In this post we’ll be talking about how to enjoy a relaxing beauty day at home.
Whether due to overwork or having an extremely hectic routine, finding the time to take care of the health of your skin and body, sometimes seems to be something impossible. However, taking time to take care of yourself – and that includes everything from meditating, exercising or doing any healthy activity that gives you pleasure to creating a skin care routine, for example – is extremely important to maintain stress levels. under control, particularly in stressful scenarios.
More than putting on face masks and getting rid of the oils or boosting your hydration, having a spa day means relaxing and enjoying your own company – even better if you count on the help of textures and yummy smells.
“It is important to choose good treatment products because of the sensory textures, as the idea is to relax and take care of your skin at the same time. Invest in home care in order to achieve well-being, raise self-esteem and balance your health. body of mind and soul,” says Elaine Fontes, businesswoman, nutritionist and skin specialist at Spa Longevity Sisley Paris, in São Paulo.
Doing this at home not only helps to strengthen your connection with yourself, but it is also an opportunity to disconnect from your routine and pay more attention to your needs.
How to enjoy a relaxing beauty day at home
Here are the tips from the expert to create a relaxing and spa-worthy time at home:
1. Prepare the environment: organizing the ideal place is essential when we are looking to relax, so take special time for this step. Dim the lights, invest in aromatic candles – incense or ambient sprays – these items exert a great power to induce relaxation and create a welcoming environment.
2. Set aside comfortable clothing: It is worth using a soft robe or cozy pajamas to put on after a shower
3. Leave the products you’ll need at hand: here you can find everything from daily skincare and hair care products to bath salts and moisturizing creams for hands and feet.
4. Put on background music: prefer relaxing music or ones that remind you of good memories. At this moment, everything is valid to relax. And remember, turn off your cell phone.
5. Relax: if you have difficulty, take a few deep breaths or try a quick meditation.
To start with, add a few drops of lavender essential oil on the shower stall floor (the steam will make the aroma spread through the air) before turning on the shower or, if you have a bathtub at home, drip in water or invest in bath salts.
Body exfoliation: start this moment with a delicious body exfoliation. Apply the exfoliant gently massaging in a circular motion, concentrating on the roughest areas. This procedure will remove all dead cells and gently cleanse the skin, leaving it refreshed and energized. Then rinse the skin thoroughly.
Pay attention to the strands: Start with the usual washing using shampoo and conditioner and then apply a hair mask, massaging gently with your fingertips – this process allows the actives to absorb leaving your hair silky, soft and shiny. Finish the ritual by applying a tannic to the root to fortify the hair and a few drops of a light oil – such as tea tree essential – to make the strands shiny.
Hydrate your body: after bathing, use a moisturizing and nourishing cream to make your skin soft. Apply with intention and desire, gently massaging and awakening the body.
The facial protocol
Step 1: Moisten the skin, apply a cleansing cream or if you prefer a facial soap on the face and neck with your fingertips, making gentle, circular movements, then use a cotton pad to gently clean the skin or simply rinse your face.
Step 2: Moisten your face and neck and with your fingertips, apply a gentle scrub to remove dead cells and impurities. Massage the skin in circular motions, without pressure, avoiding the eye contour and rinse thoroughly.
Step 3: Next you need to tone your skin, try using a soothing lotion to balance, renew and smooth your skin. Moisten a cotton pad or apply the product in the palm of your hands and pass over the face, neck and cleavage, pressing gently.
Step 4: Choose a good face mask, be it moisturizing, nourishing, purifying or energizing. And then rinse if she is this type or massage the residue on her face if she is a sheet mask type.
Step 5: Self-massage with your fingertips. This step is essential when we want to achieve deep relaxation.
Step 6: Apply a small amount of cream around the eyes, spread from the inside out with light, circular movements to stimulate the lymphatic system and reduce the appearance of bumps and lines. Then apply facial moisturizer. And don’t forget your lips: apply a lip balm to moisturize and smooth the skin in the area immediately.
Focus on hands and feet
Hands: Time to moisturize your hands well! In this current moment, there has never been so much talk about hand care. Due to the necessary excess of soaps or gel alcohol, our hands can suffer from severe dehydration , so take a moment just for it, and use products with a good texture that contribute to hydration, immediate and lasting nutrition. Apply by gently massaging your hands and, if possible, put on a glove. It is also important to do this ritual daily, especially before bedtime, to allow the product to actually be absorbed through the skin.
Feet: How about preparing a footbath? Warm some water and, in a bowl, add drops of essential oil, rock salt and flowers and herbs (such as rosemary and rose petals). Then dip your feet into the mixture for a few moments to relax and energize them.
Finish with a nice cup of tea
A good tea has the power to soothe our soul and contribute to general well being and health. Below is a recipe taken from the book of functional teas by wellness nutritionist Elaine Fontes:
- 1 liter of water
- 1 tablespoon chamomile flowers
- 1 tablespoon capim santo
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 slice of Sicilian lemon
- 1 peeled orange
- 2 apples
- 3 edible rose petals (if any)
How to prepare: Wash and cut apples and orange into small cubes. Then place in a container with the ginger and the liter of water, let it boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the chamomile, rose petals and holy grass. Infuse for 5 minutes and serve with half a slice of lemon.