Photographers: Unknown – My Mom 1963
Mother’s put the interests of her children ahead of her own spending much of the time transporting kids between school and activities, managing domestic chores, and many bring home a paycheck on top of all her motherly duties. With her leisure time, mothers like to…who are we kidding, what free time? The ability for mothers to find time to eat and sleep is nothing short of a miracle.
Even on Mother’s Day she will be fortunate to find a couple spare minutes for solitude, or squeeze a few extra dollars from the household budget to splurge on herself. Don’t despair mothers! SerafinoSays has a few Mother’s Day Beauty tips and tricks for the mothers that devote her life to her family.
Steep a Cup of Tea: If you have time to boil water then you have time to experience aromatherapy. Tea has the therapeutic potential to treatment of many health issues, plus the aroma can alter her mind and mood. Peppermint tea – controls what you eat, Green tea – builds metabolism, Rose tea – prevents constipation, Oolong tea – promotes fat burning, Star anise tea – promotes digestion.
Homemade Exfoliate: Smoother, softer skin is as near as a box of baking soda. Mix 2 Tbsp Baking Soda with distilled water into a soupy paste. Apply the paste by making small circles over the entire face (avoiding eye area) for 3-5 minutes. Rise well and revel clean, glowing skin. You can add a drop of lemon for a fresh scent.
Comfortable Tootsies: There are few sensations more satisfying and relaxing than having the soles of your feet massaged. What you can do for yourself is after a hot shower or bath scrub rough patches with a foot rasp, pumice stone or even a nail file (for best results spread baby lotion on your heels beforehand to seal in the moisture). When filed and smooth, pat dry then slather on a ton of lotion and cover the tootsies with a thick pair of cotton socks. You’ll awake to happy feet!
Quick Relaxation: Start by breathing properly! Place one hand on your tummy then take four seconds to breathe in and four seconds to breathe out (count slowly as you inhale/exhale) while you focus the attention on the movement of your hand. Do this for five breath cycles. To further relieve tension bend your toes up as if to touch your heel, then hold them curled as you tighten your thighs, buttocks and fists. Before releasing, now take a deep breath and hold it while you clench your jaw, and close your eyes. Hold this position for five seconds, then let go all at once to feel the tension drain from your body.
“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino