Self-Care for Students

Posted 2 months ago

Self-care isn't just a luxury

In today's fast-paced world, it is critical to take time for yourself. Self-care isn't a luxury; it's essential for preserving physical, mental, and emotional health. While a day at the spa sounds wonderful, you can build your own oasis right at home (and save some cash too!). 

Here are some wonderful self-care suggestions to help you treat yourself and revitalize your spirit.

Do you know that it's National Nail Polish Day on June 1?! It's the perfect time to give your hands and feet a treat. 

Indulge in a massage, foot spa, pedicure, manicure and some deep tissue massage to relax and wind down !

Here are some of the places in Coventry where you can get these done apart from at your home -

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How to pamper those nails at home ! 

- Soak: Soak your hands and feet in warm water with a little soap or bath salts.

- Exfoliate:  By gently scrubbing with a pumice stone or foot file.

- Nail Care: After trimming and filing your nails, push back your cuticles.

- Polish: Apply your favourite nail polish colour and top coat to ensure a long-lasting shine.

Importance of Nail Care !

Taking care of your nails might help you avoid infections and other health issues. If you've ever experienced an ingrown toenail or nail fungus, you understand how painful and inconvenient these conditions can be. Additionally, maintaining your nails in good condition can increase your confidence and make you feel put together.

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You can do so much more along with nail care to pamper yourself, all from the comfort from your own home!

1. Create a spa like atmosphere

Candles & Aromatherapy: Place some scented candles or essential oils in a diffuser. Lavender, eucalyptus, and chamomile are wonderful relaxants. * If you live in student accommodation, please be aware that candles may be prohibited!

Play soothing music or nature sounds to create a relaxing atmosphere when doing beauty treatments.

2. Have a facial

Cleanse: Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt and pollutants.

Exfoliate: Use a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells.

Mask: Apply a face mask appropriate for your skin type. Clay masks are ideal for oily face, while moisturising masks work well for dry skin.

Finish with a nourishing moisturiser or face oil to seal in hydration.

3. Hair treatment

Warm some coconut or argan oil and massage it into your scalp and hair. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes before washing it away.

Deep conditioning: To repair and hydrate your hair, apply a deep conditioner or hair mask. You can find these at affordable prices at any supermarket or beauty store. 

4. Comfort food

Healthy Snacks: Try a buffet of fresh fruits, nuts, and dark chocolate.

Tea Time: Make a pot of herbal tea, including chamomile or peppermint, which are recognised for their calming effects.

Homemade Treats: Make some cookies or a soothing dish like mac and cheese or soup.

5. Digital Detox

Take a break from screens and social media! Turn off and switch off. 

6. Sleep and Rest 

Prioritise a good night's sleep :)

Comfortable Environment: Make your bedroom a sanctuary. Use soft bedding and blackout curtains to keep the space cool and quiet.

Relaxing ritual: Create a nightly ritual that indicates to your body that it is time to relax. This could be reading, doing moderate stretches, or listening to relaxing music.

Sleep Hygiene: Practice good sleep hygiene by avoiding coffee and large meals before bedtime and sticking to a consistent sleep schedule.

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Taking the time to pamper yourself at home can be quite rewarding. These self-care exercises not only help you relax, but also recharge your mind and body, allowing you to face your everyday problems with renewed vigour. Remember that self-care is not a one-time event, but rather an ongoing habit. Make it a priority; your health will thank you.

As a FutureLets resident, head over to The Cycle works on 25th June to get pampered by Reslife! Our pamper event will start at 6.00pm.