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How to Have a Luxurious Spa Day at Home

The perfect at-home spa day does exist, if you have these staples.

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Even though there's an official shutdown of spas nationwide due to COVID-19, you have the power to create your own reality. This time calls for you to be especially gentle with yourself and spend extra time on self-care. Beauty is escapism at its finest—meaning you can seek comfort in products and transform your bathroom into an at-home spa sanctuary, indeed. It might not have the exact feel as your favorite spa, but these set-the-mood products will do the trick. All you have to do is make yourself some cucumber water, turn on your tea kettle, slip on a fuzzy robe and slippers, play your fave relaxing tunes, and get started.

These pick-me-up products will spoil your hair, skin, body, and nails with professional-level results. With a massaging facial tool, warming hand mask, slow-burning candle, and more to indulge in, you'll feel beautified from head to toe. Don't jump all at once and overcomplicate things, though; start with a few of these, then go from there. Scroll on for the spa day staples that have kept me in high spirits during self-isolation.

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Triple Berry Smoothing Peel
Renée Rouleau reneerouleau.com

The closest thing to snapping your fingers and getting a glowy, silky-smooth, I-just-left-my-facialist glow is this at-home chemical peel, which isn't scary, I promise. All the antioxidants, AHAs, and BHAs from this berry-dense formula will brighten your complexion, shrink your pores, and smooth the look of fine lines in mere minutes.

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Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks
Wander Beauty dermstore.com

Give your eyes gold-member treatment with these (Instagrammable) foil masks. Made of hydrating, soothing ingredients like aloe leaf, calendula, amino acids, and peptides, these will brighten and de-puff your tired eyes. 

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Thirst Trap Cocoon Mask
Wishful sephora.com

Nothing screams skin TLC time like a sheet mask. This one, packed with rose, aloe vera, and sodium hyaluronate, will envelop your skin with a concentrated dose of hydration for silky smooth skin on the other side. 

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Pro Facial Steamer
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare dermstore.com

Recreate the same steamy sensation you experience at your favorite spa in the comfort of your own home with this at-home facial steamer. It delivers the detoxifying benefits of warm steam, which deep-cleans and clarifies your pores while cloaking your skin with a soft veil of hydration. 

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Magic Glow Wand
Joanna Vargas joannavargas.com

You're in luck, because you can depend on this new device to mimic the results of a lymphatic drainage spa treatment. After cleansing, apply a serum or mask, then switch in-between the four settings, which include different temperatures and massages, to penetrate products deeper into your pores, sculpt the skin, and leave a lasting glow. 

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Agave+ Weekly Vegan Lip Scrub
Bite Beauty sephora.com

Because your lips deserve to feel brand-new too, you can slough away flakey dryness and dead skin cells with this golden sugar scrub. Its exfoliating, plant-based formula is gentle enough to use once or twice a week. 

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The Kissu Lip Mask
Tatcha sephora.com

After exfoliating, double up on the moisture with this luxurious lip mask. The ultra-whipped formula hugs your lips with hydration that will linger there for hours.

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Thermafoliant Body Scrub
Dermalogica dermalogica.com

Spa day means it's your duty to show the skin below the neck some love, too. This body scrub has baby-soft skin powers thanks to malic acid, which smoothes and sheds dead skin like no other. 

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G.Tox Ultimate Dry Brush
goop Beauty goop.com

Just in case you need even more exfoliation, have a dry brush handy. Before your skin comes in contact with water, gently glide this brush on your skin in circular motions for the ultimate skin detox. After showering, your skin will seriously shine and feel smooth from head to toe.  

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The Body Wash
Nécessaire necessaire.com

Instead of the same ol' body wash you've been using for ages, upgrade your shower's shelf appeal with this bergamot-rich body wash. Not only is it made with multi-vitamins your body needs, it also has an intoxicating scent that will mentally transport you to the spa. And did I mention looks oh-so-chic in your shower? 

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Purifying Mask Kaolin Clay
Olay target.com

Doing a body mask in your own bathroom isn't a novice idea anymore. This kaolin clay mask is a purifying treatment for the skin, which proves to be especially helpful if you're dealing with dryness. 

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Reset Body Oil
The Well the-well.com

If you, too, are over-the-moon obsessed with the slip a silky body oil gives you, say hello to your skin's new favorite. This product was dreamed up by The Well, a chic wellness and spa space in Manhattan, and has a harmonizing and hydrating essential oil blend that'll make your body feel balanced and thoroughly moisturized.

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Rose of No Man's Land Body Cream
Byredo nordstrom.com

A spa day isn't complete without one splurge-worthy skincare product. Indulge yourself with this body cream that will envelop your skin in a soothing balm with a scent that smells like a fresh batch of roses from your bae. 

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Detox Aromatherapy In-Shower Mist
J.R. Watkins ulta.com

Get your in-shower vibes right with this aromatherapy mist. Once your shower's super-steamy, inhale this detoxifying scent, then take a deep breath—in that order. 

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The Ritual of Sakura Heavenly Bath Foam
Rituals rituals.com

You can't conclude a proper day of R&R without a bath, which must be filled with copious amount of fluffy bubbles to count. This foam can be used with up to 10 baths and has a heavenly cherry blossom scent. 

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Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand & Cuticle Mask
Patchology ulta.com

You work your hands harder than you think. This warming hand and cuticle mask is made of macadamia oil, shea butter, and rosehip oil to moisturize and re-texturize the skin on your hands. 

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Natural Thera Intensive Foot Cream
Lavido amazon.com

No body parts left behind, especially if this all-natural foot cream's in the mix. You won't want to skip out on the skin-smoothing benefits of  the aromatic achillea plant and purifying oils. Here's to forever smooth heels! 

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Genesis Strengthening Hair Mask
Kérastase kerastase-usa.com

After you wash and condition, treat your hair to some extra TLC with this nourishing mask that will breathe life back into weak, damaged strands. For maximum moisture, wrap your hair in a warm towel or steamer to work this formula even further into your hair cuticles. 

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The Esme
Silke London silkelondon.com

The luxurious feel of the finest grade of pure mulberry silk on this bonnet will keep your hair in the healthiest, strongest state—and especially if your hair is damage-prone, you should avoid cotton at all costs. Your beauty sleep just got that much better. 

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Glow Supplements
Kaleidoscope kaleidoscopelabs.com

When wrapping up your spa day, these glow-inducing supplements will ensure you're beautified from the inside-out. Take two of these vitamin and mineral-packed capsules with a glass of water every day for optimal hair, skin, and nail health.

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No. 1 The Beginning
Aerangis aerangis.com

A spa day staple: this slow-burning candle, which will surely put you in a state of deep relaxation. The fresh, floral, and musky blend of earthy notes will bring a breath of fresh air into your bathroom.


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