5 Home Spa Rituals Perfect For The Harrison’s Primary Bath
When The Harrison is home, a five-star relaxation experience is always within reach. Each one-, two- or three-bedroom residence boasts spa-like baths with deluxe details steeped in soothing neutral hues. Within every primary bath, find porcelain Herringbone floors, custom unlacquered Waterworks brass fixtures, casted-glass wall sconces, beautiful Carrara marble countertops and subway tile. Expansive and inviting, this luxurious retreat is the perfect place to enjoy at-home spa rituals. Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite home spa rituals we use to rejuvenate and renew.
Indulge in Epsom Salts and Bath Soaks
The most relaxing section of the spa-like primary bath— the soaking tub—is perfect for candlelit soaks. Indulge in a coconut bath milk or sprinkle some rose bath salts to create a leisurely spa day in your own home. Have a glass of wine and put on some relaxing records and voilà—your standard bubble bath is now an immersive spa-calibre soak.
Ban-shin-yok: The Korean Half Bath
Esthetician and founder of cult-favorite K-beauty brand Peach & Lily, Alicia Yoon, recommends ban-shin-yok, a spa practice from Korea. Fill a warm bath only halfway so that the water grazes your belly button as you sit up, then make sure your upper body stays above the water for at least 20 minutes. The contrast in temperature between the halves of your body promotes healthy circulation, aiding digestive and detoxifying processes as well as easing muscle tension. For those days where we simply need a reset, this soaking strategy resets our bodies from the inside out.
Although there’s nothing quite like reclining into a hot bath, showers can provide an equally restorative experience. All it takes is adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a damp sponge or hand towel on the floor of your shower and letting the steam release the aroma. Plus, The Harrison’s large glass-enclosed showers offer the perfect setting for such a moment. Opt for lavender to unwind or de-stress with scents of bergamot.
Add Exfoliation to Your Routine
Exfoliation isn’t something necessary to do every day— however, 1-2 times a week can work wonders for your skin. An exfoliant removes the dead layer of cells on the surface and serves to brighten and prime your skin for later treatments. We recommend scrubs for the body and chemical peels for the face, as different sections of the skin need different kinds of attention. Prep a brown sugar scrub on the bath’s pristine Carrara marble countertop and store some chemical peel pads in a vanity basket, turning your sink area into a one-stop spa session.
After cleansing and exfoliating, following up with a facial will grant your skin delightful rejuvenation. Choose a sheet mask for an intensive hydration or go for some additional exfoliation with a wash-off mask. Simply apply the facial while in the tub or at the sink, relax for 20-30 minutes and then continue with the rest of your bath rituals.