[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I left for Dubai 10 days ago, and it was a conscious decision to not take my laptop with me.
I didn’t want to check my emails or work on freelancing gigs–and even take a break from blogging.
Needless to say, when I got back home, it was time for some much needed DIY care.
-Take it off: As much I like seeing different cultures and ethnicity at both the airports, I had been traveling for about 6-7 hours and needed a shower. Plus, the check for Ebola virus (a great initiative at T3) served as a reminder. So no matter how late or tired you are, try to take a shower to avoid falling sick.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2009″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]-Remove all colors: I’d painted my tips and toes before leaving, and they weren’t nudes but a bright pink. Wearing brights for more than 4 days can stain your nails but I didn’t really have the mindspace to go removin’ it when I was in Dubai. Now that I was back, the nailpaint had to go. After which I carefully cleaned the nails, used a nail hardener on a nail that had chipped off and apply some cuticle cream.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2011″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]-Clean up your face: I made a reasonably small makeup kit this time with a few basics ‘coz I really wanted to go makeup-free. I’ll confess that it didn’t really happen but I wasn’t spending more than 10 minutes in front of the mirror. I hate it when my skin breaks out and thankfully that didn’t happen in Dubai. However, my pores can tend to get clogged very easily. So I used a berry mask I bought from H&M yesterday (it’s a small packet that you can use 4-5 times). I’ve got to say that I loved it. My skin felt really soft and really clean. I prefer natural ingredients so I’d probably do a sandalwood/gram flour mask to make sure my skin is healthy.
-Special care for my feet: From making them walk all over Dubai in new shoes, to flats, we were pretty much on beach sand and desert sand one after the other. Needless to say, your feet need some love. So just do the basics which means a light scrub (you can even use a body scrub), especially on the really hardened areas of the foot. Clean them up and moisturise heavily to make up for lost time. My sister uses Vaseline at night, puts on a pair of old, thick socks and sleeps it off.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2012″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]-Detox your system: I was surrounded by people who loved , and I think I ate a mixed proportion of healthy/unhealthy foods. While I am consciously trying to stay away from Pringles all together, cleaning out your system is a must-do. Don’t worry, I won’t ever suggest a juice fast…just do the minimum. For instance, make sure you get a lot of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals when you’re back home. Also, I think Tea is great to boost metabolism and is a feel-good factor. So apart from Green Tea, Chamomile Tea (so yum, and light…) is a great way to detox.
Do you have any post vacation must do’s?
Let me know.