Over the past month or so, you may have found yourself spending extra time at home. We’re encouraging you to take advantage of this time at home, especially if you live at our Galleria Apartments, where you’re treated to some of most stunning and luxurious amenities in the Houston Galleria area, including right inside your apartment. How about an at-home spa night! But not sure where to start?
For starters, we suggest you actually schedule some time for your at-home spa night. Give yourself a save the date appointment. If you don’t schedule it and make it a priority, it may not ever happen. We speak from experience. Make sure your tub and bath area are clean – try to ensure the areas are cleaned up and ready to go the day before, so when it comes time for your relaxing spa night, you can sit back and relax, literally.
One of the benefits of our Galleria apartments are all the amazing businesses that surround us like Solaya Spa & Salon by The Houstonian, located just a few miles away in Highland Village. This is one of the Galleria’s top spas and our residents and staff love being pampered here and other nearby Galleria spas.
During the at-home order, Solaya Spa & Salon by The Houstonian has shared a few tips for at-home spa treatments from their experienced wellness team. These at-home spa tips will help you experience first in class spa and wellness rituals you can do at home to help ground and relax you during this stressful time.
Atmosphere is known to set the mood. What is the first thing you fall in love with when entering a luxe spa, like Solaya Spa & Salon? The soothing environment. Construct a nurturing spa-like ambience in your home with sight, sound and scent. Use a diffuser with calming oils like lavender, eucalyptus, chamomile, ylang ylang or a specialty blend for relaxation. String fairy lights; use a scented candle or battery operated tea lights. What do you hear? Download a “spa sounds” playlist or run an indoor water fountain for relaxing accents.
“The Lipstick Effect”
A fun cosmetic term that alludes to the psychological phenomenon that wearing makeup not only gives you a confidence boost but increases self-esteem, attitude, and personality - so bring on the lipstick! Adding a touch of daily color to your skin will not only brighten your complexion, but also your day. Bronzers can quickly add depth and nice “at home” color; brush the brows up, groom and lightly shade to give instant shape and your face a natural lift; brighten the eyes with a splash of blue liner in the lash line; and experiment with blush and lip tones in roses and berries.
Face Mask Monday
When we feel stressed, our skin is the palette for what is going on inside our hearts and minds. Anxiety increases cortisol, which can lead to breakouts, acne or other skin problems. During these times, our skin can begin to dull and not appear as radiant and refreshed. Set aside a weekly ritual of either a purchased or at home exfoliant, peel or mask. Avocadoes (or oil), coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, and egg are just a few of Mother Nature’s ingredients for restoration. Follow with a light massage of nourishing serum and hydrating cream.
Check out our Houston Galleria neighborhood to see what else is near us like this amazing spa. You’ll also learn more about the lifestyle at our Galleria apartments. If you love being outside, check out nearby Memorial Park.
We invite you to visit any of our Houston Galleria apartments or call one of our expert leasing agents for a private tour of our properties and neighborhoods. Remember to ask about spring and summer leasing specials and availability.