10 Fabulous tips on how to have a spa day at home
Treat yourself to a day of pampering, without having to leave the comfort of your own home or shelling out loads of your hard earned cash. If that sounds too good to be true, then read these ten tips on how to have your very own spa day at home. So, invite some friends over to share or lock the door, relax and give yourself the full package, you deserve it:
1. Start with a touch of yoga
Our first tip on how to have a spa day at home is – get yourself in the mood by striking a few yoga poses. Put your feet together, clear your mind and just relax. Take deep breaths, let the outside world fade away and slowly raise your arms above your head. Exhale as you let your arms drop slowly back to your sides. Feel the stress begin to flow away.
2. Take a long hot bath with rose petals and refreshing orange scent
Next tip on how to have a spa day at home is – create a perfect relaxing bath with rose petals and the refreshing scent of oranges. Run a steaming hot bath, play some soothing music in the background and add the peel of 5-7 oranges or lemons to the water, as well as a handful of rose petals. The natural citric scent of the oranges will soothe and revitalize you. You can complete the moment by lighting a few scented candles or a stick of incense, then lay back and enjoy.
3. Try a facial steam
Another tip on how to have a spa day at home is – deep cleanse your face with a steam facial. Just boil some water, pour it into a sink or a large bowl and squeeze in some fresh lemon juice or add some essential oils. Put on some background music and hold your face over the steaming water for a moment, with a towel over your head, and the steam will open up the pores in your skin and leave your face refreshed and glowing.
4. Pluck your eyebrows
Now is the time to give your eyebrows a makeover. The steam from the facial will have softened your skin, which will make plucking far easier and a lot less painful. Take your time, you have all day, and get your brows in perfect shape.
5. Make a face mask
Making a nourishing homemade facial mask is another great ingredient of beautiful spa day at home. No need to go to a spa for a facial mask, just make your own, all you need is some avocados and some plain cream. Just mash up half an avocado and mix it with a tablespoon of plain thick cream and this natural face mask will moisturise your skin and leave it feeling fresh and smooth.
6. Give your hair the hot oil treatment
Another tip on how to have a spa day at home is – make a warm oil hair treatment, it’s the simplest and most effective way to nourish and moisturise your hair. You have lots of choices of oil: olive oil, coconut oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil or castor oil, they will all nourish your hair and scalp. Warm some oil (make sure it’s not too hot and comfortable to touch) and then massage it into your hair and scalp; and then leave on for about twenty minutes, before washing out again. You will be left with a shinier and healthier looking head of hair, in less than half an hour.
7. Moisturize your face and body
Soothe away any dry and itching skin with a deep down, all over body moisturiser. You can use an off-the-shelf product, if you like or try this simple homemade recipe instead:
¾ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons beeswax
2 tablespoons of shea butter
¾ cup rose water
Mix well all the ingredients and enjoy wonderful and soft skin all over.
8. Give yourself a pedicure
Soak your feet for five minutes in a warm bowl of water with some foot salt in it and then, pat your feet dry, remove any old nail polish and shape and repaint your nails. Finish the job with a soothing foot cream or a dab of shea butter mixed with a couple of drops of rose essential oil.
9. Now for a manicure
How to have a spa day at home without doing a good manicure? Begin by rubbing in some hand lotion, massaging your hands and stretching your fingers. Trim your nails, if they need it, and use a hand scrub to remove any rough skin (to prepare a hand scrub mix used coffee grounds or sugar with olive oil). Now go ahead and paint your nails with your favourite colour and sit back to let it dry.
10. Get a home massage
And lastly, to complete our tips on how to have a spa day at home, here is our final suggestion: all you have to do now is sit back and wait for your man to come home. He can do the all over body massage, because that one’s a bit tricky, not to mention boring, to do yourself.
Do you have some other tips on how to treat yourself to a spa day in the comfort of your own home? Feel free to share your beauty tips in the comment section below.
Stay beautiful and happy!