Relax with an At-Home Spa Night
Working from home, socializing from home, and doing- well- everything from home is a big adjustment for everyone. While getting into the groove of social distancing, it’s important to remember that you are your own home, so it’s vital to take care of your mind and body during times of stress and change.
Self care comes in many wonderful forms, even if that is just giving yourself more attention and time to enjoy the things you normally do. To help you relax and reset, here are four easy steps to an at-home spa night:
Have a Warm Bath or Shower
There is nothing better than the feeling of a hot bath or shower. The warmth relaxes the muscles, elevates your mood, and leaves you feeling refreshed. To enhance the mood and make it different from your typical nighttime routine, you can add:
- Relaxing music
- Essential oils
- A body scrub, such as Frank Body’s Original Coffee Scrub
- Bubble bath and bath bombs
- Time: take a little more time than you usually would to really enjoy it.
Moisturize and Restore
After leaving the bath, towel off and moisturize your entire body before slipping into your robe. Don’t forget to relax and slow down! There’s no rush! Next, it’s time to moisturize your hair. Apply a hair mask, such as Amika: Soulfood Nourishing Mask, and let it work its magic on your locks.
It’s easy to mindlessly rush through routines, but now is the moment to spend some extra time on your skincare regimen. You can get the spa experience by doing a little more than you normally would, like adding some (or all!) of these steps after cleansing:
Tone: use a toner to remove excess dirt or oil still lingering on the skin.
Replenish: apply any serums you may use!
Set: Finish it off with a refreshing facial spray, like Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist.
Relax and Enjoy
Finally, the easiest step of them all: slip into your coziest pajamas and snuggle onto the couch with a glass of wine, a cup of hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, a bowl of ice cream, or whatever you’re craving!