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Fall into Self-Care

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You are sitting on your couch with the windows open, letting the fall breeze flow through the room. There is soup cooking on the stove, and candles lit throughout the house that fill the space with warmth and the quintessential autumn smells of apples, cloves, and pumpkin. Whether you are a fan of cooking, hiking, or just relaxing by yourself or with loved ones, fall is the perfect time to slow down and take some extra time for yourself. But it is also a busy time for many, so self-care takes a little more effort. Here are some fall self-care tips that can help you be your best self this season!

Take a “hot girl” shower

Not sure what a hot girl shower is? Picture this: you pull your favorite candle from the shelf and light it. You start the water and get it to the perfect temperature and turn on your favorite playlist. Here’s where it gets luxurious, you pull out all your favorite products. Yep, that’s right, all of them. Grab your favorite hair care routine, face mask, hair mask, etc. You can even pop a shower steamer in there if you want to take your alone time to the next level. Let the scents of eucalyptus or lavender fill the room while you take your time going through your routine. Dance, sing into your hairbrush microphone, use all the hot water, whatever makes you feel like the queen that you are.

This is your hot girl shower, so customize it for you! Use Pure Romance shower essentials like Shower Gel & Bubble Bath and the Hydrating Body Oil to feel and look your absolute best! The Shower Gel & Bubble Bath’s moisturizing ingredients, such as argan oil, help soften and smooth your skin to make you feel luxurious. It is a pH-balanced, paraben-free formula that is gentle on the skin! The Hydrating Body Oil takes moisturizing to the next level with even more hydrating ingredients like jojoba, coconut, and sweet almond oils. It is gentle enough for everyday use but is also great when you need an extra boost of hydration, like after a day in the sun! Pair both together in your favorite fragrance or do a combination to create a scent unique to you!

Curl up with a good book or show

Take a break from your daily world of stress by entering a fictional world! The perfect self-care experience doesn’t have to end with your hot girl shower. Keep it going by first pouring a glass of wine  or cup of tea  and bringing that candle you lit for your shower into the room with you. Then, grab a blanket and find a comfy spot, whether that’s your couch, chair, bed, etc. – pick a place you are at your most relaxed. We are going for ultimate comfort and cozy vibes here. If you can turn off your overhead lights and just use lamps and other ambient lighting, it is even better! Curl up with that wine or tea and pick a good book or television show to dive into. Let the comforting environment and your escape of choice carry you away from your daily stresses.

Have a girls’ night

Self-care doesn’t have to be done by yourself! Invite some friends over to relax and sit by a bonfire. Or go to a pumpkin patch and bring back your pumpkins to carve/decorate together. Laughter is the best medicine/stress reliever, so this is a great way to take a break from normal life and stress by hanging out with some of your closest friends. A girls’ day at the pumpkin patch also makes for some great photo opportunities! What is a trip to the farm without a cute picture of you and your friends holding tiny pumpkins while wearing cozy, oversized sweaters? If that’s not your thing, take our quiz to find your perfect party theme.

Bake fun fall treats

Arguably the best part of fall is all the yummy seasonal treats. Pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon are just a couple of many delicious, cozy flavors that define the very essence of autumn. One way that you can take advantage of it is by going apple picking at a local orchard and then baking an apple   with your pickings! Not only will you get to go on a super fun, fall-themed outing with your loved ones, but you will also get a delicious snack as a reward! That’s just one of many options. For more ideas, check out our Pinterest page. Baking these fall treats is a great way to make your home the epitome of autumn. The sweet and warm scents of the apples and spices will fill your house and complete all the cozy vibes.

Have some alone time

Everyone needs a little time to themselves every now and then. Sometimes the stresses of daily life can cause your social energy bar to deplete, so this time can be very helpful. You may think it is strange to eat, shop, or see a movie by yourself. But sitting in a restaurant, just taking in the atmosphere and the food without having to make small talk or going to see a movie alone and not having to share the snacks can be a great way to reconnect with yourself.

All the other tips listed above can also be great ways to get some self-care, all while still soaking in the autumn season. Or spend some time with one (or more!) of your favorite Pure Romance toys! Take some time to treat yourself so you can be the best you.

Kaitlyn Craig
Kaitlyn (she/her/hers) recently graduated in May 2022 from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s in English. She loves reading, writing, and crocheting (specifically stuffed animals!) She is from Paducah, Kentucky, and has worked for Pure Romance since July 2022. She is very passionate about talking about books and the various impacts they can have. She would love to one day be an author and create characters that can impact others the way her favorite characters have impacted her!