Take advantage of the holidays to transform your home into a spa. Besides the aesthetic aspect, home-made beauty rituals are also good for the soul because they restore the spirit and empty the mind. Besides, you don't need to get who knows what spa kit to create a wellness oasis at home. With a little imagination, you can put a more cocoon-like spin on the traditional beauty routine. Just carve out a day for yourself and harness the full potential of your usual cosmetics, from the roots of your hair to the tips of your toes. Not sure where to start? We'll give you some ideas!
Hot bath instead of shower
As normal as it is commonplace: during the year, does spending 20 minutes in the bathtub seem like a mirage? At least one morning during the Christmas season, you can change your habit. Fill the tub with warm, but not boiling water, in which instead of the usual bubble bath dissolve a few drops of natural oil with emollient properties. This will leave your skin feeling soft and silky. The SPA idea for cleansing? Solid soap, but not to be scrubbed all over the body, as you would naturally do, but to be grated into the tub. Yes, you got it right: get a kitchen grater and "grate" the solid soap on the verso where the holes are widest. The resulting flakes will make the water a pleasantly scented, cleansing oasis of well-being.
In the Fruttonero range we suggest thepure argan oil rich in Vitamin E and a scented soap of your choice of bergamot (for dry skin), lavender (for combination skin) and verbena (for delicate skin).
Pre-shampoo pack with vegetable oil
Accustomed as we are to keeping ourselves busy all the time, the time we spend in the tub can seem "wasted" (even though time to rest is crucial to one's well-being). Well, optimize that fateful 20 minutes of soaking with a pre-shampoo wrap. How to do it. Moisten your hair and apply 5 to 10 drops of pure plant oil, distributing it well over the lengths. The amount varies with the thickness of the shaft and also the length of the hair. Wrap your head in a plastic bonnet and enjoy the warmth created by the water vapor in the bathroom.
In the Fruttonero range we suggest thecoconut oil, with silky and nourishing properties that help replenish the hair fiber. You can choose it in pure, that is, unscented, or scented version.
Scrub for scalp
Staying on the topic of hair, is your skin a concern? If it has irritation, seborrhea or flaking, what you need is a strong cleanse that thoroughly cleanses and relieves any itching sensations. Ideally, use a purifying scrub with lemon and menthol extracts, which has a sebum-balancing action. It is massaged in after shampooing with rotating movements without pressing or rubbing too much. The microgranules, rich in active ingredient, are enough to detoxify the skin. It is left on for 5 minutes and then proceeded with the conditioner only on the lengths. Already from rinsing and before styling you will notice the difference: a fresher, soothed and above all purified skin.
Operation smoothing rough areas of the body
Once out of the bath, the almost automatic ritual is to slather your body with moisturizer. What if, on your spa day at home, you devoted yourself to those rough areas that you don't have time to care for during the year? Often, even those who don't have particularly dry skin have roughness on their elbows and knees due to thickening of keratin (the topmost horny layer). Sometimes even the upper thighs and arms may feel rougher than usual. In this case, classic body moisturizer is not enough: you need a concentrated butter that will smooth and smooth out those hard-to-soften roughness. Besides, you don't want to flaunt your party clothes with rough skin, do you? Our suggestion is the Shea Butter, 100% pure, with emollient and restorative action. It comes in solid form, so it should be warmed between the hands and applied to the areas that need the most nourishment.
Anti-cellulite massage with ad hoc oils
In the winter, let's be honest, how many of us do cellulite treatments? So a good opportunity can be your home spa day, where you can indulge in DIY anti-cellulite massages. In fact, if you get the hang of it, you can replicate them every holiday, banquet days excluded. To start, you need a specific oil with draining action. We suggest theAndiroba oil which promotes microcirculation of subcutaneous tissues and removes stagnant fluids. You can choose it in scented or unscented versions.
The right moves for a DIY anti-cellulite massage? You can perform the kneading technique: use your fingers to grasp, squeeze and pinch the area affected by cellulite. In this way, you will facilitate the flow of blood to the surface. In larger areas, such as the hips and thighs, perform kneading with your open hands.
Another do-it-yourself anti-cellulite massage technique involves tapping the skin, working with your fist and knuckles to create localized pressure and a circular motion on the skin. In the meantime, the oil will have absorbed, and you'll be free to clothe and feel as nimble as a butterfly.
Enjoy your relaxation!