Ah, self-care—one of the greatest forms of care there is. In an effort to reboot one’s overall wellbeing, some people choose to set aside time during each week in order to treat themselves to a little “me” therapy. One form of such therapy is an at-home spa day, in which a body can create for themselves an entire personalized spa experience without spending exorbitant amounts of cash or even going outside their front door. Below are some options to get you inspired. Which will you choose?
Much of the spa experience (indeed, the relaxation experience) relies on scents, or, more specifically, “aroma therapy,” if you want to get all verbally fancy. In order to massage those olfactory organs just right, you can either light some scented candles—which both smell good and set mood lighting—or dip into essential oils, which can be fine-tuned to whatever emotion you’d like to inspire. Which do you go for?
For prime relaxation time, you don’t want to be wearing jeans or any other constraining clothes that make you feel like you have to be somewhere; an at-home spa day is all about the loose clothes, baby! You can pull that fuzzy robe off the hangers, wrapping it around your body like the world’s most comfortable blanket (whether you wear anything underneath is up to you), or maybe pull on your favorite pajamas to look somewhat fashionable but also deny all sense of time. So, what are you wearing?
Manicures during an at-home spa day are like sprinkles on an ice cream: not necessary, but they make the experience oh so more enjoyable. To get your nails looking all fine, you can paint them whatever color your heart desires for a little pizzazz, or keep it classy with a clear coat. So, what are your nails wearing?
Self-care without skincare is like the Spice Girls without Ginger—it just doesn’t work, on the most heartbreaking of levels. To top off your lovely spa day, you head to your beauty caboodle to pull out one of two types of face masks. The first is a clay mask, an ancient choice worn by history's most famous ladies. The other is a sheet mask, one of K-beauty’s biggest hits. Which mask is it?
Since this day's all about treating yourself, feel free to sip on an alcoholic beverage (or two or five) throughout your at-home spa experience. Pop open a bottle of wine, possibly opting to go for red because it's good for your heart (just, you know, to make up for the terrible hangover you'll have tomorrow). Or maybe instead pop open some champagne and mix it up with OJ for a delightful mimosa. Either way, cheers!