To say the least, COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. During lockdowns, we can’t even go outside, visit our favorite hairdresser or go to a beautician. Suddenly, we had to take care of our hair and body ourselves. And while some might have discovered their special talents, most of us struggle in that department.
However, now that we have more time at home due to remote work, it’s a good idea to learn something more about self-care. With some basic information, you can prepare yourself a treat in the form of a homemade SPA. Here, you can find some expert tips to keep yourself together in these challenging times. We are sure that you won’t regret it!
It doesn’t matter if you have straight, curly, black, blonde, short, or long hair – it is always a good idea to take care of it. If you are sitting at home all day and you don’t need to see other people, you can try a few new tricks that will have long-lasting effects.
Did you know that you can train your hair to be less oily? Washing your hair daily removes all oil from it and causes your scalp to produce more in order to overcompensate the loss. If you have to wash your hair every day, it can mean that you are over-washing it. Now, it may be the best time to get yourself down to one or two washes per week. At first, it will be slightly uncomfortable, but you will see the difference after a few weeks.
Another thing worth mentioning is that more pollution in the air, especially in bigger cities, is making our hair dry and causing breakages. The best remedy for broken hair and split ends is to cut it and treat it with oils and masks. If your hairdresser is closed and you want to fix the long months of letting your hair grow wild, equip yourself with a pair of regular or thinning shears. Make sure you learn how to use thinning shears to model it by yourself, though. After you get rid of split ends, prepare some DIY masks. You can use coconut oil with honey for deep conditioning or mashed banana and olive oil if you want to add some vitamins and proteins to fix breakages.
With more time for yourself every morning, you can use that opportunity and develop a skincare routine that is best for your skin. It’s most beneficial to observe how it reacts to various types of products and find yourself the most suitable cosmetics or recipes.
You can start by cleansing it with cleansers, scrubs, or masks. If you want to go for DIY products, you can use coffee grounds with coconut oil. Coffee is a great exfoliant, and it will gently remove dead skin cells, improving your blood circulation.
Beauty masks are also a very effective way to improve the hydration of your skin. You can buy sheet masks from the drug store or make one by yourself. Milk and honey will help to soothe the skin, and peppermint oil can reduce soreness and muscle pain. You can just mix them all together, warm-up, and apply the mask all over your body, including your face. Let it stay on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse it gently.
You don’t have to be a professional to make your nails look beautiful. You can start by giving yourself a proper manicure and pedicure. The right way to file your nails is to do it from the outside to the center, not back and forth. It will prevent splitting layers and help avoid damages.
After you achieve the desired length and shape, soak your hands and feet in hot water for a few minutes, wrap a cotton ball around your fingers and gently push the cuticles back. Remember not to cut them, as you can damage your skin very easily.
If you are a fan of colorful nails, but you don’t like to change them often, try using a UV lamp. They are not expensive, and when you learn how to use one, you can save a lot of money on a beautician. A gel manicure can last you up for even four weeks. Therefore you don’t have to waste time every two or three days changing the polish.
The Bottom Line
If you want to make this experience cozier, you can always put on your fluffiest robe and slippers to complete the home-spa look. The mood is also pretty important, so it may be fun to turn down the lights, play smooth music, and light up some scented candles. Your home will be filled with pleasant scents, and you can feel like you are in the right place.
Positivity and relaxation will improve both your mental and physical health. Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the best way to look beautiful is to feel that way!