Having a spa day at home can be just as relaxing and enhancing as a day spent somewhere expensive🧖🏻♀️🤩. Pick a day when you won’t have any interruptions, turn off your mobile phone, and light some candles to set the scene.
Follow the steps below and you will not be disappointed ⬇️⬇️
1. Taking a remedying bath
Fill your tub with water at just the right temperature, whether you like it hot or warm. Light some candles in your bathroom, turn off the lights, and put on some soft music to really set the mood. Beyond that, you can help yourself relax even further by doing a few of your favorite things. For example:
- Pour yourself a glass of wine, juice, tea, fruit punch or some infused water,
- Practice Bathtub Meditation,
- Set out a fluffy towel or bathrobe.
2. Add bath salts, essential oils and other ingredients to your bath
This can be the icing on the cake. They bring about even more benefits, including making your bath more of a luxurious experience. Feel free to add bubble bath, bath oils, bath beads, bath bombs, and anything else that helps you relax.
A good rule when making your own essential oil mix is to start with one type of essential oil and always mix it with a carrier oil before adding it to your bath, because concentrated essential oil is more likely to irritate skin if not diluted in a carrier oil.
Carrier oils and essential oils are made from plants. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils and “carry” them to your skin.
Popular essential oil bath choices include:
- Ylang ylang,
- other citrus oils, such as grapefruit and bergamot.
3. Try a skin mask
Face masks are one of the most popular ways to refresh the skin. The type of face mask you choose should depend on your skincare goals, skin type, and product quality.
There are several types of at-home masks to choose from:
- Sheet masks. (These are often moisturizing and packed with antioxidants),
- Peel-off masks. (Provide an intense clean with less mess than a traditional clay mask),
- Clay masks. (Masks made of clay, sulfur, or mud, they are perfect for soaking up excess oil and dirt. These types of masks minimize impurities and exfoliate your skin),
- Hydrogels. (Are made of a thick gel that delivers intense ingredients. They are suitable for eye masks or other spot treatments because they can improve hydration, especially when combined with a collagen peptide).
4. Massage your sore muscles as you soak
With all the hard work you do between spa days, you might have a sore back, legs, arms or neck. Take time to knead your muscles with your fingers to loosen yourself up in the warm water.
5. Exfoliate your body
You can use natural products or items such as sugar, oatmeal, or sponges to help exfoliate your body. Use gentle circular motions to slough off the dead skin.
Exfoliation usually leaves you with smoother, softer skin. To maintain these results, make sure you follow up with a good moisturizer that’s best for your skin type.
6. Dry your skin and apply a nourishing lotion
Use a towel to pat your skin dry, then seal in the moisture by applying a lotion or body cream to your arms, legs, and torso. After your body is covered in lotion, put on your bathrobe to give it time to absorb into your skin before you get dressed.
Try it, then tell us how you felt ☺️🤩