Holiday season is in full swing. First came Thanksgiving, then Art Week (which here in Miami is like a holiday), then Hanukkah, and Christmas and other celebrations are on the horizon. As the year wraps up and things seem to be in full throttle (including Omicron), it’s easy to get stressed out more than usual. Here are three self-care practices that can help you preserve our sanity this holiday season.
1. Resting Bliss Face
Stepping foot into Habits Skin Lab is instantly calming. This charming, boutique skin studio offers a number of holistic skin services (they also just opened a nail salon next door, but more on that to come). We had the opportunity to try the Detox & Glow Facial and it was just the ticket for our skin as well as our mood. Our esthetician, Andrea, left us with glowing skin, and it was also one of the most relaxing facials (extractions and all). Steam, cleanse, extract, peel, massage with ice globes and we added on LED light therapy to assist with the stress breakouts. We also tried the new facial vibration therapy, which boosts circulation and helps with fine lines and left our face feeling like putty, as in super relaxed. Oh, the playlists created by the Habits Team, are the most Shazam-able we’ve heard. Sadly, for us, they are custom created so we couldn’t just add it to Apple Music or Spotify. Facials start at $95.
2. Breathe and Let Go
If you’ve ever been totally stressed and stopped to take a few deep breaths, then you know how powerful the breath can be. And for those that need a little extra help with conscious inhaling and exhaling, there is Breathwrk a new wellness app provides instant calm. The app guides users through a variety of powerful science-backed breathing exercises that can help improve sleep, decrease stress and anxiety, improve athletic performance and endurance, and help with energy and focus. Just in time for the holidays, Breathwrk recently launched a new Get Breath. Give Breath., a BOGO gifting program featuring their pro subscription ($38.99 annual membership). When purchasing a pro membership, users will receive an additional, complimentary membership to gift to a friend.
3. Sound Sleep
The latest from Mr. 305, Pitbull recently teamed up with Columbia Care, one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of cannabis and hemp-derived CBD products in the United States, to launch a line of full spectrum CBD products, N2P, which stands for Negative to Positive (we dare you to read that without hearing Pitbull’s voice in your head).This new line hopes to shed a positive light on CBD’s potential. We’ve been relying on the new full-spectrum, third-party tested Tropical Gummies to help us ease into a calm, restful sleep, but you can also find, Pina Colada Lip Balm, Relief Salve, and Star Fruit CBD Oil.