Practicing Self-Care at Home
Posted on April 03 2020
The term self-care is pretty self-explanatory: it’s about being good to yourself and giving yourself the opportunity to pay attention to your mind, body, and soul. In a world where so much is expected of us, we forget to practice self-care and as a result, become drained with our daily expectations and activities. It’s exhausting being exhausted, don’t you think? While there’s no simple solution to relieve all the stressors of the world, a little you time can help offset some of that stress and leave you feeling well-rested and ready to take on the world. Here are a few ideas on practicing self-care at home.
Soak Up and Soothe
You don’t need to go to a luxurious (aka expensive) spa to achieve lasting bliss. With a few products, you can achieve that lavish bath experience in your home. A nice warm bath can bring you plenty of relaxation, even if it’s just for 10 minutes. While you’re bathing, start off the self-pampering with our Bath and Body Gel—which comes in four different yummy flavors—to bring a gentle lather while moisturizing your skin for a clean and soft feeling.
If you have set aside some more “me” time, bring your shower routine, let’s not forget about our Sugar Scrub that exfoliates your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed! You can also bring into the mix our Shave Crave and shave those legs of yours! Our shave cream soothes and nourishes your skin while removing that unwanted hair, leaving your skin nice, soft, and smooth.
Indulge in a Face Mask
Face masks are the perfect skincare treatment to help with your routine. Did you know that the right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils, and even help with skin aging? Our Rose Hip + Lotus Firming Sleep Mask works while you’re sleeping by delivering intense moisturization, firming skin, and refining texture. The unique thing about this sleep mask is that you apply this as you would a night cream. Quality anti-aging skincare can make a huge difference to your everyday appearance.This sleep mask not only repairs and regenerates new skin, but soothes your skin. You can also take advantage of our Bedtime Skin Care Set that includes a Renewing Mud Mask and Recovering Night Cream, bakuchiol being the active ingredient in both. It’s the perfect combination when you want to take extra care of your skin.
Meditate and Unstress Before Bed
Did you know that stress can affect your skin? Because stress causes a chemical reaction to your body, your hormones can go a little crazy ending in skin breakouts. One way we like to fight off stress is by meditation. If you’ve never meditated before, it can be quite simple! Taking 5-30 minutes of your day to meditate can be all you need to reduce stress. For meditation, you’ll need to eliminate distractions, work on your breathing, relax, and get comfortable. My favorite app for meditating is 10 ten percent happier, but there are a ton of apps out there that can help guide you if you need some help. But before you do that, why not treat yourself to a pedi before getting a little Zen time?
If you find yourself wanting to decompress, we suggest using the Blue Matcha Mask. This face mask exfoliates, polishes, and renews your skin, helping to remove abuse your skin took during the day. The moisturizing and healing properties of this face mask is just what you need when you’re unwinding and focusing on your happy place. Plus the treatment lasts about 15 - 20 minutes depending on your skin and your environment, which should be enough time for you to achieve enlightenment.
Glow Up with Some Self Tanner
You don’t need to head to the beach, pool, or even spring break to get that lovely glow you love to get every year. Cue our Coconut Milk+Verbena Self Tanner Lotion. Our self-tanning lotion is an all-over body butter with self-tanner and natural firming ingredients to not only give you that glowing look but to also keep your skin tight and moisturized. This lotion provides you intense hydration thanks to the organic shea butter, mango butter and organic aloe this has.
Applying Whish Self Tanner is incredibly easy, since it brings out your body’s natural glow. There is no streaking you have to worry about or any sort of messy stains to stress over. Whether you’re using our Self Tanner, or another lotion, follow the directions closely and if it’s reasonable exfoliate beforehand.
Spring Cleaning, Anyone?
For some of us, cleaning is never a fun time. But when life gets out of control, some cleaning can do the mind good. If you’re like most people, you put off any kind of deep cleaning until there’s reason to—perhaps a get-together, party, visiting relatives. Just look at it this way, while cleaning doesn’t exactly sound therapeutic to some, it can be very rewarding when you’ve made way on some of that overdue cleaning.
Keep your cleaning manageable by cleaning room-by-room. That way, you’re not overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning your entire house in one afternoon. Focus on one room and make a checklist of what needs to be done. Should you declutter first? Clean floors? Move furniture around? Once you’ve got this sorted, dive in and get started. Putting on music or listening to a good audiobook can help make time go by faster. And by the time you know it, voila! room clean.
Sometimes all you need to do to unwind is relax. Yes, it’s great to have things to do, set aside some self-care time, or even time to meditate. But even your body can tell you, enough is enough. Spend some time just watching Netflix or reading a good book. Wear your favorite pajamas and forget about the responsibilities on your to-do list for the day. Sometimes our body needs a day off—and for good reason. There’s no shame in not accomplishing or completing tasks in a single day. Trust us, your body will appreciate it.Remember, all it takes is for you to take out a little bit of time for yourself so that you feel less stressed and your body feeling healthy and energized. From facial sleep masks, to body butters, Whish offers a variety of soothing products that can help kickstart your self-care at home. Visit Whishbody.com and set yourself up for the best spa day at home!