Finding the perfect unique gift for someone can be a struggle. You may not know what kind of gift they’d like, where to find the perfect gift or if they have it already, making the process stressful and frustrating. Luckily, there is one gift that is always welcome: the gift of wellness. Everyone enjoys a relaxing getaway or a pampering session that leaves them feeling and looking better, so a spa gift can be the perfect solution to your problems. Spa gifts are also unique and memorable, that stand out from the usual gifting options. Best of all, spa gifts can be flexible to meet the gift recipient’s needs whether you know them or not!
In this blog post, we’ll guide you through a few of the best spa treats you should consider when picking the perfect gift.
Massages can be amazing gifts for your loved ones. The wide range of world-famous massages at Carisma Spa means you can find the perfect massage for your giftee’s unique health needs. If your loved one is feeling tired and struggling to get enough sleep, you can gift them energising massages like the Ayurvedic Massage or the Balinese Massage. If they wish to unwind and relax physically or mentally, the Antistress Massage or the Hot Stone Massage are great options.
You may even wish to gift massages that tackle specific health ailments and help relieve uncomfortable symptoms. For instance, the Deep Tissue Sports Massage is perfect if your loved once enjoys sports or exercising, since it helps heal any scar tissue from old injuries and prevent new ones by improving muscle flexibility. Meanwhile, the Japanese Massage is perfect for those experiencing muscle pain. A Lomi Lomi Massage can also be a great option for someone who needs a boost to their immune system or to reduce swelling, inflammation and water retention.
If you prefer gifts that your loved one can enjoy at home at any time, luxury spa products are the way to go. Carisma Spa’s products by Phytomer are naturally sourced luxury products made from marine ingredients. You can choose to gift your loved one pampering facial or body products to keep them looking and feeling refreshed, according to their unique skin needs. If you are in doubt about what to choose, our qualified spa advisors can help you identify the perfect product.
These luxury products are made with high quality ingredients, which makes them safer and more effective than over-the-counter products you may be used to.
Days at the Spa
If you’d prefer to treat someone to a luxurious getaway, gifting them a spa day or a spa package can be the perfect choice. These packages can include free access to all spa facilities, allowing your gift recipient to spend a day by the pool, relax in a jacuzzi or destress in a sauna. Packages can also include healthy lunches and dining options, to ensure their day is complete. Specialized packages also include treats like decorated rooms for couples, or a reserved Hammam for parties and groups. Last but not least, packages include a selection of spa treatments, from simple pampering treats to luxurious massages and facials. You can even choose packages that allow you to enjoy our innovative Halotherapy room, a cleansing session that works wonders for your skin, health and respiratory system.
If you’re unsure what your gift recipient would prefer or just can’t make up your mind, spa gift cards are an ideal choice. These gift cards can be used on any treatment or product, so your loved one can pick the perfect treat they would love to experience. Gift cards can be customized to suit any occasion, and you can even add a personalized message or image to make it unique and thoughtful. Gift cards are also quick and easy to obtain, making them great last-minute spa gifts if you’re in a rush and don’t have time to shop around.
Spa Club Memberships
If you wish to give your loved one something that will last, a spa club membership allows them to experience all of the spa luxuries you have read about and more, every single month! Spa club memberships entitle your gift recipient to their choice of spa treatments; facials, massages and even beauty or body treatments. They can even visit and use spa facilities all over Malta whenever they want, as well as bring guests with them. Spa club membership also entitles your loved one to meditation sessions, yoga meetups and nutritionist meetings. Best of all, your loved one and their guests receive a discount on spa treatments and products.
Spa gifts can offer a wide range of unique options to commemorate a loved one's achievements, special days or important events. Your gift will be memorable, and give your recipient the gift of physical and mental wellness that they will surely appreciate.
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Massages can be a great way to spend time with a loved one in Malta. This shared activity is romantic and relaxing, allowing you both to feel pampered and spoiled. Since you can enjoy a couple’s massage in a special couple’s massage area, you will have this luxurious room to yourselves. You can decide to try the same massage together, or choose different massages that are perfect for each of your unique health needs.
This article will help you choose the perfect treatment for yourself and your loved one, so you can be sure that your spa day will be the ultimate luxury experience!
