Social distancing has you cooped up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a #selfcaresaturday in the comfort and safety of your own home. Get your at-home spa stocked up and use our guide to help you pamper yourself and forget about the worries in the world for a moment.
Set the Tone
First, tidy up your bathroom, make it look crisp and clean just like at your favorite spa - decluttering your space helps you declutter your mind. Then get out the good towels, you know, those extra soft ones that just feel oh, so right. Set the music, if you don’t already have a spa day playlist, search for something “chill” or choose a playlist you know helps relax you. Light some candles for ambiance and if you have an aromatherapy diffuser choose calming scents like lavender, ylang ylang, jasmine or bergamot. If you are feeling a little bit extra, pour yourself a glass of champagne, spa days are always better with a little champs!
Relax & Soak
Draw yourself a bath, make sure it is a temperature you can handle soaking in for 20-30 minutes. Add in bath salts, soaks or essential oils takes your bath to another level. To achieve the best results dry brush or exfoliate your skin before getting in for better absorption of the beneficial minerals. Sit back, relax and let yourself go. Bath soaks containing magnesium like Laki Naturals Bath Soak help restore energy levels, promote sleep and manage stress. Bath soaks & salts are also great for muscle aches and pain relief, and leave your skin feeling silky and smooth.
Everyone Loves a Good Sheet Mask
What goes hand in hand with a bath soak? A sheet mask. A good sheet mask has the power to change your whole day. Since they are one-time use products they are fairly inexpensive and often come with catchy names like the hydrating mask Up In The Clouds by Timeless Beauty Bar. There are sheet masks for all skin types, from anti-aging to soothing to hydrating or calming. These beauty essentials are easy to use; just unfold, put it on and sit back and relax.
Don’t Forget the Hair
Your hair needs a little extra love on spa day too! Just like face masks, there are hair masks that combat all hair and scalp issues. If hair is brittle and dry a hydration hair mask like Nano DryFix Treatment Masque works deeper than conditioner and repairs the hair cortex and split ends. There are masks to combat frizzy hair, smooth and hydrate curls, or add shine to dull-looking locks. Whichever hair mask you choose, it is sure to leave you feeling more confident about your hair.
Spa-Quality Facials at Home
Don’t stop at baths & masks. There are a lot of innovative beauty tools on the market that give you the same results that you get from your favorite spa. Sonic vibration or micro-current treatment devices are great additions for your in-home facial routines. These no-needles, no-surgery treatments give you a natural facelift and are safe to use at home. Microdermabrasion is great for treating fine line and wrinkles, blemishes and enlarged pores and with PMD Personal Microderm Classic weekly treatments can be done at home.
Chemical peels are also a great at-home treatment. During the peel process dead skin cells are removed revealing brighter, smoother skin. Peels improve your skin’s color, tone and texture and help clear up breakouts. They also make other skincare products more effective by removing build-up from your skin. A simple 10 minute treatment with Crystal Clear Skincare 10 Minute Glow can tackle problem zones, deep clean and hydrate your skin. You should choose a peel based on your skintype and skin concerns.
Turn Your Spa Day Into a Spa Date
Quarantine & chill doesn’t have to be boring. Invite your partner on a spa date. If you have a big enough tub relax together while binging your favorite show. Enjoy some quiet time together. Kick it up a notch and give your partner a massage (or ask them for one). Massages increase dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin resulting in relaxations and stress relief. High On Love Massage Oil was designed for these moments and bring a whole new meaning to romance.
Enjoy This Time
Life is difficult right now, but taking a moment for yourself doesn’t have to be. We at askderm have you covered for all your Spa Day needs, and hope that these tips help you unwind for a day. Also, follow us on Instagram for more tips, product reviews and skincare features.