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At-home spa ideas for couples & singletons

At-home spa ideas for couples & singletons
Hannah Pourhady
Writer and expert2 months ago
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Whether you’re spending Valentine's Day loved up with your other half or swearing off relationships and putting yourself first, having a spa day is up there with one of the best ways to celebrate. As well as being a unique date night activity, why not create a relaxing experience that’s perfectly tailored to you and your routine, saving yourself some precious ££'s at the same time! It may sound like a lot of work, but we'vetaken away the hassle by putting together a guide for youtoeasily create the best at-home spa experience whether you’re a couple treating each other or flying soloand indulging in some me-time. 

Set The Mood 

A clutter-free environment is a clutter-free mind so, put away anything extra and make your area as open as possible to be able to create the perfect aura for your at-home spa. 

To set the mood, think about pleasing your senses. Starting with the atmosphere, light a candle or turn on your diffuser to unleash some soothing floral aromas like lavender, rose and geranium or sweeter scents like vanilla or caramel. Try popping a few drops of the NEOM Complete Bliss Essential Oil Blend into the NEOM Wellbeing Pod Luxe Diffuser to instantly deliver the scent of Moroccan blush rose and leave a powdery, invigorating fragrance that lingers in the air. Whatever your preference, a welcoming fragrance will instantly make you feel like you’ve stepped into a top luxury spa.  

Of course, no spa is complete without the calming clinks of soothing wind chimes or the gentle melody of a classic instrumental, so turn on your favourite relaxing playlist and add the perfect ambience to your at-home spa experience.  

And finally, pop open a bottle of your favourite drink to complement your Valentine’s treat. Even if you’re sipping on juice, why not pour into champagne glasses anyway to add a touch of fun luxury to your night?  

Indulge in a Haircare Routine 

Now that you’ve prepared your spa and set the scene, it’s time for the real indulgence to begin. Starting your treatments from the top and making your way down, sit with your partner (or yourself) and choose a hair mask that will benefit you the most. Maybe the Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque is the perfect choice if you’re wanting to add a boost of hydration and shine to your locks, featuring a nourishing blend of shea butter, raw coconut and fig to replenish and leave a healthy, glowing radiance. 

Or choose a mouthwatering, fragrant treatment with the Garnier Ultimate Blends Plumping Hair Food Watermelon 3-in-1 Mask Treatment, infused with an intoxicating scent of its central ingredient, watermelon fruit extract, which promotes healthy-looking locks.  

Make sure you slowly knead the mask into your hair and scalp, pampering yourself and releasing any stresses of the day. If you’re a couple, take turns brushing the formula into your tresses (he might need less than you!) and treat your partner to a little head massage while you do it to help you get into a tranquil mood.  

Swap Flowers for Facials 

You wouldn’t visit the spa without booking in for a skin-loving facial treatment, so why should your at-home version be any different? Create a bespoke facial for you and your partner, placing any skin concerns as a focus, like dryness or sensitivity. For example, the Murad Soothing Oat and Peptide Cleanser is perfect to prep and clear your base, with a creamy formula that’s enriched with micellar peptides and gentle on the skin. Rinse off before using the intensely nourishing omega + vitamin complex of the ESPA Optimal Skin Pro-Serum as the perfect oil-infused serum to sink into the skin with gentle strokes that visibly smooth, brighten and hydrate your complexion. 

Why not have a read of our blog explaining how to personalise your skincare routine to find the best products and ingredients suited to your skin type? 

Or you can keep the focus on relaxation, with NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Florale Multi-Purpose Dry Oil that features a nurturing and fragrant formula with notes of magnolia and grapefruit that soothe and calm your or your partners complexion and makes a perfect blend for practising your massaging skills. Similarly, the potent formula of REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Barrier Support Elixir leaves skin feeling soft and supple, while combining a blend of 100% natural-origin ingredients with camellia japonica seed oil and meadowfoam seed oil to protect the skin’s barrier without feeling greasy. Using slow, circular motions to massage into the skin will not only help you loosen the muscles and unwind, but a good technique can decrease puffiness and helps to offer a healthy glow.  

Treat Your Body Like A Temple 

And finally, a good pamper is never complete without a nourishing bodycare routine. Indulging in luxurious and rich products that refresh and revive your tired skin, while leaving it moisturised and smelling amazing. Whether you want to feel as soft as a rose petal or smell deliciously fragrant, body oils, lotions and even souffles offer an intense boost of moisture while leaving trail of heavenly scent wherever you go. 

As a sensual bonding activity, use the Morrocanoil Body Souffle as a couple to try different massage techniques on one another. An ultra-rich, whipped moisturiser with a fusion of avocado, argan and macadamia seed oils to create a silky-smooth finish on the skin and gently fragranced with the brand’s iconic smell. As a singleton, make sure to take your time and be methodical with your moisturising, as the process of massaging the product into your skin one body part at a time, can really help you unwind and achieve that all-important glow as you cleanse your body and relax your senses. 

Treating your partner to a spa-like pamper for Valentine’s Day can help you to create lasting memories together, allowing you to have some wholesomefun that benefits you both from top-to-toe! And, if you’re single, it goes without saying that there’s nothing better than asolo date to pamper yourself with some much-needed TLCall in the comfort of your own home! 

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Hannah Pourhady
Writer and expert
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Coming from a large family of mainly women has made me passionate about all things beauty; from routines passed down from my grandmother, to trying the latest products and trends. Starting over 7 years ago when I was an MUA at MAC Cosmetics, my love for makeup has now evolved into making sure my skincare creates the perfect canvas for any look. I love anything that can make my skin feel fresh & bright while accentuating my features – Bobbi Brown's Face Base is my favourite at the moment! My makeup sits so beautifully on top and make my skin feel so fresh and hydrated!