How to Feel Beautiful While You Have A PMS
When “Aunt Flow” comes for her monthly visit, most women want to be alone in their misery and mood swings. Cramps, bloating and irritability are enough to make any woman feel unattractive and down in the dumps.
But it doesn’t always have to be that way. To ease the pain and suffering each month, treating yourself to a little pampering can make the time fly by and lift your spirits.
First off, put down that ice cream! PMS can bring even the strongest independent woman down on herself but the secret to maintaining a positive attitude during the next few days can’t be found in your spoonful of butter pecan. The way to keep PMS from getting you down is to make yourself feel beautiful and – more importantly – believe it.
One of the best ways to relax and lose yourself is to get a massage. Whether you get it done at your favorite day spa or by your significant other, a massage is excellent for treating the aches and pains that come with PMS and will help to put your mind at ease. Be sure to focus on the areas that bother you the most. Concentrating on your temples is the perfect way to relieve tension and you’ll feel more relaxed and loose than you’ve felt in years.
It’s easy to feel ugly when you’re PMSing so go out and get yourself a manicure or pedicure – or both! It’s hard to believe that you’re unattractive when your fingers and toes are clean, shaped, and donned in a gorgeous design. Even better, give yourself a manicure and pedicure in the comfort of your own home. Do-it-yourself kits are available at any store and are affordable and easy to use.
Don’t have the money or time to go to the day spa for a day of pampering? Then bring the day spa to your home. Using aromatic candles, oils and other items, you can transform your bathroom into the perfect day spa.
Run some warm bath water and sprinkle in a touch of soothing bath salts – this helps soften your skin and aids in relieving cramps. Light a couple of candles and let the fragrance surround you. Playing your favorite tunes also adds to the atmosphere. Soak your body to your heart’s content and don’t let anyone rush you. Get out when you feel like stepping out.
Once you’re done with your bath, treat your complexion to a facial mask. Whether it’s mud or clay, store bought or homemade, your face will greatly benefit from a facial mask’s ability to purify and cleanse your pores, giving you a radiant glow. While you’re waiting for the facial mask to work its magic, grab your favorite book or magazine and find a cozy spot in the house and lose yourself for a few minutes.
Doing any of these treatments once a day or a few times a week is guaranteed to lift your spirits and allow you and Aunt Flow to coexist without any problems.