I'd like to say I've been taking it easy lately when I'm not at work, but it's only half true. I haven't gone out in a few weeks and I've been eating very, very well, so I feel healthier, but I've been pushing my body to its limits with working out (thanks SoulCycle and Kayla Itsines). I'm sore, but well-rested, but physically exhausted, but not-hungover. You win some, you lose some.
To have a little "treat yo self" moment without actually leaving your house (something that is really appealing to me lately), is actually pretty easy. Here are my essentials to have a relaxing spa day at home without really even doing anything.
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Frank Body Scrub I've talked about the actual power of the Frank scrub in previous posts, but I just have to reiterate it. I've used the original coffee scrub for at least two years, and recently I bought the peppermint scrub, which is aimed at soothing sore muscles. Whenever I use Frank, I feel so invigorated and smooth. I literally put my laptop on my counter, scrub some scrub on, and sit in my bathtub while watching Netflix for 10 minutes so really let it soak in.
Dry Brush If you want to stimulate your skin in another way, DRY BRUSH! I must admit, I haven't been the best with my dry brushing routine (which is dumb because I act like I have no time to do it), but for a spa day, it's a must.
Moisturize Now that your skin is detoxified and rid of all dead skin cells, it's time to moisturize. I love the MoroccanOil Body Souflé (or really anything from MoroccanOil).
Deep Conditioner Using a deep conditioner mask is actually more like an every-other-day occurance for me, as I frequently sleep in conditioner to add back what I take away from heat styling. It works wonders! If you're not as psycho as I am, put in a deep conditioner during your spa-time - at least an hour - to really reap the benefits of the products. My absolute favorite conditioner is the Lee Stafford Hair Lengthening Treatment; I've been using it for years and honestly believe that it makes your hair grow. You can find it at Ulta. I usually pick up at least two tubs at a time! If you're going for a classic luxury conditioner that always works, use a MoroccanOil hair mask.
Whiten Up I am a huge proponent of Crest Whitestrips. I recently used the Glamorous White kind, and they live up to their reputation. It's an easy fix that makes such a huge difference!
Clarisonic for life No surprise, considering I confessed my love for my Clarisonic in a previous post.
Face Mask I honestly just use the samples that I get at Blue Mercury and Ulta when I want to do a face mask. Please comment below with suggestions for an actual purchase!
Manicure and Pedicure If you're completely against leaving the house, do your own manicure and pedicure! Now that it's fall it's "socially acceptable" to be wearing darker nail colors (finally, as I've had dark red nails since the middle of August).
Binge watch a new Netflix show and get your spa day on!