Hi, Hey, Coucou! This is your inner aesthetician calling: It’s time to turn your home into your own relaxing Coucou Spa! Because especially in self-isolating times like these, recreating professional treatments into self-care spa moments at-home might be more important AND FUN than ever. We’re out of our normal routines and all of that can have an influence on our skin and our well-being. And when it comes to beauty treatments, it’s amazing how much we can actually do from the comfort of our own home.
Especially for you, we curated the 8 Spa Treatments we love to do at home. Not only will they smooth, lift and wooh your skin, you will be surprised how it will actually lift your mood. Because hey, we should all enjoy the little things in life, right? What you need to create this super relaxing, fun and effective at-home Coucou Spa day? A little creativity and a DO NOT DISTURB sign will do.
Insider-tip: Light a relaxing candle, turn on your favorite (meditation) sounds, wrap yourself in a fluffy towel, dim the lightning, inhale and pretend you’re stepping into that 5-star Spa (a.k.a. Your Bathroom).
So here we go (and we dare you to perform one of the treatments every stay-weekend):
1. Mood-lifting Hand & Nail Treatment
Your hands crying for some hydration after these daily hand-washing and sterilization marathons? We get you. As your hands and nails most likely don’t win first prize these days, let’s cheer those up. To start out, give your skin some life by renewing its youthful energy and repairing damaged skin with the Magicstripes Hand Repairing Gloves. Let the gloves do the work while you chill for 20 minutes. Enjoying your newly moisturized hands and feeling creative after? Create your own super easy nail art with the Coucou Nail Art Stickers. Personalize your design, stick it, apply a top coat and there you are. Nail art magic done. Happy hands, happy nails, happy you. Save with our bundle and shop this mood-lifting combination here.
2. Scrub-4-life Treatment
Your skin feeling a bit dry and itchy these days? That’s probably because of build-up of dead skin cells and a lack of moisture in your skin. So time to treat your entire body to a trip to rehab and start Spring fresh and moist. You start this treatment with Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub. Up first, treat your scalp, which is often an overlooked area of the body. And then follow up with the rest of the body. Start with your feet and work all the way up to your chest. This deep-cleansing, foaming scrub is a weekly detox powered by gently exfoliating sugar crystals to cleanse and soften skin and a dose of probiotics to leave your skin’s natural defenses on high alert. Definitely not superfluous these days, as your natural barriers and your immune system are there to defect the body against organisms that can cause infections. Finish the treatment with your face using the Lixirskin Soft Clay Rubber. This rub-off formula clears congested pores, draws out impurities, removes dead skin cells and reduces excess sebum. Hello clear, purified and smooth baby skin.
3. SPA’ing while Sleeping Treatment
‘I don’t want my skincare products to work overnight’. Said no one ever. So when two of our most favorite things in the world come together (read: Skincare + Sleeping), we’re a happy kid. Spending a lot of hours inside can cause your skin to look dull and dehydrated. And even using your devices more often these days can harm your skin as they emit blue light that can promote premature aging and dark spots. So recharge your skin and work on your glow with two of the ultimate Korean bestsellers: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. These overnight heroes repair your dry skin and chapped lips overnight. Apply a thick layer of both, let it sink in for 10-15 minutes before your drop flat on your pillow, and wake up the next morning with soft skin and kissable lips. Sleep-tox for the win. You.will.be.addicted. Save € and shop these bestsellers together here.
4. Happy Hair Treatment
Although this is probably the best time to give your hair a little break from your daily shampoo and heat styling routine, a scarecrow hairdo is not what you want to go for. And with the hairdresser out of sight for now, you might want to take control in your own hands. One of the simplest and most effective ways to infuse some life into your hair, is a hair mask treatment. We recommend the Ouai Treatment Masque. This award-winning restorative healing mask is formulated to repair damage in minutes, leaving your strand super soft and smooth after just one treatment. Simply apply the product all throughout your hair, braid your strands and leave it for a few hours or overnight. Or another product tip of ours is to go all natural and indulge with Suki Suki Miraculous Oil to stimulate faster and healthier hair growth. Its rich African ingredients protect and moisture to the max. Both are suitable for all hair types, so no excuses.
5. Complete Evening Facial Treatment
Is it Sunday yet? Then it’s time to go all out with this 5-step evening routine. And we're talking the full shebang: Scrubs, serums, masks, even more masks, massages. You name it, we do it.