Stress is a regular visitor in our daily lives, so antistress massage techniques are often just what you need to take a break from it all. Many massages in Malta are great at targeting stress and tension, but Carisma’s Antistress Massage is specifically designed for this purpose. Slow rhythmic massaging to the head, neck, back and back of the legs release tension in your muscles and relax you. Special anti-stress massage oils are used to complement the massaging technique and achieve long-lasting results that even prevent stress-related health problems in the future.
Other massages like the Hot Stone Massage are also great at relieving stress, along with physical aches and pains. Special heated stones are placed all along your body to boost your circulation and deliver even, constant heat throughout target areas. This heat therapy doesn’t just relax you; it also improves your sleep and helps you tackle anxiety problems. Hot Stone Massages also improve your immune system and give you a welcome boost of energy to keep you going.
Another stress-relieving massage you may choose to try is the Ayurvedic Massage. This ancient massage technique uses oil to stimulate your forehead and your body, leaving you in a state of perfect relaxation. This blend of essential oils and herbs is especially created to ease your tension and release all of your exhaustion.
These massages can also become a full luxurious spa experience when combined with complementary short and sweet treatments. Many of these options, like the foot reflexology treatment, foot massage or the Japanese neck, back and shoulder massage, complement the antistress effectiveness of other massages.
If you want to tackle aches, pains and muscle tension, massages like our Japanese Massage, Balinese Massage and Thai Massage target muscle tension and stiffness to leave you and your loved one feeling refreshed. These massages also help you feel energised and relaxed. You may even find that your range of motion and flexibility are improved now that your muscles are no longer stiff.
These massages can also be helpful to target specific areas of pain or discomfort, as well as boosting circulation to help reduce swelling and improve your lymphatic system. This can also be a way to tackle any inflammation or water retention problems you may be experiencing.
If you simply want to treat a loved one (and yourself!) to a luxurious day out they will remember, a spa is the perfect date idea. Various spa massage treatments can be memorable pampering experiences, especially the Hammam massages. These treatments take place in a beautiful, warm marble room that transports you to a new world of relaxation.
In addition to the Hammam experience, therapists can use foam massage techniques, a therapeutic massage with cryotonic gel or even an antistress massage to elevate your luxury experience into an afternoon full of wellness. These massages, combined with the Hammam full body exfoliation session, leave you feeling and looking amazing when you leave the spa.
The Ultimate Day Out
If you wish to turn your spa visit into a full day’s getaway, you can choose various couple’s spa packages that combine massages of your choice with other treats to make your day. In addition to experiencing our world-famous massages, you will be treated to lunch and drink options and have access to luxurious spa facilities for free. You can even take advantage of the option to have your couple’s massage room decorated and candle-lit; an ideal way to help you celebrate a special event.
Couples massages can be a great way to celebrate events like anniversaries, Valentine’s Day or enjoying your honeymoon in Malta. They can even simply be a way to celebrate your loved one and spend time with them in a special way that will also leave you both with lasting memories and improved wellness. We hope that you can experience the boost our massages offer to your physical and mental health with your special someone.
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With Summer in full swing, visits to the beach or to a day by the pool can become a regular break from daily life. This guide will give you some tips for getting your legs and feet beach-ready, by giving them some well-deserved pampering.
Various Carisma world-famous massages give your legs the luxury treatment, with gentle movements that reduce inflammation and get your circulation flowing smoothly. Massages even ease muscle tension and the aches and pains in your knees or ankles. Our Carisma Signature Massage is especially perfect for the job, since it includes a Hawaiian leg massage and a Balinese Foot Massage.
However, if a specific massage has caught your eye, you can add on a foot massage or foot reflexology session to experience the best of both worlds. Foot reflexology involves the application of pressure to specific areas of the feet to restore your body’s energy flow and treat specific ailments or health concerns. Reflexology is even said to boost your immune system and promote healing!
If you’re self-conscious or concerned about hair growth on your legs, professional waxing can be the perfect solution. Since it is performed by a professional, getting a waxing treatment at the spa is less painful and less likely to cause any damage to your skin. It will be much quicker, and have longer-lasting results than at-home hair removal. The spa esthetician will also know how to adapt the session to your unique needs, taking your skin type and hair type into consideration.
