e all love a little bit of pampering every now and then. Getting rid of the stress and finding ways to relax is essential to kick off the stress and help you relax. But amazingly, you don’t only have to get relaxed and pampered when you head out to the spa. You can create your beautiful spa experience at home when you have little or no time or the energy to spend out a whole day at the spa after a long week of juggling between work and chores and with life’s hustle and bustle. You can pamper yourself in the comfort of your home without having to go far. So, let’s get the basics.
To start off, I think it is important to choose a comfortable, calm and relaxing space and place for your home spa spot. True relaxation is characterized by comfort and warmth so ensure your choice space is comfortable enough.
Scent is key to achieving a proper spa atmosphere and it helps in relaxation as well. Plan out to make available a bottle of massage oil or scented candles.
Consider your lighting. This can be based on preference as a lot of people can relax with dimly lit lights while others get their sense of calm in the dark. So pick out what works for you and build on it.
Music is a soothing relief for calm and relaxation. Pick out and create your own personalized sounds or music list.
Lastly, you can consider creating different spa spots around the house to spice up the fun. You can use your bathroom for the soak, make your bedroom your treatment spot where you can work your massage and facials and you can create a relaxation spot as well maybe in your lounge or garden where you can get a foot spa with a glass or two of your favorite wine.
Here are a few do it yourself tips that will leave you relaxed and refreshed in the privacy and comfort of your home.
Create a spa vibe and mood
Making your home feel like a spa is not so much of rocket science because it is totally achievable if you would put in a little effort to setup the spa mood at your home. Start off by turning on your favorite soothing playlist, light up the scented candles, slip into a comfortable robe and grab a cup of tea or champagne. Now, you are ready to dive into relaxation after creating the perfect atmosphere and mood for your soothing relief.
Heat up your towels
Remember, the goal is to get a spa treatment at home and since cold towels are not used in an actual spa, you wouldn’t want to use them cold. Warm up your towels in a towel warmer or dryer for a few minutes and let them warm up before you run your bath. You can heat up hand towels as well because they are great for keeping your pores open before a face mask or your manicure and pedicure.
Pamper your hair
Start with calming your senses with a soothing, calming scented hair shampoo. The power of a great scent can never be underestimated. Massage your hair as you wash to leave it clean. Use a hair masque on your strands to moisturize, soften, and repair dry hair and aid color retention for color treated hair. Allow it soak for two to five minutes, then rinse clean.
Scrub off the stress
A homemade scrub can be an amazing way to scrub off dead skin. You can mix together a cup of granular sugar with oatmeal and olive oil to get an exfoliating scrub. Alternatively you can use a store bought scrub which ever you prefer. Gently apply scrub on wet skin and exfoliate from head to toe. Start from your feet applying scrub in circular motion all the way up. Working your scrub from bottom to top helps stimulate blood flow amidst the shedding of dead cells leaving your skin radiant and glowing. Apply on a moisturizer afterwards to restore your skin moisture barrier.
Cleanse your pores with a face mask
After exfoliating, it is important to apply on a face mask once you are out of the shower. This is important immediately because your pores are still open. While your pores are still open, the nutrients from your mask deeply penetrate into your skin. Your kitchen is a treasure chest for healthy stuffs that is great for your skin. You can blend together yoghurt, honey, avocado, banana and coconut oil to make a creamy paste. Apply and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing. Alternatively, you can use a store bought face mask. Just be careful to pick out the one that is best for your skin type.
Pamper and polish your hands and feet
Your hands work the hardest and they deserve some TLC. You can blend up bananas with cold cream, olive oil and a few drops of essential oil and slather over your entire hands and fingers and slip on a pair of gloves under a heating pad or wrap up with warm towels to seep in the nourishment into your skin.
Your feet deserve some loving as well. They are crammed up all week into shoes and they take you around everywhere so you can soothe your feet and get rid of cracked heels by mixing up ground oatmeal, honey, warm water, olive oil, pepper, cinnamon, orange zest and grated ginger. Drop in a few drops of citrus essential oil and apply on your feet. Wrap up your feet with a cling film to let the mix soak in deep into your skin. Rinse off with warm water and moisturize feet after 15-20 minutes. You can try on hands and feet soak or scrub products from the stores but I personally love using organic homemade scrubs.
After some minutes, you can get your nails polished. Use a base and topcoat to ensure color retention.
Once you have washed and moisturized your hair, scrubbed and pampered your body, face, hands and feet, and sat a bit to catch some breathe with a glass of wine or cup of tea, it’s time to hit the sheets.
Getting quality sleep is very important in a beauty routine. Catch some rest while savoring the beautiful scents and cozy atmosphere of music and proper lighting till you drift off.
for your time and let me know how these tips worked for you.