It is so important to your health and well-being that you look after yourself. We live such hectic lives these days, it is vital that we take some time out to hit the pause button and relax. One of the best ways to relax and unwind is to have a spa day. You do not have to pay for expensive spa treatments to get the benefits and the results that a day spa has to offer. You can have your own spa time right at home and get amazing results and feel just as pampered. Follow these simple steps below to have your own DIY Day Spa at Home.
Set the Scene
Turn on some spa music. You can easily find some great spa music on Spotify or YouTube like the above. Light lots of beautiful candles. You can choose beautifully colored and fragranced candles or put tea light candles in the room where you will be performing your treatments and also in the room you will be relaxing.
Start at the Top!
First things first lets get your face really clean. Use a clean towel to wrap your hair or pull it back with a pony tail holder. You will want to have prepared this luxurious face scrub before you get started. ½ cup honey, ½ cup brown sugar and 1tbsp olive oil and a drop of your favorite essential oil. Palma rosa is lovely or you could try Lavender or Patchouli. All these ingredients mixed together makes a great facial scrub. Dampen face than apply scrub. This is a gentle exfolient that will remove dead skin and leave your face glowing.
Use a circular motion to gently scrub away the dead skin cell. Rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry.
The Eyes Have It!
Now to get your eyes in shape and get rid of those puffy bags. You can use some cucumber slices that have been chilled. Simply place the cut slices on your eyes and lay back with your eyes closed for about 15 minutes. You can also use green tea bags that have been steeped for about 2 minutes and then chilled, in place of the cucumbers.
Clay Detox Mask
Once your face is scrubbed and your eyes are less puffy it is time to use this healing detox mask. All you need is a ¼ of any type of dry clay – like bentonite clay or fullers earth, and 1 tbsp of raw apple cider vinegar and a drop of frankincense essential oil. Mix it all together and avoid the eye area when you apply. Let it dry on your face than rinse off (typically about 20 minutes).
Your Hands and Your Feet
You can easily take care of your hands and feet to get that baby smooth feel by using a Paraffin bath that is easily purchased at any beauty supply store (the initial cost will pay for itself by month two of your day spa at home).
Use a Body Brush
You are now in the home stretch of your day spa activities. Use a body brush that has been sprinkled with a few drops of essential oil like Rosemary to stimulate or Juniper for cellulite and scrub your body good. Follow the directions in the image above for best results. You can use a sugar scrub while you are at it made from ½ brown sugar and 2 tbsp mineral oil or melted coconut oil. Now step into the shower and massage your skin with your scrub for several minutes, then rinse off. Finish off by alternating the water in the shower from warm to cool. This really helps to tone and firm your skin.
Dry off by patting your skin, step into a fluffy robe and relax. Read a book, watch a movie, listen to your favorite music – whatever makes you feel good. You will feel like you spent the day at the spa and feel like a million bucks!