Ways to pamper yourself

 Woman pampering herself (Pic: Thinkstock)
Sometimes you have to pamper yourself; especially when you are in a rut, bored, stressed and feeling low. Gifting yourself a beauty treatment will lift your mood instantly and make you feel special. Says beauty expert Amyn Manji, “There’s nothing more soothing to the senses than going for a facial or a hair makeover.”

Go for a hot oil hair massage: The perfect way to release stress, hot-oil treatment works wonders for your hair as well. A weekly hot-oil therapy reduces hair loss and dandruff also.

Swedish massage: A full-body massage, it has five styles of long, flowing strokes. This massage is beneficial for increasing Oxygen levels in your blood, decreasing muscle tension, improving flexibility and circulation, and also easing tension.

Hair makeover: It’s one of the best ways to perk yourself up. Says Nikos Narkissos, “Go for a peppy haircut that will make you look different. If you have short hair, make it shorter or add hair extensions. If you have long hair, add more layers to it or simply cut it short.”

Manicure and pedicure: Get these done once every fortnight. Mani and pedi have more advantages than just giving you beautiful and clean nails. They take care of your hands and feet, and keep them healthy and glowing for a long time. These treatments also nourish the skin, prevent it from drying out and remove dead skin cells.

Hair spa: It’s a great way to release everyday stress and tension, and feel rejuvenated. Says Manji, “If you want something more than just a head massage, go for hair spa. It not only lends shine to your hair, but also relaxes you. The treatment also includes hair masks, which make your hair healthy.”

Back and foot massage: If you’ve been feeling tired lately, go in for a back or foot massage. It involves pressure therapy — that is, applying focussed pressure on certain reflex points in your foot to cure or prevent diseases. This helps release stress, aches and also nourishes your skin.

Face cleansing: Does your face look dull and worn out? Go in for a facial once every month to keep your face glowing and free from dirt and grime. On days when you feel low, go for a usual clean-up that will make your face appear lively.