9 Tips to Set the Mood for an At-Home Spa Day
We're officially losing our minds over here.
Why? Because we've been in quarantine! We're willing to bet you're going a bit stir-crazy too, but that's completely normal. This is the first time any of us are going through something like this, so it's to be expected that we'd feel a bit off. Due to the coronavirus, we haven't been able to see friends, go to the movies, restaurants, the mall—pretty much most places.
And in these weird times, we're all feeling a bit stressed, meaning it's the perfect time to pamper yourself! Keep reading for our nine tips to set the mood for an at-home spa day:
1. Find the Perfect Playlist
When it comes to creating an environment that projects a feeling of graceful ambiance, it's all about finding a killer playlist. Opt for instrumental songs so that you can really focus on what matters—you!
2. Light a Bunch of Candles
We love using natural lights and candles to set the mood for an at-home spa night. The soft lighting will give your pamper sesh a romantic vibe and bring you to an extreme level of relaxation. Make sure to place candles everywhere!
3. Turn on Your Humidifier
Grab your fave essential oils, add them to your humidifier and turn that bad boy on. Not only will this give your space a spa-like smell, but it's good for you, too. The added moisture to the air will do wonders for your skin.
4. Run a Bubble Bath
We don't know about you, but when we think of relaxing, a bubble bath is the first thing that comes to mind. Grab your go-to bath oils, salts and soaps to create your dream bubble bath. The more bubbles, the merrier!
5. Do a Deep-Conditioning Hair Mask
While you're in the bath, do a deep-conditioning hair mask. Most hair masks only need to be left on for about 20 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time to spend in the bubble bath, anyway.
6. Exfoliate Your Whole Body
After your bubble bath when you've rinsed the hair mask off, apply an exfoliant to your whole body. Make sure to scrub anywhere you can reach, and let it sit on your skin for two to three minutes before rinsing off. We recommend using THIS recipe!
7. Apply a Face Mask
We're willing to bet you have a few face masks laying around, waiting to be used. Whether you go for a mud mask, sheet mask, peel-off or something else, your spa day won't be complete without it.
8. Paint Your Nails
While your face mask is doing its duty, give yourself a full-blown pedicure. Since your feet were soaking in the bath for so long, it's the perfect time to do it. After buffing, cutting and shaping, pick out the perfect color and paint your toes.
The perfect ending to your at-home spa night includes moisturizer. Go for your thickest, creamiest facial moisturizer and apply it. Then, use your favorite body lotion and put it on all over!
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