Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a beauty regime kind of girl, but every now and then it’s nice to take an hour or two to yourself for a little pampering.
This morning, I indulged in a long, hot shower, followed by a coconut oil hair mask and then a liberal application of almond oil as a moisturiser (I’m only using natural products on my skin and hair these days.) Next up was a dab of eyebrow plucking and finally some nail care – filing and pushing back cuticles.
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It’s not that I particularly enjoy doing any of this stuff – I don’t. And it’s not that I’m particularly good at it either – I’m really not. But, I do look and feel better for having put a little effort into maintaining a respectable appearance.
And it’s not that I don’t want to keep on top of these things, it’s just that, for the most part, I lack the health and the energy to even think about pampering and beautifying, let alone actually getting round to doing it. Just the basics like showering and cleaning teeth are a huge effort and when I’m having an autoimmune flare up, my skin is so sore to the touch, that I can’t bare to think about exfoliating, moisturising and whatever else it is that I’m supposed to be doing.
So, it was with great joy today that I plucked, preened, moisturised, filed and buffed.
Day 149, Reason 149: Today I am happy and grateful for having the energy and vitality for a pampering session.
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