Is anybody else desperate for some spa vibes? Many regional governments have announced the closure of spas due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re self isolating, social distancing or just need some R&R, it’s highly recommended you steer clear of your favorite salon or spa during this worrisome time. Protecting your mental health is of the utmost importance. So, when anxiety is high, sink lower in your bubble bath! Making the best of this quarantine is all about perspective. Look on the bright side while you apply that face mask (the non-surgical kind) and brighten your skin. Now can be a great time for self-reflection, self-care, and giving yourself a little extra time to primp and pamper. While you’re sheltering, order some new skincare products, draw a bath, and queue the spa music. Here are Sera Labs’ tips for turning your home into an oasis of relaxation.
Yoga & Meditation
Some spas offer yoga and mediation sessions. This is a great practice you can incorporate into your home spa ritual. Exercise of any kind helps boost and support the immune system. It’s also a great tool for managing anxiety and stress and will help you pass time throughout the day. All you need is yourself and a mat for the yoga and maybe a pillow to sit on for meditation. Many yoga studios are offering streamable video classes so you can practice at home and YouTube is full of great yogi videos and guided meditations. There are even yoga and meditation apps you can download. One great relaxation technique used by yogis: put your right hand over your heart and the left hand just above your stomach, close your eyes and breathe in for a count of four and then breath out for a count of four. Do this until you feel the tension leave your body.
Bubble Bath Time
Maybe skip the bubbly of the champagne variety (alcohol weakens the immune system), and opt for a luxurious bubble bath. Bath time is all about the ambiance– candles, incense, an essential oil diffuser, whatever it takes to create a calming, serene atmosphere. It’s nice to have something to do while you’re tubbing, like catchup on Netflix (it’s a good idea to set a chair beside the tub and place your laptop on it to avoid electronic mishaps. Water & tech don’t mix). You could also use this time to read books and magazines, yet these do tend to get wet, so keep a towel handy. Offer yourself your beverage of choice: hot tea, cocoa, cucumber infused water all taste great with a drop of your favorite peppermint flavored CBD oil. Now it’s time for bath salts, and of course, THE BUBBLES (Mr. Bubbles works).
Now is a perfect time to experiment with or totally change up your skincare routine. If you’ve never implemented a multi-product skincare ritual into your life, now is the time to try it out! Step one: Exfoliate! Unclog your pores and let your skin breathe! Seratopical Exfoliating Polish is a powerfully purifying cocktail of CBD and mico-powder that helps combat against daily wear and tear.
It effectively clearing pores of excess oil, dead skin, and buildup. This polish also helps maintain the skin’s delicate moisture balance and has a gentle cooling effect on the skin. Step two: soak up a serum. The Seratopical Booster Serum is a multitasking treatment that addresses multiple signs of aging by delivering the powerful benefits of CBD along with our exclusive RP3 anti-aging complex in one serum. Its concentrated formula includes rejuvenating antioxidants and peptides that help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, aid in diminishing the appearance of age spots, help firm and tighten the appearance of sagging skin, and so much more. Step three: moisturize and reduce facial inflammation and hydrate your skin with a powerful CBD enhanced formula: Seratopical Day & Night Brilliance Cream. Step four: Re-ignite the youth of your eyes with Seratopical Love Your Eyes eye cream. Its silky, ultra-hydrating formula protects the delicate skin around the eyes against dehydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness. Love Your Eyes also helps to firm and tighten the appearance of skin.
Step five: Shield your skin from the environment and get silky smooth skin with Seratopical Radiant Glow Facial Oil. Radiant Glow is a powerhouse of 300mg of CBD, Marula Oil, Argan Oil, English Lavender Oil, Sunflower Oil, and so much more to give your skin an abundance of hydration. Step six Seratopical Love Your Lips lip balm combines the most luxurious ingredients available to pamper, repair, restore and moisturize dry cracked lips. It leaves your lips feeling supple and firmer. Seratopical CBD lip balm is more than just a moisturizer; it can also help hydrate.
How about a self-massage?
Jade skin rollers are all the rage. You may have seen them on your Instagram feed. Besides feeling amazing on your skin, they provide a number of benefits.The gentle pressure helps to stimulate circulation and leave the facial muscles more relaxed. The massage motion encourages lymphatic drainage, boosts the skin’s natural detoxification process, and has a toning and lifting effect.The massager is cool to the touch even without refrigeration (but putting it in the fridge makes it extra cool)! The naturally cooling sensation helps to soothe the skin and de-puff. Plus, a facial massage is known to be a stress reliever. This daily ritual can relieve unwanted tension.
Like many people right now, you might be working from home. Say, “Bye-bye,” to button down shirts, slacks, dresses, and your office dress code. Now is the time to invest in a spa-grade robe. Own it, love it, parade around it, and do your best to relish this time of being a “shut-in.” It’s time to recharge, give your skin a break from your makeup, and not think about who you’re trying to impress for a minute (or however long this quarantine lasts). And when work is over, hone your mani/pedi skills and choose a daring color you might never otherwise wear in public. Why not? Do it for you!