There is nothing more relaxing and blissful than a day spent at the Spa, pampering yourself with the most indulgent of the services, having every beauty whim attended to and coming out feeling rejuvenated head to toe.
The weeping wallet at the exorbitant spa costs and the fact that work requires us to be at office 6 days a week and not at some remote spa.
Luckily for you, we have listed down all the at-home spa day essentials for you to recreate the effect at home without having to shell out a mortgage payment and enjoy the beauty bliss without leaving the comfort of your home.
Start off by lighting a few candles to create a relaxing, soothing environment. BORGHESE – Tuscan Home Candle Collection (Arezzo, Pisa & Siena) is a perfect set for the purpose with its intoxicating blends of Italian-inspired aromatic fragrances in three flavors with notes ranging from fruity and floral to tart and citrusy to sweet and subtle.
Once your skin is thoroughly cleansed, pop off your favorite, indulgent mask to give your skin some deep nourishment.
Depending on your skin type and age, choose a mask that best fits your requirements from GLAMGLOW – Flashmud Brightening Treatment (A Hollywood cult favorite), PETER THOMAS ROTH – 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Mask (formulated with activated gold, Caffeine, Peridot, Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin) or PETER THOMAS ROTH – Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask (a gorgeous aquamarine blue colored mask for a healthy dose of hydration).
Hair care Essentials
Cleanse your hair with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of all the grime, dirt and product build-up and apply a deep conditioning mask like Fekkai – Essential Shea Riche Moisture Masque to give your hair extreme nourishment and intense moisture.
While your indulgent masks work to hydrate and nourish your skin for that gorgeous, dewy glow and your hair for the silky, glossy look, prepare a relaxing bath for your body.
You can use a variety of options for your bath including bath oils, bubble baths and bath salts to transform your tub into a haven of splendor.
Fill your tub with warm water and add your favorite scent and formula of for some body indulgence. Our favorites include Kneipp – Thermal Spring Bath Salts (Lavender) (the lavender scent is perfect to combat mental and physical fatigue) REN – Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil (for relieving stress and soothing the skin, also reducing inflammation), Le Couvent des Minimes – Lavender & Acacia Relaxing Foaming Bath (for deep cleansing while your mind and body relax with its soothing scents) and Philosophy – Melon Daiquiri or French Vanilla Bean Bubble Bath (simply, because it smells delicious!).
After giving yourself a good soak in the hot water bath, buff away dull, dry skin with a body scrub to leave your skin silky smooth and lastingly nourished.
Some refreshingly soothing and effective options include JUARA – Candlenut Body Polish, Whish – Vanilla Spice Sugar Scrub (available in other flavors too), Bliss – Hot Salt Scrub and Archipelago Botanicals – Black Honey Sugar Scrub.
After Bath Essentials
Once you are all good soaked and squeaky clean, it’s time for some after-bath indulgence. Wash away the facial and hair masks to reveal a more gorgeous you and move on to pamper your body a little more.
While your skin is still damp, give your face a good massage with PETER THOMAS ROTH – Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Cream. Formulated with cutting-edge plant biotechnology, t he proprietary blend of six rose stem cells and six rose extracts helps repair, regenerate and rejuvenate skin. Next up, massage your orbital region (the bone around your eyes) with Exuviance – Brightening Bionic Eye Creme to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.
Once the moisturizer has sunken in for a good five minutes, apply a layer of PETER THOMAS ROTH – Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask – an intensive nighttime treatment that not only brightens but moisturizes skin while you sleep.
Don’t forget to pay attention to your neck and décolleté: massage a firming cream like Whish – Rice Milk Decollete Firming Complex, formulated with five powerful, clinically proven anti-aging compounds and peptides, to deliver a powerhouse performance to improve your neck’s elasticity and tone.
Moving further, opt for a rich, luxurious body crème like JUARA – Candlenut Body Creme with the nourishing benefits of candlenut oil, known for its high content of essential fatty acids, for body massage. Massage well a generous amount of the heavenly scented luxe crème for silky, smooth skin with a comfortable, velvet finish.
Finish off your pamper routine by applying Exuviance – Heel Repair formulated with Alpha Hydroxy Acids to help revive dry, cracked heels overnight.
There you go, the ultimate spa experience right within the comforts of your home and without the extortionate spa costs!