Pampering your body can lead to a more clear and focused mind. Fortunately, it is not necessary to leave your house to enjoy your favorite spa services. It turns out that creating a luxurious spa day at home is easier than you may think.
According to Bridget March, “Granted, without certain facilities and therapists on hand, a home spa set-up can never replace the real deal, but you can achieve something more sophisticated than simply reclining in the bath with cucumber slices on your eyes.” You don’t need to invest in fancy skincare products to give your skin that nourishing boost it’s been craving. Dim the lights, slide into your favorite robe and slippers, and enjoy these at-home spa treatments.
Step One: Set The Mood
Start by setting the mood and recreating a spa atmosphere at home. To find relaxing spa music, look for ready-made playlists on your favorite streaming service. Smells are another important part of the spa atmosphere. If you don’t have a diffuser at home, lighting the candle Awaken + Invigorate ($6.50 at Yankee Candle) will get the job done as well.
Step Two: Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Use Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask ($10 at Briogeo) to make your hair super soft and shiny. For most masks, you’ll want to apply them to dry or damp hair. Use a wide-tooth comb to gently distribute the mask or oil evenly. For best results, plan to leave them on for about 20 minutes.
Step Three: Choose a Hydrating Face Mask
This is one of the key treatments in your spa night because it quickly resets dry, parched skin that’s looking needy and tired. Ignore masks labeled clarifying and pore cleansing and choose one that emphasizes moisturizing specifically with wrinkle-plumping hyaluronic acid. Apply Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Face Mask ($2.62 at Walmart) to a makeup-free, freshly cleansed face.
Step Four: Try a Jade Roller Face Massage
After you take off your face mask, try a relaxing face massage. People love using Mei Apothecary Jade Face Roller ($19.99 at Walmart) to boost blood circulation, reduce under-eye swelling, increase lymphatic drainage, and help products absorb better into your skin.
Step Five: Pamper your Hands and Nails
Consider treating yourself to a DIY manicure. You can massage hands and cuticles with Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream ($16 at Sephora) or cuticle cream. It is a fast-absorbing, deeply moisturizing hand cream that replenishes even the driest hands and includes the same iconic scent – now in a more moisturizing formula.
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