*How To Bring a Relaxing Spa Experience To Your Home

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Pampering yourself doesn’t always have to mean venturing out to the spa or salon. In fact, you can get one of the best spa experiences in the privacy of your own bathroom, if you know how to do it! The first thing you need is to set yourself some time alone, free from interruptions to completely relax. A Sunday is usually ideally - no risk of the postman banging on the door with a package, or any unwelcome work calls. After a long, tiring week, set yourself an hour or so to completely indulge in pampering yourself in the luxury of your own home. Not sure how to go about this? Here’s how…

Have a Clean Bathroom
Before we go into the details of creating a spa-like scenario, it’s important you’ll be stepping into a bathroom setting you love and feel excited by. That predominantly means having a clean, tidy bathroom. It’s a mucky job but perhaps the day before, give all the tiles a scrub, the bath a clean, the taps a polish, so everywhere looks sparkling. You could also invest in a few spa-like bathroom extras such as the range of lighting and accessories from bathdisc.co.uk. That way, you’ll enjoy spending a few hours locked away in the bathroom!

Create The Ambiance
When it comes to creating a spa-like experience, it’s all about setting the mood. You can create the ideal relaxing ambience by turning on your favourite calming playlist and grabbing yourself a tasty beverage (champagne is always recommended, but if you don’t happen to have it in the house just chilling, a coffee is just as good!). Lighting is also key. The best way to get the feeling of a spa is to light a few scented candles and place them strategically around the bathroom. If you can, dim the lights too for that added tranquillity. Don’t forget to put your phone on silent!

Warm Up Your Towels
Have you noticed that the therapists at spa experiences will never hand you chilly towels? So why put up with them in your house? Turn your bathroom into its own little spa by warming up your towels before you go into the bath/shower. If you don’t have a heated towel rail or time to switch all the radiators on, don’t worry. Popping your towels into the dryer, or even blasting with them with a hairdryer, will do the job. Here’s a tip: don’t forget about the bath mat, either!

Use Calming Beauty Products
Never underestimate the power of good aromatherapy beauty products for both your body and hair. There is something about the scent of these that will instantly make you feel like you’re at a luxury spa. Look for scented products that contain essential oils such as lavender, ylang-ylang, bergamot, and patchouli - these all help to calm your senses, as well as leaving your skin and hair feeling moisturised.

Indulge in a Hair Mask
Something we rarely give ourselves the luxury of is to let our hair soak up an intense hair mask for around 20-30 minutes. However, when pampering yourself in the bath and having a good hour of ‘me time’, this is the perfect opportunity. Once you have shampooed your hair, take your hair mask and work it throughout your strands. The heat from the bath will help the hair absorb the treatment deeply, resulting in an even softer, repaired finish.

Don’t Forget a Face Mask! 
Whilst you’re lying back in the bath letting your hair mask work its magic, it’s a great time to treat your complexion, too! Select a face mask which suits your skin concerns, and slather a thick layer onto your face. You’ll have open pores from the heat of the bath, meaning a greater chance of the nutrients in your mask penetrating to the deepest layers of your skin. Don’t know what type of facemask to use? If you’re looking to battle a breakout, reach for a purifying clay mask. The rich clay will help to draw out impurities and leave the skin feeling cleansed. Need a bit more moisture? Try using a face mask formulated with vitamin B3 for an instant boost of hydration. Whichever mask you choose, be sure to read the instructions carefully and time the mask accordingly.

Other tips to create the spa experience at home is to make sure you have the biggest, fluffiest dressing gown and a pair of comfy slippers waiting for you when you step out from the bath. You can also continue the luxury by painting your nails and applying a fake tan, to properly treat yourself!

Do you have any tips or pampering product recommendations? 

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10 comments

  1. Warming up your towels is such a good idea, I've never thought of that but love it! Awesome post :)

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  2. There is nothing better than wrapping yourself up in a warm towel!

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  3. this sounds like perfect "me time". Warmers towels are a great idea and I had never thought about it.
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  4. I love having an uncultured bathroom full of candles.

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  5. Totally agreeing with you. I love to get the candles on and the lighting is so soothing

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  6. I LOVE a face mask as a pamper product! Definitely! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  7. I love a good bubble bath and a face mask!

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  8. I love hair masks my hair is also so much softer but and more tamer after I have used one. X

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  9. Candles and the lights off is definitely the way to go! xx

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