There’s no better way to relax and unwind than a day, or evening, of self care. As a matter of fact, it’s essential in order to maintain a healthy mind and body. You don’t even need to go anywhere extravagant or spend a fortune. You can have the most fabulous day of self-care right at the comfort of your own home to work in conjunction with your Nourage Supplements. So sit back, relax and read our complete guide to a perfect at-home spa day.
Clean and Organize
First things first, you want to get all the cleaning out of the way. You definitely don't want to worry about cleaning up while you're in the middle of pampering yourself! Make sure everything is prepped and ready to use. This will help make your spa day much more fluid and relaxing.
Tip: You may want to squirt some bath soap and start filling up your bathtub as soon as it’s clean. This step takes the longest.
Before you start your spa sesh, silence your cell phone. Take a break from social media and put all focus on yourself. If you want to go all out, you can put your phone on airplane mode to mute all distractions, however, keeping it aside on silent works too. Living in a time where we are so glued to the internet, it’s important to step back and enjoy quality time with yourself. This will give you a chance to detox your mind and give it a digital reset.
Set the moodAfter you’ve started the process of clearing your mind, it’s time to heighten your senses. You want to make your spa environment as serene as possible.
Sight- You’ve pretty much taken care of this during the cleaning process, so adding any other decor is a bonus. You can add flower petals, crystals, or anything else appealing to the eye.
Smell- Set up your favorite candles or incense around your bathroom and other lounging areas. Lavender, vanilla, and valerian are all great scents known to promote relaxation.
Sound- What you listen to also sets the mood, so turn on whatever brings you to peace or lifts your spirit. Listening to a podcast is also a great alternative. The point is to put your mind at ease.
Taste- Heat up some tea. Tea naturally relaxes your body and reduces irritation. A glass of wine is also totally acceptable ;)
Apply a Face MaskThis is a must. Don’t already have one? No problem. You most likely can find ingredients in your kitchen to make a natural mask. Foods like honey, oats, coffee, aloe, and eggs are just a few of the different ingredients you can use for a homemade facial mask. Head to our Pinterest where you'll find all our recommended DIY face masks.
Add Bath SoakThis will help your bath smell good while providing your body with a ton of benefits. Bath salts relieve your body of the following:
- muscle pain and stiffness
- stiff, aching joints
- circulation problems
- anxiety and stress
- skin conditions, such as eczema
- dry and itchy skin
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- ½ cup baking soda
- 5 - 10 drops essential oil
- Optional ingredients to help moisturize- 1 Tbsp oil of choice (coconut, jojoba, almond, argan)
After you have rinsed off, and are probably already pruney, it's time to moisturize from head to toe. “According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), you should be using an ointment or cream, rather than a lotion, to get the most hydration benefits after bathing. If you have dry skin, the differences between lotions, ointments, and creams are particularly crucial.”
Read more on how to find perfect moisturizer for your skin here.
Mani and Pedi
If you've opted out of gels and manicures right now, there's no better time to focus on strengthening your nails. Acrylics, gel manicures, washing dishes, changing seasons, and dry weather are all things that leave your nails weak and brittle if not properly taken care of. Adding oils like jojoba and lavender to your cuticles can encourage nail growth and strength.