Jordan Reid is the founding editor of RamshackleGlam.com and the host of the DIGS Channel show. She’s a former Manhattanite, new mom and author of, “The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having it All.” This post originally appeared on her blog, Ramshackle Glam.
These days, who has time to go to the spa?
It’s more of an occasional indulgence than a regular occurrence but when you’re in need of some serious R & R, and doing a spa day at home can be super relaxing.
First start with spa water. If you don’t know what spa water is, its delicious and hydrating cucumber water and it’s a must for any spa experience. Plus, it’s a good go-to hydration tool to have in your fridge.
Here’s how to make it: Steep cucumber slices (no need to peel) in a pitcher of water for a few hours, and then scoop out and add a squeeze of fresh lemon before serving.
Once your H2O is taken care of, have a full spa day with this checklist:
1. Light some candles and run a bath with Epsom salts. Taking a bath is usually dehydrating, but Epsom salts actually help quench your skin. Moisturize with a rich cream all over your face and body afterwards. You can skip the moisturizer if you plan on doing a post soak facemask.
2. If you want to do a facemask, try exfoliating before applying it. Go with a gentle scrub like the Simple Skincare Smoothing Facial Scrub.
3. Choose a mask tailored to your skin type – I’m alligator-dry and my skin tends to get dull from time to time, so I love this skin-brightening turmeric mask that detoxifies while retaining moisture.
4. Whether your skin is sensitive or not, your face may be a little prone to sensitivity after exfoliating and applying a mask, so moisturize with a super-gentle product like Simple Skincare Nourishing 24Hr Day/Night Cream.
5. Give yourself a mani and pedi to complete the experience. Try a sandy, neutral shade – it’s perfect for the summer, and won’t show chips as quickly as a darker or brighter color. (For make-your-manicure-last tips, check out this video.)
This post was originally published on Jordan’s blog, Ramshackle Glam.