15 Beauty Ideas to Practice Self-Care at Home
There are a lot of assumptions about self-care. You might think you don’t have enough time for it, or that it might cost you a lot to get expensive treatments and products. Or you might think it’s way too much of a hassle to take time out and go to a salon. We make a lot of excuses when it comes to treating ourselves, but that shouldn’t be the case. Living a happy life is about taking care of your mind and body and giving it the nourishment it needs. Here are some beauty ideas you can easily do at home to practice self-care, and living your happiest life.
“Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what's left of you." -Katie Reed
1. Deep condition your hair
Your hair needs a lot of care, and deep conditioning can definitely help. It’s a great way to relax while giving your hair a little extra love. And best of all, you can do it in the comfort of your own home with natural and organic ingredients. You can use a combination of ingredients, such as egg and mayonnaise, banana and avocado or yogurt and honey depending on your hair needs.
2. Try a fun face mask
Nothing feels more pampering and luxurious like using a facemask at home. It’s simple, easy and best of all, effective! For something quick that still feels like a treat, why not try our Soothing Clay Mask? Like a mini-face lift at home, our mask uses French clay and pomegranate extract to help you achieve healthy and radiant skin, while toning your skin.
Self-care is about shedding skin, literally and figuratively. It’s an important process to reveal the beautiful layers hiding underneath and giving them a chance to shine. Exfoliation is almost therapeutic in that way, and once you wipe off the dead cells and see what’s been underneath, you’ll make it a staple of your self-care routine. Our Polished To Perfection - Multi Active Exfoliating Powder with Coconut Milk is gentle and water-activated, making it the perfect addition to your routine. The coconut milk, combined with rice bran, acai, oatmeal and niacinamide work together to lift away dead skin cells and brighten skin.
4. Try a natural cleanser
A DIY body cleanser can be a good part of your skincare routine every so often. Using ingredients like oatmeal, you can incorporate into your self-care practice as a little extra push to get the dirt and grime out of your skin. You can create an oatmeal and honey cleanser as one option for your neck, chest, face and back. Or you can use ground sunflower seeds and olive oil to create a mini combination of exfoliation and cleansing.
5. Add some Vitamin C to your routine
If your skin just isn’t looking quite as bright and radiant as you’d like, consider adding some Vitamin C to your routine. It can help reduce age spots, acne and skin redness while stimulating collagen production. Using a trusted source though, is key like our Award Winning Pure Potent C - Skin Illuminating Serum. It uses the most stable form of the vitamin to help create a potent and effective solution that can make your skin look younger and brighter.
6. Relieve stress with a scalp treatment
Just like your body, your hair and scalp need some rest and relaxation too. Massaging your scalp and hair, and giving it a little extra love can help improve blood circulation while improving your hair. After shampooing, you can use a scalp oil and give your head a little massage. Start from top of the head and work your way down, gently pressing with your fingertips for 15-20 minutes before conditioning.
7. Use the right lotion
Another simple way to practice self-care at home is to use lotion more often and hydrate your skin. It’s a simple pampering act that can help smooth your skin and ensure that it doesn’t get too dry. Our Firming Body Lotion uses clinically proven ingredients to help your skin be soft and smooth. For best results, apply lotion first thing in the morning and last thing at night before going to bed.
8. Get a spa headband
Whether you’re giving yourself a pampering at-home spa day, or just quick 20-minute sessions, you need the right tools. Buns and ponytails can be quite harsh for your hair and aren’t always effective in keeping hair off your face. And that feeling of having a strand of hair on your face when you’ve just applied a nice facemask just isn’t nice. Using tools like a spa headband can help with keeping hair off your face. Made of 100% Pure Soft Organic Cotton, it feels amazing and keeps your hair secure - perfect for at-home spa days or for daily skincare routines.
9. Try an at-home sugar scrub
DIY sugar scrubs can be great to do at home, especially if you’re looking for inexpensive and organic treatments. Using everyday kitchen items, you can create a great scrub for your arms and legs to shed of dead skin. Bonus points if you use one right before shaving your legs - it makes shaving so much smoother and leaves your skin feeling nice and soft. You can mix 1-part olive oil with 2 parts sugar for a basic scrub. If you’re looking for additional hydration, add ground oats and honey.
10. Try new skincare products
Skincare routines and self-care is also about trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone. If you feel like you’re in a rut with your beauty products, why not try some new things? Sampler packs are always a great way to start, since they are less expensive and can give you a good idea on what products to buy full-size.
For example, our Trial Size Discovery Pack for Nourishing contains a mixture of products that are perfect for at home self-care. This includes a Nourishing Foaming Cleanser, PhytoActive Hydrator/Toner, Day Cream, Night Cream and a Polished to Perfection Elixir as well. Perfect to try and discover new products that are sure to become your favorite!
11. Do an at-home enzyme peel
Another great self-care practice is to do peels every so often. These don’t need to be a super frequent part of your skincare, but they definitely help in making your skin look radiant using natural products. Our Award Winning Flawless Active Enzyme Peel is a beautiful fruit enzyme treatment mask made from a concentrated blend of Fruit Enzymes, Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol, Natural Salicylic Acid, Organic Acai Juice, Potent Antioxidants to deliver a professional grade peel at home takes your skin from blah to AMAZING in as little as 5 minutes!
12. Give your makeup brushes some extra attention
While yes, a lot of self-care revolves around using products and DIY solutions, there are some simple things you can do as well to give yourself some extra care. Cleaning your makeup brushes is a quick thing that can make a huge difference for your skin - especially if yours is quite sensitive.
Cleaning the bristles helps get rid of bacteria and caked makeup. You can use some gentle soap and run the brushes over the soap under running water. You’ll see the makeup drip down and once it runs clean, you’ve succeeded. Lay the brushes flat or try to hang them upside down so that water doesn’t get trapped at the base of the brush, and let dry.
13. Use hand cream more often
Self-care is about paying attention to different parts of your body that may go ignored sometimes. Between doing the washing up and daily routines, our hands can often get dry and rough. Using a nourishing hand cream like our Age Delay Hand and Nail Cream is a super quick way to replenish skin for a softer look and pamper yourself a little daily.
14. Let your hair get oily...on purpose
We know, we know, it sounds unconventional but it does work. Many of us are guilty of over-washing our hair and stripping it of natural oils it needs to be healthy. Spacing your washes out over the course of week (i.e. opting for 1-2 washes rather than 5-7) might sound a little strange, but it helps. It can bring back your natural shine while helping your hair adjust to a chemical-free life, and making it more healthy long-term.
Although not technically related to beauty, self-care is about taking care of your mind and body. Meditation and awareness can really help ground you, reduce anxiety and generally make you feel more confident and happy. During your skincare time, take out a moment to just breathe deeply, relax and let go. Focus on what’s important, what’s helping you and why you’re doing it so that you can let go of the mental barriers and be free. Self-care and beauty is about finding the right balance between your head and heart and letting yourself be the best version of yourself possible.
The wonderful thing about self care is it’s all about you!
Find something you enjoy that makes you feel great and gives you some time to relax, it’s ok to be different there is no one size fits all with self care. Some people find doing a face mask perfect for them, and others making their favourite or trying a new tea in a fancy tea pot is the perfect way to relax, sometimes for me trying a out new makeup style or application is relaxing and fun. Just remember to switch off and be present in the moment, relax and enjoy the time to take care of you