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6 Steps to a Super Zen Spa Treatment at Home

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Every weekend, I look forward to going back home to semi-upstate New York and winding down after a long week in NYC. While I love the hustle and bustle of the city, nothing beats returning to crisp air, green grass, and the sound of nature. The two days I’m home I take my R&R very seriously. I know I don’t have the time or money (the woes of a college student) to spend at a spa so my pampering days are spent in the comfort of home. Get ready to light some candles and put on some soothing music because here are a few of my favorite ways to relax and recharge for any day of the week!

1. How To: Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

As a huge tea connoisseur, the very first thing I do to unwind is fix myself a cup of tea. This video shows me how to brew the perfect cup since there’s nothing worse than ending up with bitter or weak tea. 

2. How to Apply WEI™ Golden Root purifying mud mask

I love masks of all varieties but after a rough week, I tend to reach for a mud mask to truly purify and refresh my skin. I love that this mask comes with an application brush to really set the whole spa-at-home atmosphere. 

3. How To: Get Rid of Undereye Circles Without Concealer

Dark circles and puffiness are huge indicators of lack of sleep. While getting a good night’s rest is the best solution, these eye masks give my undereyes the boost they need even after sleepless nights.

4. How To: Get Soft Hands 

If you’re like me and absolutely hate when your hands are dry and raw, these tips will leave your hands smooth and moisturized. I have no problem setting up a sock puppet theater every week if it makes my hands baby soft.

5. GIY Summer Hair Mask! | missglamorazzi

In the summer, my hair tends to feel dry and damaged, especially after a day at the beach or as a result of using hot tools. End your spa day by treating your hair to a pampering mask. Even better, a DIY (or in this case GIY, glam it yourself) hair mask! This summer hair mask from missglamorazzi will leave your locks smooth, moisturized, and volumized.

6. Relax and Rehydrate 

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For most of us, our only encounters with aromatherapy are during infrequent spa trips. Fortunately, Caldrea’s sweetly-scented body lotions offer the same relaxing benefits—without the hefty price tag of a chi chi spa visit. Made with ingredients that you can feel good about applying to your body, the botanical-based formula stimulates collagen to increase elasticity and hydration. Plus, Caldrea products are vegan and free of phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, and artificial colors.

—Katrina

A good workout is a perfect way to de-stress. Spruce up your gym sesh with these moves from Seventeen Magazine with Glee Star Jenna Ushkowitz.

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