We all go through a lot of stress on a daily basis, so finding time for some relaxation can be a great thing, but with so little free time nowadays, multitasking is quite beneficial. Every day we take care of our skin, so why not use it as an opportunity—whether at home or in a professional setting—to relax a little as well? Check out some of the following ways you can combine skin care and relaxation even if you only have a little time to spare.
There are so many benefits to getting a facial, especially if you do it regularly, and when it’s done in a gentle way they can also be incredibly relaxing. While doing them at home can be wonderful, some of the additional benefits of getting them professionally done can include getting treatments that are professional strength, learning how to properly care for aging skin, and finding out what products and treatments are best for your particular skin.
Getting a pedicure isn’t just about making your nails look nice, it’s also about caring for the skin on your feet as well. The feet go through a lot so they can not only start to look unsightly depending on the circumstances, but they also might start to hurt as well. Whether you get them professionally done or do them at home, pedicures offer a great dose of relaxation.
One of the best little pleasures at the end of a long and trying day is to take a bath. In addition to being relaxing, it can also help ease your muscles and could help you sleep better, and the products you put in could also have significant positive effects on the skin. For example, a colloidal oatmeal bath can help soothe dry and irritated skin and help ease some of the itching. Consider putting on some music, lighting some candles, and having your favorite beverage while you take the opportunity to have some time for yourself.
A body scrub is incredibly relaxing as long as you go about it in a gentle fashion, but it can also do some really wonderful things for your skin. For example, your skin can feel smoother, it might look brighter and more revitalized, and any skin products you use could work even better. If you’re doing the body scrub at home, it’s typically ideal to do it two times a week unless you have sensitive skin in which case keep it to once.
Everyone’s skin is different, so the best thing you can do is speak to your esthetician and dermatologist to find out what relaxing treatments are ideal for you and your particular skin. When you get the options, you can start trying them out to see which one relaxes you the most and provides the maximum benefits for your skin. Once you have a good skin routine that works for you, it’s very likely that you’ll start seeing positive changes.