With most people now living busy lifestyles, time is often the deciding factor in how well we look after ourselves and how much time we actually spend on pampering and relaxation.
It’s a well known fact that women are really bad at putting themselves first. Most are just far too busy being mothers, wives, daughters, employees and bosses, juggling life and surviving the cares of each day with no time to simply stop, breathe and relax.
What with shopping, cooking, cleaning, school runs and work, there is no wonder its difficult trying to fit in relaxation and beauty regimes. With these busy lifestyles, very few women have time for professional beauty, relaxation therapy and even looking after their everyday health.
With increasing rates of stress, anxiety, depression and hypertension It is now more important than ever to make time to relax and pamper yourself, to make yourself feel special and to revive your body and mind.
A little self love can help reduce anxiety and stress levels and goes a long way to achieving a happier and healthier life.
We understand not everyone has the time and indeed the money for Spa treatments and beauty sessions but it is possible to create some special times in your own home.
Obviously Cocktail Cosmetics are here with all those affordable girly beauty treats that can help to make you feel that little bit special, including all your favourites such as Lime Crime, NYX, Everyday Minerals, Obsessive Compulsive and lots more.
When you look your best it certainly makes you feel better in yourself.
Make up nowadays is far from being just a product that is used to simply enhance your appearance; cosmetics are now an important part of your skincare ritual.
Most cosmetics available now contain ingredients that have been specially designed to not only improve the condition of the skin but to protect it from the elements of everyday life your skin as to contend with.
It’s great to experiment with make up and trying out new trends can be fun, but why not share some beauty pampering time with your girlfriends too, invite them round, crack open a bottle of wine and share each other’s make up tips and tricks, making a real special, girly night of it, after all make up and cosmetics are an important part of being a woman and feeling good.
Looking good and feeling good is important but it’s also important to find time to relax and revive our tired body and mind.
One of the most important rooms in your home for this is the bathroom. Many people just see the bathroom as a clinical sterile room that is there to provide certain functions, the room where you go to wash yourself and use the lavatory, but your bathroom can be a therapeutic experience, a hidden sanctuary, a tranquil haven where you can refresh, cleanse, purify and beautify your body.
Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to help re-energise the body and mind. Mother Nature has given us the gift of flowers, plants, trees and herbs that can make a real difference to our physical and emotional wellbeing. Essential oils are highly concentrated essences that have been carefully extracted from these and have been used for thousands of years because of their therapeutic effects on both the body and the mind.
Bath time is a great opportunity to revive your spirits and reconnect your body to your mind, but first you need to make it special, it is a well known fact that fragrance is the perfect mood booster, being able to trigger powerful emotions and memories. Fragrance enhances our wellbeing and is a special means of personal expression. As well as wearing scent, there are endless ways to release it into your home, including room sprays, incense, oil burners and scented candles. Scented candles are a perfect accompaniment to your bath routine.
After lighting some candles to delight your senses it is important to make sure that the room is warm, before you take your bath also make sure that the water is around body temperature. Having your water too hot will over stimulate the body.
Now it’s time to make the bath extra special and maximise the physical and spiritual benefits by adding a few drops of essential oils to the water. Citrus essential oils like lemon and orange can have a real uplifting affect on the body, whilst lavender and rose essential oils can have a calming effect. There are many different bath blend recipes you can make or simply buy ready blended to use.
You can also add sea salt to your bath, sea salt is packed with beneficial minerals that are absorbed by the body, and using bath salts that have been scented using essential oils is a great way to aid detoxification and leave the skin feeling soft and fragranced.
When in the bath it is best to soak for no longer than 20 minutes, or the skin will become over hydrated and look wrinkly.
For a final indulgence when you get out of the bath wrap yourself in your softest, fluffiest towel or dressing gown.
Whether it’s a little beauty therapy with your makeup or a special spa like experience in the bath, it’s important make it happen on a regular basis and give yourself a little self love, your body and mind will reap the benefits of this.