We all have those bad weeks that by the time Friday comes around, we just need some relaxation and "me" time. When I have really stressful week, I like to take full advantage of my day off. Now sometimes I make plans to go out that day but if I don't make any plans, it's a set pamper day. These days are an absolute must for me, they really help to relax and just unwind and just forget about the past week. Spa days really help you to get in that state of mind where you can think a lot clearer and be happy. Now depending what you like you don't have to go to some expensive spa to help you relax, if you have all the right products, you can do it at home !
What you'll need:
A candle of your choice
A movie or book/magazine
Facial masks are hands down a necessities for me when I have my pamper day. I have rather oily skin and when you add stress on top of that, let's just say it's not very pretty. I like using either one of these on my skin, it just depends what my skin is needing that week. If I want a deep clean and all the gunk out of my face, I'll use the Freeman Dead Sea Mineral mask, it leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshingly clean. If I want a more mild facial mask, something that will get rid of dead skin cells to prevent any more acne, I'll use Freeman Peel - Off mask. This one is really cool because when you apply it, it has this gel like consistency and as it dries it becomes a very thin, transparent layer on your skin. It is super fun to peel it off of your face and you can see all gunk that it has taken off of your face.
Pamper days don't just mean facial mask, they mean hair mask too. I love washing my hair, it is really relaxing and it really calms me down. I normally wash my hair about 2 to 3 times a week, honestly it just depends what is going on that week. By the end of the week my hair is just dull and dry and my ends are seriously lacking. I like using coconut oil because it really replenishes my hair, it puts back all the missing moisture back in, it makes my hair super silky and smooth and it's natural. I usually apply this first and let it sit on my hair as I do everything else. I normally like to leave it in for an hour to an hour and a half.
It's just not a full on pamper day, if there is no sugar scrub involved. I really like exfoliating my skin with this sugar scrub, it leaves my skin really soft and smooth and moisturized. If you don't have a sugar scrub you can always make one at home or just take some sugar with you into the shower and mix it with a little bit of body wash. If you want to try a homemade one, I have a blog post showing you how I made this exact scrub, Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub. Exfoliating is good for your skin because you are scrubbing off all the dead skin cells that are just laying on your skin, it improves the texture of your skin and helps your skin to look it's best as possible.
Moisturizer ! For my spa day I like to use a rich cream rather than lotion. Body creams, are thicker and because of that they create this barrier on top of your skin that help to keep moisture in. Lotions, on the other hand are a lot more "watery" so your skin absorbs it a lot quicker and it doesn't really create that barrier. I really like this one because it smells really good and it makes my skin super soft. I like to use this after my very spa like bath and just rub it into my skin.
Another thing that I love to do during spa day is paint my nails. It helps to not think about anything else other than what color I want to paint my nails and it helps me feel pretty. Let's face it Beauts, we can't help but feel like a million dollars when we have a killer manicure. So get your favorite nail polish or whatever color you have been dying to use and paint them nails !
I love drinking tea and I especially love it when I'm relaxing. After I have done all my masks and painting my nails and applying cream, I like to sit down with a cup of tea and a good book. I always drink tea when I'm getting ready for bed because I'm such a hyper person and I'm constantly moving, that it just really helps me to relax and fall asleep. I normally will have chamomile tea but I received these in my last BirchBox and I really like them.
Having days like this isn't just healthy for mind, it's also healthy for your body. High stress levels and over working your body can just throw everything out of wack in your body. It's really good to just relax and put your worries aside for just one day. I love having these days because they remind of what really matters in life is happiness. If you are hard on yourself like I am about your outer appearance, little things like these can help you see just how beautiful you really are .
I really hope you Beauts liked this post and found it really helpful ! Hope you all have a beautiful day !