So many people feel that pampering yourself is a selfish and egotistical act. How dare you dote on yourself when there are so many other, more important things to do during the day? Unfortunately, these people can’t fathom that self-care is a necessity, and there is nothing wrong with a little pampering. It doesn’t have to be expensive, either. Some of the greatest pleasures are derived from the simple things in life.
Spa Treatments at Home
For any number of reasons, visiting the spa regularly may not be a feasible thing. But that shouldn’t stop you from pampering yourself. A smart life hack is to purchase a high-quality device for your beauty routine. Facials, hair removal, and even anti-aging treatments can be done from the privacy of your home. Invite some friends over and have a spa party.
Or, indulge in the solo time while you painlessly beautify yourself. When you see how at home products compare to electrolysis performed by a dermatologist, you will be pleasantly surprised. At-home, devices from companies like Silk’n are designed to treat acne, remove unwanted hair, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. They all harness the same technology used by dermatologists and your skin is left feeling smooth and radiant.
Use Essential Oils
Incorporating essential oils into your day-to-day routine is an inexpensive way to pamper yourself. There are numerous ways to use essential oils, too. You can smell it for aromatherapy by using a diffuser, or dilute a few drops with water in a spray bottle to mist the air. Citrus smells, like orange and lemon, are known to uplift spirits, while lavender is said to induce a calming effect. Certain scents, like sandalwood, produce aphrodisiac effects.
Put a combination of essential oils in a warm bath to remove toxins, relax the muscles, and pamper your skin. Ease into the tub with music playing in the background or listen to your favorite audiobook without interruptions. You can even give yourself a steam facial.
Put a few drops of essential oil in boiled water and hover your face over the steam with a towel hanging over your head. If you are feeling sick use eucalyptus oil because it helps to clear up respiratory and sinus infections. Finally, give yourself a body massage using a carrier oil, like coconut, sunflower, or jojoba.
Fruit is For More than Smoothies
One of the most painful realities of being a health-conscious adult is realizing how quickly fruit expires. Bananas and avocados are two of the fruits that almost immediately ripen upon purchasing. Coincidentally enough, these two are also a very common ingredient in both face and hair masks. Selecting the right fruit combination for a face mask might be tricky.
It all depends on what your skin needs at that time. Some fruits are all-around good for your skin, but some will target specific problems. Strawberries, for example, can be used to treat acne-prone skin.
Homemade body scrubs not only taste great but they also do an amazing job of exfoliating the skin. Honey, though not a fruit, is often used in body scrubs as an all-natural exfoliate.