While they hold a certain magic in the air, the holidays can also be the most stressful time of the year. This year has had some additional stress piled on, so it is especially important to take the time to slow down and unwind. There are many ways to take part in self-care, or to help your friends and family let go of the stress weighing them down.
Music has been found to have a deep and profound impact on our mood and behavior. Music can be used to keep our interest piqued, create suspense, or lull us to sleep. Studies have found that music with the right tempo will help our mind and body to relax. Neuroscientists in the UK
found that these 10 songs were some of the most relaxing and lowered the anxiety of those involved in the study by 65%! Which of these songs do you find most relaxing?
- Weightless by Marconi Union
- Electra by Airstream
- Mellomaniac (Chill out Mix) by DJ Shah
- Watermark by Enya
- Strawberry Swing by Coldplay
- Please Don't Go by Barcelona
- Pure Shores by All Saints
- Someone Like You by Adele
- Canzonetta Sull'aria by Mozart
- We Can Fly by Rue Du Soleil (Cafe Del Mar)
When trying to create a calming environment, it’s important to also consider your sense of smell! olfactory sense is directly connected to the areas of the brain that process emotion - which is often why a specific scent triggers memories. This is similar to various tempos in music that cause a specific reaction in our mood and behavior, scents can have a multitude of effects. Consider some of these scents next time you choose a beauty product or select a candle to set the mood.
- Lavender has been used to treat insomnia and can help you get more restful sleep
- Pine helps to lower depression and stress levels, and promotes a feeling of relaxation
- Vanilla can make you feel more relaxed and joyful, and can help to control your blood pressure
- Jasmine boosts your mood and aids in the relief of depression. It can also provide better quality sleep
- Any scent with special meaning for you
Due to the close connection between scent and emotional memory, any scent you love can become a comforting and calming scent.
Self-care looks different for everyone, but often the underlying themes are soothing scents, luxurious feel, and soul nourishment. JAFRA Spa products offer a self-care solution from head-to-toe; and they work hard so you don't have to.
Hand Care: Treat your hands to Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter infused with the calming fragrances to envelope your skin in a protective barrier and provide nourishment.
Foot Care: Invigorate your senses and put your best foot forward with these mint-fragranced spa treatments. Gently scrub away dead skin, provide intense moisture to soothe, and allow the peppermint oil to refresh and relieve tender, tired feet, ankles and calves.
Head and Body: Formulated for face and body, the Mud Mask is made from Dead Sea mineral mud fortified with Vitamin E and the antioxidants help to deep clean, remove excess oils, impurities and dead skin. Treat your scalp and hair to a tingling, aroma-therapeutic spa session packed with vitamins and proteins to replenish and condition. Ginger Root extract blended with sea salts rounds out this full-body trio to complete the Spa sensation.
JAFRA's Botanical Expertise line is created with science and nature in mind and formulated to treat specific concerns: dry hair, split-ends, frizz, tangles, dull and damaged hair. Strengthen your locks with moisture-rich blends of vitamins and oils while improving luster and ease of care.
If you find yourself skeptical of innovations in beauty products but in need of some incredible skin care, JAFRA's iconic Royal Jelly Classic Body Complex
might be right for you. This time-release moisture maven is the hydration hero your skin has been waiting for - and has been a well-loved JAFRA favorite for decades.
Keep calm and JAFRA Spa on, JAFRA Beauties!