Imagine lying in a room by yourself, the sound of the sea lapping at your bed, cucumbers on your eyes, and yoghurt on your face. For some this is the perfect way to relax, others prefer to unwind with a brisk walk in the countryside or along the Prom. Either way, we all deserve a little bit of pampering to boost our health and wellbeing.
From an indulgent purchase to pamper yourself at home, to a treatment at your nearest beauty rooms, to a weekend break in a country spa, there is so much to choose from when it comes to treating yourself. Many hotels now offer a choice of half, full day, or weekend long spa packages. A day at the spa with friends can be a great way to unwind and get ready for a night of festive celebration.
Whether you are indulging in an over the counter beauty treatment or enjoying a massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture, or reflexology, or taking care of your wellbeing by visiting a health practitioner, it all adds up to a happier, healthier you.
Men are now just as interested in looking after themselves as women, and they are well catered for with everything from specialist personal care products and pampering packages to weight loss and exercise programmes specifically designed for the male physique.
There is nothing like a sense of wellbeing to make you feel gorgeous. Beauty treatments are not just in pursuit of vanity, there is therapeutic value in being pampered.
Our outside reflects our inside, and vice versa. If we feel terrific, we look terrific. If we look terrific, we feel terrific.
The dark evenings and wintry weather see us spending more time indoors towards the end of the year, and this, coupled with the overindulgence of the festive season, means it is more important than ever to look after your health during the winter months.
So treat yourself to a little of what does you good. Whether that takes the form of a pampering treat, or tackling a healthcare concern such as your weight or eyesight, is up to you. Think of it as your Christmas gift to yourself.