A night in to yourself? Total bliss! What better time to take a moment for yourself and relax? If you are in need of a little rest and recuperation after a busy few weeks, follow this at home spa routine and give yourself a pamper.
How to have a DIY Spa Day
Having a relaxing pamper is all about making yourself feel special. By setting the scene and treating yourself to experiences and products you wouldn't usually try, you can give yourself a spa session worthy of the pros. We have pulled together the must have items you need to use for your ultimate home spa day.
1.Set the MoodThe spa experience is all about the atmosphere. If you are really going to unwind and relax, you need to set the mood. Before even thinking about beauty products, make sure your environment is as soothing as possible. Give things a little tidy up, get out fresh towels and pop on your favourite music so that you can feel like you are really about to enjoy something special. The finishing touch for the true spa feel is to light a scented candle or use an oil diffuser. We love the pure essential oils in the NEOM Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser. Allowing you to change the scent to suit your mood, the diffuser helps to create the ultimate spa atmosphere, humidifying the air around you to nurture your body and mind. Easy to use, the diffuser comes with a timer so that you can relax without the worry of switching it off.
2.Have a Good SoakUnless you are lucky enough to have one in your own house, the Steam Room and Sauna experience is hard to replicate at home. Having a long hot bath or shower is the next best thing though. Make sure you are helping your pores open up and your body relax, with scented steam. Try the Westlab Himalayan Salt to get that spa touch. The Himalayan Salts help relax muscles and soften skin, promoting healthy circulation and revitalising both the body and mind. A touch of luxury that will transport you straight to the spa!
3.Soften your SkinThose bath salts will do wonders for leaving your skin silky smooth, but why not give them a helping hand for the ultimate spa feel? Try dry brushing before you take a bath (we love the Mio Body Brush), which will help detox and invigorate. Then seal all the goodness in with an amazing body oil after you step out the water. The NATURA BISSÉ Energizing Dry Body Oil wraps your skin in an indulgent veil of moisture both revitalising the skin and leaving you with an uplifting citrus scent.
4.Give yourself a DIY FacialThere are incredible options available for giving your skin a real treat at home. One of our favourites has to be the GLAMGLOW Supermud Mask. Formulated to combat common skin concerns including breakouts, the Charcoal infused mask draws our dirt and impurities to leave your skin clean, clear and glowing. If you're looking to indulge a little, try the Eve Lom Rescue Mask. Made with Honey-infused Kaolin Clay and exfoliating Ground Almonds, the award-winning mask feels cool and refreshing on the skin and works to decongest pores and smooth out the complexion as well as reducing any puffiness.
5.Give yourself a ManicureNothing makes you feel better than a glossy set of nails in your favourite colour. Take the time to give yourself the full spa experience, starting with a nourishing hand cream such as the ESPA Bergamot and Jasmine Hand Lotion to soften and soothe the skin. For your nails, start with a strengthening base coat before applying your chosen nail polish colour and finish off with a protecting top coat to achieve that glossy look. For a long-lasting, spa-worthy mani-pedi, invest in a home Manicure Set. Gel nails last substantially longer than your usual polish, plus it leaves nails with that glossy sheen that we covet from the salon. With the Le Mini Macaron Gel Manicure Kit you get a professional quality LED light along with your chosen colour and nail tools.
6.Finish with a PedicureAfter all your treatments, it is time to wind down and enjoy the last moments of your pamper session. As you sit back and relax feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, why not complete your head to toe indulgence with a softening foot mask. Easy to apply, the Seoulista Beauty Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure smooth over your feet and do all of the exfoliating and moisturising work for you so that you can put your feet up. Remove the masks after 30 minutes and simply massage in the excess serum.
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