Every woman deserves a pampering session, especially before her wedding day. Take matters into your own hands by creating a DIY spa experience at home. These 10 tips will make your dream a reality:
1. Set the Scene
Design a tranquil spa setting in your home by lighting candles. Play peaceful music or ambient sounds, and add greenery to your designated spa space. Houseplants will clean toxins out of the air in your home and bring a touch of nature indoors. You can also use an oil diffuser for aromatherapy. Essential oils such as chamomile and lavender have a calming effect on the body.
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2. Get Comfy
A silk robe, fuzzy slippers and an oversized thick towel will take your comfort to the next level. Is it really a spa experience without these cozy accessories? The key is to feel relaxed and at ease, so whether that means wearing your favorite loungewear or some sexy lingerie — do what makes you happy.
3. Prepare Facials
Today’s the day to pamper your skin — get started with a DIY facial using ingredients from your kitchen! These masks can reduce pore size, tighten skin, calm breakouts and do much more. Choose a mask that fits your skin needs and feel free to experiment with combining these ingredients to create a custom facial.
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4. Revive Your Hair
DIY hair masks are simple and can do wonders for your hair. They can eliminate dryness and damage as well as frizz, flakiness and fading. The only question you need to ask is, when can you start? Leave the mask in your hair for about half an hour to allow the nutrients to absorb. You can easily walk around your house while a towel protects the hair mask on your head.
5. Experiment With Dry Brushing
Brushing your skin with a dry stiff-bristled brush can exfoliate and detoxify your skin. It also increases blood circulation and unclogs pores. Begin at your extremities and move toward the center of your body as you brush.
6. Get Manicures
Soak your nails in warm water, and use a nail set to trim your cuticles and shape your nails. Gently apply lotion to your hands and massage it into your skin. Complete the manicure by applying your preferred shade of nail polish and a clear hardener. Allow your nails to dry completely before moving on to other tasks.
7. Treat Your Feet to a Pedicure
Fill the tub or a large bowl with hot water. Add Epsom salts and stick those footsies into the warmth, then allow your feet to soak for at least 30 minutes. Use a pumice stone to remove any calluses so your feet feel ready for the big day.
8. Try Tennis Ball Massages
Massages have amazing physical and mental health benefits and can be performed in the comfort of your home. Place a tennis ball on the floor and use it to massage your body. Then, apply your favorite lotion afterward to complete the experience.
9. Create a DIY Body Scrub
Who doesn’t love a good body scrub? They exfoliate the skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and smelling delicious. Keep your DIY scrub simple by mixing brown sugar and coconut oil. Resist the urge to taste your edible scrub, or you might not have enough left to use on your body.
10. Try a Luxurious Bath Soak
Complete your spa experience with a soothing bath soak. Fill the tub up and submerge your body in the warm water. Feel free to add essential oils, bath salts or even ground oatmeal to the water. Besides being the ultimate form of relaxation, a warm bath soak can burn as many calories as half an hour of walking.
Create Your Ideal Spa Time
The only thing left to do is get started. Customize your experience by choosing the steps that resonate with you. Splurge on fancy lotion and let the pampering begin!