Sleep In, Moisturize a Lot, and Recharge Your Spirit, Skin, and Hair
There’s not a great deal any of us can control right now, except caring for one another and ourselves. For those of us who are at home, taking a few moments to reconnect with ourselves can make a big difference in how we feel (and sending a self-care package to someone else feels even better). Here’s a little routine involving a steamy bathtub, some serious exfoliating, reparative deep conditioners, plumping face masks, and glow-inducing oils.
Simply luxuriating in a steamy tub, phoneless and newsless, can shift your mood dramatically—make the water piping-hot and steep in there for twenty minutes.
Optimize the bath’s restorative powers with a pretub dry brushing session and a quick face exfoliation to prep your skin for the treatment mask to come.
Once you’re in, slather on a few low-lift treatments—a reparative deep conditioner, a plumping face mask—to work while you soak. The heat and moisture will help the ingredients penetrate further for even glowier skin and silkier hair.
Afterward, we like to wrap ourselves in a towel and a robe, then collapse in bed to keep sweating it out for a bit. As you start to return to consciousness, seal in all the benefits with a gleamy post-bath body oil. If you’re feeling especially ambitious, loll about a while longer and paint your toenails the perfect red; if you’re not, stay in bed and smooth on an essential-oil-rich body cream.