Deep breathe – if you’ve been feeling a little off kilter these days, you’re not alone. With the current news cycle spinning a million miles a minute, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed or anxious. As we navigate the new normal of staying at home and practicing social distancing, there’s never been a better time to relax, reset and pamper yourself with a well-deserved at-home spa day.
From lighting aromatic candles to establish a sense of zen, to nourishing your complexion with a potent new skincare product, there are endless ways to pamper yourself from head to toe. Here’s how to unwind without ever stepping foot outside of your home.
Set the mood
Now that you’re undoubtedly spending more time at home than ever before, take a moment to evaluate the vibe. Excess clutter can create emotional chaos, which is exactly what we don’t want for an at-home spa day. Declutter, dim the lights and create an inviting and orderly space.
With that in mind, wrap yourself up in a cozy robe or slip into a pair of luxe pajamas and pour yourself some decadent hot tea.
A spa-like vibe is easily enhanced with a soothing scent wafting throughout your house or apartment. Allow yourself a few precious moments to breathe deeply and let it all out.
An at-home spa day starts with radiant skin, so wash your face thoroughly with a cleanser that works for you.
Next, apply a face mask of your choice, sit back and soak in these precious minutes of bliss.
As for face masks, consider any mud mask loaded with vitamin E and antioxidants.
Rinse off with luke warm water.
All hands on deck
Your hands are likely dry and cracking from excessive hand washing, so you’ll want to nourish them back to health, too.
You can moisturise them with a fragrance-free cream once or twice a day.
Treat your feet
Try this quick two-step method to bring your feet back to life.
First, cleanse your feet thoroughly. Then, slip on a pair of moisturizing and nourishing foot mask socks. Kick your heels up and leave on for 15 minutes.
Rock your body
Slow down in the shower and buff your bod with an exfoliating body scrub to achieve the smoothest skin possible.
Next, hydrate every inch of your skin with a nourishing cream.
Lastly, stretch your limbs and roll out any stress or tension.
The mane attraction
Finally, now’s the time to tackle your hair health head on. Your mane is a direct reflection of your stress level, so a little TLC can go a long way.
Apply a nourishing hair oil or a rich mask that targets your specific concerns before you hop in the shower to shampoo as usual.
For an all-natural approach, you can whip up a DIY hair mask at home, too.
Beauticians recommend a mix of avocado, banana, honey and olive oil and letting it sit for 15-20 minutes.
To rinse clean, use your preferred shampoo and conditioner.
Make it a memorable shower by adding a few drops of essential oils to create a steamy spa-like experience.
Post shower, absorb excess moisture from your hair with a towel, and then blow dry with a hair dryer.
This article was first published on www.lonelyplanet.com.