THE DIY SPA EXPERIENCE THAT WON’T COST YOU SO MUCH TIME TO PREPARE
Finally, a long tiring week of work was just concluded, and hmmm the idea of treating yourself to a spa for a whole-body massage and a bit of pampering over the weekend sounds like the best plan. After all, you deserve it! The moment you step into a wellness spa brings in a comforting feeling – the scent itself evokes calming and relaxing feel plus add up the very good choice of music that makes you want to nap while indulging yourself in a body massage. But that was the pre-pandemic era. The current surge of COVID 19 demanded fast reorganization, as well as the ability to adapt and administer new working protocols. In a blink of an eye, we all have to conduct meetings and get our works done virtually – with our hair undone and still on our PJs. Yes, welcome to our new normal. Who would have thought that these current COVID restrictions would further enhance and change our self-care? Beauty customers indeed change their buying habits amid quarantine limitations in order to mimic the salon and spa experience at home.
Make the most out of your stay at home – build routines and habits that you look forward to doing every now and then. Along with these routines, we highly encourage you to make pampering a habit! Brace yourselves, Queens, as we bring you a luxurious 5-star spa experience at the comfort of your home without having to spend lots of pennies.
A relaxing weekend? Here we go!
Here are creative ways to have an at-home spa day while we are mostly stuck indoors.
Who could ever go wrong with an essential oil diffuser?
This tool was already highly available even during the pre-pandemic era. You probably have seen tons of it as you walk along with the malls. Have you ever considered buying it? Well then if you haven’t, take our advice and buy it. The comforting feeling it evokes is indeed one for the books. Diffuser alongside essential oils? Holy-grail tool that provides gives that comforting vibes. Essential oils are oils derived from plants that are inhaled in order to promote mental wellbeing and ease physical discomfort. Aromatherapy has long been practiced since ancient times – it is a holistic treatment method that has been used for emotional and physical ailments. For your first step to a 5-star spa experience at the comfort of your home. Turn on an essential oil diffuser for that heavenly, soothing scent as you get started with your self-care moments over the weekend. Still quite unsure about what essential oil to incorporate? Well then, you could never go wrong with lavender essential oil and chamomile essential oil.
A rejuvenating body scrub
A warm bath to get things started! But, this time add up a bit of exfoliation as it is vital to keep dry and dull skin at bay. Exfoliation, when done on a weekly basis helps remove dead skin cells. The good thing is, there are a couple of ways you could scrub yourself. For a nourishing body scrub, a combination of olive oil and brown sugar would be of big help. Just make sure that you have twice the amount of sugar as compared to the oil. Once prepared, use the scrub in the shower after washing your skin your favorite scented body wash just simply rub your homemade scrub to your body in a circular motion as you pay attention to the rough spots such as the elbows and knees. Rinse it off after leaving it one for quite a minute.
Put on that comfy robe of yours
A spa experience would not be complete without that comfy robes on. Agree? Pair it up with some fun slippers for that complete spa-at-the-comfort-of-your-home look. Yaay. Excited about what’s coming next?
A DIY steam facial
A steam facial that won’t cost you that much? Made possible! We’ve got you covered, Queens! Steaming is a good way to cleanse your pores – promoting clear and glowing skin. A facial steaming after that bomb bath? Let us get you started.
Your preparation for a DIY steam facial won’t eat up much of your time. Just fill a bowl with boiled water and leave it cool until you feel that your skin could pretty much tolerate the heat without having to cause burns. For acne-prone skin, a drop of tea tree oil would help, lavender oil for oily skin, and rose oil for those who are dealing with dry skin. Simply steam your face for quite a minute by leaning over the bowl with a towel covering your head to enable to stream to circulate within that range.
Go over your usual beauty routine
An at-home facial would not be complete without that gentle cleansing and light exfoliation. You may opt to use your usual skincare products your skin is accustomed to. Followed by a moisturizing and cleansing mask for that complete facial experience. Conclude your usual skincare routine with a facial massage using natural oils such as jojoba, grapeseed, or almond oil. Apply it to your hands and massage gently upward in a circular motion. This massage helps nourish the skin and boost circulation for that soft complexion.
Oops! Do not forget the eye area
Your eyes speak a lot. Hydrate your tired eyes with varieties of ways – may it be those eye patch that is made readily available over the counter or Do It Yourself. Sure there are plenty of ways you could do it. You probably have known the ever famous Do-it-yourself way, the cucumber method! The high water content makes it one of the go-to ingredients in getting rid of those puffy dark circles under the eyes as it moisturizes the skin beneath the eye area. How about the idea of cucumber therapy in your dim light room while adding up a touch of a candle? Candles in a form of a relaxing scent bring some comforting vibes. This scent, in most cases, could also bring you the feel of a relaxing environment like a spa. You could never go wrong with the lavender scent, Queen! Come on give it a try!
A foot massage or foot soak? Yaay!
Give your sole a little bit of treat over the weekend. Time to finally say bye to that muscle soreness. May it is beauty tools or self-care tools – continuous innovation indeed gave way to make our lives bearable. As you continuously look for tools to mimic your home spa experience comes foot massager. This tool brings in major relaxation vibes. Sit back and give your feet some hot tub experience, a basin-like powered by electricity that has massage rollers that actually relieve pain in your feet. Specifications and functions vary from one product to another. How ready are you now in adding this foot massager to our cart? Share with us your foot massager soon! Apart from that technologically advanced tool. You could as well do some DIY foot soak. A soft, smooth skin is made within reach with these ingredients mostly found in your kitchens. To moisturize your feet, you will need honey, coconut milk, and a little bit of cinnamon powder. The moisturizing properties of those mentioned ingredients will leave your skin some sweet treat. Plus, the preparation is as easy as 1-2-3. Just dissolve honey and coconut oil in a small bowl of boiling water. After the mixture was dissolved, slowly add it up the mixture to the tub of water. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon powder and yes! You are good to go for treating your feet to soft, smooth skin.
Time to give your fingernails and toenails some revamp
You pretty much are well familiar with it. What comes after a foot massage? Pedi-time! You all would pretty much agree that everyone gets excited by just simply picking up the appropriate nail polish. It most often the time speaks for the mood you have. Agree? Make sure that you have the complete nail tools such as cuticle nipper, angled nail clipper, scissors, nail clipper, toenail clipper, and a double-ended cuticle trimmer/pusher plus of course, a nail treatment would not be complete without those varieties of colorful nail polish.
Bringing a 5-star spa experience to the comfort of your home is possible. Treat yourself to this experience that won’t eat up much of your time to prepare. Do not forget to have a sip of your favorite wine or tea as you do these, Queens!