My summers are filled with skin care, yoga, and meditation to prep my mind and soul for the upcoming stress of school. Below is a list of some of the things that I've used for that this month:
1. Rose salve
2. Jojoba oil
3. Green tea bath
(I am sorry I don't have a picture for this one. Imagine me squinting at you, my face and body hidden by the wall of a bathtub.)It might sound a little strange, but popping a green tea bag into your bathwater can help tone and firm the skin, and it helps slow down oil production that can be crazy during the summer. I find it very relaxing as well, but that's probably because I know I'm treating myself ;D
4. Twining's Cold Brewed green tea with mint
5. Tazo's Zen teaone of my best friends, and I fell in love with the smooth taste and sophisticated flavor. When the temperature falls into the eighties, or when I'm all out of the cold brewed, this is my go-to green tea.
6. Hibiscus teathis lovely lady, this hibiscus tea is perfect for when I'm craving a citrusy, sweet tea. Hibiscus can also help with menstrual pain too, and if you know me, you know all about my experience with cramps (it was too painful for me to be embarrassed. I hold nothing back when discussing it). The severity has been lowered greatly by birth control (from vomiting until I became dehydrated to maybe feeling kind of icky), but when the cramps crop up, this is the first thing I reach for.
7. Morning yoga video
So as most of you know, I'm addicted to yoga. I do this routine every morning after these poses and this routine, and then I spend an hour or so looking up cheap yoga clothes online. Yoga has become an important part of my morning routine, and it really helps to make me feel more awake and alert, and it reminds me to look inward and be mindful throughout my day.
8. Night yoga video
9. Honey Help YourSelf podcasthere.
So those were all my favorites for the month of June. I'm thinking about making this a monthly thing, so I'd have a reason to update this blog at least once a month (although I'm not sure I like enough things for that to happen). Let me know what you think! ❤