We’ve all been spending much more time at home this year, and it looks like this is set to continue over the months ahead. If you’re looking at ways to relax and take care of yourself without heading to the salon, we’ve got you. Here are five great self-care treatments you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Want to recreate those salon-standard nails at home? No problem! You can achieve great results with a professional gel nail polish set – all you need to do is invest in a few items to get started. This may include a gel nail lamp, gel polish, prep and wipe solution and gel remover. You can often get everything you need all in one kit delivered straight to your door. While this needs an initial investment, you’ll save lots of money long term doing your nails at home.
Give your skin a boost by treating yourself to a facial. Start by cleansing your skin to get rid of any dirt and impurities, using a cleanser, warm water and a damp cloth. Then, apply an exfoliator using round circular motions to remove any dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. Once you’ve washed this off, sit back and relax with a warm cloth over the face to open the pores. End your facial by applying your favourite moisturiser and say hello to fresh, glowing skin.
If you’re used to getting waxes done at your local treatment rooms but can’t go at the minute, why not do the wax yourself? There’s a huge variety of high-quality waxing kits you can buy on the high street that will give you gorgeous smooth results. Make sure you choose a kit that’s suitable for your skin type and the area you’re treating – for instance you might choose wax strips for your legs and heated wax for more intimate areas.
A hair treatment
If your hair is looking dull or feeling dry, it may be time to give it some TLC. A hair treatment is a great way to boost shine, increase softness and improve strength. There are lots of different treatments for different hair types, so choose one that suits you best. For instance, if you have dry, frizzy hair, a moisture mask may be best. Or, if you have fine and brittle hair, a strengthening treatment may be just what you need.
As autumn and winter approach, you may be keen to maintain your summer glow. Luckily, you can do just that with self-tanning products. The key to a flawless fake tan is to prep your skin before you apply by exfoliating, particularly dry areas like your knees, ankles and elbows. You can then apply the mousse or lotion with a tanning mit, or by popping disposable gloves on to avoid staining your hands. Once you’ve let it develop, you’ll feel super confident with your golden glow.
Which of these treatments will you try first?