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Fitness

5 DIY Feel-Good Beauty Treatments

We could all use a little less stress. In fact, three out of four women say that just five minutes of "me" time would make them happier, according to a Skintimate survey. Relax and recharge with these do-anywhere beauty rituals.
citrus wake-me-up Beat an Afternoon Slump

Skip the candy jar in favor of a quick self-massage. Take a dab of citrus- or peppermint-scented lotion or oil -- studies show that the smell of citrus can evoke a happy mood and that a peppermint fragrance can improve alertness and memory -- and rub it onto your earlobes, working upward. "Massaging your ears can help release endorphins in your body, allowing you to feel revitalized," Rushworth says. We like Weleda Citrus Refreshing Body Oil ($21, usa.weleda.com) and Ole Henriksen Muscle Comfort Lotion ($28, olehenriksen.com) with peppermint oil. Or mix a drop of peppermint essential oil with a bit of lip balm and rub it onto the back of your neck and shoulders to give your muscles an instant boost, Vislocky suggests.

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