It’s the perfect time to step up your at-home spa day game. With COVID numbers rising, many may feel uncomfortable getting up close and personal with someone in the name of beauty.
Does anyone else love a day of pampering? It feels so good to have someone else tending to your needs. Whether it’s professional hairstyling, nails or facials I love it.
DIYing it can be just as fabulous if you put in a little prep work. If you’re staying at home in the name of safety, or simply trying to be frugal these at-home spa day tips are sure to elevate your next night in!
Transform Your Space
First things first, start by creating ambience. Just because you’re not going to the spa, doesn’t mean you’re not at the spa. Transform your space. Grab a comfy chair, your favorite scented candles, bomb playlist, a fluffy robe and slippers. Create a relaxing atmosphere. Get all your stuff ready in advance so you can stay relaxed (Set your phone on do not disturb). Enjoy “me time”.
Okay, so you’ve created a relaxing oasis. How do you elevate your at-home spa day from average to amazing?
Boujie Bubble Bath
Upgrade your bubble bath by adding Epsom salt and lavender oil.
Lavender oil smells amazing, but that’s minor in comparison to some of its other properties. According to VeryWellMind.com, lavender oil has anti-depressant, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory qualities. It promotes relaxation and is rather affordable. Some people even grow lavender at home. Keep in mind, lavender oil, ingested in large quantities can be toxic. Keep out of reach of small children and pets.
Epsom salts, commonly referred to as bath salts, are used to soothe sore, aching muscles. The research on its effectiveness is inconclusive, but people have been using it as a remedy for centuries. It’s affordable, available at nearly every drug and grocery store, and easy to use. Simply add a small amount of Epsom salt to your bath water.
Despite its name, Epsom or bath salt is actually magnesium sulfate. It is not truly sodium or a “salt”. So, you really will want to grab Epsom salt and not the salt on your kitchen counter, so that the magnesium sulfate can do its thing. Such easy at-home spa day hacks!
High End Press Ons
I don’t know about you, but my nail painting is definitely not salon quality. I also prefer long coffin style nails. My go to solution is custom press-on nails. A lot of small businesses sell them. Check out a few that I’ve been dying to try!
Crochet braids are a game changer for anyone who wants to switch up their style but doesn’t want to spend a ton of time or hire a professional. You basically cornrow your hair and attach pre-looped extensions to your braids via a crochet hook. It’s not very hard and turns a 7-hour style into a 2-hour style. A huge win!
I’ve been wearing Boho Locs, a black owned luxury crochet hair company, for years (since 2018) and am obsessed! Their product line up features various “loc and twist” looks that make for great protective styling.
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Virtual Spa Date
See if a friend is down to do their spa day at the same time. You can Facetime and gab just like you were next to each other IRL! Grab a hot cup of tea or a glass of red wine (for the anti-oxidants, of course) to make it feel more like a true bestie date.
Venture Out Cautiously
Some salons are still offering services. If you’re not high risk, and want the full experience- visit a local beauty specialist who is committed to keeping clients safe. Wear a mask during all services. If your service prevents you from “masking up” (think things like facials), make sure your beauty professional is wearing their mask properly and wearing a shield. If you’re feeling at all unwell- stay home. Beauty is NOT a life or death matter. Your pampering can wait.
What’s your perfect home spa day look like? Do you feel safe venturing out, or is it DIY season?