Enjoy the Best at Home Spa Day with These Tips

Want to enjoy a special spa day? You can with these wonderful at-home spa tips!

Best at Home Spa Tips

All of us, men and women alike, could use a relaxing spa day – especially after the past year, forever marked as a COVID year. To enjoy a nice, relaxing spa experience, you don't necessarily have to go to a professional spot. You can create your own perfect spa right at home with the following tips that are guaranteed to soothe your body and soul.

Make sure that you will be home alone

To truly relax and have a pleasant at-home spa, you will need some peace and quiet. It may take some planning, but you should aim to be home alone when you have your special day – especially if you have kids. Plan activities for everyone (your partner included) so that you'll have at least a couple of hours just to yourself.

Make a list of all the items you will need

No spa day is complete without the following staples that you should buy ahead:

  • Bubble bath
  • Bath salts
  • Body scrub
  • Face mask
  • Hair mask
  • Nail care kit
  • Essential oils
  • Scented candles
  • Flowers
  • Wine/other drink of choice
  • A good book/soothing music

Start with your skin

The perfect at-home spa starts with a nice, relaxing bath. Once everybody is out of the house, draw yourself a bath with your favorite products; fill the tub with warm water, gradually adding bath salts, bubble bath, and other bath products that you like. Before you get in the tub, create a true spa ambiance; dim the lights, turn on an essential oil diffuser, turn on soothing music, and get in the tub with a nice book or glass of wine. Give yourself a nice 30-minute soak, and continue with your special day.

Take care of your locks

Once your hair is nice and wet, put on a hair mask of your choice; buy a good quality hair mask, preferably made from little chemicals, and apply it to your hair according to the instructions. You should do this a few minutes before getting out of the tub, as most hair masks do not require long to give you the desired effect. Needless to say that you should use a mask that is suitable for your hair type (straight, curly, dyed, etc.) to give your hair a healthy look.

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Rinse yourself off

After your soak, drain out the tub and rinse yourself from the soap and salts. Use a gentle soap, and a good shampoo to remove the hair mask. If you can handle it, dial down the warm water, and shower with lukewarm water or cool water for a couple of minutes. Switching between warm and cool water will energize you, and will help clean out your pores.

Move on to a face mask

You can do this one in the tub or after your bath. These days, there are plenty of great masks that you can use to give your face a healthy glow. When preparing for your spa day, buy a good paper face mask or a classic, smearable, mask. Look at the ingredients to make sure that the mask does not contain ingredients that might irritate your skin. Also, choose a mask that suits your skin – whether you have dry, mixed, or oily skin. Clean your hands before applying the mask, or use a special tool for the job. Follow the instructions on the mask's label, and rinse it off when necessary. Then, apply a nice moisturizing cream to your face. Experts have found that there is a one-minute window when the skin is wet when the pores are open. Applying a moisturizer in this window will give you the best results, and you should remember this tip every time you apply creams, not just during spa days.

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Finish with a mani-pedi

The best way to end a pampering at-home spa is with a mani-pedi. Like with the other treatments mentioned here, you should prepare a nail care kit before you start your spa day. Also, pick a nail polish you like for your fingers and toes. The mani-pedi should be at the end of the spa because that is when your nails and skin are soft and malleable. The most important to keep in mind is to use clean tools and a quality nail care kit. To get the best results, here is the info you need.

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There you have it - the best at-home spa tips. You can do whatever you like during this day, and adjust each step to what you want. The experience should be all about focusing on your well-being and having the chance to decompress from time to time. You deserve it.

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