5 Ways to Pamper Yourself at Home
Pampering is an act of self-love that we often overlook, but it’s important to rejuvenate from time to time by treating ourselves. What better place to do this than at home where our hearts lay and our minds and bodies go to find tranquility? Our personal sanctuary can provide the most modest, yet effective, of spaces to accomplish a little zen with minimal effort. Here are 5 ways to do so:
Designed for everything from replenishing to purifying, there's nothing a face mask can’t do! Using a product from a local beauty shop or at-home ingredients (putting a little extra love into it) can help you unwind from a stressful day. For the DIY fans, take your pick from a collection of recipes online and have fun with it!
Nothing spells “me-time” like immersing ourselves in a bubble bath with a glass of our favorite vino or champagne. No bathtub? A good body scrub comes in at a close, stand up second! Exfoliate some of your troubles away with a scrub made of dead sea salt or organic coffee grounds infused with essential oils and loaded with antioxidants. The DIY options are certainly worth a try!
Our sense of smell is the closest link to emotion, as scents have the power to trigger our feelings and conjure up memories. For this reason, aromatherapy is an easy way to decompress and shift the focus to what’s important: YOU! Thankfully, there are plenty of inexpensive and easy-to-find options such as oil diffusers, scented candles, incense or reed sticks. Take your pick or try them all!
Dim the lights, turn the music on and shut the world off! Promote relaxation and transport your mind to different plains with the clicks, beats and grooves of ambient and lounge music. Or ride away on the soul-grabbing rhythms of the drums, bass and piano with some smooth jazz. No matter the genre, sit back and get lost in the sound.
The importance of a good night’s rest is often underrated, but it plays a huge part in our physical and mental health. Preferably go to bed earlier, take naps or hit snooze for that extra half hour. Your body and mind will thank you for this simple yet effective refresh.
Routine self-care starts at home. If we take the time to recharge ourselves as we do our phones, we’ll lead a more mindful life. So let's invest in "me-time", incorporate a little guilt-free pampering into our weekly/monthly routines and feel more beautiful from the inside out.