacteria in your mouth which eventually causes tooth decay. If the food contains something acidic, the enamel coating of the teeth is attacked here.

It is important to eat fruits and vegetables that are good for your teeth and gums and also your health. Avoid donuts, chips, candy bars, sugary drinks and try to add cream, yogurt, fruits etc to your food.

Avoid Bad Habits

Smoking is not a good habit and this warning is issued everywhere by the government but there are only a few people who take this seriously. It causes heart diseases and cancers. It is also bad for your oral health. Stop smoking and it will lower down the risks of mouth cancer and other related diseases.

Study Your Mouth First

Do you know every single detail about your mouth? This is the most important part of your oral health plan. Examine it by yourself. Have a look at the teeth, gums, lips, mouth roof etc carefully. Keep a note of the changes that occur while following the plan. You can look for more than a few things like bumps, lesions, spots, cuts etc that occurred recently. Also, check the discolored or chipped teeth.

It is important to have a check on your mouth as you can opt for the necessary treatment procedure as soon as you get to know about it. Follow the oral hygiene plan and visit the dentist on the regular basis for safe and secure oral health regime.

 

By Get Thrive Guest Blogger Ruby Daub

Hairstyle Updates with Sass

Bored with Your Hairstyle? 

Find a hairstyle that is so radical that you literally earn a badge of courage if you dare try it. This has to be one of the most non-controversial, yet sophisticated and lovely eras for beautiful and manageable hair. The highlights are minimal but effective, and the cuts are simple but offer volume and versatility.

The newest rage in simplicity is a haircut called the lob. It’s basically a long bob, which falls slightly between your chin and shoulder blade. Most of the hair is similar in length, but the way it’s modestly highlighted and barely styled, gives it an oxymoronic messy/neat presentation. You can look cute and sassy while accompanying the kids to school, but also have a more glam appearance for an evening dinner if you toss in some hot curls. Check out some celeb photos donning the lob http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/hair/advice/g3621/top-celebrity-bobs-and-lobs/?slide=32

So, you don’t want to cut your hair?

For those unwilling to cut their hair as short as a bob or lob, the braid has returned as a chic and popular style. Pulling the hair back into a tight braid is a severe, but a very attractive look for dress-up, ultra professional, or evening. A looser, side braid is lovely for daytime, errand-running, or even workouts.

Tape-on extensions are also en vogue. They’re great because you can get ones with a slightly different tone than your color, without damaging your hair from processing. Extensions can give you the luscious look you may have never had due to fine or limp hair. They look amazing, especially when you take the time to curl or style, but they do require more maintenance; you have to brush thoroughly twice a say, wear your hair up while sleeping, and shampooing can be a procedure. Otherwise, if you’re willing to put in the time for the fun and fancy look, it’s worth trying extensions for a couple of months.

Just because we’re aging doesn’t mean we have to don old frumpy haircuts. Be adventurous and let your inner-sass out. Whether you want your hair as long as Rapunzel’s or as short as Betty Boop’s, today’s styles allow you to “fit in” comfortably and adorably.