5 ways to pamper yourself at home
With social commitments low and anxieties high, now would be the perfect time to check in to a luxury spa and enjoy some self-care – if only we could. Whether lockdown worries have triggered sleepless nights, days cooped up with children have left you shattered, or self-isolation simply has you feeling relentlessly bored. We have some great relaxation tips to help braving the world again a little easier and add a little luxury into your life.
So, what can you do come Friday night, while total freedom is still on hold? An at-home spa absolutely gets our vote.
The beauty salons are not yet open but don’t worry we have some great tips for you on how to pamper yourself from head to toe!
#1 – Create Your Own Steam Room
Run your shower on hot to create your own steam room at home. Better yet, add a few drops of your favourite aromatherapy essential oils into a burner or spritz into the air. You can always use strong smelling citrus fruits such as oranges, or lemons if you don’t have any oils.
Steam is a great way to help reduce stress levels, it also works to clear and improve impurities from the skin & can ease the symptoms of a cold.
#2 – Give yourself a facial
Now that your steam room session is over you can pamper yourself with a luxury facial to leave you with super soft skin. Simply pat dry the skin and apply a soothing face mask – there are lots of ideas for creating face masks at home using the contents of your fridge available on YouTube.
Bananas are especially great to use as they contain a range of powerful vitamins to fade dark spots and blemishes. Not only do they have vitamin B to reduce dryness, vitamin E to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but also potassium which helps to hydrate thirsty skin.
3# Relieve your feet
Treat your feet to a well deserved foot rub and soak and prepare them to be back to the heels again. This homemade foot soak has a combination of great pampering ingredients to create a nice, relaxing, foot refreshing experience. The baking soda helps to soften your skin, the Epsom salt helps remove toxins, and the orange citrus scent is extremely relaxing and up lifting.
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- 1/3 cup Epsom salt
- the contents of 2 orange tea bags
Top tips from professional foot model Amy Bellwood-
- If you are struggling with nail discoloration add a few drops of tea tree oil to a carrier oil such as; coconut, almond or walnut. Brush onto the nail and leave to soak in.
- Wanting to achieve the perfect pedicure? Make sure to soak your feet in warm water and apple cider vinegar. The cider vinegar help to clean and prep the nails ensuring for a perfect pedicure
- Struggling with athletes’ feet? Add a few spoonfuls of bicarbonate soda to warm water and soak your feet. The alkaline will help to restore your foot’s natural PH
#4 Soothe Your Senses
The best part of a spa day for many is the sense of calm and the knowledge that you don’t have to do anything.
Recreate this at home by darkening your room, lighting a scented candle & playing some soothing music. Before you settle back to unwind, place cooled chamomile tea bags on your eyes which can work to reduce redness and puffy eyes.
Then, simply lie back and relax…
#5 Soak up the sun
After any pampering beauty treatment, it’s important to stay hydrated. Head out into the garden with a glass of water – try adding a refreshing slice of lemon or cucumber for extra zing.
Sunshine has many health benefits including stress reduction, increasing your levels of vitamin D and increased serotonin production (the body’s natural mood booster!). Make sure that you are sun safe with an SPF 50 sunscreen and do not stay outside too long to avoid burning, which can be dangerous.
We also encourage you to watch our interview with Jimmy Choo foot model Amy Bellwood live discussion on foot care and beauty, get expert and insightful tips on foot care and luxury shoe fittings.
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