Best of all, professional waxing involves high degrees of sanitation and the highest quality products, so your skin is sure to feel amazing afterwards! If you’re curious about a typical professional waxing session, you can take a look at our simple guide here to know what to expect.
A pedicure is an amazing way to feel and look pampered! Best of all, you can effortlessly enjoy a professional pedicure at a luxury spa. A classic pedicure at Carisma spa includes cutting and filing your toenails, cleaning your cuticles and application of nail polish. If you feel like treating yourself, a deluxe pedicure also includes a foot scrub, massage and foot mask! Regular foot scrubs will smooth your feet, removing dry skin and preventing cracked heels. The foot mask helps ease dry skin and cracked feet, revealing the smooth glowing skin beneath.
Foot scrubs and massages will boost the circulation in your legs, giving you a feeling of wellness and easing any swelling from being on your feet all day. Of course, a pedicure is also an amazing stress reliever.
Cellulite can really bring you down and leave you feeling self-conscious at the beach. There are thankfully various remedies for this very common concern that you can try. Spa treatments like our Anti-Cellulite packages are designed to target cellulite in an intensive pampering session. If you prefer, even normal massages boost circulation and plump up your skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
If you prefer an at-home solution, various luxury products can improve the appearance of cellulite. Firming products help tighten up the skin on your legs, while masks, night gels and moisturizers plump up your skin. Best of all, when used in combination with anti-cellulite treatments, they are super effective!
We hope that this guide has given you some great ideas for perfect poolside legs! Keeping your legs well-cared for is a great way to treat yourself and improve your self-confidence.
If you’re looking for ideas on how to enjoy a day by the pool while you show off your pampered legs, you can take a look at our list of tips for the perfect pool getaway.
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A day by the pool is a wonderfully relaxing getaway that can be the highlight of your Summer days. It can be a well-earned break from working or studying, or a way to spend time together with friends, family or a loved one. But best of all, spending a day by the pool can even have amazing benefits on your physical and mental wellbeing.
In this article, you’ll learn about a few of the different ways that a Carisma spa day by the pool can leave you feeling and looking your best.
The Benefits of Swimming
If you plan on swimming during your day by the pool, you’re making a great decision for your health! Even if you prefer light, relaxed swimming, there are various benefits to enjoy:
Taking a Break From It All
Spending a day by the pool is an amazing way to break up your routine and give yourself a boost of motivation. Taking a break to distance yourself from daily routines has positive effects on your memory, energy levels and performance. Taking a day to rest even improves your health; boosting your immune system, reducing inflammation and decreasing your risk of heart disease.
Spending your day by the pool with family or friends can also improve your bond and your mental wellness. A spa day by the pool can even be a great romantic experience to share with a special someone, where you can enjoy being pampered together.
Getting Some Sun
Simply spending time outside in the sun comes with its own health benefits. Most people do not get enough Vitamin D with their current lifestyles, so as long as you protect your skin with sunscreen, some sun exposure can actually have a positive effect. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles, so it’s important to get enough of it. This vitamin even keeps your immune system, brain and nervous system in good shape.
Sun exposure is also recommended as a way to treat skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, jaundice and acne. It can even give you a little helping hand in relieving arthritis, lupus and thyroid problems.
Outdoor experiences and sun exposure can also improve your memory, focus and creativity, as well as combat depression. Sunlight triggers the release of serotonin, which boosts your mood and calms you.
We hope that this article has been enlightening, and that you now know some of the surprising ways a relaxing day by the pool can improve your wellness. With today’s rushed schedules and stress-filled days, it’s important to set aside time for yourself.
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With Summer comes high temperatures and excessive sun exposure, which may leave you feeling and looking exhausted. It’s important to keep hydrated, but this extends far beyond simply drinking water regularly (though this is very important) while you relax by the pool. This article will give you a few tips on staying hydrated in a holistic way.
