It’s time to pamper and promote self-care! Honestly, is there anything more enjoyable than a day spent at the spa? Why not create a spa experience in your own home? Check out these tips below and say… spaaa-h!
Load up on hot towels
Giving yourself a facial? Rather than running back and forth to the sink to wash your face between steps, load up on soft cotton towels. Soak them in hot water, then wring them out until they’re slightly damp. To up the ante, add a few drops of essential oil to the water—lavender or eucalyptus are both good options. As you apply the warm towel on your face, you’ll be breathing in and getting all of the aroma-therapeutic benefits of the oil.
Engage your senses
A large part of the reason why going to a spa feels so special is because all five senses are engaged. When setting up a treatment at home, remember to do the same and incorporate elements that are pleasing to your sense of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Even without one, the experience won’t be the same. Set the mood with candles, soothing music, dim lighting, a cozy robe, a glass of cucumber water or hot tea. It may sound simple, but these little add-ons are what make even the most mundane beauty rituals feel special and spa-like.
Pamper Your Face
There’s no doubt that a good facial mask is a quintessential skincare indulgence. An easy “breakfast-themed” mask helps calm and mattify oily skin, thanks to its mix of soothing oatmeal and tightening egg yolks.
1. Combine one egg yolk, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of olive oil (yes, olive oil) with half a cup of oatmeal.
2. Stir well, then apply it to your face for 15-20 minutes. For elevated relaxation, add cooled cucumber slices to your eyes.
3. Rinse with lukewarm water, and then moisturize.
Make your shower more spa-like
Even those few minutes you spend under the spray every day can become more like a full-body treatment, simply by changing the temperature of the water. Experiment by switching from hot to cold. This is good for the skin and helps improve blood flow. Always end with three-five minutes of neutral temperature water to bring your body temperature back to normal.
Treat your eyes
Cucumbers aren’t the only way to soothe tired eyes. Another eye soother is to boil two chamomile tea bags in milk, then refrigerate them until cool. Place over your eyes for 10 minutes to help refresh eyes that are tired from staring at the computer screen for hours on end or after a day in the sun and you can store these in the fridge for up to a week!).
Create your own body buffer
Fancy body scrubs at the spa often have many complicated ingredients, but you can easily create your own at home with kitchen staples Combine equal parts granulated sugar with liquefied coconut oil into a paste-like consistency. Use it to scrub from head to toe before rinsing off. The sugar gently removes dead skin, while the coconut oil is very hydrating. Not to mention, it smells delish!
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