The first thing to do on your at-home spa day is soak in a hot bath. Improve the stress-relieving benefits of your soak with some aromatic bath salts, or go the more playful route and fill the tub with bubbles. The point is to soak your cares (and aches and pains) away while listening to soft music -- or just line the tub with scented candles, turn the lights off and let your mind wander.
Once you've soaked, it's time to buff and polish your body. A salt scrub or a sponge/washcloth and shower gel will gently exfoliate your skin, leaving you soft and smooth from head to toe.
You often may feel too rushed to apply
body lotion on a regular basis, but it's an important body care step in ensuring skin hydration. Opt for something subtly scented to evoke the spa experience and make you smell fabulous.
While you're getting your body gorgeous, don't forget about your face. Cleanse and exfoliate, then choose a treatment mask targeted to your skin type. While you wait to rinse the mask off, sit back and relax (in the tub, if possible). Use this time to clear your mind of stress and tension. Follow up the mask with your moisturizer of choice.
Learn to make some beauty treatments yourself!
What better way to indulge in relaxation and pampering than with your closest girlfriends!
Hosting a spa party at home is a great way to get your friends together and either make some of the beauty treatments yourself as a group activity or indulge in some of the best goodies on the market. Ask everyone to bring one of their favorite beauty treatments, this way everyone has something new to try.
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