Canceled flights, heavy snowstorms, long lines, and lost luggage - who needs the stress of traveling over the holidays? Instead, staycation your way to bliss by settling in for a home spa day. Doing a home spa means treating yourself to head-to-toe TLC, all in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re recovering from holiday festivities or just looking to treat yourself this season, give yourself the gift of relaxation with our top tips for the ultimate home spa experience.
Spas are known for their serene, peaceful settings. The atmosphere is everything when it comes to a home spa day, so follow these tips to make it special:
Light candles throughout your bathroom and bedroom. Candles provide not only a calming scent, but also create a relaxing ambiance in the room. They’re also romantic, just in case you want to share your spa day with a partner.
On that note, when it comes to creating the ultimate home spa experience, low lighting is key! Dimming or turning off all lamps except for one or two creates a relaxing atmosphere that's perfect for unwinding after your other holiday activities.
The smells that surround us can influence our mood and help us to relax, feel soothed, and even more energized. For a home spa, a relaxing scented candle or diffuser using lavender or another scent you enjoy is recommended.
A real home spa day starts with an amazing bath. Infuse your bath with Epsom salts, lavender oil, or bubble bath to make it extra nourishing, moisturizing, or whatever you feel like you need to relax. A glass of wine can’t hurt, either.
Now that you’ve set the mood, it’s time to pamper yourself. Here are some spa day essentials to try:
Gua shua is a Chinese massage technique that uses acupressure points on the face and body to help release blocked energy. It’s an amazing way to help relax your body and mind while also improving circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Dab a bit of facial oil on your fingertips and massage away all the stress that can accumulate in those sensitive facial muscles. This is a great way to decompress and get glowing before your next holiday event.
Break out your loofah or spa mitt and treat yourself to an invigorating total-body exfoliation. Get rid of those dead skin cells, boost your circulation, and revitalize your skin. After, make sure you moisturize your skin from neck to toe to protect and keep skin soft.
Treat your hair and face to a mask, either DIY or store-bought. Tip: Apply a hair mask before the bath so you can wash it off when you shampoo, and save the face mask for after the bath, when your skin is clean.
Keep the self-care trend going by treating yourself to an aesthetic treatment. Non-invasive aesthetic treatments are like a lifetime's worth of home spa days packed into a 15-30 minute session. Here are some of the most sought-after treatments for transforming your face or body with no downtime:
Tribella™ treatments combine three powerful anti-aging therapies into one. First, a photofacial improves skin tone by fading age spots, and reducing sun damage. Then, the anti-aging treatment firms skin, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Lastly, the skin resurfacing treatment smoothes uneven skin texture, improving the appearance of scars, rosacea, enlarged pores, and more. If you’ve never tried a medical aesthetic treatment before, this is a great entry point into the world of highly effective treatments with visible results and no downtime.
Skin resurfacing is one of the most sought-after treatments for improving the overall look and feel of the skin and resolving issues such as scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, or stretch marks. Skin resurfacing treatments stimulate scar healing by delivering radio frequency below the skin’s surface layers. The treatments accelerate the skin’s natural healing process and promote collagen and elastin production to correct scar tissue, improve textural irregularities of the skin, and restore a brighter, smoother complexion.
Sometimes a radiant complexion is hidden under dull, dry skin or skin that’s been congested with product buildup. For the deepest clean that also restores skin’s beautiful glow, Venus Glow™ facial renewal treatments flush out pores and pull dirt, excess oil, and impurities from below the skin’s surface, resulting in a more radiant, refreshed complexion. The micro-massaging tip then stimulates nutrients to spread through the derma layer and restore nourishment to tired, stressed skin. It’s a fast, safe, and effective way to leave skin feeling noticeably healthier and more hydrated.
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