How to Pamper Yourself with Great Skin Care at Home
Finding ourselves with a little more time at home than we’re accustomed to can present some unusual challenges. Using our time wisely and staying productive can be difficult with fewer outside responsibilities on our schedules. However, having the extra time at home presents some good opportunities to do certain things that we never seem to have time to do under ordinary circumstances—things like taking extra-good care of our skin and nails, especially when you can’t go to the salon.
Some of us are still staying in touch with co-workers, friends and family members through web conferencing programs on our computers, so looking good is just as important as ever. Well, now that you have some extra time, why not give yourself a special day at the salon at home? Do that facial, manicure and pedicure that might be a little overdue. With the right tools and your favorite lotions, creams and potions, you can get the salon quality you want at a fraction of the cost.
Try a Facial Cleansing Brush for a Salon Quality Facial at Home
If you’re like most of us, you wash your face at least once a day. Twice a day is probably most common, once in the morning shower, and again at night before we go to sleep. But, how often do you get a deep facial cleansing, one that gets down into the pores of your skin, removing dirt and oils below the surface, and exfoliating dead skin cells? Even for those of us who wash our faces at least twice a day, skin-care experts recommend that you have a deep cleansing facial every three to four weeks—more often if you have very oily skin or acne with pimples and blackheads caused by clogged pores.
A facial cleansing brush is a great investment if you want a salon quality skin-care treatment at home. Easy to use and maintain, a good brush is battery operated or rechargeable, and has attachable brush heads for different cleansing purposes. For example, take a look at the True Glow® Battery-Operated Facial Brush. It gently removes dirt, oil and makeup, and includes three brush attachments to clean, exfoliate, moisturize and massage. You can use it with your favorite cleanser for amazing results.
Here’s a handy little suggestion. It’s small, easy to clean and super effective at cleansing skin by removing dirt from pores, and leaving your skin looking and feeling smooth and healthy. The True Glow® Skinpod™ Silicone Cleansing Brush uses advanced sonic vibration to deliver deep cleansing power. It features 3 cleansing zones and requires no replacement brush heads. It’s water resistant, runs on 2 AAA batteries and safe is for use in the shower. Use it with a favorite exfoliating cream. For everyday skin-care challenges, the Skinpod™ delivers a quick and portable solution. And, it comes in 3 different colors.
If you’re looking to pamper yourself with the full salon treatment at home, you might consider the True Glow® Moisturizing Mist Facial Sauna System. It uses the three-step approach of opening pores, deep cleansing and moisturizing, and is exceptionally effective for preparing the skin for makeup application, or just go natural with a fresh, clean feeling.
Start with a warm facial sauna that opens pores for enhanced skin conditioning. Then, use the facial cleansing brush with 2 interchangeable brush attachments to gently but deeply cleanse the pores of dirt and oils. The exfoliating brush with a good cleansing cream removes dead skin cells and buffs your skin leaving it shiny and smooth. Finish with the moisturizing sponge and your favorite moisturizer for a fresher, younger-looking glow.
Escape with a Spa Day at Home
There’s nothing quite like the pampered feeling you get at the spa. And now, you can have some of those specialized treatments in the comfort of your own home. Have you ever tried a paraffin wax bath treatment? It softens skin and alleviates dryness. Some say it may decrease signs of aging due to sun exposure. Take a look at the Thermal Paraffin Bath Moisturizing System from True Glow® by Conair.
You simply dip your hand, elbow or heel into the heated liquid wax. It’s comfortably warm and soothing to the touch. Let the wax harden and then peel it off to discover skin that’s been exfoliated, hydrated and revitalized. The kit comes with 1 pound of unscented paraffin wax, and wax refills are readily available, such as the True Glow® Thermal Paraffin Spa Cucumber Wax Refill and the Lavender Wax Refill.
To make your paraffin wax treatments a bit more invigorating, the True Glow® Limited-Edition Paraffin Wax Mixology Kit lets you be your own aromatherapist. The kit features 3 beautiful scents: Blossom, Lavender and Rosemary, plus 8 pounds of vitamin E-infused paraffin wax. You can mix the scents to create a unique blend of aromatic and therapeutic experiences.
If your hands need a little extra attention, the True Glow® Thermal Spa Heated Beauty Mitts are specially designed to do the job. Simply choose the heat setting that's right for you, apply your favorite moisturizer, cover hands in plastic wrap, and slip them into the soothing, heated mitts. As your pores open, the moisturizer penetrates deeply into your skin. Even heat ensures that every inch of skin is stimulated and softened. Your hands emerge soft, smooth and healthy looking. The mitts feature 3 temperature settings for ideal comfort.
What a Scalp Massager Can Do for You!
Stress and tension often manifest in the head and neck with pain and muscle spasms. A scalp massage is designed to relax the nerves and muscles, facilitate blood flow and calm the mind. The first time you try it will surely not be your last! The True Glow® 2-in-1 Skin Care System Scalp Massager and Body Exfoliator can make the scalp massage a regular practice at home for everyone in the family.
It has silicone bristles that vibrate to create a soothing sensation, which relaxes muscles in the forehead, temples and down to the neck muscles. The bristles also help exfoliate dry, flaky skin leaving it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Use it with a favorite skin-care cleanser or hair conditioner. It’s perfect for all skin and hair types.
Give Yourself a Pedicure, a Manicure, too!
Taking good care of your nails can be a bit of a chore, but with a little extra time at home, you can give yourself the salon touch. It’s easier than you might think when you have the right tools. For about the cost of a manicure and pedicure at the nail salon, you can have the True Glow® All-In-One Nail Care Center. It provides all the tools you need for professional-looking nails on your hands and feet. You can soak, smooth, buff and shape with the manicure bowl, rechargeable nail tool with 12 attachments and the nail dryer. The efficient all-in-one design keeps everything neatly stored and ready to use.
Having pretty toenails is one thing, but what about those unsightly calluses? The True Glow® Foot Care Solution easily buffs away rough, dry, callused skin, leaving your feet soft, smooth and beautiful. The callus softener attachment features diamond crystal technology for exceptional smoothness and shine. It’s gentle enough to use every day and runs on 3 AAA batteries.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety with Massage at Home
To facilitate the authentic spa experience at home, Conair® has designed the Hot Stone Spa Massage Experience. Relieve sore, overworked muscles with the penetrating warmth of real stones placed on specific areas of the body. You can also do pinpoint massage on precise areas by placing a drop of massage oil on the spot. Then, gently massage the area with the flat side of the stone.
For a deeper massage on muscles near joints on arms and legs or around shoulders and the vertebrae of the neck, use the edge of the stone and a bit more pressure to relax tense muscle tissue. The Spa Massage Experience includes the water basin with lid, 10 smooth stones in assorted sizes, and tongs for easy grasping of the hot stones. A ready light tells you when the stones have reached the right temperature for application.
It’s Okay to Pamper Yourself in Times Like These
So, use your time wisely and don’t be afraid to indulge a little. In times of high stress and anxiety, it’s okay to take a few hours for yourself. Don’t overexpose yourself to the news on TV, just check in for a quick update from time to time, then get on with your life. Remember those books you’ve always wanted to read, and that hobby you’ve neglected for way too long? Have some special moments with the people who live with you at home, and if you’re all by yourself, reach out by phone or video chat. Now might be the time to pamper yourself. It’s important for your well-being, and can certainly brighten your outlook and mood, all of which contribute to good mental and physical health.