Today we live in a stress-ridden, fast-paced lifestyle, constantly juggling between work, social life and home responsibilities. As a result, we end up messing with our health and skin by not paying proper heed to them. In fact, due to such time crunch, it seems difficult to tuck into a salon for indulging in a relaxing spa after a toiling week. Well, how about enjoying your “home spa day”? Squeeze in some extra minutes from your regular self-care time and you can see how these pampering recommendations can make you look like a million bucks. The availability of reliable aromatherapy education online may not make you look like a million bucks but it will assist in making you feel and look batter.
In preparation (things you need):
You don’t need to break your wallet to buy a lot of ingredients. Scour your home for some spa essentials and celebrate a relaxing home spa day only with what you have tucked away. If you are inclined to utilize special moisturizers, bath salt or essential oils ….so be it. Here are some ingredients you need to arrange before indulging in a spa –
1. Scented aromatherapy candles (Non-fragrance oil or synthetics)
2. Soul-soothing music
3. A loofah, washcloth, scrubber and bath brush
4. Fluffy cotton towel
5. Essential oils (as per your preference) and bath salts
6. Cleansers, moisturizers and toners
7. Coarse sea salt
8. Plenty of chilled spring water (with a splash of lemon or lime) in the fanciest glass you can find
9. Steep a cup of green tea
Use essential oil:
Not only do the essential oils smell amazing, but they are beneficial for your skin. But, you should not apply essential oils directly on your skin. Add about four drops in a bowl of luke-warm water. Soak a washcloth in the water and then apply to your neck and neck as a compress for six to seven minutes. Repeat thrice. Now, gently towel dry and finish yourself off with an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant facial splash.
Choose essential oil that suits your purpose and mood, if you are experiencing a high stress level, pick soothing oils like roman chamomile, lavender, sandalwood, etc. Oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, basil and juniper are great for revitalizing and energizing your mind and body. Essential oils can help with physical conditions, rejuvenate the skin, alleviate stress, enhance your mood, restore vitality and facilitate the regeneration of new, healthy cells. The essential oil classes online can help you learn the right blending technique.
Basic body cleansing and scrubbing:
Start with a basic body scrub and cleansing. Whatever sponge or brush you decide on scrub mindfully and gently brush your skin. Gentle circular motions can help increase your circulation and eliminate toxins. Mix an ounce of ground sea salt with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Add water and make a paste so it spreads easily. Apply it to your entire body and slough off the dead skin with big circular strokes. This salt scrub will exfoliate dead skin cells, cleanse the pores and detoxify your body.
Take a bath:
Add a few drops of essential oil to bath salts mixed with a tablespoon of castile soap. Get an extra pillow, put a trash bag over it to keep it dry and then put a pillow case over that. Now, spend some extra 10 minutes in your bath tub. Follow it with a relaxing, warm shower and dry yourself off with a soft cotton towel. After taking a bath, apply some body butter or moisturizer on your body. For added oomph, apply your favorite body mist on your pulse points to make the perfume last all day.
Rejuvenate from the inside:
Drink adequate amount of water every day. Eat lot of green vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts and lean protein to reduce inflammation, replenish moisture and restore a youthful glow.
So, what are you waiting for! GO ahead and indulge in some relaxing home spa.