Close your eyes and imagine this: You’re lounging in a luxuriously soft bathrobe while the calming scent of lavender wafts around you. You remove some depuffing eye patches as you head over to a sauna to fully release the tension in your muscles. You know when you step out, a warm towel will be waiting for you.
No, you’re not at a fancy spa—you’re in your own space where you’ve just majorly updated your self-care routine with home spa products.
The benefits of having unwind time are plentiful—just ask board-certified dermatologist Hadley King, MD, FAAD. “Rituals of self-care can help to promote relaxation and decrease stress,” she says. Consistent self-care moments can also lower your risk for illness and increase your energy, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
These home spa products don’t have to be for just you, though. You can spread the love with the quickly-approaching holiday season, since something that promotes zen vibes can be a great present for anyone—especially those who you know could use some extra chill time during the hectic holidays.
Here are five home spa products Dr. King recommends grabbing to enhance your (or someone on your list’s) well-being routine.
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Sharper Image Calming Heat Sauna Wrap with Heat & Massage — $300.00
News flash: You no longer need to install a sauna in your home to experience the numerous benefits of one—you can simply invest in a wrap like this that can double as a sauna *and* a massager. According to Dr. King, both can help boost circulation, which can give your overall well-being a boost by helping to ensure that blood and oxygen are flowing throughout your body to keep it functioning properly.
Zadro Aromatherapy Towel Warmer — $200.00
Especially during colder months, the jolt of the chilly air after taking a warm, relaxing shower can be shocking—and not in a good way. One way to help temper this frigid feeling? By having luxuriously warm towels to cozy up in post-shower. This aromatherapy towel warmer can provide just that, with an added bonus of a calming aroma of your choosing (a lavender essential oil is included).
Pro tip from Dr. King: If you have sensitive skin, you may want to spot test any essential oils first because some people can have reactions to them when used topically. But hey, either way a warm towel will still be waiting for you.
Enchante Home Luxury Turkish Cotton Bathrobe — $71.00
If you’re the type of person who squeals with excitement when your hotel room comes with a complimentary robe, then it’s time to add this uber-soft one to your cart so you can feel that delighted every day. Made with Dr. King-approved Turkish cotton, this cozy bathrobe helps your skin dry quickly and stay moisturized. “Cotton is a breathable fabric and therefore can help prevent the accumulation of sweat on the skin,” Dr. King adds.
Amore Paris 5-in-1 Premium Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser — $56.00
It’s true: Smelling calming essential oils can help foster relaxation and reduce stress, which can have a major impact on your skin health, Dr. King says. “Stress can contribute to flares of skin conditions like acne, eczema, and hair loss,” she says. “It’s important to minimize stress because studies have shown that stress can contribute to the development of wrinkles.” This cute diffuser—which has a run time of 12 hours—will add a sensory layer you didn’t know was missing from your de-stress time.
BeautyBio The Beholder Lifting Eye Cream & 15-pack Bright Eyes Patches — $99.00
Looking for something to seriously soothe your eye area? This set that comes with lifting eye cream and brightening eye patches is for you. The highly moisturizing eye cream is designed to temporarily improve the overall appearance of skin around the eyes, including lids, crows feet, and under the brow. Pair it with the eye patches to reduce puffiness and firm up the under-eye skin, and voila: The skin around your eyes will feel nourished, like they just lifted the cucumbers off them at a spa. Who says you can’t make every day feel like a spa day?
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