Dec 14, 2021 | Blog



14th December 2021


Joanna Bojarska

I am a professional beauty therapist and non-invasive aesthetic practitioner with an advanced knowledge of the beauty industry.

The festive season is that magical time of the year when everything becomes a joyful experience. However sometimes, the time leading up to X-mas can be a little bit hectic and stressful, with all the shopping rush, cooking, closing yearly projects and budgets at work…it can be simply overwhelming.

Therefore it is very important to find some time for yourself during Christmas, especially this year when the holiday break will be a bit longer than usual.

Self-care can certainly mean various things; at-home spa, a long walk, a good book, a series, board games with the family and friends or a simple nap during the day, whatever makes you happy and taken care of…just do it, NOW IT’S THE PERFECT TIME FOR IT!

And I wouldn’t be myself, if I wouldn’t plan, for you an AT-HOME SPA EXPERIENCE, just to give you some ideas on how you can take care of your skin and body over the festive season.


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So first of all, my AT HOME SPA starts with a bit of fitness activity, but nothing crazy just a simple yoga online class or stretching, just to boost the blood flow and get the muscles working.


Second, on my list will be a bath, but not just any kind of bath, I will go full spa mode here.
So in my perfect version of a SPA BATH, I will be adding salts and oils to my water, it can also be bath bubbles, depending on what you prefer.

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Bath Gels & Oils

My personal favourites bath oils and gels;

  • Kanu Nature Bath Oils
  • Aveda Hand&Body Wash

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Bath Salts

– Kanu Nature Mineral Bath Salt – especially Lavender
– Rosafilo Bath Salts – various choices – my favourite Forest Bath Salts & Warming Bath Salts
– Aveda Stress-Fix Soaking Bath Salts – great together with the body lotion

Body Scrubs

During my bath, I also like to do a BODY SCRUB.
If you follow my social media, you will know that I recommend doing body scrubs once a week. Not only, this is super relaxing but it also has amazing benefits to the body like smooth and even texture, reducing cellulite, preventing ingrown hair.

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Scrubs I love:
When I need a deep exfoliation

  • Homemade scrubs – watch the video
  • Kanu Nature – body scrub Mango
  • Rosafilo – salt body scrubs – various scents – my favourite Rose and Pine&Abies
  • Hagi Cosmetics – Natural Citrus Scrub with Hemp and Macadamia Oils

When I need a bit more gentle exfoliation

  • Lale Rose Body Scrub
  • Lale Coconut Shrims Rice Bran Oil Body Scrub
  • Rosafilo Sugar Scrubs – various scents – my favourite Lime and Raspberry

Usually, after my bath with oils and scrubs, there is no need for an extra body butter or body lotion, however, if you don’t like the oils, I have a few alternatives for you in the form of body lotions and body butter, my personal choices:

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Rosafilo Body butter – various scents to choose from but my favourites will be Coconut&Lemongrass and Cocoa and Almond
Domowy Kosmetyk – Green Tea Body butter or Body Lotion
Aveda Body Lotions – various scents – my favourite Stress-Fix and Cherry-Almond
Norel Dr Wilsz – Lipid Repair Body Lotion – for people with extremely sensitive and dry skin.


While I have my bath I also like to use some HAIR MASK, which very often I combine with HAIR OILING, and there is also a video on my Instagram (@beautybyjoannabojarska), where I show how I do this exact process step by step.

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When it comes to my favourite Hair Masks, I would choose;
Kerastase Masks
Aveda Masks
Kallos Masks
Garnier Hair Food


Once my body is beautifully hydrated, smooth and nourished, I can move on to my FACE and my SKINCARE. Here, again I always recommend doing a MINI FACIAL AT HOME and I even have a series of mini videos on my YouTube channel, where I show example facials, which you can very easily recreate at home, for different skin types.

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My MINI FACIAL AT HOME would always include

  1. Cleansing – usually double cleanse – gentle gel cleanser
    Norel Dr Wilsz AteloCollagen Cleansing Gel
    DermaQuest Essential Daily Cleanser
    La Roche-Posay Effaclair Gentle Cleansing Gel
  2. Gentle Exfoliation – enzyme peel
    Norel Dr Wilsz Enzyme Peeling
    DermaQuest Mini Pumpkin Mask
    Bielenda SupremeLab Enzymatic Face Peeling
  3. Toning – balancing and hydrating toner
    Norel Dr Wilsz Hyaluron Plus hydrating toner
    Norel Dr Wilsz AteloCollagen Toner
    NaturalMe Hydrolat with Rose or Neroli
  4. Serum + Oil – auto massage
    Choose your favourite serum, add a couple of drops of facial oil and massage your skin for a minimum of 5 minutes, the longer the better.My favourite serums:
    Norel Dr Wilsz Hyaluron Plus – Moisturising Serum
    Norel Dr Wilsz Face Rejuve Skin Tightening Cranberry Serum
    DermaQuest B3Youth Serum
    DermaQuest Stem Cells Rebuilding Complex

    My favourite face oils:
    Aveda Oleation Oil
    Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial
    NaturalMe Raspberry Seed Oil
    Organic Sweet Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil

    For the massage, you can just use your hands or you can add some jade rollers, gua-sha tools, Chinese cups or cooling glass balls.

  5. Mask – depending on your preferences you can choose a sheet mask, algae mask, cream mask, peel-off mask or any other which works for you.I recommend owning two types of masks, one more hydrating and nourishing and one deep cleansing, detoxifying, purifying, and alternating them, depending on what your skin needs more on that day. After the mask, I would usually use the toner again.My Top Hydrating Masks:
    Aveda Deeply Hydrating Mask
    Norel Dr Wilsz Hyaluron Plus Intensive Moisturising Mask
    Neogence Sheet Masks

    My Top Nourishing Masks:
    Bielenda Professional Algae Masks – various choices
    Norel Dr Wilsz Vitamin Mask
    Norel Dr Wisz White Tea Mask

    My Top Deeply Purifying Mask:
    Norel Dr Wilsz – Antibacterial Gel Mask
    Aveda Deeply Cleansing Clay Mask

  6. Skincare – apply your usual skincare, meaning; serum, eye cream, moisturiser and SPF.Try this MINI FACIAL at least once, especially during the festive season and trust me, you will feel very relaxed, taken care of and refreshed.And as usual, if you are in doubt, which products will work best in your case, I am here for you, so please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any advice in choosing your products.

I wish you all a beautiful and peaceful Christmas, full of joyful moments with your family and friends.
Thank you for supporting my beauty blog and my small business, it means a lot to me.

I will be back with new content and articles in 2022.

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