Water-Rich Diet Changes
Drinking water regularly is of course an often-emphasized health tip. Water helps your body run smoothly; it benefits your circulation, aids digestion, helps maintain body temperature and improves the transport of required nutrients. It also helps your skin, kidneys and muscles stay healthy.
To support your body getting enough water intake, you can also include moisture-rich food and drinks into your diet. Drinking anything like juice, coffee or milk is always helpful as long as you avoid alcohol, which is a diuretic that causes your body to remove fluid from your blood quicker than most other liquids. Water-rich foods are primarily fruits and vegetables that include:
Other foods like broths and soups are also moisture rich, as well as very versatile, so you can enjoy them with many varied ingredients to keep you fresh. You may also try some existing favorites; coffee and tea, in their cold, iced versions for an added boost.
Prepare for Strenuous Activities
Staying hydrated isn’t just about water intake, but about avoiding excessive water loss too. Going out for a walk? Heading to the gym? Spending a spa day by the pool? These activities all have a dehydrating effect on your body and can expose you to Summer’s intense heat. This means you have to prepare yourself by hydrating yourself beforehand, during and afterwards. Always keep a bottle of water with you, no matter how long you will spend outside, in case you begin to feel tired or get stuck in the sun.
Additionally, always apply sunscreen before leaving your home. The sun’s rays can cause permanent dehydration and damage, leading to premature aging and sagging. Wear loose, light clothing to help reflect some heat and try to stick to the shade, both of which will reduce water loss through sweating. Sunglasses with U.V. protection also help protect you from dry eyes, squinting and premature eye wrinkles.
When you arrive home from strenuous activities, a cool shower helps wash away sweat, reduce your body temperature and rehydrate your skin.
Reinvigorating Your Skin
Your skin can feel especially dry, irritated and dull in the Summer, especially if you have dry skin. Skin will benefit from any source of water intake to stay hydrated, but using moisturising products is very important to replenish hydration lost as sweat or stripped away after you shower. It’s also important not to forget that your body, as well as your face, require hydrating products. Products should ideally be applied right after you shower, since your skin will be more absorbent at that time. Many products become more effective when applied morning and evening, so read the recommended use on each one.
Using exfoliators regularly also helps clear away dry, dead skin and sweat, preventing clogged pores and improving your skin’s fresh appearance.
There are many ways to improve your water intake and reduce water loss, and we hope that some of the tips we provided are helpful to you. Preventing dehydration is even more important during the Summer months to protect yourself from exhaustion, heatstroke and premature aging.
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Many men often overlook the importance of skincare and mental wellness. This guide will give you some tips for feeling and looking your best, and achieving the wellness you deserve.
Taking Time to Relax
Modern life can be hectic and take up all our time. You may spend most of your day working only to feel exhausted during your free time, so it's important to take breaks regularly both for your physical and mental health. Breaks can be as simple as taking a day off to sleep in and enjoy your hobbies, or even treating yourself to a spa day by the pool. Activities like swimming, jacuzzis and saunas are all effective tension relievers. They even have the amazing benefit of easing muscle tension and helping your body recover after working out or sports.
Enjoying an antistress massage during your spa day for men is also an effective way of taking time out for yourself. All massages for men can help stimulate lymphatic drainage and circulation, helping you feel amazingly reinvigorated. In fact, if you’re suffering from particular aches and pains or recovering from a sports injury, our dedicated spa therapists can recommend a particular massage that would be perfect for you.
Take Care of Your Skin
Daily exposure to weather and pollution can really bring your skin down, especially if you regularly shave and are left with dull, irritated skin. Skin discomfort can bring you down, especially if it makes you self conscious! It’s important to keep your skin hydrated and healthy with the correct facial products. For example, moisturising after washing your face and using alcohol-free aftershave after shaving. For a full guide on picking the right facial products, you can read our guide here: A Guide to Men’s Facial Products.
If your skin needs an immediate pick-me-up, specialised facials for men will take your unique needs into consideration to tackle your current problem, whether it’s excess oil, dryness or simply wanting to destress for a while.
