1. Set the mood.
When it comes to creating a spa-like experience, it’s all about the ambiance. Set the mood for your spa day by turning on your favorite calming playlist, grabbing yourself a tasty beverage (champagne is always recommended) and lighting a few of your favorite seasonal candles. By creating the perfect space, you can help yourself dive deeper into relaxation and set the scene for your personal day of beauty.
2. Warm up your towels.
Have you noticed that spas never have chilly towels? Turn your bathroom into a luxury hotel by warming up your towels before you hit the showers. Don’t have a towel warmer on hand? No worries! Throw a couple towels into your dryer for a few minutes and let them warm. After about five minutes, pull them out and they’re good to go.
Pro tip: Throw a few hand towels into the dryer as well. If used damp, these tiny towels are perfect for steaming open your pores before a facemask or softening your cuticles before a mani/pedi.
3. Start with a calming bath bomb or shower steamer.
Never underestimate the power of good aromatherapy. To start your spa day, hit the bath or shower and reach for bath products that come in calming scents. For instance, Joyful Bath Co. bath bombs and shower steamers features a signature blend of essential oils that help to calm your sense and leave your hair feeling moisturized.
4. Exfoliate from head to toe.
Reach for either an exfoliating mitt or body brush to help gently exfoliate your skin from head to toe. To get the most out of this, start at your feet and work your way upward in circular motions toward the heart. This easy method helps to stimulate blood flow while shedding dead skin cells. The combination of the two helps to leave your skin glowing and radiant. Just be sure to apply a thick moisturizer after your shower to help restore your skin’s natural moisture barrier.
5. Cleanse your pores.
Once your hair has been rinsed and your skin exfoliated, it’s time to get out of the shower and apply your favorite facemask. It’s important to do this step as soon as you’re out of the shower since the steam from the hot water opened your pores. Open pores mean a greater chance of the nutrients in your mask penetrating to the deepest layers of your skin.
6. Polish, polish, polish.
Now, it’s time for the perfect pedicure. Start by using a pumice stone on the rough patches of your feet to help buff away any dead skin. Next, apply a thick cream to help restore the skin’s natural moisture. If you want, you can wrap warm hand towels around your feet to help the lotion sink in even further.
7. Rest up.
Once your toes are polished, your body is scrubbed and your hair is moisturized, it’s time to hit the hay. One of the most important aspects of any beauty routine is quality sleep. Since you’ve been decompressing, now is a perfect time catch some shut eye. Sweet dreams!