Written by Jackie Acosta in Skin Care
Viewed by 53 readers since 12-14-2008
After a grueling and stressful week at work, there is nothing more enticing than going to a spa for rest and relaxation to renew the spirit. While aromatherapy massages, body scrubs, and facials are no-fail ways to make a woman feel beautiful again, they also come with a hefty price tag. Hardworking women (and even men) should go to the spa once in awhile to treat themselves, but wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to do it on a regular basis at the convenience of your home?
Prepare materials and necessary ingredients for the home spa days in advance. There are plenty of drugstores and beauty shops that carry home-spa treatments such as bath salts, body scrubs, aromatherapy oils, and soothing moisturizers in various scents. Most of these products already indicate what benefits can be derived from using them—lavender is often used to calm and soothe, while mint and citrus flavors promise to rejuvenate and revitalize. These products can range from generic brands to expensive handmade products, so choose ones that suit your needs and your budget. Some of these products can go for more than one use, so consider it as an investment.
Make sure that the scheduled spa day is free from any kind of distractions or interruptions. Turn off mobile phones, computers, and anything that can disrupt your day. Set the mood by creating a relaxing atmosphere at your home by lighting candles and scented oil burners. Put on soothing instrumental music to add a more authentic feel to the spa experience. Before you begin, make sure that you have all your pampering products such as oils, lotions, and scrubs ready so as to save time or interrupt the relaxed mood you are trying to get into.
Start with a rich body scrub using a store-bought product or making your own with rock salt and olive oil. A scrub can be done with bare hands or with a soft washcloth. Rinse scrub and draw the bath to move to adding luxurious bath cream, bath salt, and a few rose petals for a romantic touch. For a more relaxed touch, slice a couple of chilled cucumbers and set them on closed eyelids. Enjoy the soak for about thirty minutes to one hour.
After the relaxing bath, do not towel dry skin. Instead, pat gently with towel and apply moisturizer. To also give dry hair moisture or add shine, slather on some homemade deep conditioner: comb half a cup of pure mayonnaise through damp hair, cover with a plastic shower cap and leave on for twenty minutes. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo afterwards.
Aside from finding rest and relaxation at the comfort of your own home, getting pampered without breaking the band will definitely make you feel good. After all, who would not happy after spending just a fraction of the cost of a professional treatment to feel the same way? Feeling great plays an important role in looking great too—the more confident you will be with yourself, the more that your beauty will radiate as it comes from within.