We all must have been living a hectic schedule and long weeks at work, coping with professional life and personal life. Life has gotten more complicated and challenging; often tired, stressed, and lacking the inspiration to do something good makes us dull and more monotonous. It’s time to revive our weekend and set a self-care schedule to pamper and relax. Keep your worries and stress at bay, and feel comfortable in your skin, there is nothing wrong with taking time for yourself.
Our mind and body healing go together, the whole idea is to relax our body’s senses, meditate our mind, and enhance our beauty from within. A simple skincare ritual at home doesn’t require a lot of money, even simple DIY home ingredients can do wonders for your skin. The best self-care practices come from small yet meaningful activities to rejuvenate our mind body and soul.
This weekend recharges yourself, say goodbye to anxieties and life problems; take some time for pampering because you deserve to be loved! So, be ready to prioritize yourself this weekend.
Let’s unfold some of the great self-care pampering ideas:
Scrub it Away
For beginners, scrubbing is the first step to exfoliating your skin i.e., removing the buildup of dirt, impurities, oil, dead skin, and other debris that lie on the top layer of your skin. Thus, scrubbing rejuvenates the newer skin underneath. A good exfoliant scrub gives your skin a radiant glow and allows other skin care products to completely absorb. For preparing the scrub, you may use home ingredients like coffee with honey that helps to smooth and firm the skin; Oats with olive oil for skin nourishing; Haldi with coconut oil for a natural glow; Rose petals with rosehip oil for super calming and soothing the skin; Himalayan fine salt and coconut sugar to boost the skin appearances. You may choose any scrub that works best for you, just add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oils- lavender, rose, orange, peppermint, and so on. Massage the scrub into your skin in a circular motion with soft hands from face to toe and then rinse with warm water and dry with a towel.
Soak in an aromatic shower
Sometimes a good long shower is all you need to wash all your worries away. All you need is to treat yourself to an aromatic luxury shower to make you feel good and destress your muscle. Just light a few scented candles around the room and on the edge of the tub. Fill the tub with lukewarm water and decorate it with some floating petals of a rose, dandelions, and linden. Add mineral salts like magnesium salt flakes and Epsom salt which are great for body relaxation, and blood circulation, and ease muscle tension. Drop some bath bombs and grab a crisp grape from the bath tray and enjoy a lavish soothing shower experience. You may also add essential oil to your bathtub and complement your experience with soothing music. A long shower bathing is absolutely perfect for destressing your week’s worries away.
It’s time for a multi-level skincare ritual! Treat all your skin concerns with easy steps and the right ingredients. Give some extra love to your skin; all you need to do is steam your face with a facial steamer for at least 10 min to unclog pores and get rid of skin impurities. Apply the face sheet mask evenly on the face for another 15 min until sipping some tea. Use skincare tools like gua sha stone, rose quartz roller, or jade roller to massage your face with serums/ face oils. Serums and facial oil nourish and protect skin thereby reducing the fine lines of aging. Add a layer of moisturizing cream to your skin to retain the skin moisture and keep it hydrated. A moisturizer with key ingredients like hyaluronic acid, Glycerin, and Ceramides is a must. Also, look for natural ingredients like Aloe vera, soy, and shea butter. Don’t forget the under-eye and lips; pamper your lips with honey and sugar mix to scrub away dead skin. Apply a cold eye compress is a must to rejuvenate the skin.
Care for your Hair
Take a moment to cleanse and treat your scalp to get beautiful healthy hair. All you need to do is, take coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, or any oil of your choice. Lukewarm it for deeper penetration into your scalp. Gently massage your scalp with your fingertips for 10 min as it relaxes your muscles, improves blood circulation, and relieves headaches. Blend oil well through your hair stands and wrap it in a shower cap to leave it for an hour. Use a mild shampoo that gently cleanses away the dirt and debris on the scalp and helps hair to grow fuller and healthier. Pair it up with hydrating conditioner to restore hair moisture that has been lost. Let hair dry naturally to avoid using heating products on your hair. Lastly, use hair serum to seal in moisture and prevent further dryness.
Don’t forget to Pamper your Feet
You don’t need to go for an expensive pedicure to have pretty feet. Weekends are meant to give your feet a new makeover. All you need is the right tools and products such as aromatherapy oil, moisturizer, a toenail scrub brush, and Epsom salt or sea salt that you may easily find in the local drugstore. There are many ways you can still pamper your feet by using a foot peel mask to exfoliate away dead and cracked skin and leave smooth skin underneath. Relax your feet soaked in lukewarm water for about 20 min. You may add essential oils or Epsom salt as it softens the thick layer of your heels and toes of your feet. Moisturize your feet with foot balm, lotion, cream, or jelly. Lastly, trim your toenails and nail-file them giving a smooth finish.
Self-care is about self-love and it begins with you! Giving yourself time is your priority and nobody should take that “Me Time” away from you. Reserve special time for a home spa. Let us know what is your favorite part of the skincare ritual.