5 Easy Ways To Have a Spa Day During Lockdown – Top Tips From Fresh Lifestyle Salons & Spa in London
Who doesn’t love a spa day or pampering session? Maybe you can’t have an indulgent full body massage during the current lockdown, but there are plenty of other ways to practice self care and fill a day with some “me time”.
Below, the experts at Fresh Lifestyle Salons & Spa in Islington, Fitzrovia & Blackheath explain how you can recreate the spa experience in the comfort of your own home….
#1 – Create Your Own Steam Room
Run your shower on hot to create your own steam room at home.
For a true “spa feel”, hang a bunch of eucalyptus over the showerhead. Don’t have any eucalyptus handy? Use your favourite essential oils or even some citrus fruit from the fridge and add a few drops to your shower. The heat will amplify the fragrance, leaving you feeling fabulous!
Using a steam room can reduce stress, improve your complexion and can also ease the symptoms of a cold – which sounds ideal given the current climate!
#2 Give Yourself a Facial
After steaming, cool your face with water, pat dry and apply a face mask. If you don’t have a mask at home, you can easily create one from the contents of your kitchen.
You can create the simplest of masks by mashing a banana and applying to your face and neck, leave for 20 minutes and you will be left with super soft, radiant looking skin. Bananas are packed with ingredients for great skin: vitamin A to fade dark spots and blemishes and smooth your skin, vitamin B to reduce dryness, vitamin E to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and potassium to deeply hydrate.
#3 Deep Condition Your Hair
Don’t neglect your hair during your spa day. Use the coconut oil from your cupboard as a deeply moisturising conditioner for your hair. Coconut oil can help to soothe a sore, tingly and flaky scalp – simply massage the oil into your scalp and throughout the ends of your hair. Wrap hair in a fluffy towel and move onto step 4…….
#4 Soothe Your Senses
One of our favourite parts of a spa visit is the opportunity to just “be”. Recreate this feeling at home by darkening your room, lighting your favourite scented candle & playing some soothing music. Wrap yourself in a warm dressing gown and lay back to relax. For a further soothing experience, place cooled chamomile teabags on your eyes to reduce redness and puffy eyes.
#5 Soak Up The Sun
Once you’ve had your calming experience inside take yourself, your favourite book and some fruit infused water (we love simple lemon water or cucumber and strawberry) out into the garden.
Sunshine has many health benefits including stress reduction, increasing your levels of vitamin D and increased serotonin production (the body’s natural mood booster!).
Make sure that you are sun safe with an SPF 50 sunscreen and do not stay outside too long to avoid burning, which can be dangerous.