Staying sane in a crazy world isn’t easy. These days, thanks to the corona virus pandemic, it feels harder than ever. Self care – both mental and physical – is always important. But, if you haven’t been in the habit, don’t fret. Now is just as good a time to start – not to mention, these days you might find yourself twiddling your thumbs looking for some new ways to occupy your time. Case in point: after my brisk walk around the reservoir today, I decided to treat myself to a DIY face mask pampering session. (Illustrating the process for y’all to see was, of course, a logical next step, too.)
Staying sane in a crazy world – An Illustrated Guide to DIY Beauty
Locate a recipe that uses the ingredients you have on hand. Since we had raw honey, brown sugar and about 3/4 of a lemon, I used this one. Mix up a small batch.
Apply mixture to cleansed face and gently massage in circular motions. Admire your handiwork in the mirror. Don’t worry if the scrub gets in your mouth. Life is sweet…or, hopefully, it will be again soon!
Rinse with warm water. Follow with your favorite moisturizer (and sunscreen if you plan to spend time outside.)
If you like to keep a journal…
Write about or draw the process.
Pick another self-improvement project for tomorrow. Enforced at-home time is a great opportunity for organizing, weeding out extra possessions, catching up on extra sleep, meditating, trying a new exercise program or reaching out to friends and loved ones.
Stay safe. Be well.