Spending Time With Loved Ones
It’s easy to get wrapped up in your daily tasks and priorities, but it’s important to remember that spending time with loved ones is healthy both for your relationships and your own mental health. Sharing activities is proven to relieve stress, depression, anxiety and improve your mood. You can even combine our above tips and enjoy spa days or massages with a loved one or as a group. Couples massages are perfect shared experiences to help you both leave the spa feeling reinvigorated and relaxed, or you may even decide to throw a spa party with friends and family to celebrate and destress together.
Improving Your Diet
You don’t need to try any extreme diets to help yourself feel better. Sometimes the solution is a few slight changes that can have a massive effect on your physical health and how you feel about yourself. Hydration is a very important and simple way to feel better immediately. Simply keeping a bottle of water nearby while you work can remind you to drink water more often, which in turn helps your body and your skin look and feel better. Minor changes like consuming more fermented foods (yoghurts, kimchi and kefir especially) can improve your digestion and gut health, while reducing coffee and alcohol intake can help decrease anxiety and sleeping problems.
It’s important to prioritise your mental and physical health as part of your life, and not to overlook their importance. Taking care of yourself is a great way to feel and look better, and can give you the self-confidence and stability to navigate your life more easily.
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If you want to spend some quality time as mother and daughter, a day at a luxury spa can be the perfect pampering experience. This guide will share with you some ideas to make your mother and daughter spa day in Malta extra special!
1) A Luxurious Day by the Pool Getaway
Relaxing by the pool can be an amazing way to take a break from it all and spend some bonding time together. Swimming is an amazing way to gently exercise, and benefits your joints and your heart health. At Carisma, you can even enjoy a day by the pool package that includes sharing a healthy lunch together or enjoying free use of luxury spa facilities. If you wish, your day by the pool can also include a session inside the traditional Turkish Hammam, a facial, or even one of our world-famous massages.
2) The Turkish Hammam
An experience unique to Carisma Spa, this traditional Turkish bath can be enjoyed together to relieve stress and ease tension. This heated marble room helps open your pores to allow your skin to be deeply cleansed and left silky smooth. Your tense muscles are also relaxed, and you can even notice relief from headaches and migraines. Such an intimate shared experience with your loved one has been proven to boost your mental health, giving you both a cathartic release from anxiety.
3) A Luxury World-Famous Massage
Carisma Spa provides a wide range of massage treatments from around the world that can meet both you and your loved one’s specific health needs. From stress relief to healing from sports injuries, you will be sure to find the perfect massage. These ancient healing rituals are well-loved for their health benefits since ancient times, and thanks to our trained therapists each massage is sure to be a pampering experience. You can choose to experience various treatments together, including:
4) Soothing Facial Treatments
Facials are a wonderful bonding experience to share with your loved one. A therapist will ask you both about your skin type and any skin concerns, helping you identify the perfect facial for your needs. Each type of facial targets specific goals like oil reduction, cleansing or restoring skin elasticity, but all facials will help improve the circulation and collagen production in your face. Facials are also amazing relief from stress, tension and headaches! Some of the facials you can enjoy include:
5) Salt Room Halotherapy
A salt room is a relaxing space in which you can feel the incredible health benefits of microscopic salt particles, in a process called Halotherapy. This controlled breathing of salt has amazing respiratory benefits as it clears your airways and allows for deep, clear breathing. The salt also clears sebum and buildup from the pores of your skin, and helps with energy levels and sleep problems. If you wish to learn more about the incredible benefits of salt rooms, you can read more here.
6) A Sauna Session
Saunas can allow you and your loved one to enjoy the benefits of dry heat. You will notice the benefits to your circulation and nervous system, since sauna sessions are incredibly relaxing and effective at relieving chronic pain and joint pain. A sauna experience is sure to improve your physical and mental health.
As you can see, there are many ways to spend your pampering spa day together with your loved one. We at Carisma Spa hope you have an amazing mother and daughter spa day, and enjoy a memorable and luxurious bonding experience!
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Summer is around the corner and as we leave the pandemic behind we can once again make plans to enjoy the season! Summer brings with it unique requirements to keep your skin safe and happy. In this article you can learn some skincare tips to consider whether you want to spend your summer on days by the pool or enjoying pampering spa days.
