The spa for men is highly underrated; everyone needs pampering, and after a long day or work week, one of the best ways to relax and prep for the next day is to care for your body through skin treatments and relaxing activities. Whether you’re looking to give a man in your life a special spa day at home or you’re a gentleman who would like some simple yet effective spa treatments you can do yourself the next time you’re craving a bit of R&R, these five tips will surely do the trick.
5. Rejuvenating Bath
A nice soak in the tub is one of the best ways to close out the rest of the world and truly relax for a while. Set the mood with some lightly scented candles and low-lighting, turn on some soothing music and add some drops of essential oils to the water.
Essential oils such as vanilla and lavender can be found at most supermarkets and health food stores. Exfoliate your skin using a loofah and some of your favorite body wash. Be sure not to relax too much – you don’t want to fall asleep in the water!
It may not be as great as having someone else do all the work, the essentials of men facial care can still be mastered at home. Start but using an exfoliating facial scrub and gently massaging your face.
Rise with warm water. Then apply a hot towel to the skin, just like at the barber’s. Apply essential oils to any face towel and, using hot water from the kettle or directly from the faucet, apply to your face and sit back while the skin and hairs will be softened and prepped for a nice shave.
3. Apply a Face Mask
You can look into recipes that allow you to make an all-natural face mask at home or purchase one from the beauty section of your supermarket. Another fantastic treatment only requires one ingredient – cucumbers. Slice a cucumber and place it over the eyes to help moisturize the skin, reduce puffiness and alleviate dark circles. The cucumber can also be grated into a fine plup and used as an under-eye mask as well.
2. Shave or Care for your Beard
Depending on your facial hair preference, this step will vary. If you’re going for a clean-cut look, then apply a shaving cream or gel that contains aloe moisturizer and leave for two minutes to smooth the skin. Use a clean razor and shave before rinsing with warm water.
If you prefer to keep a beard, you should first make sure that it is thoroughly washed. Just like regular hair, bears should be shampooed and conditioned to retain optimal health and shine. You can then use a wide-toothed comb to remove any tangles, followed by trimming any stray or overgrown hairs.
1.Manicure and Pedicure
Nail care isn’t just for women. Your hands and feet should be well taken care of, and you can start off by allowing each of them to soak in warm water for 5-10 minutes. Add a bit of hand soap to help soften the skin and on your feet, use a pumice stone, especially around the heel, to remove dead and rough skin and callouses.
Use a file and clippers to trim your nails, press down your cuticles and finally, massage your hands and feet with your lotion of choice.
The key to the best spa treatments involve disconnecting from phones and the outside world and spending some quality time taking care of your body and nurturing yourself. You certainly don’t have to stop at facial care. Cook yourself one of your favorite meals, read a good book and listen to some relaxing music while you sink further into some much-deserved “me time.”