With Mother’s Day coming up on the 27th March, you could be making plans for a special day. If you’re looking for a way to make a special Mother in your life feel celebrated and cared for, why not throw them a Mother’s Day Pamper Day? Or, throw one for yourself to relax and enjoy this day all about you.
For some people a spa day can be a little out of reach, feel uncomfortable, or just might not be possible. If that is your thing though, find a local spa and get a voucher for your loved one so they can enjoy a spa experience whenever they need it most.
If you’d like to throw an at-home spa day for a loved one or yourself, it can be just as relaxing and wonderful as a spa. Plus, you can get your little ones involved to pamper their Mum on Mother’s Day. There are some things that are must-dos for any at home spa day.
A face mask can have many benefits for your skin. The exact benefits will depend on what kind of mask you use, and what skin type you have. You can get masks for the more sensitive skin of your eyes and lips as well. Try to pick one that you think will work well for the recipient and have it ready to give them a lovely facial treatment!
Choosing a face mask can seem a little overwhelming as there are so many different types available, so here’s a quick guide:
|Blackheads and blocked pores||Clay or charcoal mask to draw out impurities and dirt|
|Greasy skin||Clay or charcoal masks to draw out impurities.
Gel mask to hydrate oily skin without adding more oils
|Acne||Clay mask to draw out impurities.
Salicylic mask to decrease oil production
|Dirt||Clay or mud mask to draw out dirt.
Peel-off mask can take away dirt and impurities.
|Redness||Clay, Salicylic, Aloe Vera and Chamomile masks can help reduce redness.|
|Dry||Aloe Vera, Glycerin, and Hyluronic acid masks can help moisturise the skin.|
|Oily||Clay, mud, and charcoal masks can help absorb excess oil.|
|Combination||A balancing mask can help control oils, while still moisturising the rest of the face.|
|Sensitive||Aloe Vera and other soothing masks, but make sure that it has gentle ingredients, and no fragrances.|
Some people recommend making your own mask if you have particularly sensitive skin, and this can be a good idea. However, you should do a skin check before you use any mask.
Some manicurists will come to your home to treat nails, so you could book a mobile manicurist to pay a visit, or you can do it yourself! It’s the thought and effort that counts. You’ll need:
- A nail file
- Nail clippers
- Nail buffer
- Cuticle pusher
- Nail polish
- Nail polish remover
- Hand cream
Make sure the nails are clean and dry before you start. If you’re not sure how to shape the nails, you can simply use the file to tidy them a little rather than a full shape.
Why not let your little one have a go at painting the recipient’s nails? They can get creative and pick colours, so they can be involved with caring and pampering someone else. You can always (secretly) tidy them up later, we won’t tell!
Before moving to the pedicure, a foot soak can be very beneficial. Many of us are guilty of neglecting our feet, and not giving them any attention at all. A foot soak can remedy this. You can use a foot spa if you have one, or just a bowl big enough to fit their feet in. Add some bath salts or their favourite bath products to warm water and relax for ten to twenty minutes.
No spa day is complete without an afternoon tea! Whip up some lovely snacks to serve to Mum, perhaps their favourite pastry or cake and a pot of tea. You could get your little one involved in baking a special treat for the recipient to enjoy, which is a lovely Mother’s Day gift.
There’s nothing like a relaxing bath, so gather up what they’ll need, run a lovely bath, and leave Mum to it! Set up some scented candles, and choose their favourite bath salts, bubble bath or bath oil. Treat them to some new body wash and a hair mask, or a deep conditioning treatment. Don’t forget about some after-bath body treatments as well! Make them their favourite drink, and let them spend as much time as they need relaxing with a book, magazine, podcast, playlist or show, while you keep the little ones entertained. They’ll appreciate the time out all to themselves!