Sunday Self-Care

This weekend, the more *irrational* side of my brain is trying to get the best of me. Knowing how a downward spiral can affect my life for days at a time, I’m doing my best to offset it today. Following are some things that have helped:

  • sleeping in
  • two Milano cookies
  • a homemade matcha latte, sipped slowly as I stared out of my window, letting my mind wander
  • finally mending a pair of jeans that had been sitting in the corner for nearly two months
  • fertilizing and rearranging my plants
  • dusting the windowsills
  • mounting nails to hang my necklaces instead of having them strewn about
  • this incense (I recommend using the top of an egg carton to contain the ashes)
  • FaceTime with my mom and sister
  • avoiding everyone else
  • a face mask

Self-care should not be expensive. It also shouldn’t be dictated by some random list on the internet. You know what you need when you need it.


Face Mask

This is my go-to mask when I’m feeling out of sorts or when my skin is acting up. I use more white clay than bentonite clay because my skin is sensitive; feel free to adjust your mixture accordingly. Honey is good for hydration and turmeric is great for combating inflammation/acne and for evening skin tone. Cinnamon also helps with acne control.

1 tablespoon of bentonite clay
2 tablespoons of kaolin (also known as China or white) clay
1 teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
enough water or ACV or aloe vera juice to make the mask consistency you like

Mix everything up in a jar you can keep in the fridge. If you apply this with a foundation brush (and you should!), you’ll have enough for two or three masks. Leave it on between 10 and 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Steaming with a face flannel first helps.

 

  • pretaporterp

    It is satisfying to finally getting around to mending something.

    I hope things start looking up. The not so great times do pass.

    • Indeed.

      Thank you, H. When the year started, I quickly jotted down its theme as “come home to myself.” I’m finally learning what that means as this year passes. They are starting to look up and I am hopeful.