Stay Safe from the Sunshine
You’ve probably heard it all before; wear sunscreen and avoid too much direct sunlight. What you may not know is that you should be applying sunscreen even if you’re not out and about in the sun. UV rays can damage your skin even when you’re in the shade, so it's best to be safe and apply it regardless of where you are going. Also, remember to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours as it can lose effectiveness, especially if you’re sweating or swimming. It’s also best not to solely rely on sunscreen; protective clothing will help you stay safe from skin diseases and premature aging. Speaking of clothing, it is a good idea to wear light, breathable fabrics during Summer to keep sweating and rashes at bay.
If you do accidentally stay out in the sun too long during your day by the pool and get a little burned, avoid swimming in chlorinated water for some time as it can cause further irritation. Remedies such as drinking chamomile tea and applying aloe vera gel to your skin are simple ways to help your skin recover from sunburn. Drink lots of water and make sure you don’t wear tight clothing, as it can damage your skin while it heals. Using moisturiser is also important during the recovery period, as long as the products do not contain fragrances or dyes.
Don’t Forget Your Eyes
You will most likely experience the sun’s stronger rays during the Summer more often, so be sure not to forget the damage they can cause to your eye area! Wear sunglasses to prevent constant squinting in the bright light which will cause premature sagging and wrinkles in your eye area. Also, remember that the skin around your eyes is more delicate so it requires specialised eye products to stay hydrated and clear. You may also want to try undereye eye patches to help reduce any swelling or irritation.
Be Kind to Your Skin
If you enjoy more active vacation experiences like hiking, camping and sports, be mindful that your skin is usually more sensitive during hot weather. This makes it more prone to getting bumps, scrapes, bruises and rashes. As a result, you may consider switching to shower and skincare products that cater to more sensitive skin. These tend to be less likely to cause irritation, and will help calm your skin down if it becomes inflamed.
Keeping Oil Under Control
Oily skin can be a stressful problem to tackle at any time, but combined with the Summer heat and the excitement of keeping your vacation on track can lead to more oil production and breakouts. An effective cleansing routine cannot be forgotten, even if you can’t wait to explore or get to bed at the end of a long day.
It’s also important not to go overboard and over-cleanse your skin, as this can encourage even more oil production. If you know you’ll be showering more often due to the weather or swimming sessions, pack a lightweight moisturiser (gels, serums and water-based are often effective). Lightweight moisturisers keep your skin hydrated despite excessive washing or time in the sea, without clogging your pores and making breakouts worse (unlike some heavier creams). Regular (but not excessive!) exfoliation will also keep pores clear of sweat, dead skin cells and oil.
Ready, Set Your Makeup, Go!
Enjoying Summer nightlife or special dinners comes with a unique concern; melting makeup! Excess heat and humidity can cause makeup to shift, smudge or crack. After you first apply your makeup, consider using a setting spray to secure your hard work. Special setting sprays exist that are designed to shield your look from sweat, and some even contain UV protection! Setting sprays even help your makeup look more blended, so it's definitely a win-win. If you have very dry skin, look out for setting sprays with a lower alcohol content. While alcohol helps the setting spray evaporate quickly, it can inadvertently dry out your skin in the process.
It goes without saying that you should increase your intake of water during Summer, especially while on your vacation in Malta. You may get distracted while enjoying your time off and forget to drink water, which may lead to dehydration and dry skin. Keep a small bottle of water with you whenever you leave your home or hotel, and you may even try an app to remind you to drink water regularly.
Cool Showers are Your Friend
Summer vacations may mean showering multiple times a day. It is important to keep skin clear of sweat, and help it stay cool after a long day out in the sun. Showering is also important to wash away chlorine from pool water and salt from the sea. Leaving chlorine on your skin can actually make you tan and burn quicker, so be careful! Cool showers are great for re-energising you as well, and cool water is a simple and effective way of helping skin stay younger for longer.
We hope you have found some of the tips provided in this article to be useful. We wish you some well-earned vacation time that can be spent doing the things you love, while you enjoy happy, well-cared for skin!
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A guest post by Jean Deruiter
Self-care has been a hot topic for the past couple of years, and for a good reason.
Sometimes, life's hustle and bustle make us forget the basic steps we need to take to ensure that we are in tip-top shape. That's why everyone, including men, should be more conscious of their self-care routine.
