I’ll start by saying that performing a beauty routine can’t cure anxiety, but pampering myself played a huge role every time I deal with my anxiety struggles. In my experience, taking time to pamper myself made me feel a lot better about everything else. Your beauty ritual can range from taking a relaxing bath to applying your favourite lipstick before heading out. So if you’re thinking of ways to relieve your anxiety, give the following beauty rituals a try.
1. Take a Relaxing Bath
One of the best ways to relieve your anxiety is to take a relaxing bath. Use hot water to ease any muscle tension, and be sure to take deep breaths while bathing. For your body wash, opt for one with a eucalyptus scent. The eucalyptus smell provides a nice calming effect, and the smell could linger on for the rest of the day.
2. Wear the Perfume You Love
It doesn’t need to be anything fancy. Lavender is known to be good for relieving anxiety, but it can be any perfume scent that makes you happy. I personally like Body Fantasies in Vanilla since it smells like freshly-baked cookies, which never fails to cheer me up.
3. Take Time Choosing an Outfit
You have the choice to either dress down or up, the important thing is you wear something that aren’t your pyjamas. As much as possible, opt for clothing pieces that you’re comfortable wearing. It doesn’t need to be extravagant; anything that makes you feel good will already do.
4. Indulge in Applying Your Makeup
This beauty routine will certainly lift any woman’s mood. Are you skilled at doing cat-eyes? Do you love wearing red lipstick when you’re feeling down or anxious? Whatever it is you love about your makeup routine, take as much time as you need to do it. The former works for me, and seeing how perfectly made up my cat-eye look is certainly eases my anxiety and lifts up my mood.
5. Treat Your Nails to a Manicure Session
Painting your nails can be a relaxing moment of self-care, and a little reminder that you should be gentler with yourself. If you tend to bite your nails when you’re anxious, opt for nail polish gels. They lasts longer than a regular nail polish, and they won’t come off even if you bite your nails.
While it may not seem like, going through with some beauty rituals can help in calming you down and making you feel more confident. So tune in to your favourite music as you do any of these beauty rituals, and be reminded that you’re worthy of self-care.