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How to Practice Self-Care When It’s Cuffing Season

Ladies, it’s officially sweater weather and that means the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. As a single female, it’s quite possible that you’re on the hunt for a cuddle buddy to get cozy with through the winter months.

For that very reason, it’s necessary to get your mind and body right if you plan to participate in the upcoming Cuffing Season. Keep reading for some ways in which you can look and feel your best and lock down that Netflix and Chill partner for the cold weather months ahead.

Switch Up Your Beauty Routine

The summer is a time for beachy hair and salty skin, but once fall hits, it’s important to make the transition towards a cold-weather beauty routine. Although the sun has many positive benefits, it can do a number on your hair and skin. The good news is, some of this damage can be reversible with the use of proper products. For example, if you spent your summer hanging by the pool, it’s likely your hair was heavily exposed to sun or chlorine. In an effort to reverse the damage, opt for a shampoo and conditioner duo that lock in moisture and keep your hair soft, yet strong.

Afterall, no one wants to be the big spoon to your little when you have a head full of unhealthy hair! In addition to hair, fall is also a great time to reinvent your skin care regime as the colder weather tends to wreak havoc. There are plenty of hydrating face creams to consider and the one you choose should be dictated by your specific skin type.

While we’re on the topic of your face, don’t forget to give your lips some extra love this season, (and hopefully you’ll gain some extra love in return). There are tons of great products on the market but if you’re looking to go the DIY route, these scrubs can be made with ingredients you’ll likely be able to find right in your pantry!

Break a Sweat

As the temperatures drop, heading outside for anything seems like a chore, so making time for exercise may feel a million times as daunting. With shorter days and less sunshine, it’s easy to slip into SAD, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Because of this, it’s important to find a fitness routine that works for you. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are hormones that literally make you feel happy. The great news is, you don’t have to spend hours at the gym in order to achieve these feelings. All it takes is about 60 minutes of physical activity to bring about that warm fuzzy feeling.

If you’re not a gym rat, have no fear! There are plenty of other ways to break a sweat! You can check out a yoga class, power walk the mall (hello, shopping IS cardio) or even stream a workout video from the comfort of your living room. Either way, you’re melting away stress and making room for those happy emotions.

Bonus Tip: Not only does exercise make you feel good, it can also increase your libido. Walking, swimming, and yoga are just a few of the activities that can take your sex drive from 0-100 quickly! Keep this in mind as it will come in handy this Cuffing Season.

Reinvent Your Style

Looking good and feeling good go hand in and we can’t think of anything better than adding some new items to your wardrobe. Whether it’s an all out shopping spree or adding pieces, little by little, fall is the perfect time to spruce up your look.

From chunky sweaters to stylish boots, looking great in the fall can be quite simple. If you’re the type of person who feels guilty spending money on clothes, do some research into budget friendly consignment shops in your area. Prefer to shop online? Check out these resale websites and score some fashion forward staples to add to your fall rotation.

From designer fashion to everyday wear, these are great options if you want to look good while still being budget conscious. You never know, you may just snag the perfect piece to catch a potential cuffer’s eye!

While practicing self-care is a great way to gear up for fall as well as Cuffing Season, it’s important to keep in mind that there is never a bad time to partake in acts that make you feel happy and healthy both inside and out. Listen to your body and pay attention to what it’s telling you and whether you find a cuddle buddy for the winter months or not, keep in mind that being content starts within!

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