We all know that pampering can work wonders for the way that we look. But going to the salon every five minutes gets expensive. Fortunately, there are a bunch of ways that you can pamper yourself in little ways that will make a big difference.
Take A Hot Shower And Then Make It Cold
Leisure centers and salons will charge you a lot of money for a sauna followed by an ice bath. But did you know that you can get the same effect pretty much in the shower?
Start by turning the shower up to as hot as is comfortable. (Don’t let it get so hot that it scolds you). Then allow the steam to work its way around the shower cubicle until you feel nice and warm. Then, turn the shower to cold and mimic the experience of jumping into an ice bath. Yes – it will feel awful. But at least you’ll be getting that awful feeling for free instead of having to pay for it.
Buy Yourself A Bouquet
Flowers are a wonderful way to lift the mood and make your home feel more complete. They help to bring nature indoors and naturally elevate your mood. Plus, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. You can get tremendous mood-enhancing effects from bouquets costing as little as $20. Now that’s not bad!
Learn How To Give Yourself A Facial
Did you know that when you go to the salon, the majority of the fee that you pay goes towards building rent and employee wages? Well, it’s true. That means that you can get many of the benefits of going to a professional spa by applying the same ingredients and methods.
Learning how to do an at home facial massage, for instance, could save you a small fortune. And, if you’re feeling confident, you could experiment with light peels using ferulic acid.
Get Some Chamomile Tea
The wonderful thing about chamomile tea is that it fundamentally changes how you feel. Chamomile has a relaxant in it that causes you to gradually calm down and unwind for bed. It’s just a natural herbal remedy, but it can have a tremendous effect on your overall feelings of calmness and equanimity.
Eat A Candlelit Dinner
Another thing you can try is eating a candlelit dinner – even if you’re by yourself. The presence of the candlelight will help to set the mood and automatically help you relieve some of the tension in your body.
If you have the budget for it, you might want to try getting some candles with blended essential oils. These have a calming, soothing effect on the body that can help you unwind and reset your mind after a long week at work.
Make a Foot Soak
Your feet are home to a high concentration of nerve endings. So pampering and soothing them can be a great way to make your entire body feel more relaxed. Plus, it makes your feet feel so much softer at the same time.
Add Bubble Bath
A regular bath with soap and water can make you feel relaxed. But there’s nothing more decadent than adding bubbles. It just automatically has a luxe feel about it. What’s more, bubble baths are inexpensive. So adding it won’t break the bank either. Plus, soaking in a tub full of bubbles is also a lot of fun. You could make yourself a bubble crown, for instance, and pretend that you’re the Queen of England.
Give Yourself A Pedicure
Lastly, you may want to experiment with giving yourself a pedicure. You can often buy at-home foot spas, for instance, for as little as $20. These come with all of the equipment that you need to give you that genuine nail salon feel.
If you’re looking for a quick fix and don’t have time for a full pedi, then press-on nails are always an option. Again, these can make you feel like you’ve pampered yourself without having to pay professional prices.