Step 1: Double cleanse your face with Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original followed by Neogen Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser. The reason you double cleanse is to make sure you cleanse your face thoroughly. First you use an oil cleanser (like the Banila Co) on wet skin to remove oil-based impurities, like your makeup, sunscreen and excess oil on your skin. Secondly, a water-based foam cleanser (like the Neogen) to remove water-based impurities, like sweat and dirt. Water and oil don’t mix, so you need to use both cleansers to really cleanse your skin. And yes, you should be washing your face every day, regardless of whether you’ve gone outside or not.
Step 2: Scrub and rub with Lixirskin Soft Clay Rubber to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells and reveal your baby skin. More in the mood for a mask? Use Magicstripes Deep Detox Tightening Mask infused with white clay to get rid of buildup dead skin cells and sebum. Did you know that increased cortisol levels (because of more stress you may experience these days) can stimulate oil production and inflammation? So if you are having more breakouts than normal during self-isolation, this is an important step in your skincare routine.
Step 3: Hydration after gentle exfoliation is key. Go for Magicstripes Hyaluronic Intensive Treatment Mask for intense hydration. And while you’re at it include the next step.
Step 4: Never waste the gold: Hyaluronic essences. So roll like never before with the Coucou Jade Roller to work those active ingredients into your skin.
Save € and shop the full routine here. You can thank us later.
6. Face & Body Sculpting Treatment
Hands up if you’re spending a lot of time on the couch lately watching your favorite show with a glass of red wine. It’s time for some multitasking and we’re not talking chilling and drinking, because not moving and alcohol are toxins to the body, leaving it inflamed and dehydrated with poor blood circulation and dilated blood vessels. We’re talking: Rolling! And we mean your face with our Coucou Face Roller and your body with our Coucou Body Roller. First of all, face rolling has so many benefits: The rolling motion stimulates lymphatic drainage and collagen production, it boosts blood circulation, helps to eliminate toxins and works your facial muscles to ‘lift and sculpt’ the face and neck. It will also make a difference to the texture, tone and clarity of your complexion, leaving your skin with that desirable natural glow. After regular use the Coucou Face Roller will even reduce fine lines and wrinkles. When you’re done with massaging your face, follow up with the body, because activating lymphatic drainage doesn’t stop at the top. Our Coucou Body Roller, inspired by Brazilian sculpting massage, will stimulate the lymphatic drainage (the elimination of toxins) in your body and will improve the condition of the skin. It strengthens body contours and muscles and provides a temporal lifting and tightening effect of the skin. Let's keep on rollin' (while binge watching that favorite Netflix show)!
7. The Relaxing Warm Bath Treatment
Experiencing more stress, discomfort and loss of control these days? First of all, know that this is very normal and you’re not alone. But let’s try to lower these stress levels for a moment, and nourish your skin at the same time, with a relaxing scented bath. We suggest going all-out and turn your bath routine into a sacred, relaxing ritual! First, light a Les Boy Smells Candle and inhale the divine and eclectic mix of Peach Flower, Cassis, Asian Pear, Rose, Coconut, Bergamot, Cardamom, Rice and Cedar. Then, run a warm bath and add some drops of our bestselling Fur Oil. This 100 % vegan, natural and lightweight blend of oils will soften and smooth your skin, clear pores and fight ingrowns. The smell sensations will not only leave your skin and nose indulged, but will also send some positive vibes to your nervous system.
8. The (Non-Shaving) Treatment with the Fur Trio
Whether you’re letting your pubic hair grow these days or think skin is in, Fur is here for all. And radiant, soft skin and hair - EVERYWHERE sounds great, right? Now’s the time to try Fur’s signature natural and effective product line: Fur Oil, Stubble Cream, and Ingrown Concentrate to keep every inch of hair and skin on your body hydrated, smooth, and ingrown-free. Fur Oil softens hair and clears pores from the eyebrows up, down to the pubic area. Fur Stubble Cream makes regrowth appear soft and fine, doubling as a standalone full body moisturizer. And Fur Ingrown Concentrate targets ingrowns, bumps, redness, and irritation for ultra smooth skin. All making your (non)shaving routine a super luxurious experience. Let’s get intimate! Shop the Fur Trio here.
And remember, with no need to rush out the door every morning to arrive in time for work, you can take some extra time to develop a skincare routine that works for you. And we are more happy to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding your routine.