Who doesn’t love a spa day? It feels great to get pampered every now and then, but many of us don’t have the time or means to make it a regular thing. Not to mention, professional spa treatments can get quite expensive — especially if you’re planning on booking multiple sessions — and there’s nothing relaxing about that.
That doesn’t mean you need to miss out! If you love a good pamper but want to do it for less, you can easily turn your bathroom into your very own relaxing at-home spa for the evening so you can de-stress and rejuvenate. Just try these simple tricks to recreate the feeling (and results) of professional spa treatments at home.
Most spas play soft, tranquil music in the background so why not do the same to get your evening started? The right sort of music can relax the mind and body — so put on your favourite playlist or find some soft, relaxing ambient sounds to play in the background. Turn off your phone or leave it in another room so that nothing disturbs you.
Scented candles that contain essential oils can really enhance the at-home spa experience. Run yourself a hot bath, turn the lights down low, and light your favourite candle to help calm your mind whilst you soak away any stress or tension. Lavender scented candles are a great choice to help relax the body. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more rejuvenating and invigorating, eucalyptus is a great option. Either way, be sure to place the candle in a safe area.
Bath time is a great opportunity to give your body a cleanse and exfoliate your skin using a salt scrub. This gets rid of all the toxins and dead cells that your body holds on to, leaving your skin feeling softer and smoother. You can also try a hair mask; a good slathering of coconut oil will leave it feeling super soft and in great condition. Finally, you can lock in softness by applying a moisturizing cream all over your body while your skin is still damp after you get out of the water.
And for that special at-home spa touch, don’t forget to put your towels on a heater before you get in so you can indulge in warm towels when you get out.
Sure, it’s nice to get a wax at the salon or spa — but hair removal at home is just as easy. Veet® Natural Inspirations™ Sugar Wax is formulated to be similar to the waxes used in salons but is perfect for at-home hair removal, giving you long-lasting smoothness and results that last for up to 28 days . You simply warm the wax in the microwave and apply it to your legs, face or other parts of your body before removing to reveal perfectly smooth skin*. The best part — you’re already home, so just throw on your favourite robe and take some time to unwind after you’re finished.
It’s easy to forget about your feet but giving them a little love is easy! Soak for 10-15 minutes in some warm water to allow the skin to soften. (Now would be a great time to apply a face mask as well – then you can sit back and relax while you wait.)
You can create your own foot scrub by mixing together olive oil, salt and a few drops of peppermint oil, which is also good to help with blood circulation. Rub it into your feet in circular motions around the sole, heels and each toe individually before washing off and applying a moisturizing cream all over. Once your feet are dry, a little file of the nails and a lick of paint will finish them off perfectly.
By now, we're hoping you feel rejuvenated and relaxed. So why not blow out those candles and finish up in true spa fashion with a hot cup of peppermint tea in your favourite nook.
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 Only applicable to Veet waxes. Satisfaction survey carried out by Biophyderm in 2007 with 30 voluntary consumers.