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Take a break from all the household responsiblities and treat yourself with a Detox session this Mother's Day. Pixabay

Mother’s Day is around the corner, so go ahead and plan some guilt free ‘me-time.’

While you spend most of the days in lockdown working and taking care of the needs of family and home, it’s time to take care of yourself. Try a special skin detox session for a refreshing break from her daily hustle and for some rest and relaxation.

Dr Geetika Mittal, a consulting dermatologist at Cetaphil believes a rejuvenating detox session is the perfect way to unwind. She shares five simple ways to pamper yourself on Mother’s Day:

Make a refreshing summer cooler

A common recommendation for good health and great immunity is Vitamin C. With summers setting in, make a refreshing lemonade with mint leaves and honey. This will leave you feeling rejuvenated and will help detox you body as well add a natural radiance to her skin.

Cook a fresh healthy meal

For just seven days, make her some healthy delicious meals loaded with fruit nuts, dry fruit, vegetables and greens. Please ensure they are cleaned thoroughly though and don’t allow the grumbling at the table to get the better of you.

Treat yourself with a health meal this mother’s day. Pixabay

Balanced skincare routine

As mothers represent the epitome of gentle care, you need to care for your skin too. Ensure you have the right set of products to cleanse and moisturise. The right choice of products are is naturally fulfilling and basically help to enhance the cells and help the removal of skin impurities in a much easier manner, thus improving overall health.

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Light exercising

Opt for light yoga asanas, simple stretching and meditation to help feel at ease. This will help relieve stress and get rid of muscle stiffness too. After all, a bit of sweating is essential.

Cleansing bath

Using right bathing products such as a cup of unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a few drops of olive oil or a few drops of lemon juice in lukewarm water will help you feel refreshed.

With these simple skin detox tips, you can give yourself a day you really deserves. (IANS)



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The researchers showed that pregnant mice who did not have this subset of cells were twice as likely to miscarry, and in many of these pregnancies fetal growth was severely restricted.

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"Our research suggests that this subset of immune cells is carrying out a sort of 'secondary education' -- sometimes many years after the better-known population of the educator cells have carried out the primary education in the thymus -- teaching T cells not to attack the fetus, the placenta and other tissues involved in pregnancy," she added. The findings are published in the journal Science Immunology.

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Adobe's global emoji study found that emoji even helps people overcome language barriers and form connections that would otherwise be difficult to do.

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