Coachella 2014 has come and gone and although some of us had to live the experience through social media and hamidown stories, we still feel as though we were right there with you. The only thing that separates us non-Coachella goers from the veterans is the aftermath. We do not feel your pain, but we can definitely help you get rid of it. Give your body some much-needed self-love to restore your vitals back to normal.
The sand and wind have damaged your locks and they’re in need of a cleanse.
DIY: Put on your favorite Sex and the City episodes and let it all soak in. Dry, oily or combination, Pure Jojoba has the perfect in-home hair mask guide that is quick, easy and straight to the point.
Salon: It may not be at the salon, but a salon treatment at home is always a great option. Kérastase has a conditioning mask, giving your hair intense nourishment to rid the dryness its dealt with in the California desert.
We hope that you’ve had the chance to wipe off all that make-up by now but a good facial scrub will open those pores and allow them to breathe.
DIY: Homemade face scrubs are simple and use your basic household products. Check out She Knows for easy steps to four different scrubs that will leave your skin feeling fresh and new.
Salon: A deep poor cleansing facial could be more of your thing. Make an appointment with Bella Skin Institute, here in LA, so you can sit back and relax. I don’t know about you, but a regenerating and rejuvenating facial sounds like the perfect ending to a weekend of fun.
Paws & Claws
Even if you had the luxury of being in VIP, your nails are still feeling the aftermath of the sand storms. Maybe the toes were sheltered in ankle boots but if you’re digits are getting the treatment, why not get the whole package, right?
DIY: Before you start to soak, play a movie you’ve seen a thousand times and want to see a thousand times more. A little background noise makes the experience that much more enjoyable and if it’s a chic flick, maybe even a little more girly. Add some flower petals to your water for a touch of beauty and get to work on those nails, lady. Need a spring color? Essie’s hide & go chic is a perfect transition from winter to summer.
Salon: Maybe you just want to let someone pamper you and that’s ok. Head over to the Style Bar at Nordstrom The Grove. Not only is it open seven days a week, but they offer other beautify services as well. Can’t beat a one stop shop!
Vitamin C helps rejuvenate the inner body to fight off any sickness you may get from partying too hard. Your body is not 100% so give it some help with a little TLC and a multivitamin as well.
Eat clean and green along with some antioxidants, like blueberries, thrown into the mix. Get your immune system back with juicing and healthy snacks.
Release the muscle tension from the hardcore dance parties with yoga and/or pilates. Don’t be shy to get a good sweat in with a cardio session to push out impurities from drinks, food truck food and whatever other not-so-healthy consumptions.
Make a new playlist on Spotify or iTunes to calm down your inner EDM’er and embrace the soothing sounds of artists like Lana Del Ray and Adele.
Grab a new book to lose yourself in. Forget about the desert, as much as possible, and clear your mind to get back to reality. A good book and a glass of red wine is sure to calm your inner party girl.
The most important item after a long weekend of endless nights is rest. Get your eight hours in each night to help your body recoup. Allowing your body enough time to do nothing but repair is the best medicine you can take.