Life can be stressful at times, and this stress often manifests itself in our health, with common problems such as aching muscles to dry skin plaguing us on a daily basis. These visible impacts on our bodies makes it all the more important to take good care of ourselves, to find ways to seek out the root of the issues and fix them, while also aiming for a positive outlook.
From time to time we all need a bit of pampering, whether it’s part of our monthly routine or as a rarer treat. There’s no denying that when we are able to ease our aching muscles, get our hair done and afford ourselves a facial, to give us glowing skin, that it lifts our spirits.
Being confined to our homes for long periods can play havoc with our stress levels and, while a nice warm relaxing bath can sometimes relieve the tension, this doesn’t often have a lasting effect. Those external pamper sessions with the professionals can leave us feeling indulged, relaxed and boosted for much longer, enhancing our wellbeing in the process.
If you can’t wait until the beauty clinics are back open, there’s no reason you can’t make yourself happy and indulged at home now and in the future. Treat yourself to some much-needed pampering in as little as ten minutes with these stress-relieving, confidence-boosting treats to make you feel and look a lot brighter and happier.
Though regular massage is off the cards this doesn’t mean that you should be suffering with aches and pains. Firstly, make sure that you’re keeping up with any daily exercises or stretching that you would normally do and try not to do any overly strenuous activities that you know may cause issues. If you’re sitting down a lot, make sure that you are in a comfortable position and don’t stay still for too long.
If a bath isn’t doing anything to relieve the stress in your muscles, then consider getting yourself an automated massage bed that you can access any time it is needed, like the MYO Touch. Using a powered robotic massage roller that seamlessly glides along a track under a comfortable contoured bed, with a range of intensities to be used across the body, this massage bed could be just the solution you’ve been looking for.
There’s nothing quite like a bright, white, dazzling smile to boost your confidence and, with the highly rated whitening kits from Coco Lab UK, it only takes ten minutes a day. Teeth can be whitened by up to eight shades without affecting the sensitivity of the enamel, and this painless treatment can be done easily from the comfort of your home. Using a whitening gel activator LED light, which plugs into your smartphone, teeth will be whiter in ten minutes, sometimes after one application, though it’s recommended that you carry on with treatment until the gels have run out for best results.
Heading to the hair salon to get a regular colour, cut and blow dry and allowing yourself a morning or afternoon of indulgent bliss is a requirement of life. Chatting away to your stylist, endless cups of tea and flicking through a magazine or two is all part of the package, and at the end you’re left with glossy, bouncy hair to keep you going until your next appointment. If your hair is missing this kind of indulgence, then treat it to some pampering at home. A conditioner doesn’t quite cut the mustard here, so grab yourself a luxuriously smelling hydrating hair mask, one suitable for your hair type, and savour the luscious results.
If you feel that your complexion is looking a little dull and you’re lusting after a luxurious facial, then you’re going to have to take matters into your own hands. Find yourself a quiet spot, dig out all of those sumptuous lotions, creams, gels and a mask and truly indulge with an extended skincare experience in the comfort of your quiet place. Let the scents soothe and the lotions work their magic, leaving you with soft, supple and glowing skin. And when you need another treat, simply repeat.
When you’re so used to getting your nails done, the look of bare nails can leave you feeling quite uninspired. Though not a necessity for some, those who regularly boast colourful, perfectly manicured nails will get a buzz off their dazzling fingertips.
Give your nails a nice conditioning varnish that will strengthen and help them to grow, pair this with a luxurious hand cream and massage and follow with some simple polish or inventive nail art, and you’ll be smiling in no time.