Being stuck at home, I know most of us could use a little extra relaxation these days. Since most spas are currently impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, we have to seek comfort in other ways. Creating an at-home spa is fun, easy and waaay more budget-friendly than going somewhere fancy, anyway. Relax, relieve stress and ease your mind with these 5 ideas for an at-home spa day.
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Take a bubble bath.
Make it your own kind of luxurious. Bath salts, bubbles, essential oils, you name it. I really love this foaming bath by Dr. Teal’s that’s made with lavender essential oil – perfect for bed time! Light a candle or two, turn on some music, and grab your favorite drink to make it as relaxing as possible.
Give yourself a pedicure.
Don’t just paint your nails; go all in. If you have a foot bath, pull it out and put it to use! If not, find something you can fill with hot water and soak your feet. I love to add baby oil as well. Scrub your feet and moisturize, and then file and paint those toenails! Once your nails are dry, one of my favorite tricks to keep my feet soft is to throw on some fuzzy socks after moisturizing, especially overnight.
Do a hair mask.
Hair masks are something I wish I had the time to do more often, but they’re perfect for an at-home spa day. The best part is you can make your own at home, so if you don’t have one and can’t go out, you still have plenty of options. Search Pinterest for endless hair mask recipes and you’re bound to find one you like.
Give yourself a facial.
Grab your favorite face cleanser, exfoliator, mask and moisturizer. Start by cleaning and exfoliating, and then apply the mask. Recently, I’ve become obsessed with this Earth Tones Australian Red Clay Face Mask by ASARAI. It has cleared my skin in ways I’ve never seen, even after only a few uses. But, like the hair mask, there’s plenty of DIY options as well! After your mask, steam your face over a bowl of boiling water for 10-15 minutes. I have this facial steamer from Amazon, which is convenient if this is something you do more often. End your facial with some moisturizer and maybe even a little massage.
Pamper your hands.
I don’t know about you, but my hands have been insanely dry recently from washing them so much. Pamper them a little with another DIY mask, or get this pack of five. While you’re at it, give your nails some love with a quick file and a quality nail strengthener. Just like with your feet, you can wear soft gloves over a soothing lotion while you sleep to keep that moisture locked in.
I hope these ideas for creating your own at-home spa day bring you some relaxation during these stressful times. Feel free to add to my list and drop some of your own ideas down in the comments!