With the stress of Christmas closing in on you, it is important to take some time for yourself – and let’s be honest, who can afford a fully blown spa weekend at this time of the year?
Here are our tips to take some time out for yourself and treat yourself from the comfort of your own home. Trust us – your body (and mind) will thank you.
- Make your own hair mask
There are so many different types of hair masks you can choose from but seeing as it is coming up to Christmas, try out this festive cinnamon one to get yourself in the spirit:
Add half a cup of honey with half a cup of olive oil and two tablespoons of powder into a bowl. Mix it all together until it is thick and smooth. Apply the mask to damp hair, wrap your hair in cling film and leave it to work it’s Christmas magic for a couple of hours if you can.
Afterwards, rinse out the mask with warm water then shampoo and condition your hair as normal. Finally, stand back and appreciate your healthier, smoother and shinier locks!
- Give yourself a manicure
Start off by cleaning the nail and removing any old nail polish with nail varnish remover. Do not pick at it…
Trim back nails to the length you require and file with an emery board, making sure you are filing in the same direction every time.
Note: If you’re going to be stuffing a turkey in a few days, maybe keep them short.
Soak your hands in soapy warm water for five minutes. After this, massage in cuticle oil and leave to dry.
Polish as required! If you want to keep your nails healthy, always use a base coat before painting your nails and finish with a top coat to avoid any festive chips…
- Drink mint and lemon infused water
The biggest trend on Instagram right now is infused water and we’ve found this lemon and mint infused water not only tastes great but will leave you feeling fresh and ready for a week of celebrating.
All you have to do is add half a lemon and three mint leaves to eight ounces of water and you’re set!
- Treat yourself to a wax
There is nothing worse than giving up time to pamper yourself and realising your legs could do with a wax while you’re at it.
Make sure your skin is feeling smooth and soft well into the New Year by firstly, exfoliating. This will remove any dead skin cells you have on the surface and ensure you’re going to get the best wax possible.
Apply Veet Spawax to your legs one section at a time, in accordance with the instructions on the box. It includes purple lily and sugar fig which not only smells great but will help you to create that pampering spa experience that’s going to take your mind off that pre-Christmas to do list.
- Take a bath
How could we pull together pampering DIY tips without including a bath?
So, take a little time out this year. We promise, you’ll be glad you did it when the chaos of Christmas morning swings around.