Top 8 Easy Spa Treatments You Can Do At Home
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Ah, the spa. I feel relaxed even saying the word “spa.” But, spas can get expensive between wanting multiple treatments (massage and facial please!) and gratuity. It’s pretty easy to drop some serious dough in one day. As you know, I’m a teacher by day, blogger by night, so it’s important for me to keep an eye on my spending. But, have no fear, I’ve found eight easy spa treatments you can do at home! You don’t need to spend a ton of money to have an incredible spa day in the comfort of your own home.
Set the Tone:
Put on some relaxing music and your comfiest clothes. Make yourself some hot tea or a smoothie. Silence your phone and take it in the other room. You deserve to treat yourself! If you have the whole day, that’s amazing. Soak it in and enjoy this time for yourself. If you only have an hour, try one or two treatments from the list. Some you could apply at the same time for double the luxury!
8. Apply a Clay Mask
Clay Masks pull impurities out of your skin, leaving your skin fresh and so clean clean after use. They are also easy to apply and they harden quickly. You only need 10 minutes to see and feel a big difference in your skin.
7. Bring Your Nails Back to Life
This spa treatment is easy, fun, and smells amazing!
What you need:
1 bowl filled with cool water
Slice the lemon and cucumber and place inside the water-filled bowl. Lemon remove stains and the cucumber moisturizes your hands. Soak your hands for 10-15 minutes. If you want to keep the fun going with a manicure, push your cuticles back with a cuticle press and paint your nails. For a moisturizing cuticle treatment, try coconut oil.
6. DIY Satin Hands
Your hands help you with everything. They deserve some love back, especially if you have naturally dry skin or live in a cold climate like me.
What you need:
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 tablespoon of your favorite scrub (my favorite lemon scrub recipe is below)
Or 1 tablespoon of Sugar
Put the tablespoon of sugar or scrub in one hand and then pour the olive oil into the scrub. Rub your hands together slowly for 30 seconds, gently scrubbing your fingers and wrists as well. Find a comfy spot to sit and let it soak into your hands for 30 seconds. Simply rinse with warm water and you’re done!
5. De-Puff Your Eyes
The cliché is true. Cucumbers remove puffiness and wake up your eyes. Put one slice on each eye for 30 minutes and take a nap. Wake up looking and feeling awake and refreshed.
4. Apply a Hydrating Face Mask
To combat dry skin, you don’t need to run to the drug store. You probably have the ingredients in your kitchen.
Combine ½ avocado
1 tsp of honey
1 tsp of nonfat plain yogurt
Mix it up in a bowl and apply to your face. Leave it on until it hardens. It should take no longer than 15 minutes. Rinse and enjoy freshly dewey skin!
3. Try A Detox Hair Mask
Does your hair feel heavy? It’s time for a refreshing detox mask. Between conditioning treatments, hairsprays and shampoos, hair build-up happens over time. Try this Detox Hair Mask to make your locks feel so fresh and so clean clean.
3 tablespoons of sea salt
2 tablespoons of mild shampoo
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
Mix it together and wash and rinse your hair thoroughly.
Hello light and bright hair!
2. Exfoliate with a DIY Lemon Scrub
I love this scrub because it smells amazing, doesn’t have chemicals, and is easy peasy to make.
You will need:
A small jar or container with a lid
(You can use an empty jar at home or pick one up at any craft store for less than $1!)
1 cup of white sugar
¼ cup of coconut oil
I love using this as an exfoliant once a week all over or a lip scrub to get any gunk off built up from lip balms and lipsticks. Just don’t over do it with the lip scrub because it is an exfoliant.
1. Steam your face
Steaming your face allows you to sweat out any unwanted toxins in your skin, not to mention it feels like you’re in a relaxing sauna! Try this in the comfort of your own home.
Put a 2 cups of water on the stove and boil it.
Wash your face with cleanser. Avoid exfoliating.
Pat your face dry with a soft towel. (Amp this up by using your favorite fluffy towels!)
Pour the water into the bowl slowly. If you have a colorful bowl that makes you happy, use that one.
Optional: Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Lavender essential oil: calming, mild scent
Peppermint Essential Oil: opens sinuses
Have a seat and bring your face over the water. Drape a towel over your head to keep the steam in. Stay here for 10 minutes or as long as desired. Take calming breaths and enjoy the stillness. The steam will open your pores and bring fresh oxygen to your face.
Word to the wise: Don’t do this all day. It could irritate your skin. Ten minutes is plenty.
After 10 minutes, you can wash your face.
It’s now time to tone your skin and close your pores back up. If you have a favorite toner, apply it to your skin and let it dry. If you don’t have a toner, I love using a few drops of Witch Hazel. It’s inexpensive and there aren’t any added chemicals.
The final step is rehydrate your face. Apply your favorite moisturizer to your face and neck and let it soak into your skin. Ta da! In home steam treatment is complete.
Go On, Indulge
If you don’t have the entire day available, pick one or two treatments from the list to try. For an inexpensive, but fun girls night, skip the dinner and a movie, and try a spa night instead. You still get to catch up and won’t spend much of your hard-earned cash.
What is YOUR favorite at-home spa treatment?
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