10 Different Ways to Pamper Yourself No Matter Your Budget
A little bit of self-care can go a long way towards improving your mood and your overall satisfaction with life. Fortunately, you don't have to be super-rich to indulge a little. If you need to do something for yourself, here are a few ideas.
1. Change Things Up With A Charcoal Mask
Charcoal masks are the latest beauty trend and are no longer restricted to spas. Charcoal helps detoxify your skin while also drawing out blackheads. They can take a bit of getting used to, but they’ll you’re your face a serious clean! There are plenty of great options available at a great price!
2. Set Up a Massage Date
If you happen to have a friend or significant other who gives great massages, set up a time to get together and get a good back rub. Not great at massages? Maybe you can supply wine or a nice dinner as a thank-you.
3. Score An Actual Spa Trip
While spa trips are considered notoriously expensive, there are some great deals out there. Looking on sites like Group On or during holiday sales can help you score a great deal. Sometimes, you may even be able to score a perk for yourself while you are gift shopping.
4. Mani-Pedi With Friends
You don’t have to go to a salon to get a manicure and pedicure. Instead, plan a mani-pedi party with a few close friends. Not only is it much cheaper to get your nails done at home than going to the salon, but you can also take this opportunity to catch up with your besties. You can even complete the experience by including takeout, a cooking session or even your favorite beverage.
5. Set Aside Time for Your Guilty Pleasure
Whether it is reading a book you’ve longed to dive into, re-watching a favorite movie, or drowning in your favorite Netflix drama, give yourself a few hours to relax and enjoy. To make the experience even more special, indulge in your favorite wine or snack.
6. Buy Yourself A Favorite Bouquet
If you love flowers, adding some to your home can do wonders to lift your spirits— and make a boring day a little bit more special. Flowers can vary in price and are often a very affordable treat. You also have the option of buying a flower that will continue to grow in your home. Orchids, for instance, are an excellent choice and will typically grow well with just a bit of love and care.
7. Splurge on Quality Skincare Products
A lot of the high-end skincare products are expensive, but some things are worth the extra money. If you happen to have a bit of extra cash, consider splurging on quality eyeshadow or foundation. If you feel very guilty, choose a product that you need and will use often. For instance, if you wear bronzer every day a quality bronzer will serve you well. Look for makeup that is free of harmful ingredients like parabens and that will be compatible with your skin.
If you want to be more adventurous, grab that shade of eyeshadow or lipstick that you’ve wanted to try. Most makeup counters have trained salespeople who can help you pick out the perfect shade of red lipstick or golden eyeshadow for an upcoming special occasion.
8. Have a Long, Relaxing Bath
Taking a bath can be the perfect way to wind down after a busy day and score some private time. There are plenty of inexpensive ways to make your bath feel even more special such as bath bombs, bath bubbles, and various oils. You can make bath time as complex or as simple as you like. For instance, you can go out by lighting candles, prepping a glass of champagne, adding bubbles and oils and even sprinkling flower petals into the water. Or, you can simply fill your tub with water that’s just the right temperature and let your mind wander as you relax.
9. Sleep In
As adults, it can be difficult to get enough sleep. Between work, errands, and family commitments, most mornings become early mornings. If you’re feeling worn out, however, consider moving your plans to noon in order to get some extra rest.
10. Buy or Cook a Favorite Dish
A quick relatively easy way to indulge is by preparing or buying your favorite dish. Depending on what you like, you may want to pair the occasion with dinner or a favorite movie.
Remember, pampering yourself isn’t about a standard set of activities- it’s about doing something that you genuinely enjoy and giving yourself the break you need, and deserve.