If there was ever a time when we all need a little self care, this is it! If you can’t get to the spa right now, you can still take a little “me time,” even if it’s just for a few minutes. Below you will find 14 ideas to pamper yourself at home which should give your mood a boost.
You can take one of these ideas, or create a little spa package for yourself and do several at once. For instance, you could definitely do #13 at the same time as #7.
What are you doing to make sure you take care of yourself in mind and body right now? Let me know in the comments at the end.
1. Before you start to pamper yourself – Set the mood
First things first. You can’t possibly feel relaxed if the mood isn’t right. Turn a little corner of your home into your own spa by playing some calming music and creating a relaxing scent with a scented candle or essential oils.
Use a scent that holds good memories for you, or which you associate with a trip to a spa. For me, the smell of lemongrass transports me back to spa visits on vacation in Bali and Cambodia.
I really like the look of this aromatherapy and diffuser set (below) which comes with a range of essential oils, so you can choose one to suit your mood.
2. Dress the part for self-pampering
When you go to a spa, you are usually given a nice robe to wear, so pop on your best robe or dressing gown before you start your home spa treatment!
3. Deep condition your hair with a hair mask
I’m sure you probably use at least the odd face mask, but how about a hair mask? How many times do you give your hair a treat?
Just like skin, our hair goes through changes as we age and can get naturally more dry and brittle, so a good hair mask can make a huge difference to your hair’s texture.
4. Face mask
There’s just something very soothing about lying down with a face mask on and letting it infuse moisture into your skin as a way to pamper yourself.
As we are unable to travel right now, I really like the idea of this face mask from Bella & Bear, with tropical scents of mango and pineapple. You could always close your eyes and dream of a tropical island.
Want to give your face an instant treat? Read our article on the best sheet and face masks for you.
5. Give yourself a manicure (or a pedicure)
Do you usually go to a nail spa to have your nails done, or do you do them yourself at home? Either way, you’ll be looking at keeping your nails neat yourself right now.
If you don’t already have a decent one, a manicure set with everything you need to trim your nails, push your cuticles back and buff would be handy.
Then, you can paint your own nails with your favorite color varnish.
6. Hand mask
With all of us being much more aware of our hand hygiene, I’m sure there are plenty of you with hands that need a little tender care after so much washing or use of alcohol-based sanitizer.
These collagen-infused hand masks (below) are easy to use. You just pop your hands in the gloves for 20 minutes and wait until your hands are beautifully moisturized.
7. Give yourself smooth feet
Your feet are likely to be getting a bit of a break at the moment as we aren’t wearing heels to the office or to head out to dinner.
So, it could be the perfect time to give this oft-neglected part of your body a pamper. This treatment from Patchology (below) smooths calluses and removes rough skin.
The kit comes with special socks that you squeeze the treatment into, before wearing for 60-90 minutes, so you can always do #13 or #14 while you’re waiting.
8. Soak in a bubble bath
Are you a bath or shower kind of gal usually? Even if you usually take a shower, a bath can be incredibly relaxing. Light a candle, listen to some music and pour in some soothing bubbles.
The scent of the Lalicious Sugar Coconut bubble bath (below) is gorgeous, and it leaves your skin beautifully soft.
Exfoliating removes the layer of dead skin cells, leaving healthier, fresher looking skin below. But how many of us usually find the time for regular exfoliation?
This Himalayan salt scrub (below) features lychee oil which gives it a delicate scent, as well as collagen, which is renowned for repairing tired skin. Great for both face and body.
10. Soothing eye treatment
Many of us suffer from puffy eyes and dark circles, particularly as we get older, or if we are feeling stressed and having trouble sleeping.
Regular face masks are generally not suitable for the delicate skin under your eyes, but you can still give your eyes a treat by choosing a mask especially designed for this area.
For an extra refreshing feel, pop them in the fridge before you use them.
11. A new pair of pajamas
For more inspiration, read our article on the best pajamas for women.
12. Curl up with a good book (or listen to an audiobook)
How do you like to relax? If you love getting lost in a great book, you could combine your spa treatment with your reading time.
Ribbons of Scarlet (below) is an empowering, emotional, entertaining and educational read.
See the list of my favorite audio books to relax and entertain you.
13. Listen to my podcast
I know that many of you will be having good days and bad days right now, and that’s perfectly normal. Many of you will be planning what you will do when we get through this situation.
You may like to listen to my podcast where you’ll find tips on everything from how to cope in a crisis, to when and how to start a business.
You could always listen while painting your nails!
- How To Cope In A Crisis
- The Best Loungewear That Makes You Feel Comfortable AND Stylish
- How To Care For Your Nails
What are your favorite ways to pamper yourself? I’d love to hear your self-pampering suggestions too!
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