guide to self care
what to do during lockdown
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged everyone’s ability to cope with stress. Managing stress is more difficult when we are taken out of our regular routines, dealing with a constantly changing situation and distanced from our usual supports. COVID-19 has created new life stressors and made existing ones even more intense. Remember it is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. If you feel overwhelmed talk to someone you trust or seek professional support. Call 211 to get connected with Mental Health services in Toronto.
We know nothing can replace the spa experience you get from in-person treatments, but we want to equip you with the knowledge and tools to take care of yourself. On the theme of self-care, we have put together kits for different parts of your body to practice at home. At the end of this weekly guide, you’ll learn how to take care of your body from head to toe.
facial at home
Before you begin, set up your space by lighting an aromatic candle or using a diffuser. Our signature scent is TRANQUILLITY ™- blend of SWEET ORANGE, ROSE DAMASCEN AND CEDAR WOOD essential oils that offers a pleasant sensation of well-being.
Next, put on some relaxing music. We suggest the Davines Calm playlist below:
Once you have your space set up, we suggest a breathing exercise. Place a few drops of the Tranquillity Oil in your hands and then cup them over your nose and mouth. Breathe deeply for 9 seconds - slowly inhale for 3, hold for 3, and then slowly exhale for 3. Repeat 3 times.
Now you are ready to begin your facial instructions that came with your kit. You can also download a copy here.
Mani & PEdi at home
If you’re looking to boost your mood with a fresh coat of polish, quench the thirst of those dry hands and feet, or give yourself a full manicure or pedicure at home, we have you covered!
Before you begin set up your space. We suggest starting of with some fun music. Check out Vince;s favourite tunes:
Lay out all the tools in the at home kit along with your favourite Zoya Nail Polish or keep it natural by using Naked Manicure Perfectors to enhance your nails natural beauty. Not only will your nails look good afterward, but reap the therapeutic benefits of healthy skin, blood circulation and mental wellness too!
A pedicure will sooth dry skin and remove any callousness on the base of your feet. Use the foot care kit after your shower to help nourish those feet!
First, use our foot paddle to remove any dead skin from the bottom of our feet, then apply the Gehwol salve on any areas with visible cracks. Lastly, use Gehwol Balm around the whole foot.
Hair at home
We understand that finding time for yourself is not always easy. A luxurious bath or facial at home may not be realistic for you, but we think everyone can find 10 minutes once a week for self care.
A quick way to give yourself some love is to treat your hair with a nourishing mask. We wanted to share some of favourite hair masks from Davines: Nourishing, NOUNOU, & MINU.
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First, wash your hair with the corresponding shampoo. Rinse and repeat.
Second, ring out excess water and towel dry your hair. Apply the hair mask beginning below the ears and working it throughout the ends before working it up to the scalp.
Next, listen to a 10 minute meditation where you give yourself some love. We suggest a love and kindness mediation like the one below:
Then simply rinse out the mask and style as usual.
Exercising, eating well, and getting enough sleep are recommended during lockdown to help alleviate the extra stress we are feeling throughout the pandemic.
Exercise is associated with everything from better mental health to improved sleep quality and more creative thought. It helps us to feel less stressed, more energetic and less fatigued - all important with the constant grey skies, cold temperatures and cabin fever we are experiencing this January. Here are some of our body lines to support you
Body Active amplifies your hard-earned workout efforts. Pair with any fitness routine. Dedicated to those who want to intensify the sculpting effects of physical activity, Body Active products remodel and protect skin from oxidation. Easy application, natural ingredients, and antioxidant rich formulas leave you and your skin feeling recharged and energized.
Be active and take care of your body. Exercise, eat well, get enough sleep.
Take time to engage virtually or by phone with friends, family & loved ones.
Sunlight can improve your mood. Bundle up and go for a walk.
An alternative is to open windows and let some fresh air in.
dance it out
Put on your favorite tunes and have a dance party with yourself. It gets you active an express your emotions.