Creating the Perfect Self-Care Day

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Amidst the chaos and stressors of day-to-day life, it is increasingly important to make time to care for your physical and mental health. One of the most popular ways to do so in today’s culture is with a “self-care day”.

These days of pampering can look different from person to person depending on their interests and hobbies. For some, it could be a day at the golf range, and for others, it’s a full day of retail therapy. One of the most relaxing ways to spend a self-care day is at a full service salon like Le Rêve Salon de Paris in Granada Hills.

Before booking your appointment at a salon, it can be helpful to research the proper facials, treatments, and fashion trends for your individual needs.

Choosing the right facial

Everyone has a unique experience when it comes to spa treatments, particularly in the realm of various facials. The best way to choose what service will be best for you is to determine your skin type. If you tend to have acne-prone skin, aim for a service with the words “purifying” or “clarifying”, and be sure to request that your specialist avoids intense scrubbing. You want to be sure that your treatment is easing inflammation without adding any external irritation.

If you have eczema or other skin conditions such as rosacea or occasional blotchiness, ask that a warm cloth be applied to open your pores as opposed to a steam machine. Should you choose a classic facial, this technique is most successful on normal to dry skin. It won’t irritate or inflame the skin, and will provide you with a moisturizing glow.

Ready to reverse the signs of aging? Ask for an exfoliating scrub. These treatments are known for minimizing fine lines and alleviating other common signs of aging. If you’re still unsure what treatment is best, simply ask your specialist to evaluate your skin and make suggestions.

Choosing the right haircut

While you’re at the salon, consider a new hairstyle to go with your glowing skin. Something as simple as a fresh cut can be enough to rejuvenate your self-confidence and leave you feeling like a new and improved version of yourself. Just like skin treatments, haircuts and styles are unique to you and your individual needs.

The most common way to choose the right cut and style starts with evaluating your face shape. Once you’ve determined your shape, research the best cuts and styles to request of your stylist. A helpful hint if you’re unsure what to choose is to search for celebrities with similar face shapes and determine which length, cut, style, etc. you most prefer.

For example, those with oval face shapes tend to look their best with layered blowouts at shoulder’s length with a face frame, as compared to those with square face shapes who are better complemented by a more tapered bob or long, loose waves. While you’re speaking to the stylist, ask for recommendations on various hair treatments that can improve your pampering experience.

Perhaps you’d benefit from a relaxing deep conditioning treatment, or want to shake things up and relax your natural curls with a keratin straightening treatment. Whichever path you choose, having a professional care for and style your locks can be just the ticket for full relaxation.

Choosing the right mani/pedi color

To top off your self-care day at the spa, consider adding a manicure/pedicure to your agenda. If you’re unsure of which color combination to choose, the classic French style offers a timeless, elegant look for any skin tone.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, there are a variety of options available to choose from upon entering the salon. Ultimately, choosing a color that you’re drawn to is the best way to fully indulge yourself in the process of your pampering — you may even decide to choose two different colors for your manicure versus your pedicure.

Looking for suggestions? If you’re fair-skinned, professionals suggest deep woodsy colors as an excellent choice for contrast, and pale floral colors for a complementary, classy look. If you’re olive-to-dark skinned, bright pops of tropical colors can accentuate the rich beauty of your skin tone. Overall, whichever style and color you choose, it’s sure to be the perfect way to round out your full day of self-care.