The Growing Younger Gracefully (GYG) Spa Day Facial – You Can Do It at Home!
We’re over 60, and we’ve never before experienced anything like this global pandemic. It’s all new to us, yet tragedy is certainly not news. We’ve experienced our own personal chaos in our careers, families, and now later years. And here we are. We’re home. We’re safe. We are physically isolated.
There might be days we stay in our PJs or maybe wear the same sweats and tops day after day. Did you actually wash and style your hair today? Is anyone wearing nice clothes, makeup, and earrings just because? We are all a bit (or more) stressed by the virus, the worry, and the unknown.
However, we need to feel as good as we can, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Let’s celebrate our personal well-being by giving ourselves a special Spa Day… just because we can. Do you have an hour or so? Let’s go!
Start your Spa Day with a warm bath. Use Epsom Salts, an essential oil, play soft music in the background, and don’t forget to light some candles.
Lie down on your bed and massage every inch of your skin with GYG Organic Body Serum or your favorite body lotion.
Gently wash your face with warm water and your cleanser. Then fill a bowl with steaming hot water, drape a towel over your head, and place your face just above the steam for 5 or 10 minutes.
Prepare a mixture to massage your face by using a dab of cleanser and a good pinch of baking soda to exfoliate. Be gentle and when done rinse thoroughly.
Now mix up a mask from the kitchen and gently spread all over your face, keeping away from the eye area. Choose one of these options, or create your own:
- Apply plain mayonnaise
- Mix the juice of 1/2 lemon with a tablespoon of honey
- Use a beaten egg
- Mash 1 tablespoon milk with 1/4 ripe avocado
- Blend 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- Combine 1/2 ripe avocado, 1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey
- Mix 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
- Mix together 1 tablespoon of yogurt, 2 to 3 drops of lemon, 1 teaspoon of honey to brighten and hydrate
Then… magic time! Put on some calming music, lie down, and let your mask do its magic for 20 minutes. Think of everything you are grateful for.
When the 20 minutes are over, rinse your face with warm water (never hot) to remove the mask, then a splash of cold water, and apply GYG Organic Facial Serum (or your favorite moisturizer) using Facial Acupressure.
Hand and Feet Care
Rub your hands and feet with a pinch of sugar combined with cleansing oil. Rinse, pat dry, and massage with GYG Organic Body Serum or moisturizer. The effect is soft and silky skin!
Put on your favorite jewelry and clothes – earrings, shoes, scarf, dress, and enjoy the rest of your Spa Day doing whatever is pleasurable to you.We may not be able to go out, but we can sure stay IN!
Which procedure was your favorite? What did you do for facial mask? How did you feel at the end of the day? Please share what you did on your special Spa Day!
If you’re interested in more recipes of GYG Organic Facial and Body Serums and Facial Masks, they are included in Sheena’s book Growing Younger Gracefully: Your Guide to Aging with Vitality, Resilience, and Pizzazz.