Two for Valentine’s
Valentine’s day is near, and everywhere you look restaurants are promoting special Valentine’s meals, travels agents promise the best romantic getaways and stationary stores are bursting at the seams with Valentine’s day cards, balloons and other memorabilia for the romantic holiday.
But what if all you and your other half want is some quiet couple time at home?
Here are some ideas for you to make the best of your romantic alone time.
1. Have a light healthy snack with foods that will help keep bad breath at bay. According to Dr. Uchenna Okoye, the Clinical Director of London Smiling Dental Group, foods like celery, cucumber and apples can help fight bad breath causing bacteria and keep nasty odours at bay. Green tea is also great for fighting the monster dragon breath since it’s full of anti-oxidants that will help destroy those bad breath compounds.
We recommend Pukka Mint Matcha Green Tea for invigorating freshness.
Mint Matcha Green by Pukka, £2,99 RRP at Tesco, Sainbury’s and selected stores nationwide
2. Give each other a relaxing massage in the privacy of your home. A relaxing massage can reduce anxiety, stress and depression. It will help with aches and pains in your joints and muscles, which will help with feeling more relaxed and better about your own body. It can also help boost your immune system and general well-being by increasing serotonin and dopamine levels as well as increase libido by increasing hormone levels. Not to mention get rid of body inhibitions and increase the sensuality between a couple.
A firm favourite is Clockface Beauty’s Vetiver and Patchouli Massage Oil as a luxurious aid to rest, relaxation and muscle recovery.
Vetiver & Patchouli Massage Oil by Clockface Beauty, £25,00 at Clockface Beauty
3. Indulge in a nice long soak with your other-half. A relaxing bath can be one of the most soothing experiences you can have together. Choose some caring bath salts for added benefits, like soothing sore muscles and a relaxing aroma to soothe your mind and spirit.
We love Kneipp Pure Bliss Bath Salts with Red Poppy and Hemp for the most serene and peaceful experience.
Pure Bliss Red Poppy & Hemp Bath Salts by Kneipp, £8,95 at Holland & Barrett
4. Keep your kissers moisturised and silky soft with a gentle exfoliation. You can easily add a bit of sugar to some lip balm for a soft scrub then rinse it out or gently go over your lips with your toothbrush ( I repeat, gently) to get rid of loose and dead skin cells for a smooth pucker. Keeping it hydrated and protected with a smoothing lip balm during these cold winter months will help keep dryness and damage at bay.
We recommend Syn Iceland’s Berry Lip Fix to keep your lips ready for some kissing!
Berry Lip Fix by Skyn Iceland, £12,00 at M&S and ASOS