With so many of us resuming activities that we might have put on hold for the past two years, it’s gotten harder to squeeze in a spa appointment. Whether it’s because your own social calendar is booking up, or your favorite spot for treatments is getting crowded, finding a few hours for pampering can present a new challenge.
But you have an alternative. You can recreate that peaceful, relaxing, sumptuous spa experience at home, any day of the week. All it takes is setting the right mood.
Transform Your Space
What makes a spa so relaxing? It’s all about the vibe. Here’s how to recreate the “spa” mood for yourself.
Find or create a playlist of soothing music. Look for melodic instrumentals (lyrics can get you thinking, not relaxing). Close your eyes as you scroll through some song styles and genres. Can you imagine lounging in a plush robe with cooling cucumbers on your eyes? If so, you’ve found your Zen. Keep the music low and the stress even lower. When the music is on, the outside world is off.
Next, turn to the mood lighting. Kill the overhead lights, close the blinds, and create your sanctuary. Candlelight instantly grounds you. It relaxes your eyes. After a day of baking in blue light, let the dim glow soothe you.
Set the scent. The right scent can help you recall a pleasant memory in an instant. It can make you happy or melancholic. Recall the scent of your favorite spa or the smells from a day and place when you were most relaxed, then replicate it. Think warm sandalwood or soft florals.
Wrap yourself in comfort. Make yourself cozy with an opulent robe and slippers, a microfiber headband, and crisp white towels. Remember, this is only for you, so treat yourself to the good stuff (let the guests use the ordinary towels).
Let the Relaxation Begin
High-quality products take the spa experience to the next level. Begin with a specific facial area (around the eyes is ideal) and slowly expand. Don’t rush through the experience. Savor the moment!
A Spa Night Just for Lashes and Brows
Want an at-home spa experience for an often overlooked and under-loved feature? RevitaLash® Cosmetics has your lashes, lids, and brows covered. With products that hydrate, repair, soothe, and nourish, your delicate eye area has never felt so pampered.
For the perfect spa night regimen, try this:
- CLEANSER: Micellar Water Lash Wash
Start by cleansing the day away. Oil-free and safe for lash extensions, this powerful-yet-gentle cleanser will prep your lashes, brows, and lids without stripping or damaging your delicate features.
- MASQUE: Lash & Brow Masque
This ultra-reparative, ultra-luxurious masque repairs lashes and brows with an immediate infusion of nutrient-rich ingredients and one-of-a-kind encapsulating tube technology. A game-changer for your lashes and brows.
- LASH CONDITIONER: RevitaLash® Advanced*
This multi award-winning formula enhances your natural lashes while improving flexibility and shine, all with a single swipe. You may even experience the Curl Effect® with continued use. Now that’s luxury.
- BROW CONDITIONER: RevitaBrow® Advanced
Improve the health of your brows and address the visible signs of eyebrow aging. With our BioPeptin Complex® made with nourishing ingredients like peptides, biotin, lipids, and green tea extract rich in panthenol, your brows will be at their beautiful best.
- HYDRATING EYE GEL: AquaBlur®
Finish your experience with a vitamin-infused, antioxidant-rich eye gel. This oil-free gel moisturizes, smooths, and boosts radiance around the delicate eye area while supporting the health of your brows and lashes.
A Spa-Inspired Routine, Every Day
Not sure you can devote a few hours each week to self-care? While you absolutely should take the time to reconnect with yourself, some weeks, it just won’t happen.
Instead, incorporate spa-inspired beauty into your daily routine: facial massage, a new serum or skin oil, meditation, or pausing to enjoy a cup of tea while appreciating the beautiful world around you. Your body and mind will thank you. Your precious schedule can wait for a moment or two.
For quick pep in the morning, a jade or rose quartz facial roller can do wonders. The mini massage will help relax your facial muscles while the cold stone relieves morning puffiness. It’s a soothing, tactile sensation for the face and the mind.
A soothing application of Micellar Water Lash Wash will give your lashes, brows, and lids a day at the spa, every day. The gentle, oil-free formula uses powerful micelles to attract all the dirt, oil, and product leftover from the night before. Your lashes and brows will feel refreshed, cleansed, and hydrated, and ready for the day ahead.
*RevitaLash® Advanced not available in CA.