While we are probably well aware that self-care is one of the best things we can do for ourselves, most of us struggle to implement it in our daily lives. Treating ourselves with some love and care may be more challenging for some than it may sound because we all have to juggle numerous priorities simultaneously. This can push self-care and our own needs to the bottom of our to-do list.
However, with the current stressful and chaotic lifestyle, it has become even more crucial that we indulge in some self-love now and then. After all, what can be more soothing and pleasant than spending some time pampering yourself? Below is an easy guide to help you stay at the top of your self-care game. So stay with us!
How to Pamper Yourself?
You’re more likely to feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and unsatisfied when you don’t take out some time for daily self-care. To stay and feel healthy, energized, and unflustered, you need to take good care of your skin, mind, and body. Some of the easy and effective things you can do to feel and look better include the following
Get a Facial - One of the simplest yet highly effective ways of spoiling yourself is by getting a professional facial. This will allow you just to lay back and relax while your esthetician works on giving you a fresher, brighter, and plumper complexion.
Can’t visit a spa frequently to get a facial? You can achieve the same calming effect by indulging in a spa-like mini facial treatment in the comfort of your home. Just use your favorite skincare products that work for your particular skin type and concerns with soothing background music and some scented candles for the added benefits of aromatherapy. To improve your at-home facial, start by relaxing your facial and body muscles through relaxation exercises or meditation.
Sundree's Cooling Facial Globe is a beautiful tool that can be used in the comfort of your own home. This facial globe helps to calm inflammation, and reduces under-eye circles and puffiness while promoting circulation to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Exercise - Another way to feel revitalized and focused is to get moving. Physical activity is known to help deliver your cells with a higher supply of blood that’s filled with oxygen and nutrients. This oxygen-packed blood moves around to all your organs, including your skin and brain, revitalizing your body, mind, and skin.
Moreover, physical activity also encourages the body to release energy-elevating hormones that can positively impact your energy level, mood, and concentration. If you’re unable to hit a gym daily, there are various exercises you can do at home. Cardio exercises, morning stretches, bodyweight workouts, and even walking around the house can help you reap the benefits.
Get a Blow Dry - While you’re working on giving yourself some attention and care that you deserve, don’t forget to give yourself a boost with gorgeous-looking locks. Getting a hair makeover can be such a satisfying treat for yourself.
If your typical hair care routine encompasses shampooing, hair conditioning, and flat ironing, it would be an excellent opportunity to go for a blow dry for a change and to get that relaxing salon vibe you get after pampering yourself. It's great to get a blow dry if you have a date night, are going to hang out with friends, or even get it for yourself. Something as little as a blow dry session can be a great self-care practice.
Meditation or Yoga - Yoga and meditation offer many incredible benefits for your mind and body.¹ It’s magical how spending a few minutes practicing yoga or meditation can change your entire day. You don’t necessarily have to spend much time sitting in one position or finding enlightenment with your eyes closed.
You can try breathing techniques, muscle relaxation exercises, body scan exercises, and plenty of other techniques to reap the benefits of mindfulness. Even 5 minutes of mindful meditation daily can help you become more productive, aware, and focused. Just try adding a simple meditation exercise to your daily routine. You can take advantage of technology and get help from online videos, apps, and professional social media accounts to embark on your journey to a healthier mind and body.
Mask and Chill - Facial masks are an excellent excuse to allocate 15 minutes for yourself. Besides making your skin look fresher and healthier, facial masks can also allow you to relax your mind and body.² All you have to do is slather on a sheet, clay, or any other facial mask that suits your skin. Applying a hydrating facial sheet mask once or twice every week can help you look your best. Facial masks are jam-packed full of powerful nourishing, hydrating, and brightening compounds that can add instant glow and suppleness to your complexion. In addition, you can find different masks with active compounds aimed at treating various skin issues like blackheads, dryness, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
We love using Sundree’s Happy Glow Lucky face mask, a hydrating facial sheet mask containing powerhouse ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vitamin c, and glycerin to help brighten and recharge dull skin, while improving skin’s texture.
Read a Book - You might have heard that 'reading does to the brain what exercise does to the body.’ The fact is that reading doesn’t just stimulate your mind; it also serves as an excuse to take a break.³ This can bring you mental peace and allow you to spend time with yourself, reading what you like. Some ways reading can benefit you are better quality sleep, reduced stress, and a relaxed mind and body.
Go Outdoors - Sometimes all we need is some sunshine and fresh air. Spending time outdoors daily can help you be more alert, increase your productivity, elevate your mood, and boost your concentration. You can try planning a picnic day, or if a picnic day is too much for you to plan, spend a few minutes around in your garden, go out for a walk, or enjoy a bike ride to get the amazing benefits of your surroundings and physical activity. Even walking barefoot on grass can positively affect your mind and body. In addition, if you’re experiencing the effects of seasonal shifts on your mood, sunlight can improve your emotional state.
Get a Mani/Pedi - Many women would agree that nothing can help them feel more pampered and refreshed than a manicure and pedicure. You can benefit from this by visiting a nearby spa or nail salon to get your mani/pedi done by a professional. To enjoy the full soothing experience of salon mani/pedi, go for a hand or foot massage too.
You can also give yourself a mani/pedi at home. Just grab your bath soak, nail clippers, hand/foot cream, nail file, and nail polish to get your at-home mani-pedi party started. Adding a hand/foot mask can make your skin feel extra plump and bright.
Take a De-stressing Bath - Soaking in a relaxing and stimulating bath after a long day can help eliminate stress, anxiety, and tiredness, making you feel revived and energized instantly. To transform your regular bath, set the atmosphere. You can create a relaxing environment by eliminating all distractions and creating a quiet place. The next step is to dim the light in your bathroom. Next, you can use candles to take your bath time to a whole new level. Make sure you choose scented candles or use an air diffuser to uplift your senses and mood with the benefits of aromatherapy. Playing your favorite music can further enhance the effect of your de-stressing bath. After you have created the right atmosphere, load your bathtub with bath salts, herbs, or essential oils and soak away in your bathtub.
Nothing can beat the feeling of being relaxed and peaceful by caring for ourselves. Self-care should be among our priorities, but hectic life and circumstances can make us neglect ourselves. However, you don’t have to put much time, effort, and money into pampering yourself. Gym sessions, salon appointments, mindfulness retreats, and in-clinical procedures are not necessary to look after yourself. Instead, you can take some simple steps and adjust your daily life to take better care of yourself. It’s all about adopting regular activities to recharge yourself to look and feel your best. We hope the above-mentioned self-care tips will help you get on track and become the best version of yourself.
- Welch, Ashley. (2023). ‘Meditation 101: A Scientific Guide on How to Meditate for Stress Reduction and More’, Everyday Health, Accessed March 31, 2023. Available at: https://www.everydayhealth.com/meditation/
- S. Brooklyn. (2022). 8 Ways to Improve Your Skincare Routine’, Sundree, Accessed March 31, 2023. Available at: https://sundree.com/blogs/news/8-ways-to-improve-your-skincare-routine
- Stanborough, Rebecca Joy. (2019). ‘Benefits of Reading Books: How It Can Positively Affect Your Life’, Healthline, Accessed March 31, 2023. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-reading-books