Oh, the joys of being very young. You know, the age where someone puts you into the bath with your toys, dresses you in flannel pajamas, and tucks you in with a warm glass of milk while rubbing your back and maybe singing a lullaby. We were taken care of like precious gems and then we took care of our children that way.
As we get older we have no one to do that for us – we have to pamper ourselves if we want pampering! But we are busy. We are so busy that we plan to do something nice for ourselves and then we get in a hurry and just don’t get around to it. Sometimes the most we can do is grab a piece of chocolate on our way out the door or a glass of wine.
Well, stop that right now. Pick an evening this week, or next week at the very latest. Schedule nothing from 7:00 PM onward. Eat light, a little fish or chicken and a salad or vegetable. Then make yourself a Mango Madness Smoothie for a light dessert:
In a blender combine –
- 1 peeled and chopped ripe mango
- 1/2 cup of lowfat yogurt
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 2 Tablespoons of honey or other sweetener
- 4 ripe strawberries
Blend until smooth and creamy!
Now, set that aside and pour yourself a bubble bath. Make the water warm – not too hot- and use a foaming bath oil with NO SLS in it. Get out your biggest, fluffiest towels, tie your hair on top of your head with a ribbon and put your Mango Madness Smoothie next to the tub. Slide into the tub slowly and take a deep cleansing breath. Believe it or not, this does not just make you feel wonderful. A healthy meal, a warm bath, cleansing breaths all contribute to your general health including that of your skin. And need I tell you how important being happy is to your well-being? I didn’t think so.
As you sip your smoothie, and then towel dry, don’t forget to moisturize after your bath. An all-body moisturizer with shea butter and aloe vera is the best. If it also has hyaluronic acid your skin is in for a treat. Naturally we recommend Mango Madness Body Cream with Shea Butter for the most indulgent treatment you can offer your skin!