A little bit of indulgence goes a long way when it comes to self-care. Whether it is just putting on a face or hair mask or giving yourself a manicure, these small things make us feel so good. So go on, plan a long pamper session for yourself this weekend with a DIY spa day…
Prep Your Space
You don’t really need a big space. Your bedroom and bathroom will do fine. First off, ensure that there is no disturbance – this is your ‘me-time’, sacrosanct. Adjust the temperature and light in the room, put on soothing music and light scented candles. Most importantly, make sure that all your home spa day essentials are at hand.
Opt for a Fruity Face Mask
Tie your hair back, gently wash your face with a home scrub and pat dry. Pamper your skin with the Lakme Blush and Glow Sheet Mask. It feeds your skin with the goodness of fruit and imparts a wonderful glow. Make sure to lie back and relax for 10-15 minutes as you let the mask rejuvenate your skin. This is a good time to try some guided meditation to enhance your sense of well-being.
Hair Mask for extra nourishment for your hair
It is good to nourish your hair at least once a week – especially if you notice excess hair fall. The Mamaearth Onion Hair Mask comes with onion oil, organic bamboo vinegar, coconut oil and rosemary oil – ingredients that replenish the scalp, strengthen hair and repair damaged hair. It also leaves your hair shiny and frizz-free. Apply this carefully and proceed on the next step on your spa day at home. Keep it on till you shower.
Benefits of Soaking Your Feet in Warm Water
It is super relaxing! Soaking your feet in warm water soothes your nerves and softens the skin to allow for a thorough scrub. Make sure the water temperature is comfortable. Add some shampoo to soften the water; and salt to get this pamper session going! Soak your feet for not more than 20 minutes, then scrub them well. Brush nails sparkling clean. Wash off with lukewarm water, pat dry and massage in your favourite foot cream.
The Super Easy Home Manicure
Remove nail polish and soak your hands in a bowl of warm water placed on a table even as you soak your feet below. Add a few drops of olive oil and your favourite essential oil in the water, if liked. After about 15 minutes or so, brush your hands and nails gently using a nail brush. Dip in lukewarm water and dry off. Cut or file nails and push back the cuticles. Use generous dollops of your favourite hand creme to massage hands thoroughly. Take your time, spend at least 10 minutes on caring for your hardworking hands. Let your hands be polish free for a few days.
The Importance of a Warm Shower/Bath
The easiest way to refresh and rejuvenate is to take a warm shower or bath – it calms your nerves instantly and cleans out skin pores thoroughly. To maximise the effect, put a few drops of essential oils on the floor or in the water before you shower. The fragrance of essential oils that will rise up will add to your relaxation as you take your beauty shower or bath. Use a deep moisturizing shower gel or you can use the face scrub as well.
End with moisturizer
After a shower, it is critical that you moisturize your body well. Massage in your moisturizer of choice in gentle circular motions all over your body. Do not rush this step. Sit down to massage your legs and arms, paying attention to the knees and elbows. Conclude your DIY spa night with a tinted moisturizer to nourish your face – check the Faces Canada Ultime Pro Peaches N Tinted Moisturizer. Its milk-like texture and lightweight finish leaves you feeling refreshed and looking radiant.
So put together your spa day essentials and treat yourself to some much-need self-care this weekend!