Stuck At Home? Time To Treat Yourself With These 8 DYI Spa Routines

So you've texted all your exes for the fun of it, binged every romance show on Netflix, and munched the last packet of snacks in your fridge- now what? With all the stress of this pandemic, it's vital to take some time to mellow out, but thanks to stay-in-place regulations and the confines of your home, a luxurious day at the spa is out of the equation (at least for now).

The good news is, being stuck at home doesn't mean you can't pamper yourself. Here are a few things you can do to relax and make yourself look a little bit prettier- no physical contact needed!

1. Cleanse and Steam Your Face

Begin by cleaning your face with micellar water and cotton pads. Follow it up with a gentle cleanser. We recommend using a chemical-free, dual cleanser that gently removes impurities and makeup and offers some light exfoliation. Then, use a scrub to rid your face of grime and dead skin cells (a cleanser might not be enough).

It's only natural to steam after cleaning your face, so fill a bowl with sizzling hot water. Now position your face over the bowl with a towel wrapped over your head (careful, don't get burned!). This allows your skin pores to open and soften while masking. Even better, go for a good old-fashioned kitchen bowl with slices of lemon.

2. Try a DIY Face Mask

Haven't you heard? Face masks are one of the simplest and most fun activities when it comes to DIY spa. All you need is a bowl and a couple of kitchen staples, like olive oil, oats, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, and avocado (a blender is optional).

The good thing about DYI face masks: you can follow a regimen that works for you or tweak as needed. Better still, make the most of FaceTime and have a DIY face mask party with your girlfriends and dear ones across the globe. You can have a good time together while treating your facial skin to a replenishing boost!

If concocting skincare in your living room isn't your thing, you can take it a notch higher with a dermatologist-tested face mask, like Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Sheet Mask. This revitalizing and soothing face mask leaves you glowing and beautiful.

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3. Exfoliate for Clear Skin

Exfoliating is an all-important step in any skincare regimen, so you definitely don't want to leave this one out of your DYI spa experience. Exfoliating helps slough off excess oils and the top layer of dead skin cells to disclose lush, healthy skin. There are a variety of options to try- for face exfoliation; you can use a mask, exfoliator cleanser, toner, or even a mask!

Naturally, this treatment should come after cleansing to ensure the ingredients penetrate and your skin makes the most of other treatments. Suppose you opt to exfoliate using a liquid formula. In that case, BioRepublic recommends swiping on one that contains an infuse of chemical exfoliants such as beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs). To avoid damaging the skin's protective moisture barrier, don't overdo this step- stick to one product within a regimen.

4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

Now that you've cleansed and exfoliated your skin, it's time to add some much-needed moisture back. Since you've scraped off that top layer of dead skin cells and any lingering dirt, your moisturizer will infiltrate even better.

After removing the concocted mask, layer on your favorite moisturizer and serum- with the goal being optimum hydration. Work from thinnest to thickest, and be sure to apply products that won't stress your skin.

5. Go All-Out For a Facial Massage.

No treatment can soothe you quite like a full-body massage, but a facial massage is a quick and simple way to pamper yourself at home. Unleash your inner masseuse, and run your fingers on your skin in gentle sweeping motions. Start at the chin and stroke upwards. Follow it up by massaging all areas of the face, including often-ignored spots like around the nostrils, the center of your forehead, and behind the ear lobes.

Need to relax even more? Soak in a bubble bath and let your wet fingers glide over your face in gentle, relaxing motion. Bonus: A top-notch facial massage boosts lymphatic drainage and blood circulation.

6. Use Coconut Oil for the Ultimate Glow.

There's no better way to spa up your relaxation routine than with coconut oil. This chic ingredient works magic on your skin and is extremely easy to use. When applying it on your facial skin, you can use it as a makeup remover, primer, or as an all-over moisturizer.

7. Enjoy Luscious Lips with a Lip Mask.

While you're busy working on your skin, keep in mind that your lips need some TLC too! Lips tend to be pretty dry (especially when you're stuck in your living room with the temps hitting 120F), and a lip mask will definitely save the day. It will moisturize and revitalize your lips instantly.

BioRepublic Lip Mask is an excellent pick for moisturizing your lips, thanks to hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, White Rose Essence, and Pomegranate Extract. Even better, it is fragrance-free and fits snuggly to the contours of your smile!

8. Look and Feel Younger With an Eye Mask.

The truth is, living through a pandemic is super stressful. While we can't alleviate the stress completely, some 20 minutes with a soothing eye solution can take your mind off the grim reality for a little while. This soothing treatment not only feels great on the sensitive area but can also help fix many (or all!) of your under-eye emergency worries. Lost Baggage Under Eye Emergency Repair Mask plumps, calms, and tightens the eye area, and is even good for aging skin!

The Take-Away

Take an hour (or three!) out of your day, and commit yourself to a relaxing spa experience. Not only will your skin glow, your lips shine, and your eyes sparkle, but you will also feel super relaxed when you're through. What are you waiting for? We both know you deserve it!

Want in on the BioRepublic organic sheet masks? Visit our online catalog today to explore your options. And don't forget to tag your buddies along!


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