You’ve probably heard of the hygge lifestyle that has been widely practiced around the globe – the concept that originally comes from Danish culture and refers to finding comfort and pleasure in cozy and soothing rituals. This is what we all need – to live mindfully, enjoy the simple things and take pleasure in making ourselves feel comfortable.
For this particular occasion, we decided to list some of our favorite self-care products that we know will help you to boost your mood, relax when you are feeling on edge and when you are simply trying to heal.
Nourishing Bath Soak
It is a well-known fact that one of the best healing methods is a good old nourishing bath. Sinking deep into warm water makes your muscles and joints relax, in that way helping you go to sleep more easily.
Besides, it is a great detox for your body and it makes your skin silky smooth. Soaking in aromatic warm water also has positive effects on the mind. Either ready-made or DIY – a broad spectrum of milk, floral and herbal bath soaks is available for you to choose from. If you want to make the entire experience more exciting, you can add a pinch of sea salt, lavender, chamomile, peppermint, or citrus oils. To jazz things up – treat yourself with a bath bomb.
Face Mask: A Thing That Always Feels Satisfying
There is no personal care items list without a face mask, the self-care product that has the power to improve our mood more than any other. Face masks come in various colors, packages and textures. If you still haven’t found the right one, then search for the mask that makes your face look fresh and clean, adds a soft and radiant glow to your skin and, above all, makes you feel happy.
Depending on your skin type, you can go for: sheet masks or peel-off masks, hydrating and exfoliating, masks for removing excess oils, minimizing pores, or deep pore cleansing masks – the options are almost limitless. There are also plenty of superfoods for the skin like strawberry, avocado, cucumber, almond oil, aloe vera, and honey which contain a wealth of nutrients that will revitalize your skin. Besides, you will immediately feel better.
Foot Massage in the Comfort of Your Home
Foot massage sounds like a much-needed comfort, especially when you’re a bit under the weather. If you don’t feel like visiting a professional massage therapist, you can enjoy a relaxing shiatsu foot massage from the comfort of your home.
Whether it is in the form of a roller, a foot spa massager, or the electric one – none of them cost a fortune nowadays and each is very convenient, available, and affordable. Many satisfied users recommend shiatsu foot massagers that emit very mild heat because they provide a deep tissue massage.
Shiatsu foot massagers target pressure points along your feet, deep kneading and covering all the areas that are ‘tired’. The pulsating massage imitates the hand pressing movements of a professional masseuse, which results in pain relief.
Auriculotherapy with Ear Seeds
Traditional Chinese medicine leans on the premise that better energy flow improves your health. Self-care items that originate from the Chinese tradition and have been increasing in popularity are seeds attached to an adhesive tape that are to be placed on the surface of the ear.
Created with acupuncture and acupressure in mind, ear seeds can annul the whole range of issues by stimulating certain pressure points. You just need to put them on the right ear points and feel how they clear up chi blockages in your body. People mostly use them to fight anxiety, depression, stress, digestion problems, head pain, and back pain.
And get this – they can be made from real gold, so you can shimmer and shine while healing.
Jade Facial Roller for a Youthful Glow
When in doubt, turn to old Chinese skincare routines (yes, again). This one in particular has been around since the 7th century – a mini face massager made of beautiful green jade and is believed to have healing and protective properties for the skin. The benefits of using a jade facial roller include boosting blood circulation, reducing face swelling, and helping skincare products penetrate deeper into the skin.
There are many other rituals and practices that will help you distract yourself from everyday problems and worries. Experiment and discover what works for you in finding peace, relaxation, beauty, and commitment to the present moment. Self-care can make other cares go away.