August 15 is National Relaxation Day (likely to become my new favorite holiday after my birthday). An excuse to not tackle my normally arm’s length to-do list, cater to my child and maybe skip work? I’ll take it. Need ideas on how to spend your day that is an excuse to do nothing? Well, we have many.
PAMPER YOUR SKIN – Nothing relaxes me more than a nice warm shower. Do double-duty while in the shower by using DOVE Deep Moisture Body Wash. You’ll emerge from the shower relaxed and with infinitely softer skin.
GO GLAMPING! – A change of environment can help you reset. Since I’m not an outdoors type, glamping is my thing. The terrace of the Extreme Wow Suite at the W New York has been transformed to create the feel of a glamorous camping experience. Complete with a 12 foot yurt and twinkling cafe lights the suite’s terrace has been turned into a serene retreat. The Outdoor Glamping Suite will be available for guests to book through November 2016.
HIT THE SPA – Schedule a massage at your local favorite or hit up a destination spa like The Rejuvenate Spa at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program where they combine integrative therapies with spa treatments and cosmetic dermatology to renew your mond, body and spirit.
SCRUB-A-DUB – I literally feel like a new person after exfoliating. Most of us exfoliate our face regularly, even if it’s just by using a washcloth. Don’t forget your body! Lavanila Laboratories Healthy Vanilla Bean Cream Body Scrub removes dead skin cells and hydrates with shea butter, leaving skin healthy and glowing.
SAY OM – Whether or not you regularly practice yoga or not, it is widely known that yoga not only helps you physically decompress, but mentally. Check out your local yoga studio or for something a little more unique, on Wednesdays this summer, the Neon Museum in Las Vegas is offering 60-minute flowing vinyasa sessions set to vintage Las Vegas-inspired beats. You can downward dog, while listing to the smooth sounds of the rat pack.
STOP & SMELL THE ROSES – Linger before your shower. Put in a hair treatment, like PHYTO PHYTOELIXIR Subtle Oil Intense Nutrition. Leave this lightweight oil on for just 15 minutes and your hair is replenished and restored.
TAKE 5 – Even if you can’t treat yourself to a full day of relaxation, at least take a few minutes to give yourself a calming mask treatment. fango Essenziali new mud and treatment sheet masks take you from meh to magnificent in just 5 minutes. If you must, you can even multi-task.
CLOSE YOUR EYES – Step away from your mobile phone, tablet and TV. Treat your eyes to some much-needed downtime not associated with nightly sleep. Make even more special with an undereye treatment. Apply Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment for just 15 minutes and eyes instantly look smoother, firmer and more youthful.