02 Mar Our Top 8 Self Care Tips for the Ultimate Pamper Day
Stressed out, tired, even just bored at home? You need self care!
We’re here to help you relax with a round up of our favourite self care ideas; pick and choose a few or do all ten, whichever you prefer!
What is self care exactly?
There’s been plenty of buzz around self care and wellness trends, and it can all seem a bit confusing, but at its core self care is all about taking a little time out for yourself.
Self care looks different for every individual, but the most important thing is that you dedicate your self care time to doing something you love, just for you, and let the stresses of your daily life just melt into the background for those moments.
Self care beauty ideas are a great place to start; after all, what is a traditional spa day for if not relaxation? Our self care beauty tips are here to kick you off, so read on and try out a few ideas.
8 self care ideas to make you feel a million dollars
These tried-and-tested self care tips are a foolproof way to relax and show yourself some love!
1. Breathe deep with aromatherapy
Used for centuries to promote health and wellness, aromatherapy is the ideal way to set the scene and kick off your self care time. It’s one of the most relaxing self care ideas around, so we highly recommend giving this one a try.
It’s really important that you don’t ingest essential oils or put them directly onto your skin, so we suggest instead using them in an oil burner or diffuser and inhaling the fumes indirectly.
Set aside a room for yourself, get into soft, comfy clothing and switch on a lamp or light your candle. Get your essential oil going in whatever vessel you choose, then sit back, relax and simply breathe.
You can use the following essential oils for the following effects:
|Promotes relaxation and relieves stress
|Relaxes and reduces anxious feelings
|Helps with headaches and energises
|Energises and refreshes
Bonus self care tip: you can use a carrier oil to dilute your essential oil enough for skin application. Try mixing a few favourites into a rollerball applicator for some on-the-go self care.
2. Have a spa-worthy bath or shower
Nothing screams relaxation more than a bubble bath! This self care idea is tried and tested and guaranteed to help you unwind.
Fill the tub, add your favourite bath oil and some epsom salts and lock the bathroom door for an hour. If you don’t have a bath tub, not to worry: try tying a sprig of fresh eucalyptus to your shower head and let the refreshing steam deep into your lungs.
Some of our favourite bath-time self care tips are:
- Grab a portable speaker that’s safe in bathrooms and pop on your favourite relaxing playlist. Most music platforms have plenty pre-made if you don’t have one handy.
- Light candles surrounding the tub (at safe distances of course). Bonus points if they’re scented!
- Bring your favourite book into the tub with you and let the tale whisk you away to another land.
3. Indulge in an at home facial
Ah, the classic face mask and chill.
We’re taking it to the next level with a full, at-home facial. One of our favourite self care ideas around, this will get your skin looking simply sublime, and is a wonderful way of practicing mindfulness. The experience is made even better if you treat yourself to a few luxury self care products! Here’s how to do it:
- Start with a double cleanse to get every scrap of makeup off your face.
- Swipe on an exfoliating toner containing lactic or glycolic acid.
- Apply a mask aimed at unclogging pores: we like clay masks!
- Follow this with a hydrating sheet mask.
- Using a facial roller, or your fingers, give yourself a facial massage using the serum left over from the sheet mask.
- Apply your favourite treatments and serums.
- Seal it all in with a luxurious facial oil.
Voila! Radiant and relaxed.
4. Get your glow on with self tan
It might not seem like your typical idea of self care, but sometimes nothing makes you feel better than a head to toe golden glow.
What better time to work on your full self tan routine than now? You’ll look and feel healthier, more svelte and sunkissed to perfection. It’s one of the best self care tips around.
Hop in that shower, scrub up and then carefully apply your favourite self tanning lotion, mousse or spray. Don’t forget your face to complete that ‘just back from two weeks in the Mediterranean’ vibe.
5. Give yourself a full mani-pedi
Our hands and feet do an awful lot of work for us every single day, whether we realise or not. Surely they deserve a little self care break too? We think so!
Treating yourself to a full manicure and pedicure will get hands and feet both looking and feeling fantastic and ready to take on the world.
One of our favourite little self care tips is to pop your feet into a relaxing foot bath while you do your manicure. It’s not only relaxing, it preps your tootsies perfectly for their pedi!
Don’t forget to top off your mani and pedi with a rich, moisturising lotion and a little self-massage.
One of the simplest ways to promote relaxation and experience a little self care moment, meditation is perfect when you’re just feeling a bit too stressed and worn out.
How is meditation a beauty tip, you ask? It’s simple: you can’t glow on the outside if you’re not relaxed on the inside! It’s proven that too much stress can take a toll on our hair, skin and nails, so think of meditation as a long-term investment in all three.
7. Clean out your collection
A good declutter is a great way of practicing self care. Being bogged down and disorganised due to possessions we don’t need or use doesn’t do any favours when it comes to stress and keeping a clear head, and the same applies to your beauty collection!
Go through your skin care products, makeup products and hair care products and sort them into three piles – keep, bin and gift.
- Keep: anything you use regularly, truly love or haven’t tried yet (and want to!)
- Bin: Anything used up, out of date or too gross to gift.
- Gift: Any makeup items that just don’t suit you, skin or hair care that doesn’t work for you or you don’t need. Gift them to pals or relatives, just make sure they’re in good nick and hygienic before you do! You can also donate unopened products to charities that need them.
While you’re at it, make sure you give your makeup brushes a good deep clean too; most brushes need it more than we realise, and your skin will thank you later! Now that’s a self care idea to invest in.
8. Smooth out your tresses
We’ve covered face mask and chill: enter hair mask and chill.
One of the self care tips that requires even less effort, if you’re looking for an idea that mostly involves you watching your favourite show on Netflix, this is it!
Pick out an indulgent, luxurious hair treatment, wash your hair, and towel dry gently.
Apply your treatment, and wrap hair up in a hot, damp towel. You can pop on a plastic hair cap first if you don’t want to get treatment on your towel!
Then all you have to do is sit and steam until it’s time to rinse. The best part? You can leave most hair masks in as long as you want.
How to use self care ideas for relaxation
So, you’ve read through our top self care tips and picked out a few you like.
Here’s the real key: this time is all about you!
Our self care ideas are here to get you started, but it’s important that your self care time is exactly how you want it to be. Whether you take fifteen minutes or two hours, carry out a routine to the letter or wing it, self care is designed to help you relax and show yourself a moment of love.
Think of it as investing in yourself – it should be whatever is needed to make you feel rested, relaxed and at peace with yourself for at least a few moments.
What do you need for trying out these self care beauty tips?
If you want to give our self care tips a go, make sure you’re stocked up on anything you need before you begin. We have all the luxury self care products you need at Beauty Savers.