Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Who Needs a Spa? Pamper Yourself at Home!

Going to a spa or a salon can be a really nice treat, but it can be a little destructive to the bank balance. We don’t always have the funds needed to treat ourselves at the spa. So, what can you do? You don’t have to fret about it; you can pamper yourself at home! Although you’ll be doing everything yourself, you’ll still reap the same benefits. Here are some tips that can help you:

Take a Hot Bath With Epsom Salts

A hot bath is great for soothing aches and pains, especially when you add epsom salts into the mix. Epsom salts and rock salts help to cleanse the body of toxins, so make sure you add these to your hot bath. You can even add a nice bath bomb with essential oils to give your skin an extra treat. Make sure you have candles and dim the lights while you’re in there too. That’s the only way to have a proper spa experience! A bath pillow and bath caddy will mean you can take everything you need into your bath too. A magazine, a drink, etc.

Exfoliate Face and Body

While you’re in the bath, exfoliate your face and body to get rid of dead skin cells and improve your circulation. Coffee scrubs are really popular lately, and with good reason. They can seriously help the body to brighten, and they’ve even been thought to help cellulite! Be gentle on the face, as a scrub meant for the body can be rough. You might even want to use a separate scrub for the face. Make sure you get every bit of exfoliator off before doing anything else, or you’ll feel grains on your skin!

Use a Body Oil to Moisturise

After you’ve got out of the bath and patted yourself dry, use a body oil to moisturise. If you have knots and things that are bugging you, you can even attempt to undo these knots yourself. All you need to do is apply pressure to the area. It isn’t so much about massaging, but the pressure involved. Try it and see how you feel. You can even use a foam roller, although that can be a little uncomfortable so you may not feel like you’re pampering yourself!

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Give Yourself a Facial

Give yourself a home facial after you’ve had a bath to open your pores, and you’ve exfoliated. All you need to do is apply your favourite mask. You can even make one yourself! Leave it on and relax for a while, before taking it all off, toning, and moisturising. Why not use a facial oil too, and focus on areas that are prone to lines? You can even use something like a Jessner’s Peel if you have particularly problematic skin. You’ll benefit just like a real facial!

Apply a Hair Mask

A hair mask will make your hair soft and smooth. If you want to use natural ingredients to make your own, again, you can. If not, buy one from a hairdressers. If you’re on a budget, you can even use conditioner and sleep in it overnight. Some people like to wrap their hair in cling film too, as it keeps heat in and makes hair even softer!

Have a Home Pedicure/Manicure

A home pedicure/manicure will keep your hands and feet looking neat. Soak your feet and use a pumice stone or something similar to get rid of dead skin. Then you just need to cut your nails and use a file to shape them properly. They should all be the same length and the same shape to look as nice as possible. When it comes to your toenails, always cut them straight across. Be careful of sharp corners too, as they can cause ingrown toenails. Once you’ve done that, you can push your cuticles back, and maybe clip them a little if they need it. Then it’s time to paint! Always use a base coat to protect the nail, then 2 coats of colour. Don’t apply too thick, as it won’t dry. Then when you’ve left it a little while, apply your top coat and a drop of oil to stop knocks.

Pampering yourself at home is so much cheaper, and you’ll benefit in exactly the same way as a spa! Your skin will be clearer, your hair softer, nails neater, and you’ll feel so relaxed. You should do all this at least once every few weeks to stay on top of it all and look your best. Have fun!

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