Self-care should be seen as a necessity. It really is a need, it does well to our body and mind.
On this post, I’m going to focus on the physical self-care and in the future, I’ll make a post about self-care investments for our mental health.
These are things I realized I was spending a lot of money on and to be quite honest with you, I’m not willing to give up on my self-care habits because they do make me feel more confident and more happy with myself. Instead, I decided to make a few changes in order to save money in the long-term.
I absolutely love having my nails done, but I realized I was spending 120 dollars every month on them… that’s 1,440 dollars at the end of a year! So, I decided to buy a nail kit and start getting them done myself. The whole kit (with the UV light and all of those products) was 200$. I’ll be honest, it took me a few tries and a lot of Youtube videos to get them perfect, but it’s definitely worth it!
2. At home hair treatment
My hair is super wavy and, personally, I think I look better with straight hair. So, twice a year I used to permanently straighten my hair at a salon. It is an expensive treatment so I thought I should try an “at home straightening treatment”.
The cons are:
-It’s a two people job. I definitely couldn’t do it by myself, fortunately, my mum was able to help me with it;
-It doesn’t last as long as the professional one does;
-The application is a bit messy.
The pros are:
-It feels like the chemicals are less strong (there are a few in the market that are natural and don’t have chemicals but I’ve never tried them so I don’t know if they actually work.)
-They aren’t expensive;
-You can do them at the comfort of your own home;
-My mum and I definitely had a fun time whilst doing it.
Overall, it is a good investment, it makes you save money and that is always a plus.
3. At home Gym
This is one of my favourites. I really dislike going to the gym, I’m never 100% comfortable but, at the same time, I love working out. Also, my gym membership was quite expensive.
I know I’m not the only one feeling this way about the gym, so I started to follow some Youtube workout videos. Then I bought weights and I will buy more equipment. I already had a threat-mile at home, so that helped me a lot. I definitely recommend this tip.
4. Permanent hair removal
This was definitely something I had been thinking about getting for a while. I decided to invest in an IPL device. There are several prince ranges out there which is a really good thing, I don’t remember the exact price of mine, but I know it wasn’t more than 200 dollars. This really works, it takes a lot of treatments to make the hairs completely disappear but it so worth it. Unfortunately, the biggest con about this device is that it doesn’t work on every skin colour or hair colour, you’ll have to do a little research to figure out if it’s something you’ll want to get.
5. Teeth whitening Kit
I’ve always been a bit sceptical about these, I always thought that only the whitening treatments at the dentist would work, until I tried them myself. I got mine at a pharmacy, so it was a little expensive but definitely less than going to the dentist doing the procedure. I recommend trying but just make sure to do a little research before you buy one, be sure that what you’re getting isn’t extremely aggressive to your teeth.
I hope these tips were useful and let me know which ones you’d like to try or already have tried.
Thank you for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.