When we are so tried of work and everyday work load and chores, spa treatments are so soothing and great to rejuvenate ourselves. However it’s not always easy to set a time aside to go to a spa, and sometimes we need something quick and fast to change our moods on tough days at work. So here, we gathered some home spa treatment advice from various sources we can try at our own convenience:
- End your day in a wonderful, slow, quiet, calming, flickering way with a candlelit bath. Make sure the bathroom is dark (close the curtains, if you have them) and light a sweet-smelling candle.
- Use the mist. Whether you made it yourself or purchased it from a store, Mist is a great way to improve your mood. Spray it around you, mist your hair and skin, or spritz them on linens to leave a light scent.
- Cleanse your skin using a gentle cleanser in order to remove surface oil, dirt and germs. If you have oily or combination skin, use a stronger cleanser; if you have dry skin, look for a creamier blend that won’t dry out your skin
- Exfoliate. Using circular motions, gently rub in your exfoliator or exfoliating cream in order to remove dead skin cells. Focus on the areas of your face that tend to be oiliest; these areas are usually the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin)
- Steam. This version is much gentler than that used at the spa. Fill your bathroom sink with warm water, dip your washcloth in the water and press to your face gently. Repeat two to three times
- Apply a mask. If you have oily or combination skin, use a clay-based mask; for dry skin, look for a hydrating mask. Apply mask to the skin, being careful to avoid the eye area (this can lead to sagging skin). One simple but great thing you can try at home is to make a good use of your blender. Make facial mask by blending a little cold cream, yogurt, honey, aloe vera gel, and avocado, and use a foundation brush to paint it on your face. Let the mask dry for about 15 to 20 minutes and rinse. You will feel refresh and moisturized again.
- Moisturize. Apply a light moisturizer in order to prevent dehydrating the skin. Look for a moisturizer with SPF 15 or higher in order to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays
- Exfoliate with sugary body scrub. Mix all your favorite ingredients together and then apply on dry skin, using your hands. Perform slow circles to enjoy this treatment.
- Orange Peel Body scrub is also another great way to try at home. You wrap clean orange peels in gauze. Rub your skin while showering. It’ll leave you super-soft and natural fragrance.
- To repair and revitalize skin, apply a few teaspoons of 100 percent extra-virgin olive oil onto the dry, freshly cleansed face and neck in a circular motion before your night cream (avoid the eye area).
- Before jumping into the shower, stash your daily body lotion on top of a radiator or heating vent so it’s warmed up when you rub it on. I tell you, there is nothing better than getting out of a hot shower and rubbing on the heated, soothing lotion.
- Remove old polish using a gentle nail polish remover
- File your nails. The modern look for nails is to keep them on the short side with a straight shape and slightly-rounded edges
- Soak your hands in warm, soapy water. Let soak for a few minutes in order to soften cuticles. Use a gentle soap that won’t dry out your skin
- Apply a few dots of cuticle cream and rub in gently
- Using an orangewood stick, push your cuticles back gently. Never cut the cuticles, as this can lead to damage and even infection
- Massage hands with a creamy hand lotion. Rub in for a couple of minutes in order to fully hydrate the skin, particularly if you are suffering from dry winter skin
- Wipe nails on a damp cloth in order to remove excess oil
- Apply a base coat before adding two coats of your favorite shade of nail polish. Always start on the side of the nail and use three strokes to fully coat each nail. Follow with a top coat, which will lock in your nail polish for longer
- Soak your feet for about ten minutes in a pail or plastic bowl filled with warm water and a few drops of chamomile and lavender (which have excellent relaxing properties that will soothe your tired, aching feet)
- Apply a cuticle softener; after a few minutes, push back the cuticles gently using an orangewood stick
- Use a pumice stone to remove dead skin cells
- Use an exfoliating paste; then apply a moisturizing cream in order to hydrate the skin, as well as improve flexibility and promote relaxation. Don’t forget your toes!
- Apply a base coat, then add two coats of your favorite nail polish color, as above. Follow with a topcoat. Only use nail polish on alternating weeks in order to avoid nail discoloration
So what do you think? Do you think you’ll try these home spa treatments? You don’t have to follow all the treatments, but taking care of yourself is important as we all know, and trying some of them would make you feel better for sure from time to time. You can even make this spa routine a weekly event and invite your close friends to your very own spa parties at home for fun. Sharing some new treatment ideas with each other is also awesome.
Do you have your favorite home spa treatment you tried and loved? Please share them with our PinKixxes!