What brings more relaxation and revitalization than a spa? In the current world, spas have become part of the daily routine for many people. High-rated hotels and private clubs have turned spas into business and main attraction.
Spas offer friendly treatments, but the packages are usually so expensive that you cannot afford it every time you need it. However, just with a few skincare products, you can treat yourself to a spa experience in the comfort of your home, anytime.
So, you do not need to be wealthy to enjoy the benefits. With these at-home spa day ideas, you can promote your relaxation and reduce stress anytime you want.
At-Home Spa Day Ideas
Have some scented candles, preferably vanilla, pine, or chamomile. Scented candles serve as relaxing agents. Place the candles in a safe corner, away from stuff like towels. Light them up 10 minutes before getting into the bathroom to allow the room to be filled with the scent.
2. Music! Music!
Not just any music. Relaxing music! No spa session will be complete without this. Play calming sounds. They may be from the guitar, harp, or ambient music. Music naturally brings inner peace, something you need to have a great experience. Where to get such music? Pandora, Soundcloud, Spotify, and Amazon Music. You can stream them online but not with your phone, to avoid interruptions like phone calls.
A warm shower prepares your skin for the coming treatments. It helps remove dead skin from the body. Apply top-notch exfoliant and rinse off with a body wash. Then dry yourself using a towel and then wear a comfortable robe.
4. Face Mask
After taking a warm shower and your body exfoliated, apply a face to remove dead skin and skin tightening. Have the mask for more than 20 minutes and up to 30 minutes. Facemasks are one of the modern ways you can care for your skin. They are a great way to achieve a relaxed spa experience at home. Some of the most popular mask types you can use include:
You need to know the type of face mask you need for your skin for better results.
Hydrating sheet masks work best for dry skin types. Clay and mud-based face masks are suitable for oily and mixed skin types. Enzyme masks work best for the acne-prone skin type, while gel face masks work for sensitive skin. Antioxidant cream is suitable for hyperpigmented skins. After applying the face mask, it is essential to moisturize your skin when it is still damp. It helps the skin remain hydrated.
5. Hot Bath
If you want to relax more, you should probably prefer a hot bath over a shower.\Soak yourself in the tub with water that feels warm to the skin for 20-30 minutes. It makes you relax and feel calm. Hot baths will help elevate your mood, relieve muscle pain, and soothe irritated skin.
After taking a hot bath for 30 minutes, let the tub drain and take a shower now. This time, you can use a clean washcloth instead of body wash.
Get out of the shower, dry your body with a cotton towel, then use a body moisturizer. Eucerin skin calming lotion is an excellent moisturizer and does not feel greasy.
You can apply a different moisturizer on your face depending on your facial skin type. Here are some of the top face moisturizers for men, categorized according to skin type.
8. Trim the Nails
Now pay attention to your nails and clip them using clippers. At this stage, you can also massage your feet for a better experience.
After completing the steps, it is time for meditation. You can do it anywhere you find more relaxing, on a bed, couch, or while sitting down on the floor. Just make sure you are comfortable.
At-home Spa Treatments
Body Scrubs: For an effective body scrub, mix brown sugar with olive oil and use the scrub in the shower, rubbing it round over the body while taking note of the rough body spots.
Foot Mask: Do not neglect your feet. Mix equal measures of oatmeal, cornmeal, olive oil, and salt and add some aloe vera. Massage the mixture on your feet before washing them off after a few minutes.
Steam Facial: This is good for cleansing pores and enhancing a glowing skin
Softening Hand Treatment: Use a moisturizing scrub to massage all over your hands in a circular motion, and rinse with warm water.
Milk bath: Relax in a nourishing milk bath to soothe and soften your skin. All you need is adding a few cups of milk to your bath water and mix it with some oil.
If you want some guidance, you can consider the Autogenic Training, a step by step guide for the ultimate mind and body experience.
Here are five Meditation tips if you are starting.
1. Start small, for five minutes or less.
2. Understand the benefits of meditation on situations like stress, anxiety, irritability, and overthinking.
3. Know the basic principles of meditation
4. Do it your way!
5. Try different types of meditation
Bath Products For Men
Manly bath products do exist. With some little guidance, you can get lots of different bath products for men for your daily use.
1. Bath gels
They are alternatives to soap and work both as a bubble bath and regular soap.
There are several body washes for men, from Adidas, Axe, and Suave for men.
2. Grainy Scrubs
Grainy exfoliating scrubs provide more comfortable shaving after a bath or shower and gives skin a more luminous and transparent look.
You can also use the exfoliating scrub on your face or chest to treat acne problems.
3. Bubble Baths
Bubble baths will always soften rough skin and give you a juvenile young look. Try out Unisex Deep Steep products to maximize the effects!
4. Bath Salts
Even when you have perfect skin, bath salts are still necessary for your relaxation after a long day and can be therapeutic for tired muscles and sunburns.
Considering the ingredients will help you attend to the specific needs of your skin.
Use a few tablespoons in warm bath water and let them dissolve.
These can’t just go out of style. They have always been practical and affordable. They are the most common products and can easily be carried anywhere.
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