You don’t need to get away in order to relax in luxury. You can pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home, and better yet, guarantee that the products you’re using are clean. We’ve put together a small guide on how to do the staycation right.
Wash away real-world stress
Every good staycation should begin with a long, relaxing bath to wash away all the stress and grime of your everyday life. Remember: you’re on vacation now, so leave the pressures of work and your day-to-day at the door.
A warm bath also has therapeutic properties. While too high temperatures can have the opposite effect and cause heat strain, a warm bath is a great relaxer across your body. The higher temperatures act as a natural muscle relaxant and works to reduce inflammation and increase blood flow. This is because warm baths have shown to increase the levels of nitric oxide in the blood.
Get dirty to get clean
Everyone loves a good mask, be it face or hair. Oftentimes, these treatments are touted as miracle cures, but in reality overuse can do more harm than good. In addition, conventional facemasks can contain ingredients like silicones and parabens or other chemicals that disrupt your hormone cycle.
But a good, clean mask can do wonders for your skin and hair. Varieties range, but there are products that target every ailment from redness and hyperpigmentation of the skin or moisture issues in your hair. The best mask will be one chosen specifically for you need, so make sure to do your research beforehand. But while everyone’s body is different, fortunately there are plenty of masks out there, too. Follow up with our Radiance Boosting Face Serum and a gentle moisturizer.
Mix it Up
Even though you’re not going anywhere new, a staycation doesn’t mean you have to stick with the same old routine. Use this opportunity to try new things or treat yourself in ways you otherwise wouldn’t. Perhaps there’s a recipe you’ve always wanted to try out but have never had the time or energy to actually pull off. Paint your nails a color they’ve never been before (yellow, especially, is in right now). That wine you’ve been saving for special occasions is finally calling your name!
Curl Up Cozy
At the end of the day, a staycation is all about relaxation. The most fashionable fit is your favorite pair of pajamas. Go ahead and indulge in every season of Outlander while cozying up in your softest, fuzziest throw blanket. This is a time for your comfort to take priority. Once your body and skin have been nourished, take care of your mind by indulging the right amount of nothing.