I wish I could visit the spa more often, for a bit of me time. The thing is, it always seems like an impossible task. I just don’t have the time or the money to spend half a day at my local beauty centre. That doesn’t mean I can’t have the same kind of experience at home, however. There are loads of ways you can have some real R&R in the comfort of your own living room. It’s far cheaper and won’t use up valuable work or family time. Here’s how you can bring the spa to you.
Homemade Beauty Treatments
Pinterest will become your new best friend when it comes to making beauty treatments at home. There are so many different recipes and techniques; you’ll be spoilt for choice. Most of these treatments can be made with things you find in the cupboard or fridge, too! Popular ingredients include olive oil, coconut oil and natural yoghurt. You can make face masks, for a deep and relaxing facial. You can create your own bath creams and shower gels if you only have a little bit of time spare. There are even treatments you can put together at home, which will do a better job than something at the spa. After all, there are a lot fewer chemicals in something you make yourself. What’s not to love about going homemade?!
Amazing At-Home Beauty Treatments
If you’re not keen on whacking a load of yoghurt on your face, there are some products you can buy which are of spa quality. You don’t even need to spend a small fortune on these. For example, did you know that Sudocrem can get rid of skin redness? I bet some of you ladies have some of that lying around, anyway! If you’re looking for something a bit more intense, then Platinum Skin Care do a range of chemical peels. They’ve been specially created for at-home use and are as good as the stuff you’ll find in a spa. Dig around in the cupboards and have a look what’s been stored in there since Mother’s Day. If you’re like me, you’ll probably have stashed away a tonne of toiletries you received as gifts. Some of these may be perfect for your at-home spa treatments.
Massages and Relaxation
One of the best things about visiting a spa is the peace, quiet and relaxation. Not forgetting the massages, of course! If you can rope your partner in, see if they wouldn’t mind giving you a massage one quiet evening. You can find a whole range of essential oils and massage lotions that will give it that professional feel. As for getting some R&R, well there are plenty of ways to do this too. Have you ever tried meditation? You only need a spare 10 minutes, and it can help you feel much more rested and relaxed. Download an app like Headspace, that will walk you through the technique. Light some scented candles and put on some calming music. You’ll instantly feel more at ease with the world.
Once you’ve tried some of these tips out, you’ll wonder why you ever forked out so much money at a spa. It’s so easy to recreate at home, and it will save you plenty of time too.