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10 of the Best: Spa at Home

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Words by KATIE SERVICE

When I first heard the news that we would be spending the foreseeable future at home, I wasn’t too phased. I happen to like spending quite a lot of time in my bathroom, so the thought of having even more time in there than usual was not a particularly daunting prospect. “Bring on the extra bath time (and bath oils),” I said. “Bring on the face masks in the middle of the day, bring on the extravagant K-Beauty regimen – I’m turning my home into a spa for the next few months!”

But as the first few weeks passed and the reality of confinement kicked in, I found that keeping up with my routines (and creating some new ones) has become an essential part of staying sane.

Beauty, I believe is all about ritual – and those little pockets of habit and self-care will keep you calm and bring you joy at times when you might otherwise feel overwhelmed. At the same time, I have accepted that some routines don’t work in this ‘new normal’ and letting go of some beauty standards (no, I don’t need to tong every inch of my hair for a conference call or have a fresh coat of shellac every week) is perfectly OK. Here is my new beauty normal…