5 Ways to Relax at Home

Most of us are spending a lot of time at home these days due to social distancing. That means we are doing everything from work to play all under one roof. When your home becomes your workplace you've got to find little ways to help yourself relax, decompress and disconnect at the end of the day. 

Here are five ways you can get in some relaxation and rejuvenation right from the comfort of your home.

1. Make the most out of baths and showers: bathing is a human necessity in order to keep good hygiene, but it doesn't have to be a chore. Take these extra hours at home to really enjoy your bathing experience. 

A great way to elevate your baths is to use bath salts. Pick a smell you really love and bask in the home spa-like experience all while getting squeaky clean. 

Looking to up your shower game? Try handing a bunch of eucalyptus behind your shower head. The steam will fill your bathroom with a delightful aroma that will invigorate your senses. 

2. Take some time to disconnect from the media: staying informed is a good idea, but you have to draw some boundaries for yourself. Set aside some time each day to turn off the TV, put down your phone, and engage in something that requires your full attention. This downtime is good for refreshing and resetting your mind. 

Some great activities include: going on a walk, playing a board game, reading a book or doing an arts and crafts project. 

3. Spend some time on your skincare: creating and sticking to a skincare routine can be extremely therapeutic for many people and you're getting something great out of it, better-looking skin! 

Start off by wearing less makeup, or ideally ditching the makeup altogether! Next, find a set of products that works for you. Maybe you want a multi-step collection of products or maybe your approach to skincare is more no-nonsense and you want a simple moisturizer. No matter your approach to skincare. Take this time to give your skin a little extra TLC.

4. Create a relaxing environment: the ambiance of your home can have a big impact on your mood. When you're done with work for the day, try tidying up and lighting a candle. Having a clean space that smells good will help you wind down and enjoy your home. 

If you aren't a candle person, another great option is to use a reed diffuser or a ceramic stone diffuser. Simply place them in the room you want to smell good and wait for the scents to work their magic. 

5. Do some home pampering: social distancing means we can't visit some of our favorite pampering places like hair salons, nail salons, or spas. Take the opportunity of being home to bring the spa experience home with you!

Invest in some bath accessories like exfoliating gloves, or a stimulating body brush that you can pair with high-quality soap to get skin feeling fresh and clean. Follow up your skin prep with an ultra-moisturizing body cream for silky soft skin from head to toe. For an extra step use nourishing Argan Oil on your hair and nails! You'll be feeling relaxed and rejuvenated in no time. 

No matter how you choose to relax, it's important to make sure you are taking some time for yourself to get a little mental and physical reset. Social distancing can be hard and it's more important than ever to take care of yourself. 

Wash your hands, stay home and check in with your loved ones. To learn more about social distancing practices and COVID-19 please visit cdc.gov


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