Every now and again, we all could use a little pampering. Life isn’t easy, especially now, so finding ways to create a spa experience at home is a must. Here are six of the most relaxing spa treatments you can do at home to feel like the pampered prince or princess you are.
Dry brushing gets your blood flowing and helps to boost collagen. It also increases your skin elasticity and cell turnover. Choose a brush that’s soft enough to not irritate your skin but firm enough to get the job done. Starting at your feet, use small circles to brush your skin, working your way up towards your heart. In addition to your legs, don’t forget to brush the back of your arms and your back.
The best part of a manicure is getting a hand massage. Given all the hand washing you’ve been doing, a mini hand massage or manicure will feel even more decadent. Choose a thick cream that’s enriched with emollients to seal in moisture. Shea butter feels luxurious on the skin, so try to use it at night and top it off with cotton gloves.
Facials are by far the most relaxing, not to mention indulgent, spa treatment you can have. There are so many different types you can try, which brings the spa experience into your bathroom. If you suffer from ruddiness or an uneven skin tone, look for a mask that calms your skin and creates a smoother canvas. You should also apply a high-quality face serum that contains at least 20 percent Vitamin C. In addition to the anti-aging properties, other benefits of vitamin C include improved skin tone, smoother skin, and improved elasticity.
If you spend a lot of time on your feet, treating yourself to a foot soak is in order. In fact, even if you are stationary most of the day, easing away tension with a warm foot soak should be at the top of your self-care list. You can choose an Epson Salt to soak or one of the other numerous types available on the market. Just remember to have your pumice stone on hand to slough off dead skin before you slather on moisturizer.
Aromatherapy is more than simply lighting a few candles or burning incense. It’s not that doing so relaxing, but when it comes to creating the ultimate at-home spa experience, you need to think outside the box. Aromatherapy comes in many forms, so you can indulge your senses in a variety of ways. In addition to using scented candles or incense to set the mood, you can use scented oils for deep tissue massage on your neck, hands, and feet. You can also add a few drops to your bath to help you relax. Some of the most popular ones are chamomile, bergamot, and frankincense.
Finally, don’t forget to give your hair a little love as well. Depending on your hair type, you can apply a moisturizing mask or one that helps to tame the frizzies. If you’re looking to multi-task, you can apply the hair treatment while soaking in the bath.