After long days at work, hours spent studying, or time mourning the One Direction breakup (it's still too fresh), you're probably in need of some loving TLC. However, before you head off to the spa, turn to your own beauty routine first. In fact, there are several beauty products on the market that can help to soothe your body, while also calming your mind. How great is that? With just a few dollops of cream or minutes spent in a hot shower, you can completely revitalize your mind, while also caring for your hair, skin, and nails.
So, what makes these products so calming, you ask? Well, for most of these beauty items, it's their smell that helps to ease our tired minds. Often times if a product is branded as "calming" or "relaxing," it's infused with soothing scents like lavender or chamomile that work to calm our nerves. Think of them as small doses of therapy without ever leaving your home. It's exactly what you need at the end of a long week. So, go ahead, and treat yourself to a night-in with these calming products. Your mind will definitely thank you for it.
1. Rituals Qi Serum
Serum, $19, Rituals
Channel your inner zen with this relaxing serum. Formulated with Chinese peppermint and Yi Yi Ren, this lightweight cream is perfect for soothing stressed minds, and softening the skin.
2. Sole Serum
Walking around in uncomfortable shoes can seriously take a toll on your feet. Relieve lingering foot pain with a few spritz of this miracle serum. It's infused with lidocaine to help lessen pain and revive tired toes.
3. Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit
Shower Kit, $29.99, essioshower.com
Pamper yourself after a long day by using essential oils in your shower. The Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit works to combine many relaxing oils with the warm water of your shower to fill the room with healing scents.
4. LUSH Ickle Baby Bot Bath Bomb
Take your bath to the next level by using this calming bath bomb by LUSH. The product is formulated with sleep-inducing scents like lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood that will leave your feeling relaxed, and ready for bed.
5. Aveda Stress Fix Body Lotion
Moisturize tired skin and soothe anxious minds with this calming body lotion.
6. LUSH Dream Steam Toner Tab
Revitalize tired skin with this gorgeous toner tab from LUSH. The product works by utilizing warm steam to release calming ingredients like lavender, chamomile, rose, and tea tree oil.
7. Skin & Tonic Calm Clean
Melt away makeup and nourish stressed-out skin with this healing cleanser. Powered with natural ingredients like grapeseed, carrot root, blue chamomile and jasmine sambac oils, this cleanser is tough enough to battle even the most stubborn skin issues.
8. Wildcraft Organic Chamomile Honey Makeup Remover
Makeup Remover, $20, Rodales
Remove stubborn makeup with this delicate and calming cleanser. Infused with both chamomile and honey, this product helps to remove all traces of makeup without being overly drying to the skin.
9. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Gift of Relaxation Trio
Hair Set, $23, Loxa Beauty
Make washing your hair an even more relaxing venture by using products that will not only soothe your scalp, but your mind as well. These Paul Mitchell hair care products are formulated with calming lavender and mint to de-stress even the most anxious of minds.
See? Not all beauty is pain. Revitalize your beauty routine by using products that help to soothe the mind, and better your body.
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