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Beauty Habits That Can Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Let’s take a few minutes from our busy day of adulting to talk about how stressful day-to-day life can be. Between family obligations, bills, work, appointments, and a slew of other responsibilities, the stress can certainly build up which is one of the many reasons it’s so important for us to find coping strategies that can help us slow down, breathe, and reduce the stress a bit. Certain beauty habits could do the trick, and the good news is that they’re easily accessible. Some, or all, you could even do at home. Ready to get started?

Take A Bubble Bath
One of the most relaxing ways to end a day is by taking a shower, but taking a bubble bath every once in awhile can be wonderful as well. It can feel as though the stress is just melting from your body. You just want to make sure you take the bath with lukewarm water rather than hot and be careful with the products you use so as to not irritate your skin.

Get Manicures and Pedicures
Whether you do them at home or get them done by a professional, manicures and pedicures can be incredibly relaxing. There’s also the added bonus, of course, of having your nails look neat and polished. If you want to keep having fabulous-looking nails then you may want to do them at home more often than not as it’ll be much cheaper, even in terms of upkeep.

Smiling woman enjoying her back massage

Get A Massage
Getting a massage is one of those seemingly guilty pleasures that also happens to be great for your mind, body, and spirit. If the massage is really good, you can’t help but feel like every bit of stress and tension you had in your body somehow never existed. There’s no doubt that massages can be expensive, and you obviously don’t want to go to a place that’s not going to do a good job just to save a few dollars, so instead, look into places that offer package deals where you can buy a specific amount of massages for a lesser price than what you would pay if they were individually purchased.

Get A Blowout
If you’re someone who instantly becomes stress-free and practically falls asleep when someone plays with your hair, and you also love those incredible days when your hair looks flawless, then consider heading to a blow dry bar. They specialize in—as the name suggests—blowouts. There’s no cut and color, just a wash, blow dry, and style. You can essentially go in after a rough day and walk out feeling like a brand new person.

Professional beauty on the regular can be expensive, but one of the best ways to go about it is to ask for gift cards and gift certificates for special occasions. For example, when your birthday comes around, ask for a gift certificate to get your nails done, and for Valentine’s Day, request an appointment at a blow dry bar rather than flowers. You and the gifter will know it’s something you love and it will give you something to look forward to that’s all about you.

By Sarah Loh

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