Preparing for a special day, or you would just love to pamper yourself often and you can’t splurge on a day at the spa as often as you’d like? No problem. Just bring the spa home. There are so many treatments you can easily do in the comfort of your home, and for a fraction of the cost too! You can even invite your friends over and do them together. It’ll double the fun!
Who doesn’t own a face brush? Grab yours and give yourself a facial, it’s available everywhere, from the pricey to the affordable. Use it with your face wash to remove all the dead cells and impurities that are accumulating on your skin. Next, apply your favourite face mask.
Hydrating masks make skin super soft and smooth. Wait 20 minutes before taking your mask off, and follow up with your favourite moisturizer. Your skin now looks great and for a fraction of the cost of a spa facial!
A warm, aromatherapy bath is the perfect way to relax at the end of a long, busy day. Mix one part sea salt, one part epsom salt, and two parts baking soda. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Lavender is soothing, eucalyptus invigorating, and orange energizing. Pour the mixture in the water and sink into the bathtub. Sit back and relax for as long as you need. No rush. This is your me-time.
#3 Body scrub
Exfoliation does wonders for the skin. It removes the dead cells that accumulate on the surface, and makes skin smoother and brighter. And it’s so easy to do at home. Simply mix some sugar with olive oil, and apply the mixture all over your body. Rinse it off, and feel your skin. It’s so soft now!
#4 Hot oil hair treatment
Is your hair dull and lackluster? Give it some life and shine with a homemade hot oil hair treatment. Pour equal amounts of olive oil and coconut oil (the longer your hair, the more you’ll need) into a bowl. Then, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Stir the mixture and put it in the microwave. Heat on high for 10 seconds.
Now, brush your hair well to remove knots and tangles. Get in the shower, and pour the oily mixture on your scalp, and massage it throughout your hair. Wrap a towel around your hair and wait half an hour before shampooing as normal. Doesn’t your hair look great now?
No, I’m not recommending you wax your private bits at home. But you can easily wax your legs, arms, and armpits. Opt for moisturizing roller waxes, they are newbie-friendly and gentler, even for sensitive skin. Don’t forget to shower first!
Your feet carry you around all day. Why not treat them to a nice pedicure? Soak your feet in warm water for at least 5 minutes. Then, exfoliate them to remove those layers of dead cells that rough them up. Trim your nails and file them into shape. Now, grab your favourite nail polish and put it on. Voilà. Now your feet are sandal-ready.
What are you diy spa treatments, share with us.