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Photo Credit: Stress Awareness Month

Photo Credit: Stress Awareness Month

After the holiday season, we need a little TLC to get us ready for the New Year ahead. Before you ring in 2013, let’s welcome a few at-home treatments that will fully prepare you for the upcoming New Year. Come in looking refreshed and beautiful to 2013’s biggest parties! Here are just a few suggestions to get you feeling completely pampered before 2012 is over:

Soothing Bubble Bath

A warm, relaxing bubble bath is just what the doctor ordered. For a relaxing start to pampering yourself, draw a warm bath and add therapeutic scents like lavender or peppermint to create a peaceful ambiance. The addition of candles or dimmed lights will help your mind relax and ease off stressful thoughts that might be clouding up your mind.

Low-Key Music

Calm, peaceful music is perfect to play while your relaxing in the bathtub. Find soft music on iTunes or pick a relaxing station from your list on Pandora. The mellow music will allow you to be calm and, when paired with deep, long breaths, you’ll feel the stress from the holidays melt right off.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Once you get out of the bath, always remember to moisturize! Keep your skin touchably soft at all times… you never know who you’ll meet at this year’s New Year’s Eve parties!

Facial Mask

Rid your face of any impurities with a nice mask after your bath. Revitalize your skin even if you can’t make it into the spa before midnight strikes. Your face will feel so fresh once your mask is complete. Finish up with lotion and your face will be glowing for 2013.

Enjoy a Hot Drink

Drinking something warm whether it be tea, hot chocolate, or coffee will relax you from the inside, out. Sip on your beverage and snack on some light finger foods for a break from your day of pampering.

New Polish for the New Year

Pick out a hot nail color for the New Year and get your digits ready for 2013—avoid bright, neon colors for the winter season. You might want to stick with a signature color to look timeless in all your New Year’s photos.

Find a Relaxing Activity to Do

Whether you like to read, watch TV, look at magazines, or listen to music, pick one thing to do before you doze off to sleep. Watch a fun new movie from Christmas or a romantic comedy so that the mood is playful and light. Once you have pampered yourself and relaxed for a bit, take a nap or get a good night’s sleep so that you will feel completely refreshed in the morning.

Give yourself a chance to revitalize your mind, body, and soul just in time for the New Year! These relaxing tips and tricks will keep you on track for a beautiful, peaceful, and inspirational 2013 ahead.