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  • Pagod Maghapon? Here's A Me-Time Recommendation That Will Help Take The Fatigue Away

    Take the time to relax and recharge, mom. You deserve it.
Pagod Maghapon? Here's A Me-Time Recommendation That Will Help Take The Fatigue Away
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  • Running the household, taking care of the children, and doing errands can leave any parent exhausted and ready to collapse into bed at the end of the day.

    But before hitting the sack, take a few minutes for a quick “me-time” to de-stress. Below are some simple yet relaxing activities you can easily incorporate into your nightly routine:

    1. Try aromatherapy

    Essential oils do more than just perfume your home. Through inhalation and topical application, it can also help relieve stress, headaches, and sleep troubles.

    Use an essential oil diffuser to let yourself enjoy the calming scent of lavender, frankincense, peppermint, or eucalyptus. You can likewise opt for ready-made blends that target specific concerns. Aside from oils, you can also choose essential oil-infused products such as candles.

    2. Do deep breathing exercises

    This is perhaps the most natural thing you can do to calm down if you’re feeling stressed out and anxious. No special equipment is needed, and it will only take a minimum of five minutes to do.

    A more detailed description can be found here but to give you an idea, here’s what you will be doing. Lie flat on your back and put one hand on your belly and the other on your chest. Then, inhale and exhale deeply and slowly through your mouth.

    Feel free to do some stretching exercises afterward to help relax your muscles.

    3. Give yourself a face massage

    Look up “face massage” online and you’ll be presented with many different techniques that are said to help firm the skin and make it glow or even help contour the shape of the face. But two common benefits that can be reaped from face massages are relaxation of muscles and improved circulation.

    You will need your hands to do this (or a massage tool like the popular jade roller, if you have it), and gently press on specific pressure points. Do it for 5-10 minutes after washing, toning, and moisturizing your face.

    4. Pamper your skin

    Do more than just cleanse your skin in the shower or bath. Remember: tired skin deserves some TLC, too. Use products that will give you a pleasant and soothing experience and help gently nourish the skin from head to toe.

    Cetaphil wants to help moms take care of themselves. For your self-care routine, try the following Cetaphil products for the face and body: Gentle Skin Cleanser, a mild cleanser that helps hydrate and soothe the skin; Moisturizing Lotion, a lightweight lotion that helps smoothen, soften, and nourish the skin; Anti-Bacterial Bar, a mild cleanser ideal for full-body cleansing; and Ultra Gentle Body Wash, which helps cleanse and moisturize the skin.

    Cetaphil also encourages moms to slowly teach their toddlers to bathe independently. Start by teaching them how to thoroughly wash certain body parts like the armpits, neck, and tummy with the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Cleansing Bar, which helps moisturize as it cleanses the skin.

    “Me-time” doesn’t have to be time-consuming or extra expensive. Treat yourself to these simple yet relaxing activities before going to bed because you, too, deserve to be pampered.

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This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with CETAPHIL.