Finding that rare day off when you’re actually at home for more than two hours can be tough—meaning our face masks and hair treatments can sometimes be few and far between. That’s why this year you should take advantage of being home for the holiday and multitask—prep your skin and the stuffing at the same time. This list of at-home treatments has a little something for everyone, and we can’t promise mom, grandma, or even your brothers won’t want to get in on the action. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do to beautify and pamper yourself while you cook this Thanksgiving!
The uses of coconut oil are seemingly endless, but we’re partial to a good at-home coconut oil hair mask. In addition to offering the hair a deep conditioning, coconut oil also helps soothe damaged hair and encourages regrowth. When finishing up your holiday grocery shopping, make sure to pick up Spectrum Naturals Coconut Oil ($8) and follow this recipe for a mask you can wear while you’re making grandma’s famous stuffing.
Feet can often become the most neglected part of a beauty routine, so take advantage of this day at home and give them the TLC they deserve. In an attempt to slough off those calluses or soothe your cracked heels, slip into a pair of Iroha’s Progressive Exfoliation Foot Socks ($25). Or just slather on a thick layer of Vaseline or foot cream and slip into a pair gym socks.
What do you do when the table is set and you’ve got fout hours until company arrives? Bust out your beauty devices. Take advantage of this rare day off and enjoy at-home treatments such as NuFace’s Facial Toning Device with the Trinity Wrinkle Reducer Attachment ($149). The treatment results in wrinkle reduction, improved skin tone, and a youthful glow. Hold it against fine lines for three minutes while you stir the cranberries. Your guests will be begging for your skin secrets by the time you put out the appetizers.
Cooking, cleaning, and basting can be time consuming, meaning our day-to-day habits of drinking water (and checking Kylie Jenner’s Instagram) can go by the wayside. Give your skin the moisture it needs with this intense hydrating and brightening treatment. Apply this cool, balmy moisture mask to your face for 20 minutes and your fine lines will start to fade away as plump, full skin rises to the surface.
It’s no secret we love Korean skincare trends but this might be the most genius one we’ve found yet. V-Banding Masks are the answer to your neck cream woes. While not exactly for your neck, (it's more the chin/under-chin area), these masks are similarly specific and aim to firm and tighten any sagging skin around your jawline. Hooking the mask behind your ears (to ensure it stays in place) might feel a bit funny at first, but its goal is to lift skin up and target fine lines and wrinkles in the process. Finally—a sheet mask you can move around in!
Do you ever worry about the skin on your upper chest? Sun damage, aging, and sleeping on your side can all cause fine lines, wrinkles, and a shift in gravity, so take advantage of sweater weather and slip on a Décolleté Pad to treat your delicate skin, ensuring you’ll be ready for holiday dress season in no time. Designed to treat this highly sensitive area and made with silicone, these pads are discreet to wear, and cost a fraction of the price of surgical alternatives. Slap one on for your day of cooking and remove it right before the guests arrive (or wear it under your sweater all day long).
Once the turkey is finally in the oven, it’s time to sit back, relax, and attend to your nails. Kocostar’s Nail Therapy masks will repair distressed nails while strengthening them at the same time. These little sheet masks for your nails are just as functional as they are adorable, so you can put the finishing touches on your table setting while treating your fingertips. After 30 minutes, follow the removal of the nail mask with a gentle hand massage using The Body Shop’s Hawaiian Kukui Cream ($36)—the soothing scent will put you in the perfect Zen state of mind before the family arrives.
What are your favorite beauty treatments to do while you’re multitasking? Sound off in the comments below!