Spas are beneficial for both the body and the mind. They relax and rejuvenate us, but sometimes you’re not able to make it all the way to the spa.
Luckily, treating yourself to a DIY spa day at home is just as beneficial in caring for your skin, hair, and spirit. Plus, it can be personalised exactly to your liking.
Here’s how to put together your own spa from the comfort of home.
Create the atmosphere
When you walk into a spa, the atmosphere is immediately calming. To create a truly tranquil spa at home, it’s important to create the right mood.
Try to quiet your bathroom as much as possible. Turn on music or sounds that relax you, like a rushing waterfall or delicate harp. After you’ve created an auditory environment that’s unique to you, you’re well on your way to an ultra-restful spa day.
Next, clean away any clutter you might find distracting and light a few candles to really turn up the atmosphere. The flickers of light will be even more soothing after the lights are turned down.
Run a bath
A bath is one of the easiest things we can do for our body and mind, but often we don’t make time for it.
To begin your DIY spa day, change into a fluffy dressing gown and run a relaxing bath. To increase your spa wellness, you could consider a muscle relaxing bath. An Epsom salt bath is great for the muscles and can help you feel rested. Create a DIY bath soak with bath additives like lavender bath salts, luxury bubble bath, or relaxing bath oils.
With this, not only will you treat your skin, but you’ll also create beautiful aromas that will help you unwind.
Treat your hair
While you’re in the bath, take advantage of the time by treating your hair to spa treatments like masques and leave-in conditioners, and leave your hair smelling wonderful and feeling incredible.
You can find a range of these products that provide specific benefits for your hair. A smoothing masque will soften and condition, while a moisturising mask will offer intensive hydration.
Leave-in treatments penetrate deeply within the hair to repair, soften, hydrate, and nourish, going beyond the benefits of shampoo or conditioner. Relax with peace of mind, knowing that you’re helping to restore your hair, thickening it and protecting it against damage.
Use a mask
Your hair isn’t the only thing that deserves extra attention at the day spa. A facial mask has huge benefits for your skin, from detoxifying to repairing.
Choose one that complements your skin. Dry skin can find hydration in a moisturising mask, while acne flare-ups can benefit from something cool and calming.
After you’ve spent a few minutes in the bath and have allowed your pores to open up, apply the mask to get maximum results.
Complete your skincare routine
We’d all like to say we complete our entire skincare routine every morning and night, but often, it just doesn’t happen. We have errands to run, family to care for, and a bed to crawl into.
An at home spa day gives you the perfect opportunity to finally complete a comprehensive skin care routine. Build your regimen from cleansers, moisturisers, toners, and serums and enjoy how healthy, young and vibrant your skin feels.
Be sure to complete your routine with the essential skincare items, but to make your facial spa even more luxurious, go a step further and indulge in eye care or lifting and firming products.
Take a spa retreat in your own home with an easy spa you can create yourself.