5 Ways to Create an At-Home Spa Day this National Relaxation Day

This National Relaxation Day, COSMEDIX encourages you to set aside time for you to take a load off and pamper your skin. Follow these at-home spa day skin care tips to help renew your complexion and bring out your inner glow.

At-Home Mini Massage

This National Relaxation Day, treat yourself to a full skincare routine that’s also truly pampering. We’re taking this opportunity to indulge ourselves in a self-care practice that often gets overlooked: the at-home face massage. We often don’t realize just how much stress we hold in clenching our facial muscles, so taking time to show your skin some love will help roll away tension and let you feel more at ease. Using the COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Roller, apply a dime-sized amount of your fav COSMEDIX serum onto freshly cleansed skin. Be sure to sweep the roller in upward motions to help increase serum absorption. Pro Tip: Store your roller in the fridge to add a cooling effect to your at-home facial massage.

Did Someone Say Facials?

Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you don’t deserve five-star treatment. Light the candles, plug in that heating pad and flip on that dream-inducing spa playlist because it’s face mask time. We love our Detox Activated Charcoal Face Mask because it’s so purifying and gentle at the same time. Set a timer for 10-15 minutes and get under your covers for some very welcome shut-eye. While you rest, the activated charcoal works overtime to help draw out dirt, oil and other daily impurities that can clog up your pores and dim the appearance of your complexion. When the time is up, gently exfoliate with warm water and rinse to help reveal smoother skin. Follow up with your favorite COSMEDIX night cream to help lock in that much-needed moisture.

Give Your Eyes Some Love

No matter how much sleep you get, your eyes can still feel (and look) tired if you don’t show them the proper care. Dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin—if eyes are truly the window to our souls, it sounds like we need to show the under eye some much needed skin care love. An eye serum can help us fight back against these signs of aging, and our award-winning Opti Crystal Eye Serum is just the skin care super hero for the job. Not only does it look like a super groovy paint swirl, a pin-sized drop of the serum helps provide the delicate under eye area with deep hydration for a more rested appearance.

Soothe the Skin

Sometimes your skin just needs to chill out. Take the time this National Relaxation Day to acknowledge and address areas of skin discomfort. Discover why CBD is all the rage these days to help unwind—spice up your spa day with a CBD-Infused Lotion. The COSMEDIX Recovery & Serenity Duo helps soothe problem areas with a face & body lotion and a targeted relief rollerball for spot application. Apply generously onto dry skin and reapply throughout the day as desired.

Plump Your Pout

The worst feeling we didn’t know to expect is trying to have a conversation with chapped lips under your face mask. By the time you realize your lips are dryer than the Mojave, it’s too late. Take your off-day at home to recover from chapped, cracked lips with a skincare-infused lip mask. Our best-selling Enhance lip mask deeply conditions and helps restore your pout with Shea and Cocoa Seed Butter. It’s AM/PM friendly, but we love how applying a thick layer of this moisturizing lip mask overnight helps create plush, hydrated lips for the morning.

Bonus: Go for a Morning Walk

We know that relaxation looks different for everyone, and that especially now, many of us are scouring the web for ways to get out of the house. While spending National Relaxation Day entirely indoors is tempting (and we totally don’t blame you if that’s what you decide to do), getting up early for fresh air and a change of scenery can have a massive impact on your sense of calm. Getting those endorphins pumping can help eliminate brain fog, providing a newfound clarity that can leave you with a different perspective on daily stressors. Maybe find a spot to sit for a while, whether it’s to watch the sunrise, jot in your journal or listen to the songbirds. So peaceful! Plus, burning those calories on the front end calls for a mid-morning avocado toast and iced latte splurge. Just don’t forget an AM SPF Moisturizer to help protect your skin from that early morning sunbeam.