Happy belated Valentine’s Day dolls, I hope you had as wonderful of a Valentine’s Day as I did. Yesterday was quite an exhausting day! A sushi lunch date and then my husband and I spent the rest of the day in the theater watching 2 movies. it was so fun, but as you know fun always comes with a price. so today, let’s talk about how to take care of yourself after Valentine’s Day is over.
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Now if you’re like me you probably got up early in the morning yesterday (if you had a day date) just so that you could prepare and get ready for your Valentine. We’re talking hair, makeup, probably trying on at least a dozen outfits and shoes….if you’re anything like me. Then, of course, giving up and going casual (It always seems to happen that way). but that’s not what today’s post is all about. Today’s post is about pampering yourself after Valentine’s Day is over, and you’re exhausted and need to recover.
Valentine’s Day is Over – My Morning After Routine
The first thing I like to do when I get in from my Valentine’s Day date is getting ready for bed. So I showered, and did my nightly routine as per usual, and went to bed. We got home last night at about midnight and I was already exhausted.
Now because I took yesterday off I didn’t really have a whole lot of availability for taking yet another day off, so this morning I decided to take a few hours to myself and enjoy a wonderful relaxing bath. I threw in some Epsom salts to help with my sore and aching muscles from walking and sitting all day yesterday. Light some candles if that’s your thing. I threw on some beautiful ambient noise that I absolutely love (rain on a barn roof). Then all you have to do is get in and relax.
My Morning After Skin Care Routine
I don’t know about you but I was so tired last night after my shower I didn’t really wash my face and my makeup off properly so this morning I took that extra step and used an exfoliant ( Clarisea’s Deep pore detox exfoliating mask is my absolute favorite). Then when I was done my regular skin care morning routine, I went an extra step and used a peel mask to help with some of the extra dry skin that I have been experiencing lately. Although this was a pampering morning, I wanted to keep with my regular skincare routine and my regular morning routine.
so while my mask was drying I took my Keurig poured some hot water with a squeeze of lemon. I love warm or hot water as opposed to cold to start my day in the winter. It’s nice and cozy and …well. Warming. I find my hot lemon water to be so much better than having cold water. My mask only takes about 10 to 15 minutes, so it wasn’t long before I was able to peel it off and continue on with my serums and moisturizers for the day.
After Skin Care, Maintenance Comes Soul/Heart Maintenance
Once I was all done. I decided to take just an hour to myself before starting work, and just relax with my cat and dog while my husband slept. So we did the usual of cuddles, potty break and feed time.
I know this probably sounds cliche, but there’s something to be said about loving yourself. Taking the time to renew your energy and spirit after spending a day like Valentine’s Day is crucial. We put so much effort into making Valentines Day great for our significant others, and then forget to put some effort back into ourselves! So I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s day yesterday. I hope you take some time to yourself today to love and pamper yourself.