There’s nothing better than a good pamper night, especially at this time of year when it’s cold outside. Getting cozy indoors with some candles, music, a hot bath and pampering products can be just what the doctor ordered when you’re feeling a little frazzled. Here are some of the benefits to making a bit of time out for yourself to do so.
It benefits your body
Pampering involves things like soaking in a bath with moisturizing oils or cleansing salts, applying moisturizer to your hair and exfoliating and moisturizing your skin. It can involve giving yourself a manicure and pedicure to keep your hands and feet looking nice, or soaking them in a foot spa. These little grooming tasks help to keep your hair, skin and nails looking nice. It can help you to avoid breakouts due to dead skin buildup, keep your hair and nails strong, shiny and healthy.
It can improve your confidence
The way we look on the outside really does impact the way we feel on the inside. It’s not about being shallow or vain, it’s about looking in the mirror and being mostly happy with what you see so that you’re not held back by your appearance. We all know how we tend to shy away when we’re not feeling our best, how many times has a bad skin or hair day had you wanting to blend in with the background? Anything that can improve your confidence is always going to be a good thing.
It’s good for relaxation
One of the main benefits to pampering yourself is that it’s relaxing. It’s time taken out for yourself, quiet time to unwind and put your feet up. This sort of time on a regular basis is important for keeping stress and anxiety at bay and reducing burnout. Light some scented candles, put on some soft music and make it all about you for an hour or two.
It’s cheap and accessible
Booking a lovely trip to a spa might sound ideal but it can be expensive and isn’t something that everyone can afford on a whim. A pamper night at home however is something most of us can do. Run a hot bath or shower and use any products you already have. If you were gifted bath and body care items for your birthday or Christmas, don’t keep them ‘for best’- use and enjoy them! You can also pick up some really nice items from the drugstore like moisturizers and hair masks which don’t have to cost a lot but can still work well. If you do have more money to spend, don’t feel bad about treating yourself once in a while. A fresh new hair color is a great way to pamper yourself, you can always play around at a wig store beforehand to try out different shades against your skin tone. A manicure, a facial or a wax at a beauty salon will all have you feeling fresh and looked after.