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5 Ways To Pamper Yourself This Fall


I am so ready for autumn - you have no idea. But I also recognize that this time of year can be stressful for a lot of people. It's the beginning of the school year, it's the end of the fiscal year and time to balance budgets in a lot of companies, illnesses like the flu ramp up again and Seasonal Affective Disorder rears its ugly head.

Those of you who can't fully enjoy the autumn season have my sympathy. This post is for you.

Well, it's for all of us really, but especially for you! 

Here are 5 relaxing ways you can pamper yourself this fall:



1. Start Dry Brushing



Not only is dry brushing great for exfoliating your skin, it also increases blood flow and stimulates the lymphatic system which can boost your immune system and your mood.

2. Paint Your Nails a Fall Color



Put away the creme polishes and the barely there pink and nude shades, autumn is the time to break out the vampy reds, purples, and blacks. Copper is a good choice for those wanting to stay in neutral territory.

3. Get A Massage



If you're not lucky enough to have a partner or close friend willing to knead your muscles into submission, you'll have to book a session at your local spa. You're more likely to tense up when you're cold - and it's important to release that tension from time to time.

4. Have A Hot Bath



If the spa is out of your price range and your significant other can't be bothered, the next best option is to draw yourself a really hot bath. Might I recommend tossing in a bath bomb from Lush? I'm a fan of this one, this one, and definitely this one.

5. Enjoy A Cup of Tea



If you don't have the time or energy for any of those other things, a cup of autumn-inspired tea (like apple cinnamon or pumpkin chai) can really hit the spot.



How do you like to look after yourself and engage in self-care during the autumn months? Do you utilize any of these methods or something completely different? Let's have a chat in the comments!

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  1. Great suggestions! I can't wait to paint my nails vampy red colors.

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