Try These Beauty Routine Pairings For an Extra Relaxing At-Home Ritual
It's amazing how good it feels to do something nice for yourself — even something as simple as trying a brand-new beauty product can feel like a little dose of luxury.
Carefully applying a fresh coat of nail polish or smoothing on a lip mask is the literal definition of self-care, after all. For extra relaxation, try one of these beauty treatment and activity pairings at home. You'll end your DIY spa night feeling fresh, pampered, and even a little more Zen.
Sheet Mask + Guided Meditation
As much as we love sheet masks, it's tough to multitask with one covering your face. While all those active ingredients soak into your skin, take the opportunity to press play on a guided meditation. It's even easier to turn inward and focus on your breath with the sheet mask draped over your face.
Bubble Bath + Reading Time
Bringing a book with you into the bathtub just feels so romantic, like something a character in a moody French novel would do. Be that girl while you enjoy your favorite bath bomb or moisturizing bath oil. Bonus points if you light a candle, too!
DIY Pedicure + Happy Hour
Your feet can always use some TLC. Set up a full spa pedicure at home, complete with a soak in hot water, exfoliating scrub, nail trim, and fresh coat of polish. But before you get started, pour yourself a glass of Kim Crawford Rosé. After all, you don't want to have to get up before your pedicure dries.
Facial Massage + Podcast
Nothing busts tension quite like a facial massage. Next time you're feeling a little stressed, try applying some gentle pressure to places that typically hold tension, like your temples and jawline. You can also experiment with jade rollers or gua sha tools, if you're feeling adventurous. Instead of cheesy spa music, pair your self-massage with the latest episode of your favorite podcast to keep your mind occupied.
Hair Mask + Movie Night
The only problem with leave-in conditioning and other hair masks? Waiting for the treatment to work its magic can be a bit tedious. Next time your strands are due for a little extra love, cue up a movie you've been itching to watch before applying your treatment. That way, you'll have something to keep you occupied while the mask does its thing.
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