What do you do when you are tired? Some people go for a run, a swim, or do yoga while others treat themselves to a luxurious meal. For others, retreating to a happy place like a spa or salon is what they feel they need to do. And no, it is not about vanity, but more of having someone else take care of you for a few hours, so you can relax and leave your worries behind.
You can go to a salon and get a haircut, have your hair coloured, styled or permed but there are also other services you can indulge in. Salons have tapped furniture suppliers to transform the place into a comfortable and serene place to relax. You can lie back and get a mani-pedi while being treated to a facial mask.
Here are the things you can try for a day at the salon.
Facials and Beauty Treatments
Men and women get facial treatments to maintain clear skin and a great-looking complexion. Cold weather, as well as working in an air-conditioned environment, can cause acne breakouts and dry skin. Getting a facial treatment not only keeps your face clean and prevents pimples, but it also keeps your skin moisturised and glowing.
Facials range from the simple ones to more elaborate treatments. The most basic facials clean, exfoliate and moisturise the face to get rid of dirt, impurities and other substances, which may be trapped inside the pores. This gets rid of dull, dead skin, whiteheads and blackheads. Some variations include steaming the face using a tool to extract blackheads and pimples. This is particularly helpful when you have a big date or meeting, and pimples appear on your face.
More complicated and elaborate treatments like diamond peels are meant to improve the skin’s appearance over time. After your face is cleaned and exfoliated, a hand-held tool is used over the surface to abrade it gently. Your skin will peel after a couple of days, revealing new and healthier skin. This process is repeated several times until dark spots, pimple scars and other skin imperfections have been minimised or removed.
Facials are done inside a separate room for privacy and comfort. The salon has a special bed for this procedure complete with lights, a steamer, the diamond peel equipment and a small laser to close the pores at the end of the session. Treatments can last as long as 90 minutes.
Hand and Feet Pampering
There is so much more to hand and foot care than just getting a manicure and pedicure. You can treat your tired, aching feet and overworked hands to foot and hand spas for a quick pick-me-up. Your hands and feet are separately soaked in warm water with soap, aromatherapy salts and even rose petals before they are scrubbed, exfoliated, favourite and massaged. There are also paraffin wax treatments to minimise sweating in the hands and feet.
After the treatment, the nails are also cleaned and given a fresh coat of nail polish. You can even have nail art done on your hands for that wow factor. Just sit back and relax on a comfortable recliner while all of these treatments are being done. Some salons also serve tea or coffee to keep you happy while you enjoy being pampered.
So the next time you get the blues, call your favourite salon for an appointment. Book the whole day if you must because you will not run out of relaxing and indulgent treatments to try.