For some of us, long gone are the days of weekly manicures, bi-weekly root touch-ups with the stylist, and expensive spa treatments. Our budgets may have changed, but our routines are still the same. Get the kids ready for school, go to work, come home and organize the house, prepare dinner, get the kids to bed…you are still not done right? Fit into your schedule a day of sweet indulgences by having an at-home spa day. The International Spa Association defines the word spa as “places devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.” Use our tips and find the best beauty products at discounted prices that will make you feel like a million bucks in the comfort of your own private spa — oops, home.
First, set the atmosphere by grabbing your plushest bathrobe, lighting a few candles, and preparing a nice pitcher of “spa water”. Spa water is basically a refreshing drink with a main ingredient – water. Take a look at our favorite recipes below.
Citrus: Slices of oranges, limes, and lemons.
Melon: Slices of watermelon and limes.
Mojito: Sliced fresh pineapple, a slice or two of fresh ginger, handful of mint sprigs.
Second, try a natural manicure. You will only need nail polish remover, cotton balls, a wooden cuticle stick (does not have to made from wood), and a cuticle oil like OPI Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Replenishing Oil. Why natural and no nail polish? We want you to be pampered and relaxed not stressed by painting your nails and making sure to stay inside the lines!
Use the nail polish remover and take off any nail polish you have on. Next, apply the cuticle oil, and wait 30 seconds. With the cuticle stick, gently push back cuticles. You are done! Your nails and cuticles are being treated with avocado oil, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Third, decongest your pores with a mud mask like June Jacobs Pore Purifying Mud Masque. This masque is paraben and preservative free and contains natural antibacterial extracts like geranium, lemon peel and rosemary. You can leave this mask on for up to 30 minutes. It leaves your skin feeling clean, soft, and refreshed. You will also notice a fresh glow!
Your hair goes through a lot! The sun, styling tools, ponytail holders, and your dye job take a toll on your tresses. Deep condition your hair just like a professional stylist would. Aquage Healing Conditioner repairs and strenghtens weak or damaged hair. This rich conditioner nourishes hair with sea botanicals, increasing moisture and elasticity. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Enjoy the results!
A highly effective hydrating cream for the entire body;Murad Body Firming Cream is ideal for hands, arms, legs and knees. It increases skin firmness by 40% in 15 minutes. Skin with cellulite and stretch marks will benefit extremely. Not only does it improve firmness and elasticity it provides moisture to dry skin.
Go to TheBeautyPlace.com to find all your beauty essentials. Enjoy your at-home spa day!