Four months into 2021 and the country has finally moved to alert level 1. While we aren’t going to be partying the night away any time yet, it still never hurt anybody to feel good. After all – if you look good, you feel good. And 2021 is all about feeling good.
The team behind the Playgirl Deodorant brand says that smelling great is intrinsically linked to feeling great. Small-time investments, little treats and some creative thinking can make you feel immeasurably good!
Here are their five feel-good hacks on a budget
1. Self-care 101
No self-care routine is complete without a face mask to start the process. The best part is, you don’t have to look far for the product – you can make it in your kitchen! Combine 1/4 cup oats with one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoon milk. Mix well before pasting on clean, dry skin. Leave for 7 minutes and wash off with a clean, warm facecloth. Voila! By just combining these three ingredients, this all-natural face mask is perfect for toning, tightening and may even help prevent future blemishes.
2. Feeling good from the ground up
Put your best foot forward! It’s a cinch to give yourself a pedicure at home. Trim, file and buff your nails, soak your feet in warm soapy water, buff your heels and put a slick of clear or coloured polish on your nails. Slip into a comfy pair of pretty slops and you’ll float for the rest of the day.
3. Curly locks
Whether it’s your lashes, your bangs or your mane – it’s always a good idea to give them some volume. Sleep with rollers in, or even just the odd plait and wake up to luscious locks. Remember to run your fingers through your do, as opposed to a hairbrush, to keep the locks grouped together (not frizzy). If you have a mousse at home, remember to rub it together in your hands first and apply it from the bottom up, scrunching the hair to maintain the integrity of the curls. It’s amazing what a bouncy style can do for your mood!
4. Burn a few calories
Feeling good starts from the inside out, so take the time each morning to wake and move your body. Start with a cat curl (on all fours arching and extending your back) to get your spine mobile. Move into a downward dog to wake your shoulders and hamstrings. Slowly come to an upright position and roll your head from side to side, along with slowly turning your ankles. If you’re up to it, take a 20-minute jog around your neighbourhood to get the endorphins flowing.
Smelling great doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Opt for a perfumed body spray as opposed to a pricey perfume. The range from Playgirl includes 13 fabulous scents to suit every occasion and mood. Use as a deodorant and give yourself an extra spritz after getting dressed to make sure your signature scent follows you wherever you may go. For just R26.99 per can, you’re able to choose your top 3 to keep you feeling great.