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How to have a spa day at home: 5 ideas to do it yourself

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This is personal care, and taking time for yourself is important for general well-being. Having a spa day is a great way to set aside a time and place to kick back, relax, and clear your mind.

5 ways to have a spa experience at home

We think of the spa as a place to relax and pamper ourselves, but did you know you can create a spa-like environment in the comfort of your own home? Here are the best DIY tips to have a spa experience without leaving home:

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1. Take a relaxing bubble bath

The best way to relax has always been to take a bubble bath. Add a splash of your favorite gentle, sulfate-free bubble bath product, light some candles, turn on some music, and sink into relaxation. A nice way to make your bathroom smell good is by using bath teas. They are tea bags containing your favorite herbs. There’s nothing like a nice hot bath to release muscle tension, open your pores and clear your mind. Another option is to take a hot shower, go swimming, or soak in a Jacuzzi if you don’t have a bathtub; find creative ways to pamper yourself and relax!

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2. Apply a facial mask

A good face mask doesn’t need to be applied in a spa. You can live the same quality experience at home. Choose a face mask with inspiring scents like rosemary or mint. They can also be clay or cloth masks. Apply it on your face, allow it to dry or moisturize your skin and wait for the results.

Enjoy applying the mask while you relax in the bathtub. There is something about the steam, the bubbles, the aromas and the ability to just relax that makes it perfect. Masks containing bentonite clay have impressive skin toning and absorption properties. Plus, the silky smooth feel of the clay on the skin offers a real opportunity to pamper yourself.

3. Don’t forget the hair mask

In addition to taking care of the skin and applying a good facial mask, it is also important to give the hair the care it needs. Using a mask helps to moisturize and nourish the hair. You will get more benefits if your hair is damaged, dry or frizzy. Make sure you use one that is suitable for your hair type, or you can make your own.

Make your own moisturizing hair mask: Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (such as Herbal Aloe Soothing Gel).

Instructions: Mix all ingredients. Add more coconut oil if you have very long or thick hair. Apply to damp hair, starting at the ends and working your way up to the roots. Gather all your hair in a bun or put on a hairdressing cap and leave for 30 to 40 minutes. The vitamins in coconut oil and avocado will nourish your hair to keep it hydrated and shiny. Aloe vera gel will moisturize and soften the scalp. Rinse with lukewarm water and wash hair with sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.

4. Eliminate the worries of the day

There are days when you just want to forget about problems. So why not take a moment to indulge yourself and use a scrub that smells great and contains particles that remove dead skin cells? Once you have that silky smooth feeling on your skin, you will forget about the problems.

5. Moisturize from head to toe

There’s nothing like applying a moisturizer after a good exfoliation or bubble bath. Use a good moisturizing cream and pamper the whole body!

Apply while skin is still damp to seal in much-needed moisture. In the end, the skin will look younger and be much silkier to the touch. Take a few more minutes to relax, enjoy, and focus on your toes, feet, legs, and arms. A massage and a good moisturizer will undoubtedly release the worries of the day.

Never feel guilty about taking time to take care of yourself. Pampering yourself a little goes a long way, and it’s beneficial for you and your overall well-being. Whether it’s a bubble bath, a face mask, reading a book, or taking five minutes to drink a cup of tea. No matter what you do, take that much-needed time to take care of yourself. Remember, self-care is self-love, and you deserve it!

Director, Global Nutrition Product Training, Herbalife Nutrition, and Esthetician

Source: Ambito

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