28 Self Care Tips for February

Ladies, with the month of February coming up, we all know what that means. The day all of us single girls dread the most -- Valentine’s Day. We all want someone in our life to cherish and love, but we disregard the most important person of all: ourselves. So don’t come into the month dreading all the incoming couples and lovey dovey grossness in the air; start the month of February off by taking care of yourself -- because the most important thing is to LOVE YOURSELF.

1. Strawberry Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of granola

2.  Foods to fight against acne

  • Dragon fruit: contains vitamin c; helps with acne, anti-aging, and hair
  • Cherries: a diet rich in antioxidants can decrease mild to moderate acne!
  • Dark chocolate: contains zinc (an acne-fighting nutrient)!!

3. Easy morning workout

  • 20 second wall sit
  • 20 leg lifts
  • 15 second plank
  • 15 crunches
  • 15 squats

4. Junk food alternatives!

  • French fries → oven roasted potatoes
  • Soda → sparkling water with fruit
  • Pepperoni pizza → pita bread pizza with roasted veggies

5. How to get better sleep

  • Turn off your phone! Get rid of distractions
  • Avoid small naps during the day/afternoon and stick to a sleep schedule.
  • Listen to a calming music or softy playlist (I recommend lofi hip hop music!)

6. Skin care tips

  • Aloe vera helps with clearing skin and making it glow
  • Wash your very morning with gentle cleansers (nothing harsh)
  • ALWAYS remember to moisturize dry skin (and drink water!)

7. Self-care tips for the morning

  • Don’t go straight to your phone when you wake up! It’s a bad habit we all have!
  • Drink a glass of water to energize yourself for the day (do it before eating!)
  • Remember to have a big breakfast to make you happy and give you energy for the day!

8. How to make rose water

  • Put rose petals and 5 cups of water into a pot
  • Cover the pot and bring the bring the water to a boil
  • Once the water’s boiling, strain the petals, then pour the rose water into a spray bottle
  • Rose water keeps oil at bay, smells good, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, maintains pH balance, and enhances your mood!

9. Strawberry creamsicle recipe

Ingredients:

  • ⅛ cup diced strawberries
  • ½ cup coffee cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tbsp strawberry syrup
  • ⅛ cup water
  • Mix all the ingredients together, put into a popsicle mold and put into the freezer for at least 4 hours

10. Ways to destress

 

  • Try coloring or drawing
  • Pick out a new book to read
  • Eat a yummy snack! (But don’t eat too much!)
  • Go outside for some fresh air and take a short walk

11. Bubblegum lip scrub

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • 2 drops of bubblegum flavoring
  • 3 drops of food coloring for a lip tint (optional)

12. Pineapple Coconut smoothie recipe

  • 3 cups of frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 ¼ cup of coconut yogurt

13. Raspberry peach smoothie recipe

  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh peaches
  • ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup of milk of choice

14. App recommendation - Plant Nanny

  • Plant Nanny is a cute health app where the user has to take care of a plant by drinking water!
  • For every cup of water you drink, you tap the little circle in the bottom right hand corner and water your plant to make it grow!
  • It reminds you to drink water everyday and helps you keep track of how healthy your water diet is everyday

15. Healthy snacks for when you’re hungry

  • Frozen yogurt berries
  • Smoothie bowls & acai bowls
  • Avocado toast with chia seeds

16. Things to do before bed

  • Shower + do your skincare routine
  • Brush your teeth so that your teeth whiten and you don’t get bad breath in the morning
  • Pick out a cute outfit to wear for the next day

17. Watermelon and mint detox/infused water!

  • Start off with a jar or glass of water with ice cubes
  • Add sliced watermelon (as many as you want)
  • Add bits of mint in
  • This is good for flushing out toxins and helps with fat loss

18. Small exercises for a smaller waist

  • Side planks + bicycle crunches
  • Sit ups + hip thrusts
  • Burpees + Russian twists

19. DIY strawberry face mask

  • Cut one large strawberry in half
  • Gently rub on your face
  • Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse off

20. Good habits to pick up

  • Try writing in a journal (I recommend bullet journals and diaries)
  • Spend time off your phone/device
  • Ask for a hug from one person a day (or hug at least one person everyday!)
  • Dress in clothes that flatter you! Take cute selfies/photos of yourself in a cute outfit!

21. Healthy smoothie ingredients - antioxidants

  • 3 tbsp water
  • A bag of green tea
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 ½ cup frozen blueberries (or berries)
  • ½ of a banana
  • ¾ cup milk (or soy milk)

22. Hourglass figure exercises/workout

  • Side plank lifts
  • Sit-ups + crunches
  • Squats or Bulgarian squats
  • Cardio (running, walking, biking…)

23. Positive daily reminders for the day

  • Confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the perfect body, it comes from embracing the one you’ve already got! Be your own kind of beautiful!
  • No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it!
  • Don’t be afraid to show who you really are! As long as you are happy with yourself, no one else’s opinion matters!

24. Strawberry and Lemon Infused Water

  • Start with a jar of water with ice cubes
  • Add a bunch of sliced strawberries
  • Thin slices of lemon
  • Some honey and sugar (if you like it sweet, but don’t add too much!)
  • Stir gently and enjoy!

25. Good habits to pick up

  • Compliment yourself when you look in the mirror
  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day!
  • Stay active (don’t spend too much time in your bed!)
  • Try on a face mask here and then (make sure the face mask won’t irritate your skin!)
  • Spend time and hang out with the people that make you happy

26. DIY Handmade Facemask for clear skin

  • 1 tbsp of green tea
  • 1 tbsp of raw honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp of sugar (preferably brown)
  • Mix together and apply all over your face
  • Then leave on for 10-15 minutes before washing off with warm water

27. Tropical smoothie to prevent breakouts

  • 8 oz of coconut water or nut milk
  • 1 cup diced papaya
  • ½ cup diced pineapple
  • ⅓ of an avocado
  • 1 tbsp of pumpkin seeds
  •  ½ oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of honey (or manuka honey)

28. Watermelon and Strawberry mint detox

  • 4 cups of watermelon in 1/2 inch cubes, lightly mashed
  • ½ pink of strawberries, sliced in half
  • 6 sprigs of mint (lightly crushed)

Remember to always love and take care of yourself! You got this girl.