Home Spa: How to Pamper Yourself
Everyone needs a little “me” time every once in a while. Here are a few ideas to help you relax and unwind in the comfort of your own home.
Ever had one of those days when life gets to be a bit too much and you long for a bit of R&R? Everyone needs a bit of “me” time once in a while. Maybe you need it after a long day stuck in traffic, or after your child has been home sick from school all week with a nasty cold. Perhaps the laundry has piled up beyond your control or that big presentation you had at work just didn’t go as planned. After a stressful day, the best remedy is always time spent alone. Time utilized to unwind and distress. Time spent taking care of just YOU!
If you’re looking to recharge yourself so you can conquer the world, here a few easy steps that you can take without ever leaving the house:
Take a relaxing bubble bath.
My go-to means for relaxing has always been to take a bubble bath. Add a splash of your favorite bubble bath product, light a few candles, put on some music and just submerge yourself into relaxation. There’s nothing like a good, warm soak to relieve muscle tension, open up your pores and clear your cluttered mind.
Apply a facial mask.
A good facial mask doesn’t have to be done at the spa. You can experience that same, high-quality experience at home. Choose a facial mask that has an inspiring scent, like rosemary or mint. Apply it to your face, allow it to dry and simply wait for the results. I love to apply my mask while relaxing in the tub. There’s something about the steam, the bubbles, the aromatic scents and the ability to just chill that really pulls it all together. Masks containing bentonite clay possess amazing skin toning and absorbing properties. Plus, the feel of that silky, smooth clay against the skin really provides you with an authentic pampering experience.
Scrub away the day.
There are some days when you just want to scrub all of your problems away. Well, why not make it a self-indulgent experience and use an exfoliating scrub that smells great and contains scrubbing particles that slough off dead skin cells? Once you experience how soft and silky your skin feels, you’ll forget about your troubles.
Moisturize from head to toe.
There’s nothing like slathering on a hydrating moisturizer immediately after a good exfoliation or bubble bath. Apply when your skin is still damp to really seal in that much needed moisture. Your skin will look more youthful as a result and it will definitely feel silky and soft to the touch. Take a few extra minutes to relax, enjoy and focus on your toes, feet, legs and arms. A little massaging and some great moisturizer will definitely ease away the stresses of the day.
Find time to do… Whatever!
Everyone has something special that they enjoy doing that helps them relax. It might be a bubble bath, a brisk walk, a quick dip in the pool or many other things. Take some time to flip through your favorite magazine or get started reading that book you’ve been putting off. Whatever you do, take that much needed time to pamper yourself.
Never feel guilty for taking the time to take care of you. A little pampering goes a long way and it’s really beneficial to you and everyone around you, so make it happen!
Written by beauty expert, Jacquie Carter. Jacquie is Director of Outer Nutrition at Herbalife.