When your favorite salons and spas have been quarantined and shut down people are left to their own devices. There has never been a better time to pamper and de-stress yourself than now.
Here are six simple ways you can pamper yourself at home!
Set the Scene
Put your home in a spa mood. Choose an area of your house that feels most relaxing to you, make sure it’s a spot where you’ll be able to get some quiet time. Set the lighting to your mood, play some spa or light classical music, and lay out any and all supplies you may need for pampering, so you aren’t having to run back and forth to grab anything. Extra touches may include heating wet towels in a steamer or microwave, or making yourself your favorite refreshing beverage of choice!
I bet you’ve been looking at your feet and thinking- how long until the spas re- open?!? Don’t worry- you can accomplish an at-home pedicure that will have you less on edge about the condition of your nails, and more on chill mode! All you need is a large bowl, towels and a sharp nail file (optional)! You can add Epsom salt to your soak, or any aromatic bath salts you have. Use a pumice stone/file to get the dead skin off, then trim and shape your nails to your liking. Oh, and tooootally feel free to use this as a proper excuse to leave your toenails unpainted. Sssshhh no one will eeeeever know. Literally. :/
Create & Use a Facemask
O.k. you KNOW I had to touch on this. It’s important to take good care of your skin, incorporating a quick DIY mask that you made yourself is a great idea. If you don’t have one around don’t panic! You can easily make your own facemask with a few simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen by using this recipe here.
With massage therapy off of the list of places you can visit right now, it’s easy to start to feel tight and stressed. De-stress and loosen your muscles with an at-home stretch/yoga session. Taking the time to move and stretch your muscles alleviate pain, stress, and increases creativity and workflow! With so many experts in the field going digital. Stream, stream away!
Take a Hot Bath
Nothing is more relaxing than a soak in the tub while you feel your anxiety and stress melt away! First, dim the lights (or turn them off and use natural light if it’s daytime) and drop whatever you’d like into the water such as salt, oils, bath bombs, etc. Purchase a bath pillow online if you don’t currently own one to prop your head up and close your eyes! Yes ya’ll! Bath pillows really ARE worth the wait! To maximize your moment of serenity, deeply breath in and out for 4 seconds each, to slow your heart rate down and promote maximum relaxation.
Aromatherapy has many proven benefits so it’s only fitting to add it into your home pampering routine! This can mean lighting your favorite candle, setting up your diffuser, or incorporating essential oils (each oil has many cool properties) so indulge away!
By incorporating these Six Ways to Pamper Yourself at Home, you’ll be more relaxed, less anxious, and refreshed! Remember, nobody will ever love you the way you do, or have the capability to. So, take care of yourself, and whatever you do- make self-care your highest priority during this time when everything feels so uncertain! Love youuu! <3