All day, every day, the mother in your life works hard for her family. Thank her on Mother’s Day by making it all about indulging her. Have mom put up her feet while you treat her to a full regimen of at-home pampering. The luxury treatment will start when she gets up and last until she slips into bed at the end of the day.
A spa day or luxury skin treatment is always a welcome gift for the woman who usually spends more time worried about you than she does herself.
“For Mom, it’s all about nourishing the skin,” said Holly CaSaroll, founder and CEO of FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness. “I love our seaweed treatment. If you have a big event, that day, the day before, it has no peel, no side effects. It mimics your own blood plasma. It gives you everything your skin needs to create life.”
It’s a soothing comfortable treatment that lets you float out with a fresh face, ready to spend a day being pampered.
“I love doing it and it’s just so comfortable,” CaSaroll said. Combine it with an ultrasound treatment for an extra boost that puts 3 million ultrasonic waves in the skin per second.
“They’re getting immediate effects on the skin and getting long term effects,” CaSaroll said. “Dry skin, dehydrated skin — all of it — is going to plump up nicely. And it’ll be very, very comfortable on the skin.”
Here are other ways to indulge mom on her big day:
Blend A Smoothie
Breakfast in bed is a classic Mother’s Day treat. Make this year’s breakfast both healthy and delicious with a nutrient-packed green smoothie. The vitamins and minerals in this morning treat will give her a boost of energy and start her day off on the right foot.
Toss a handful of spinach in the blender and pour in one cup of non-dairy milk. Add a banana, a handful of frozen berries and a teaspoon of ground flaxseed. For a protein boost, scoop in a tablespoon of almond butter. Blend the ingredients together until the mixture is smooth. Serve the smoothie in a fancy glass with a straw.
Massage Her Hands
Mom’s hands are always busy at work for the good of her family. She’s happy to help, but her hands may be paying the price. Learn how to give a hand massage so you can treat her hardworking hands to a touch of luxury this Mother’s Day.
First, pour a bit of massage oil in your hand, then rub it over her hands. Now you’re ready to start the massage with light strokes. Move your hands lightly from her elbows to her fingers. Next, turn your attention to her fingers, applying light, circular pressure to each one. Finally, with her hand face-up, massage her palm with the ball of your hand.
Brew A Cup Of Tea
A cup of warm tea is comforting, but that’s not the only good thing about it. Thanks to antioxidants and other beneficial properties, tea will also keep Mom’s skin looking young and her smile bright. Regular tea consumption may even protect her against cancer, heart disease and brittle bones.
For a Mother’s Day gift that will last beyond the holiday, purchase a pretty, but practical, teapot, a tea infuser and a gift basket of assorted looseleaf green teas. Then, while Mom relaxes in her favorite chair, steep a cup of her new tea.
Draw A Bath
On Mom’s special day, treat her to the peace and quiet of alone time in the tub. A warm bath is relaxing any day of the year, but a Mother’s Day bath should be extra pampering, and splashing in a few supplemental ingredients will help the bathwater detoxify her body, indulge her skin and soothe away her stress. Consider additives like drops of essential oils, a scoop of epsom salts or a handful of baking soda.
To complete the atmosphere, pipe quiet music into the bathroom and light a few scented candles. Have a fluffy robe waiting for Mom to put on when she steps out of the tub.
Make The Bed With New Sheets
At the end of the day, the hardworking mother in your life retreats to the bedroom for a few hours of rest before waking to tackle the next day. The right sheets on her bed can be the ticket to a restful night’s sleep, so gift her a set of bamboo bedding. This natural material is moisture-wicking, soft and hypoallergenic, and it can also help keep mom at a comfortable temperature all night long. As she slips into bed each night, she’ll be reminded of just how well you pampered her this Mother’s Day.
Meghan Ross is a freelance writer covering all things home and living. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.