Cold, gray winter days can take a toll on even the sunniest, most optimistic people. Giving yourself some extra pampering is a fun and effective way to cope with the doldrums brought on by winter. Read on for some easy winter self-care ideas.
Buy and Apply Body Lotion
Harsh weather has a noticeable effect on most people’s skin, especially the hands and elbows. To combat dry, itchy, cracked skin, get a bottle of Bloomfield body lotion and make sure to apply it multiple times each day, especially after washing your hands. As you continue to use your lotion, your skin will begin to feel luxuriously smooth and soft.
Take a Bubble Bath
When was the last time you ran a hot bath, poured in a generous amount of soap, and allowed yourself to relax in the tub? While a quick shower is usually best for hectic weekday mornings, long baths are the perfect way to relax once the day is done. To make your bath even more rejuvenating, pour yourself a glass of wine and read a book. Just make sure to hold the book high above the water so that it doesn’t get wet!
Snuggle Under a Heated Blanket
If you truly hate the cold and have trouble reaching a comfortable temperature on chilly winter evenings, a heated blanket could be perfect for you. Plug it in, wrap yourself up, and the blanket will do the rest. You’ll be feeling completely cozy in just a few minutes! If you decide to take your heated blanket to bed, make sure to unplug it before leaving your house in the morning. Leaving it plugged in could start a fire.
Sip a Mug of Tea or Hot Chocolate
Hot beverages warm the body from the inside out, and it can be extremely comforting to sip a large mug of tea or hot chocolate on a cold day. Hearty, caffeinated tea blends like chai and English breakfast are good choices for starting the day, while decaffeinated teas like chamomile are best enjoyed in the evening. If you prefer cocoa, you can add either add powder to hot water or milk or create your own with cocoa powder, vanilla extract, milk, water, sugar and salt.
The winter months can certainly drag, but they do eventually end and give way to warmer temperatures. The suggestions above will help you to make the best of them by bringing you warmth, comfort and a feeling of luxury.