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.
Carisma Spa & Wellness International has been offering a superior service in 5-star hotels, and holiday resorts along the Aegean and the Mediterranean coast of Turkey and Malta since 1990.