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Putting the “self” in self-care is essential to a weekend well spent. To most people, weekends are for leaving the city for a quick lakwatsa fix, binge-watching TV shows, and spending time with family and friends. All these are great, but they could still leave you feeling exhausted. This weekend, make time for yourself by practicing the following self-care activities.

Feed Your Mind With Intention 

Throughout the workweek, most of us see various forms of media. We consume content every waking hour of the day, and most of it is unsolicited. Did you actually want to know about Tina from accounting’s boyfriend problems or Kanye’s latest shenanigans? While these stories might be entertaining, they’re just things we happened to see while on our phones.

For a weekend well spent, practice mindful consumption for your body and mind. If you haven’t watched the latest episode of your favorite show, make an event of it. Set a time, grab some snacks, and be fully present for the activity. Read books and blogs that inspire and nourish you. Try some motivational classics to inspire you for the week ahead. Browse through recipe books to help you plan your meals better. Choose topics that don’t feel like work and commit to the moment – !

Connect With Nature and Life

Spending your weekend cooped up in a room with a phone is not the way. Instead, connect with something alive, whether they're plants, animals, or your favorite humans. Being around trees – even urban nature – . It reduces stress, improves attention span, and perks up tired brains.

According to one study, just can help improve cognitive function. So, if you can’t visit a forest (or the neighborhood park), tuning in to a forest bathing playlist will do. Hug your dogs. Kiss your parents. Spend quality time with your kids. You’ll bond with them and improve your well-being in the process.

Indulge in a Full-Body Refresh 

Neglecting your beauty regimen all week can make you feel blah and even hurt your self-esteem. Putting on a face mask, working a gua sha, or painting your nails are . Aside from being relaxing and borderline hypnotic, they can make you happier and more confident. Although simple, these activies can make for a weekend well spent..

Set aside two hours for personal grooming and give your skin the best weekend break. Don’t try to cram everything in one go since some things, like getting a haircut can be done monthly and hair removal can be in rotation every week. Take a long shower or bath and take time to or exfoliate. Don’t forget to replenish your skin’s moisture reserves with Vaseline Gluta-Hya Serum Burst Dewy Radiance, which has Hyaluron and GlutaGlow technology to make it dewy and glowing.

Before bedtime, remove all traces of makeup, dirt, and product with Dove Facial Cleansing Mousse Moisture Care. It comes in a cushy mousse formula that’s a pleasure to use, and it delivers loads of moisture to your skin, so it feels soft and supple. Follow with a hydrating and brightening treatment like POND’S Triple Glow Serum, so your skin looks refreshed, well-rested, and ready to take on the week.

Stock Up on Beauty Essentials From Bed

Let’s be honest: shopping while horizontal on a bed, feet up on the wall, wearing your rattiest pajamas is one of modern life’s luxuries.

This weekend, perform a quick inventory of your skincare products and see which ones are about to expire or need replacing. And don’t wait until your favorite serum is down to the last drop to order – factoring in delivery time, you should be buying new products at least a week before they run out.

Replenish your skincare stash at the Unilever Beauty Official Store on and . Stock up on your favorite facial cleansers, serums, lotions, and moisturizers while discovering new ones, and enjoy a weekend well spent on self-care, shopping, and other happiness-boosting treats.