With that said, here are eight self-care tips that anyone, even men, can do:
Get a Massage
If you're working a nine-to-five, you're probably spending a majority of your waking moments sitting in front of a desk.
Sitting for hours is not suitable for your body as this can cause muscle strain and stiffness. To help you get rid of these kinks, you might want to get a massage during an off-day.
It will help your body relax after, although it will sometimes hurt during the session. Nonetheless, you're going to appreciate it after, though. You'll feel loose and limber soon enough.
Anything more than the basic steps for grooming is something that a lot of men pride themselves on.
There's a belief that anything more than the absolute basics in grooming, like bathing and washing your face, is too much vanity for men. However, there are some tweaks that you can do that will create positive ripple effects for your self-care routine.
For example, a small change such as choosing better sources of men's razors in NZ can help make your shave cleaner, faster, and smoother. Knowing how to shave well and adequately care for your beard is also a small but very noticeable change in your life.
By upgrading your grooming routine, even by a bit, you can elevate how you look and how you feel.
Put on Moisturizer
If you don't even have a single step in a skincare routine, you should start now. Start with a facial cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen. These steps should be your most foundational steps in the skincare routine.
Whether you're oily or dry, moisturizers are a must. The reason your skin might be oily in the first place is that it's compensating for the lack of moisture in your skin. So, a moisturizer is a welcome addition to your skincare routine.
Use a Scalp Scrub
An extra addition that you'd want in your bathroom would be a scalp scrub. A scalp scrub will help remove any buildup on your scalp and get rid of dead skin cells.
Dead skin cells and any buildup can contribute to hair loss, so getting into the habit of using a scalp scrub once or twice a week is a good idea.
Using a scalp scrub is especially significant if you use hair products like gel or pomade often. It will help ensure that your scalp is clean and free of any gunk.
Work Out at Home
Working out can help you feel better about yourself while also making your body look good. However, not everybody has the budget nor the time to go to a gym all the time.
Even though that's the case, you can always get your body moving in some other way, even when you're at home.
There are always YouTube workouts that take into account those without equipment at home. As you progress, you can start investing in workout equipment as well.
If you don't want to be confined at home, there's always jogging. It's an excellent cardio exercise and gets you out of the house.
Prioritized Good Sleep
You should be sleeping a minimum of eight hours a night if you want to feel as well-rested as possible.
There's nothing to brag about when you proclaim that you're functioning on two hours of sleep. If anything, you're just communicating a poor sleeping habit.
Your body deserves better than that, so make sure that you make good sleep and great rest a priority. Don't just think of it as an extra step that you can or cannot do.
If you want to operate at your best, then prioritizing good sleep is the way to go, as it allows you to function in your most optimal state.
Practice Yoga and Meditation
Yoga coupled with meditation is a great workout both for the mind and the body.
With yoga, you can help improve your flexibility, sense of balance and avoid stiff joints. Meditating allows you to focus your mind on things that don't bring negative energy into your life. It helps your mind destress and be more alert after.
It would help if you practiced yoga with meditation in the morning to use the benefits you reap from it throughout your day. Since yoga makes you more energized, less anxious, and ready to take on anything, doing it in the morning or before you start your day is a recommended step.
Spend Time with Family and Friends
Self-care doesn't mean that you have to be by yourself and do things you enjoy doing yourself.
Although that's also a great way to care for yourself, spending time with family and friends is also a great form of self-care. Sometimes, being too deep in isolation can make you feel lonely, so socializing is something that you want.
Take the time to hang out with your family, friends, and loved ones. Reach out to them and take the time to organize a little shindig so that you can truly bask in the warm presence of your family and friends being with you. This short time with them can make all the difference in helping you destress and even motivating you.
Self-care should be a priority and not something that you would consider a treat. Doing so ensures that you can go through life as smoothly as possible without hiccups. Therefore, you should follow these self-care tips for yourself to better your quality of life.
A Guest Post by Jean Deruiter
We should prioritize our health and wellness now more than ever. And it is no longer limited to our food and regular doctor's appointments.
Our environment also impacts our health. This explains why you should have a wellness space in your home.
