If you’re stuck at home because of the pandemic and miss your spa day, learn how to set up the ultimate at-home one to enjoy the self-love you deserve.
The pandemic that took over our lives has lasting effects on all our businesses. From massages to haircuts to spas, all have been affected by COVID-19. Thankfully, all of these can be done right at your home. Listed below are the best ways to set up the DIY home spa that’ll leave you wanting for more.
Set the Atmosphere
Before rushing to make your perfect DIY spa, set up scented candles all over your designated “spa room” first, introducing a sweet fragrance that sets the room’s overall tone and atmosphere. Since your home spa starts when you enter and ends when you leave, it’s best to get a calming aura throughout the routine. If scented candles aren’t your cup of tea, consider using aroma diffusers instead.
Additionally, the scented candles don’t need to be in the spa room only. You can add relaxing lavender scents to your bedroom to help you sleep at night. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, add up extra flair with rose and vanilla aromas to your house. Starting your DIY spa with scent diffusers is a surefire way to create a soothing atmosphere that gets you ready for the next step.
Relax Your Mind
The next step should be completely immersing your mind within the atmosphere. Set up a yoga mat and meditate for the next ten minutes or so. Practice breathing routines and try not to overthink too much. Breathe in. Breathe out. Imagine a ball of energy starting from your toes traveling to your body with every breath. Inhale and exhale until you’re completely enveloped in nothingness. That’s all you have to do to relax your mind and be in the perfect state for a relaxing home spa.
Elevate Your Bath to the Next Level
After a relaxing session of meditation, head on over to your bathroom and get ready for the most relaxing bath you’ll ever take. Start the bath with a fragrant bath bomb that’s geared to elevate your bathing experience. Bonus points if you’ve prepared and installed customizable hot tubs at home. By including bath bombs, bath salts, and a personalized hot tub to your bath, you can get a soothing, relaxing bath that keeps you energized for the whole day. In addition to that, bath bombs are suitable for your skin, all-natural, and aromatherapeutic.
To further boost your bathing experience, exfoliate your whole body. Exfoliating helps you keep your skin smooth and soft by removing pesky dead skin cells and preventing dry patches on your skin. Begin your exfoliation by being gentle on your body. Try to avoid harsh brushes on your skin to avoid micro-tears, and consider using exfoliating scrubs and creams. Do note that you should only exfoliate twice a week to save your skin’s natural oils.
Focus on Your Face
A spa isn’t complete without an excellent facial session. Luckily, you have access to a plethora of facial skincare treatments available at online stores. We recommend prepping your facial with a fragrant balm cleanser. Using balm cleansers first helps remove makeup, SPF, sweat, excess oils, and dirt using oils and emollients. When choosing a cleansing balm, try to look out for types that are kind to your skin, give a thorough cleanse, mess-free, and have moisturizing properties. Now to the main attraction—face mask.
No, not the face masks that are required when going outside. We mean exfoliating face masks full of hydrating extracts sure to keep your face smooth and silky. Face masks can be made from shea butter, moisture-magnet hyaluronic acid, natural plant oils, or clay. If you’re looking to decongest, consider using a charcoal-steeped sheet mask. And if you’re feeling fancy, give yourself a face massage.
A facial massage lets your face absorb the product you’re using. The warmth and motion of your hands help your face soak up all the oil and serum. Hence, it’s essential to choose the correct product your skin type benefits from the most. Take note that when massaging your face, keep your hands gentle since the area between the eye is sensitive. Start the massage by rolling your fingers from your chin to your cheeks to ease away any tension and stress. Try not to put too much pressure and use soft presses and rolling movements with your fingers instead. If you’re not too keen on using your fingers, you can use a jade roller instead.
Let Down Your Hair
To top off your relaxing bath, treat your hair. Since most hairdressers are closed right now, it’s up to you to take care of your hair. For dry strands, use hair oils. These can either be olive, coconut, corn, or almond oil. These oils are full of antioxidants and Vitamin E that revives moisture in the hair. Continue this treatment with a rigorous massage on your scalp and hair. Finish it all up with your preferred shampoo.
And that’s it! It’s time to curl up in bed and read a good book to continue the relaxing day.