Face masks... remember when they were all about self-care, not safety? Now more than ever, it’s important to do what you can to support your own emotional, mental and physical health. We know, you might not have the time, funds or freedom to decompress at a “real spa,” but you can bring self-care home with a DIY spa experience right in the comfort of your home.
Ambiance matters. Transform your humble bathroom into a private spa by dimming the lights (if possible), cueing up a playlist of calming instrumental music, and lighting some scented candles. If you have an essential oil diffuser, now’s the perfect time to break it out. Or you can just spray your favorite air freshener, if it comes to that.
Turn your phone off! Especially when you’re working from home, it’s hard to block out time that’s just for you. Make the most of this recharging session by ignoring any incoming messages and just savoring the moment. If you need your phone to play your spa day playlist, set it to “do not disturb” to avoid vibe-shattering notifications.
The little things make all the difference. Add tiny touches of luxury to recreate that spa experience: slip on your coziest robe and slippers, pour yourself a special drink (fruit-infused water is a great choice), and bury your face in a hot, damp towel. If it feels good in the spa, it’ll feel even better at home.
No N95s here! Pamper yourself with rejuvenating hair and face treatments. Might we recommend our very own Intensive Hair Mask? Your hair will thank you—it’s ridiculously hydrating. Give your masks time to penetrate by applying them before you start other treatments.
Draw yourself a warm bath and add some scented Epsom salts or a bath bomb. A good long soak will help the tension flow out of your tired muscles. And it only feels extravagant—you can grab a decent-sized pack of bath salts in your favorite scent for less than five dollars.
Spice up your soak with some new and exciting hair products. Now is the perfect time to try new shampoos and conditioners. Some fresh hair care will take you out of your boring old routine and make you feel like you’re actually visiting a spa.
And that’s it! Spray your damp hair with a little style gloss for that spa-treatment shine, remember to blow out any candles you lit, and enjoy that relaxed feeling for as long as you possibly can.
You can even upgrade your home spa into a full-service salon! Give yourself a pro-level makeover with easy-to-use headband braids. Experiment with new styles and just enjoy your beauty. Remember, self-care is always in style...treat yourself to a little me-time whenever works for you.