It can be a little corner in your bedroom where you can meditate, do yoga, or have tranquility.
And here are nine simple ways you can do that:
Find the Right Space
First and foremost, you need to find a suitable space. Ensure that it's kept away from loud, busy areas, like the kitchen and living room.
See to it that the space that you choose is quiet and relaxing. You can spruce up a corner of your bedroom, a study, or, if you're lucky enough, a sunroom.
Ideally, pick a room that gives you plenty of natural light.
Clear Your Space
Decluttering is vital to your wellness and your overall space in general.
In fact, psychologists are saying that clutter tends to create plenty of chaos and stress. As a result, it distracts you from feeling that general sense of calm and wellness.
If you get anxious about cleaning up, you can start small. Get rid of items that don't inspire anything, apart from the sense of calm.
This might involve getting rid of certain technologies like your TV, computer, and cellphones.
Moreover, it might also include getting rid of bright colors or bold artwork.
Moreover, even if your bedroom isn't a dedicated wellness space, you can use this advice in your bedroom as well. Use it as space only for sleep and relaxation. Avoid electronics and checking late-night emails.
You might consider keeping your phone in another area of your home during the evenings. Try to figure out how much room you need and where you'll be having the floor space.
Enhance the Light
Natural light is also best for wellness spaces. If you have windows, try to keep the curtains and coverings simple to let the natural light in.
You can also keep the blinds and shades open to let the light in. If you have a windowless room, don't despair. You can install a LED light, one that has daylight variation.
Sunlamps can also be especially useful, especially if a climate in a particular area doesn't get a lot of light.
Bring Nature In
Bring a touch of the outdoors by bringing nature into your space. You can do this by incorporating wood or stone accents. You can also inject plenty of natural color into your room through potted plants and flowers.
Houseplants tend to provide you a sense of calm while removing all toxins in the air. If you're looking for easy-to-care-for, low-maintenance plants, you can try getting peace lilies, jade plants, or ferns.
Moreover, simply looking at nature helps promote feelings of well-being. During fine weather, you can open your window to keep the fresh air in.
Stimulate the Senses
Similarly, you might also want to try choosing a scent that matches the room's mood, tying everything together.
You can quickly achieve this using candles and diffusers.
Ideally, pick elements that help stimulate your sight, smell, touch, and hearing. Doing so allows you to create a holistic environment that makes sense of calm within.
Get Rid of Any Distractions
Make your wellness space a technology-free zone as much as you can clear the space from laptops, smartphones, or computers.
If you listen to music or podcast using your phone, you should get a Bluetooth speaker instead. That way, you can distance yourself from the screen and listen only to the audio.
Choose the Right Color
You can also choose your preferred color palette. Note that certain colors like red and yellow can be energizing.
Cooler hues like green, blues, and neutral tones can be great colors for wellness spaces.
Use Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Do you know that many cleaning products contain dangerous components? Most of these aren't necessary to stay effective.
Luckily, you can make your cleaning products at home using castile soap, white vinegar, and baking soda.
At Planet Maids House Cleaning NYC, we always tell our clients that natural cleaning products are as effective as those found in the stores. Not to mention, they're safe and help your space
Add a Furniture Piece
Apart from that plush armchair, what kind of furniture do you think will work well with a newly created wellness space?
We recommend that you add furniture that's quite simple yet connects you with nature.
If your wellness space is found outdoors, you might want to choose furniture pieces that you know can withstand the weather. An excellent example would be wrought iron chairs, as they are less likely to get damaged with sun, rain, and dust.
Over to You
In general, wellness is the deliberate choice to live a fulfilling life. This can include the food we eat, how we dress up and project ourselves, when we work, and when to get some rest. That said, you should have space where you can unwind and not be disturbed by other external factors (read: your phone notification).
If you want to have a wellness spot in your house, you can follow these tips:
1. Find the right space
2. Clear your space
3. Enhance the light
4. Bring nature in
5. Stimulate the senses
6. Get rid of any distractions
7. Choose the right color
8. Use non-toxic cleaning products
9. Add a furniture piece
By doing so, you can have your cute little corner where you can achieve tranquility.
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