When life throws you lemons, it’s time to squeeze some time in for more self care. Whether you are stressed from work or just need in a physical re-boot, you owe it to yourself to sit down, get still, and blow off some steam — in the most delightful way possible. Yes, an elaborate day at the spa sounds like a no-brainer cure all fix, but that also can cost a pretty penny.
On the bright side, there are more ways than one to treat yourself all in the comfort of your own home. The best day of the week? Probably, Sunday. From feel-good beauty rituals to any overdue upkeep, ahead, we’ve listed seven solutions to help you throughly enjoy #SelfCareSunday.
1. Embrace wash day
Raise your hand if by Thursday, your hair is filled with 90 percent dry shampoo? If this is you, don’t take that extra little bit of time you have on Sunday to snooze the entire day away. Whip out your favorite shampoo and try a deep treatment masque such as Kérastase Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental deep conditioner. It’s loaded with coconut and argan oils to keep hair moisturized.
2. Light some candles
While your candles sit and look pretty during the work week. They probably are also collecting a lot of dust because you aren’t giving them a chance to be great. It’s time to light up your favorite home scents. Try Diptyque Baies’ large candle to entice your senses with alluring smells of black currant and Bulgarian roses.
3. Make your own spa water
Why does the water at the spa seem so much more refreshing than your bottled? That’s easy — delicious fruits and vegetables are usually added to enhance the taste. Pour a nice cold glass of water, and don’t forget to add in a few slices of fresh lemon or cucumber.
4. Exfoliate from head to toe
Our grooming routines become a little lackluster when we are running out of the door to make it to wherever we are scheduled to be. But that doesn’t mean you should skimp out on exfoliating. If you really want soft, smooth skin, take a few extra moments to gently scrub on an exfoliator like Frank Body’s Creamy Face Scrub. It’s a cult favorite, and leaves your skin supple and stunning.
5. Try at-home yoga
It’s no secret that yoga can help you stretch the kinks out of your body, and help to relieve tension. However, the thought of leaving your house on Sunday can sometimes feel extra. Pull out your fitness mat, throw on a pair of leggings, and attempt to get your namaste on in your living room.
6. Mask away
Yes to Cucumber Soothing Calming Sheet Mask will give your skin a 20-minute reboot that leaves you feeling like a new person. This naturally-derived ingredient rich treatment mask offers the hydration you deserve.