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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.
Cucumber facial treatment Cool Down Post-Gym

Tame any sweat-induced inflammation by keeping a cloth packed in ice and cucumber slices in a plastic bag in your gym locker and placing it on your face after your workout. The chill will constrict blood vessels that have become dilated during exercise, helping you to cool down faster, and the cucumber alleviates irritation, says Amy Wechsler, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. Or apply a soothing face mask, like Yes to Cucumbers Calming Facial Mask ($15, drugstores). Cleanse with a refreshing, skin-cooling body wash infused with menthol, mint, lemongrass, or citric acid, recommends Cornelia Zicu, chief creative officer for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas in Stamford, Connecticut. We like Gud Natural Body Wash in Orange Petalooza Blood Orange & Hyacinth ($7, drugstores).

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