Swinging by your favorite salon for a relaxing hair treatment or a delightful back rub is almost impossible now that we’re in lockdown. But you can always indulge in soothing spa-like services while stuck at home. Here are seven ways how:
Breaking out while in quarantine? We feel you. But how can you stop these sudden flare-ups without going to a facial clinic? There’s only one solution to that: derma roller.
This skincare tool is all the rave now because of its ability to make your skin look brand new. Microneedling paves the way for faster absorption of products on your face.
Aside from that, the mini-punctures creates boost the production of collagen, which is in charge of your skin’s elasticity. This means a reduced appearance of pores, fine lines, and acne scars. Truly, you don’t have to spend $200-$700 to get these results.
While an aesthetician normally performs this, you can do it by yourself by purchasing a derma roller, which is only less than $50.
Since you’re going to perform microneedling by yourself, choose a derma roller with needles less than .15 millimeters. Before you run it down your face, disinfect the roller with alcohol. After cleansing your face, slowly roll it over your forehead, chin, and cheeks in one direction. Afterward, wash your face after the microneedling and apply your serum. It’s that simple! In a few days, you’ll see the magic of derma rolling.
Tug and Pull
If your facial and body hair is getting unruly this quarantine, we know something that could help.
There are a lot of at-home waxing kits being sold on the market today. From waxing strips to hard wax, you can find something that best suits your preference. There are body wax strips that will give you satisfactory results with just a single (and painful) pull. If you are not a fan of messy strips, there are available hard waxes that solidify after application and leave little to no mess.
However, if you have a different problem—specifically the tiny hairs on your face—there are also gentle strips designed just for that, and they come with free cleansing wipes. As for your underarm problems, the market has come up with an innovative roll-on wax to make your “me time” more convenient.
Are you just dying for a relaxing foot massage? Since you can’t drop by your go-to wellness spa this quarantine period, you can always purchase acupuncture foot rugs. This modern invention can ease the pain on your soles through its bumpy pads, which can also improve your feet’s blood circulation. You can use this massage rug while you’re working on the computer or while watching Netflix on a Saturday night.
Feel like an Egyptian pharaoh by submerging yourself in a delicious milk bath.
Bathing in milk has been proven to rejuvenate the skin and bring out its natural radiance. How is that possible? Milk contains lactic acid that is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, which are powerful ingredients in almost every skincare product out there.
If you want to achieve baby-like smoothness this lockdown, then it’s time to get in that tub. But how do you make a Cleopatra milk bath? You just need two cups of milk and a few drops of essential oil. Then viola, you can soak yourself in creamy goodness right before bedtime.
No need to run down to the spa for a facial treatment. You can whip up your own face mask with just ingredients you can find in your kitchen.
If you want to tighten your saggy skin, you can mix one egg yolk, a cup of oatmeal, and a spoonful of honey and let it sit on your face for a good 30 minutes. However, if you want to get rid of those dark spots and brighten your skin tone, make a simple mixture out of half a papaya and a few honey drops. Of course, don’t forget to turn up the soulful music while you’re wearing your DIY face masks.
Oil pulling is your solution for missing your regular cleaning sessions at the dentist. Coconut oil is a powerful agent in scraping off bacteria in your mouth. This natural ingredient also reduces the likelihood of you developing tooth decay. You might have mindlessly indulged in chocolates and a lot of soda for the past months now, but it’s not something a little oil pulling can’t solve.
So, try to make it a habit to oil pull right after you wake up in the morning. Just like how membership management services work, this little wonder will take care of everything.
You might be bummed out for missing your monthly exfoliating sessions for the five months now. But fret not, there’s a more convenient way to strip off those dead skin cells from your face. The answer? Acids!
The skincare industry is teeming with powerful acids that exfoliate the face and reveal smoother skin. You only need to apply acids for ten minutes every two to four weeks. These regular at-home facial sessions can remove blackheads, unclog pores, and reduce fine lines. After a few treatments, you’ll look like you stepped out of a beauty clinic.
That’s the beauty of pampering yourself at home during lockdown: you spend less but get the same results.