Makeover Party Ideas to Relieve Stress
In stressful times, a little self care goes a long way. It's easy to give yourself a break, right in your own home. There's no reason not to include your family: spouses and children can all enjoy the benefits of a little makeover party.
First of all, be realistic about how much time and energy you have. Especially if you're stressed, you might find that you don't have much time or energy to do a lot of elaborate beauty routines and rituals, so pick an area to focus. For example, if you just want to play around with makeup, focus on lipsticks and lash services. If you just want to relax and unwind, maybe focus on aromatherapy and heat.
Relaxing is the name of the game here. Do everything you can to create a calm and relaxed atmosphere, even if you are intending to play around and experiment with makeover looks and really beautify yourself. This should be about letting off steam and having fun. Maybe start with a relaxing bath or lighting a soothing candle to get yourself in the right headspace and create the right atmosphere.
One option for an area to focus on is hair care. Whether that involves a haircut, or a hair mask to restore luster and shine is entirely up to you. There are plenty of ways to experiment with color, either for the day or for a longer period, depending on your mood. You can try different styles with bobby pins, curlers and straighteners. Remember, if it ends up looking ridiculous or terrible, that's all part of the fun. It's just hair, after all.
A manicure is a great way to relax. After buffing and applying lotion and cuticle cream to pamper your nails, you can apply paint. The best part is, if you're taking care of your hands, there's no pressure to do anything else. You can't, not while your nails are drying. relax, put something on the television, and let yourself do nothing at all for the duration.
Even if you don't work on your feet all day, people hold a lot of tension in their feet. Anyone who's had a foot rub knows how quickly it can help you relax. A little foot focused pampering can really help you relax and feel better after a long, stressful week, even if you haven't been standing around all day every day. If nothing else, it's a great excuse to put your feet up and let yourself not do anything for a while.
Perhaps the epitome of pampering is taking the time to beautify your face. Aside from makeup, you can always apply moisturizer and try a face mask. Even if you don't have any face masks on hand, there are many lovely face masks that you can make work ingredients you probably have in your pantry. Just be careful to check for any potential allergens and irritants that might make your pampering into an ongoing problem.
Inside and Out
Don't underestimate the importance of days like this, where you deliberately relax and take time for yourself. Stress can create or exacerbate other health problems, so reducing stress can improve your health as well as your looks. It isn't vanity to take a little time to pamper yourself. Keep in mind that while you take care of your skin and appearance, nurture lasting health and wellness with healthy foods and drinks. You can make a party platter of fruits and veggies to munch on while you take care of yourself. Serve healthy tea with your face masks and self-care regimens to improve yourself inside and out.
Oftentimes when things get stressful, self-care is the first thing to do. Don't forget that there's nothing wrong with taking a little time to take care of yourself, especially in stressful times. Take a day to throw yourself and your family a little makeover party to relax and de-stress.