Quarantine has enveloped our lives and created a unique norm that challenges us to adapt. During this time indoors, it might be easy to forget simple wellness routines from exercising to mental health check-ins. We can still take back those routines, however. Through a few minor tweaks and additions to the way we approach self-care, we can work through our stay-at-home orders in style. And is there a better way to treat yourself than emulating some of the finest spa treatments and programs wedding resorts offer? Follow below as we live the spa life at home:
Elevate Your Bathtime
Bath Bombs: This trending bathtime amenity comes in a variety of dazzling assortments. Once dunked in a tubful of hot water, these mavericks imbue your bath with emollients and softeners that’ll both moisturize and revitalize your skin. Make sure to admire the mesmerizing patterns!
Face Masks: Why not multi-task during your evening (or daytime) bath? Apply your favorite mask towards the beginning of your soak to ensure your facial skin receives some good TLC, making a genuine full-body bath.
Music: Cue up that Spotify because it’s time to take it up another notch. Music is said to hold therapeutic qualities so it would only make sense to add a personal soundtrack to your bathtime. Whether you’re jamming out to the sweet saxophone tunes of Kenny G or enjoying the latest Billboard Top 100, any genre is perfect for setting the mood.
Aromatheraphy & Essential Oils
Over the years, small businesses and companies have perfected the art of aromatherapy, with over 100 types of essential oils currently available on the market. Some of our favorites include the exclusive essential oils made for the suites of Le Blanc Cancun, available for guests during their stay. This immersive wellness routine can be easily implemented via handy tools such as diffusers, balms, and creams. Aromatherapy has an abundance of perks. It’s said to:
Improve sleep quality
Reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety
Soothe sore joints
Treat headaches and migraines
After just one session, your feet will feel as soft as a baby’s skin, basking in the glory of exfoliation. If you don’t have direct access to stores like Bath and Body Works or if Amazon is simply out of stock, worry not, there is a plethora of DIY foot peel recipes that are both natural and safe for your skin.
Mix Up Your Face Masks
From acne masks to hydration gels, the face mask universe is seemingly endless. Teeming with nutrients, every mask draws essential vitamins and minerals from natural ingredients ranging from pumpkin enzymes to charcoal, all with the purpose of clearing your pores and eliminating wrinkles.
Stick to the basics. Through cornerstones such as black tea, green tea, and chamomile, one can add their own personal flair to each iteration. A few spoonfuls of antioxidant-rich honey can create a delicious afternoon treat while also lowering triglycerides and cholesterol. If you’re feeling adventurous, try kombucha, or flavorful fermented teas filled with valuable probiotics and other minerals.
Routines can be incredibly difficult to maintain once cooped up inside for long periods of time as we all stay-at-home during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you devote just a few minutes to an hour of self-care, you will impact your quarantine life in the best way possible. It’s all about discovering the right wellness treatment for you, even if that includes putting cucumbers on your eyelids.
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