During times when we feel like almost everything is out of our control, it’s best to stay busy and focused on caring for ourselves, both on the inside and the outside. And, while adopting new hobbies is beneficial, it’s also important to give your body a little TLC. Read on to discover easy way to destress—and look your best—while staying home.
Transform your bathroom into a spa
It’s not always easy to relax at home. One scan around your living room and you’re likely to find something to do, whether it’s cleaning, laundry or a work-at-home-related task. If you really want to relax, you’re going to need to trick your brain into thinking you’re somewhere else. And, since trips to the spa are out of the question at the moment, your bathroom is the next best thing. To give your space major spa vibes, dim or turn off the lights, light some candles, put on some relaxing instrumental music, diffuse essential oils and close the door to kickstart a much-needed pamper sesh.
Create a DIY salon experience
While being stuck at home isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, now is the perfect time to give your strands some TLC. The best part? You can indulge a nourishing hair mask or invest in a leave-in treatment for salon similar results.
For damaged strands:
Redken Acidic Perfecting Concentrate Leave In Conditioner for Damaged Hair
For dry or stressed strands:
Wella Professionals Invigo Nutri-Enrich Deep Nourishing Mask
Nourish your dry hands
Washing your hands frequently throughout the day is a necessity, especially now, but it can leave your skin feeling dry, tight, and itchy. To restore moisture back into your hands, opt for a DIY hand mask at least 1-2 times a week. Mix together 1/2 an avocado, 1 egg white, 2 tbsp. oats and 1 tbsp. lemon juice. Slather the product on top of your hands and leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
Hydrate your cuticles
Don’t forget to care for your nails and cuticles, too! Mix together 3 tbsp. castor oil, 3 tbsp. olive oil and warm the concoction up in the microwave for a few seconds. Next, mix in 1 tbsp. lemon juice, then dip your hands into the mixture and let them sit for 15 minutes. To remove, rinse with soap and warm water.
Combat under-eye bags
Not sleeping as well as you should be? Help decrease the appearance of under-eye circles with tea bags. Teabags contain tannin, an ingredient known to help reduce swelling and discoloration. Put two used tea bags into the fridge or allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes, then dampen them and place them on top of your eyes for 10-15 minutes. For additional strength, opt for a caffeinated tea, such as black or green.