Professional spa treatments are the best way to save you from working deadlines, fears of not being able to catch up with something and a frantic rhythm - you can relax not only with your body, but also with your soul. But what about those who do not have the time and opportunity to regularly visit spas? BeautyHack editor Daria Sizova - on the products of the first Russian spa brand Spatouch (with a short instruction on how to relieve stress in one evening).
Recently, I noticed in myself the first signs of emotional burnout - apathy, fatigue, a complete lack of motivation and any desires, sleep disturbances and phantom pains (for more details on emotional burnout, its symptoms and how to deal with it, our creative director Ksenia Wagner told here).
Noticing such "charms", I was on my guard and left for a couple of days to relax in the eco-hotel "Romanov Les".
This is the perfect place for workaholics and those under constant stress. Firstly, there is very clean air and real Russian nature (you will sleep better than after taking an American sleeping pill). Secondly, there is a bad phone catching (but there is excellent wi-fi, if something urgent happens). Thirdly, the hotel has a wonderful spa complex with a large pool, sauna and an impressive menu of spa services - from body wraps to massages.
After spending three days in social isolation, looking at a real bear (it is on the territory of the hotel's own zoo), having a good sleep and undergoing a course of massages, I returned absolutely refreshed, with a great appetite and a desire to move mountains. But this state, alas, did not last long, even with my phenomenal stress resistance. Daily problems that need to be addressed “here and now,” to put it mildly, are depressing.
The way out was found quickly - regular home spas help save the day. For evenings in the anti-stress mode, I chose Spatouch brand products (it is on them that all procedures are carried out at the hotel, and miniatures with shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion are carefully placed on the shelf in the bathroom).
The first Russian luxury spa brand - sounds proudly. But the original name and beautiful packaging (which you just want to get into the collection) are not all the advantages of the products. It contains most of the natural ingredients and the pricing policy pleases the eye (and wallet). Inspired by the philosophy, pleasant textures and fantastic aromas, I have developed my own way to deal with stress - I share the instructions.
Step 1 - take a bath with aromatic salt
For me, bath salt is not only a pleasant accessory, but a harsh necessity - in Moscow, the quality of water is very poor, and after a bath my sensitive skin begins to peel off and dry out.
Spatouch has found a suitable remedy to solve this problem - the brand has released salt for pedicure and manicure baths, but it is perfect for a full procedure. You open the lid and immediately see large granules - it becomes clear that this is a natural remedy, not a chemical ersatz. The salt dissolves quickly, after a bath with it, the skin becomes soft and silky to the touch.
It contains essential oils of mandarin and mint with a bright aroma (after the bath, it accompanies me to the bedroom and stays with me until the morning).
Such aromatherapy helps to relax and fall asleep faster (and this is the most important task of the home anti-stress program).
Step 2 - take a shower after bath
After especially difficult days and unpleasant situations, I really want to wash off all the dirt (literally and figuratively). It really works - with streams of water all negativity leaves my consciousness, and the aromas of the gel take me to a pleasant place where there are no scandals, worries and problems.
For those days, choose a gel with a scent that will remind you of the most pleasant moments in life. For me, this is a trip to hot countries with white sand, bright sun and endless blue ocean.
Shower gel with a tropical scent Spatouch "fit" into such auto-training at an opportune moment. Peach oils, mango oils and raspberry extract create not only crazy smells, but also perfectly moisturize the skin - after that I do not use the cream (which is a rarity for my dry skin).
Step 3 - get a massage
Alas, without this step, it will not work to relax to the end. But calling a massage therapist and running to a 24-hour salon is not at all necessary - just take massage oil, rub a few drops between your palms, warming up the product, and actively rub into the skin. You can use a special massage brush - then you will get not only the effect of relaxation, but also lifting (before vacation it is more important than ever!).
I have Spatouch flower massage oil. In the composition - sweet almond oil, essential oils of magnolia and orchid (provide not only a pleasant aroma, but also an excellent effect from the procedure).
The product has a thick consistency and delicate aroma, but it is absorbed quite quickly. After it, the skin becomes velvety, nourished and more elastic.