Tips For an at Home Spa Day

If you want your bathroom to feel just like a 5 star spa without the price tag there are many steps you can take to ensure that your space feels as relaxing and rejuvenating as possible. Why not transform your bathroom into a spa treatment room for the day? Invite some friends over, light those candles and relax with a glass of champagne in hand.

Begin with clearing the clutter, nothing impedes relaxation like mess. Spend half an hour making sure all the surfaces in your bathroom are clean and clear. Fold your towels neatly and have a clean dressing gown waiting for you. Now your bathroom is clean you can begin to set the scene. Light candles and scatter them around the room, leave lighting on low if you can and if you have some incense or room fragrance give your room a spritz to help set the spa like scene.

If you’re enjoying your at home spa day alone or with a partner start with a warm bath, pour yourself a glass of something to drink and add in your favourite bath salts to the warm water. Pop on some relaxing music and just let your troubles melt away.

Now you’re clean the pampering can begin. If you’re with friends homemade face masks are a perfect joint DIY project. You can easily make yourself a mud mask using cosmetic clay. After it sits on your skin for a few minutes, rinse it off. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and smooth.

  • Mix up ½ cup of cosmetic clay and 2 tablespoons of water to make a thick paste.
  • Apply in a thin layer to your face and neck
  • Leave to dry for around ten minutes and gently wash off

 

Exfoliate your body with a salt scrub or loofah. Use circular motions towards your heart all over your body to increase circulation and reduce cellulite. Once you’re all scrubbed make sure to apply a nourishing lotion. Use a towel to pat your skin dry, then seal in the moisture by applying a lotion or body cream, a lavender scented one would be very relaxing.

For the ultimate at home spa day make sure to give yourself a facial. Begin by gently steaming your face. fill a bowl with steaming water from the kettle. Drape a towel over the back of your head and hold your head over the bowl to allow the steam to open your pores. Hold it there for two to three minutes to get the full benefits of the steam. Use a gentle natural scrub on your face to unblock your pores after the steam treatment, we recommend an oat and honey based face scrub. Now you will need to nourish your face with a serum or moisturizer. You can use either a store bought cream or a little facial oil, like jojoba, argan, or almond oil. These oils balance your skin without causing acne. Gently tap the oil onto your face with your finger tips and treat yourself to a facial massage.

Feel free to treat yourself to other treatments like a manicure, eye mask or hair mask, whatever you need to do to feel pampered. Relax for as long as you wish with slices of cucumber on your eyes and enjoy the peace and quiet.