Whether novel virus worries have triggered sleepless nights, lockdown with children have left you shattered or simply self-isolation has made you feeling constantly bored, it’s safe to say that we are all in need of a rest and relaxation right now.
However, using creativity in crisis means it’s more than possible to recreate an ultimate spa experience at home. Of course, it can never be the same without special remedies and certain facilities, but you can achieve something more complicated than just lying in a bath tube with cucumber slices over your eyes. So, make sure to devote some ‘me’ time (a day, a half-day or even an hour) and use these tips for treating yourself and having a perfect spa day at home!
Time at the spa typically offers a calming setting, which provides escape from our hectic world. To calm your mind, experience full relaxation, and prepare yourself for a restful sleep, make sure to turn off your mobile, tablet, or laptop. Instead, try some meditation or breathing exercises to help switch off any day worries and last-minute work thoughts, recharge and get yourself centred on some ‘me’ time. Consider turning on a relaxing playlist or listening to your favourite music to let go of tension and quieten your thoughts for a moment.
Lighting can affect the mood and create a unique environment, so installing the right light for your bathroom can help to recreate an actual luxury spa environment.
If you prefer a romantic bath before bed, consider installing recessed wall sconces, floor spotlights, or ceiling lights that have dimmer controls. Dimmer allows you to easily regulate the brightness of your lighting and soften it to set the spa-like feel when you get a relaxing soak in the tub. You can also place coloured lights for extra ambience.
Additionally, part of the relaxing spa experience is the scent that envelops you and pleases to your sense of smell the moment you step into it, and your home should be no different. Make sure to light some of those calming candles for mood lighting and that signature spa scent. There is no denying the peace that comes with lighting a luxury candle. If you want a relaxing scent, choose candles with notes of lavender, sandalwood or chamomile to help you unwind and fall asleep right before bed.
Your spa therapy journey can be finished with aromatherapy as scents are useful for enhancing one’s health and mood. If you need to wake your brain in the morning, consider taking a shower with peppermint-scented soap, while if you would like to get quality night’s sleep, lavender and jasmine lotions might be effective remedies.
Diffusers can also be used as an addition to scented candles and body care products to boost your sensual experience. Add a couple of oil drops to receive the full-blown spa experience while unwinding and decreasing heart rate and blood pressure. It might be eucalyptus, clary sage, bergamot, grapefruit or ylang-ylang; each scent causes a specific emotional response of calmness, restfulness or healing.
Don’t forget that music is important as well. Whether you are trying to drown out the sound of your roommate, or you just hate the sound of silence, try to add soothing background music during your long soak in a bath tube.
To access themed music, you can use Spotify with their wide variety of playlists. Or you can just look for nature melodies, music to massage or music for meditation. Since songs with words can cause subconscious memories, increasing your stress level, without you even realising it, try to pick instrumental songs, rather than tunes with lyrics.
If you ready for a little meditation session, apps like Headspace and Calm will help you switch off any last-minute work thoughts or daily worries.
Whether you have dry or sensitive skin, CBD oil is an absolute must-have in a daily skincare routine. CBD oil is not only rich in active components but also gentle for all skin types. The anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and soothing properties of CBD oil are useful in fighting redness, dryness, acne, psoriasis, eczema, hives and other skin issues. Using CBD for inflammation is known to help reduce inflammation, relieve pain and relax muscle spasms.
CBD oil is also loaded with vitamin A and vitamin E to promote a balance of natural skin oils, reduce wrinkles, deeply moisturise the skin and provide youthful skin through collagen formation, leaving it looking radiant and lustrous. To receive CBD benefits, dispense oil into your hands and gently massage it into your face starting with the brows, behind the ears, and going down to the jaw. The oil works through the skin layers and penetrates deeply to soothe blemishes and irritation, lower inflammation, and even heal scars and wounds. Continue the application until you have covered your face in a light layer of oil to leave it feeling silky smooth. You can also use CBD oil on any part of your body that needs care, moisture or healing.
What’s more, CBD products are a well-known remedy for pain and stress relief. Due to interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system, it can help to reduce stress and anxiety, alleviate pain and chronic aches, improve mood and energy and promote better quality sleep. CBD also comes in different formats like CBD vape oil, edibles, capsules and tinctures.
Facial exercises have a long history, but it is usually news to people that more than 40 muscles form the basis of the face. And the more you move them, the more toned, lifted and tightened they become, just like the muscles in the body.
If you are looking to address a specific skin problem, it might be time to explore the many at-home face tools and skincare gadgets. A jade roller helps to improve circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage, so you look less puffy and more glowing while a facialift face massage roller is designed to relieve tension, lift and sculpt. Simply roll it starting from your chin to your cheekbones to oxygenate the skin and get an instant glow.