Wherever you look, there’s yet another stressor wreaking havoc on our complexion and motivation to stick to our healthy way of living. So naturally we often feel too tired and sop we we skip the gym. We have no time to prepare healthy, balanced meals, so we choose fast food. And we keep our skincare regime to a bare minimum – bye bye radiant skin. Of course, while we cannot completely transform our entire existence overnight to embrace a wellness-focused way of living, we can introduce certain habits that will get us there, one nurturing step at a time.
Everything that we do reflects through our pores. If you’re struggling with a sudden zit attack, chances are that you need to take a second look at your diet, cut sugar, or you need a smarter skincare ritual. If your skin is itchy and irritated, then perhaps the stress of burnout may have finally caught up with you. All in all, you could use some time for self-care and pampering, and here are the simplest, most effective tips to reintroduce some spa bliss into your health and beauty routines.
Transform Your Shower Sessions
You might be just one step away from turning a simple shower into a true indulgence. It all depends on what you are in the mood for on that specific occasion. Will it be adding a eucalyptus plant for an aromatic delight, or a home-made scrub to take the dullness away perhaps.
In case of the former, you can expect incredibly soothing, revitalizing results for your mood, energy levels, and your skin. Adding such a stimulating fragrance helps open up your lungs and makes breathing much easier, while your skin will be grateful for a hot and sensual bath. As for the latter, you can make a natural exfoliating lotion to improve your skin’s radiance, blood-flow, and make sure your pores will soak up all the goodness of the after-shower lotion.
Treat Yourself With A Spa Day
This ritual is often neglected by modern-day ladies who feel they cannot afford an entire day away from their responsibilities. However, if you do spend a few hours at a spa towards the end of a busy week, you’ll restore your energy, detox from stress, and get ample motivation to be more productive as soon as the next week begins.
To boost your confidence in the process, put on your most flattering triangle bikini when it’s time to enjoy a bubble bath, or spend some time in the sauna. This is your perfect opportunity to let your skin breathe and make the most of all the goodness of a spa day and its many delightful treatments as you bask in your own hard-earned physique!
Get A Pampering Massage
One of the best ways you can reduce the feeling of tension in your mind and body is by booking a professional massage. With so many options to choose from, your greatest stress at that moment will be what sort of relaxing treatment you should opt for, whether it should be a deep tissue massage, aromatherapy-infused massage, Swedish massage, or something entirely different.
This simple, yet incredibly rewarding treatment will do wonders for your posture, help release tension from your muscles, and counteract the effects of sitting for too long. If you add this to your weekly or at least your monthly schedule, make sure you do it in the evening to enjoy the effects as you ease yourself into sleep when you get home. In case you’ve been bugged by a headache the past few days, rest assured, the massage will take care of that, too.
Detox Your Skincare
Have you looked at the labels of the beauty products you’re using? We have access to vast amounts of information that can help us make smarter, healthier choices for our complexion. Consider this your spring-cleaning session for beauty, so that your pores can finally take a breath of fresh air and benefit from simple, but nourishing products with no toxic ingredients.
From moisturisers, SPF-infused lotions, all the way to oils and serums, the world is brimming with all-natural options. If you’re a DIY diva, you can even use your kitchen cabinet as a point of reference: make your own sugar or coffee scrubs, use coconut oil to moisturise, and aloe vera to soothe your pores. One day at a time, you’ll revitalise your skin and minimise the negative environmental impacts on your beautiful pores.
Mindfulness For Holistic Health
Meditation and mindfulness have been hot topics for a long time now. With fitness gurus, celebrities, and regular people celebrating meditation for its many benefits, it’s no wonder so many are finally using it as a mindful, cleansing ritual to reduce stress and become more resilient.
If you want to take your meditation practice to the next level, you can try a sound bath to pamper your senses, and sink deep into a meditative state with the help of soothing sounds. This is a perfect way to wrap up your weekend and increase the quality of your sleep so that you can tackle the next week’s agenda with more vigour.
Wellness is all about balance and self-care, and since we’re all different, we also need to tailor our own regimes to fit our needs. Use these wellness tips to introduce some Zen back into your life and to revitalise your entire body as well as your mind.
Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about organic beauty products, yoga and healthy lifestyle. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and lifestyle related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life and Ripped.
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