While going out to enjoy a facial or a spa and let yourself be treated like royalty seems like a good idea every so often, not everyone has the time or the funds to make it part of a regular routine. If you need some me-time to feel pampered but don’t want to splurge on over-priced spa packages, here are some simple ways for you to reward yourself.
Clean your space
It is impossible to relax in a cluttered room, so make sure you spend a bit of time giving your bathroom a good scrubbing before you settle down to relax. Clearing away empty shampoo bottles, emptying your bin, and giving the sink a good wipe down not only helps to relieve stress, but will ensure you feel more comfortable in your own space.
Run yourself a hot bath
Make sure the water isn’t so hot that it burns you, but that it is a comfortable temperature. Try to avoid artificial perfumes as they do not provide the same relaxing benefits as natural essential oils. Rose or lavender fragrances are common, as they promote better sleeps, are stress-relieving, and help to soothe your mind.
Set the mood
Put on some relaxing music, whether it be some peaceful piano pieces or classical tunes. Dim the lights and burn some scented candles, focusing on your breathing.
Do a face mask
Nothing helps ease stress like a face mask, such as the Ultimate Aqua Blanc Brightening Mask or the Ultimate Youth Power Mask. Not only can you replenish the skin’s moisture barrier, but you can calm and soothe your mind. Let the natural antioxidants in RACINNE masks visibly revitalise your skin.
Try some DIY pampering
For the ultimate spa experience, RACINNE has the Lady S - Home Spa Device, just for nights like these. The micro-vibration function can be used to massage the skin, facilitating nutrient absorption at the optimal 42 degree temperature.
Alternatively, the RACINNE Lady I device comes with four tools to really elevate your evening — a facial brush, a facial sponge, a pumice stone, and a body brush. Scrub away dead skin cells from your elbows to the heel of your foot, and cleanse your pores to feel fresh-faced and relaxed.
What says pampered, quiet evening like a soft, fluffy robe and some slippers? When you are ready to get out of the bath, dry yourself off with a thick towel and apply lotion to keep your skin moisturised. Being in the bath for extended periods of time strips your body of its natural oils, so make sure you stay hydrated.
Pampering yourself is more than just peeling away blackheads and cleansing the outside. No matter how many luxurious treatments you do, they will only prove fruitful if you take care of your mind and your body from the inside. Bring the night in by treating yourself to a herbal tea or some water with cucumber or lemon slices. Not only will it speed up your metabolism and give a refreshing detox, lemon water helps to decrease cravings for sweets.