It is warming up outside and I am getting closer and closer to having this baby! I have to say that swollen ankles and being all around uncomfortable has definitely pushed me to try anything and everything that feels the least bit pampering! I have a fun guest post today from Kendra with an at home spa treatment that sounds totally refreshing to this pregnant momma!
joyful time periods in her life. However, this time can also be very
stressful. There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get all of those
‘mom jobs’ done, even when a dad is around to help. This is especially
true with the busy schedules that arise during the spring months. During
April, everyone is happy to see the end of winter. By the time May
arrives, however, many moms are worn to a frazzle. Sometimes, it
takes a personal reinvention to become the best mom that
a mother can be, both for her children and for herself.
This is the time when thousands of women celebrate not only
pregnancy, but also on the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle with a focus
on stress reduction. When mothers take better care of themselves,
they are better equipped to take better care of their little ones.
self-care and stress reduction, I was influenced by a stay at the Halekulani
Resort and Spa in Oahu.
renewal and revitalization was instilled through their Abhasa Tropical
Facial. This face mask not only had a
wonderful refreshing aura, but also restored the natural balance of moisture to
this inexpensive, luxurious facial mask that is gentle and kind to the skin with
its all-natural, skin nurturing ingredients. There is no better treatment
than that one can experience in the comfort of her own home using a few simple
ingredients. Here is a recipe inspired one of the more popular hotels in Honolulu:
avocado and banana and place in a blender.
Use the pulse button for 30 seconds until the fruit has begun to
mix. Pour the oil and honey in and
continue to mix until the fruit and liquids have blended together.
apply the mask to your face and neck. I
add cucumbers to my eyelids to truly recreate the spa atmosphere.
Although their health benefits are sometimes rumored to be a myth, cucumbers do in fact reduce swelling and add antioxidants to the skin. Leave on for approximately 15 minutes and
remove with warm water.
during the kids’ naptime or when the house quiets down around bedtime. I hope you and your skin enjoy your refreshed
and invigorated complexion!