In these economic times, it is important to get a little creative while trying to have it all. For instance, if you normally spend hundreds on manicures and pedicures, you could try staying home and doing your nails yourself. There are tons of shortcuts, hacks and tutorials online that can have your nails feeling like you just left the salon. So, let’s see if we can recreate some of the top spa treatments at home! Of course, they will be shortcuts, and you’ll definitely know the difference, but let’s try anyway. Let’s see if we can at least feel like the following at-home treatments are close second.
1. Make your own DIY Spa Treatments
One of the things that can set spa treatments apart from at-home treatments are the aromas and ingredients used in their recipes. Now, with the prevalence of DIY beauty treatments, you can find just about any recipe online. From face and hair masks to body oils and bath elixirs, there is a DIY treatment for everyone. For a list of some of the best DIY beauty recipes and treatments, try the ones here. They can be done in just 10 minutes!
2. Create a DIY Spa Experience right at home!
If you want to make a whole night (or day) of spa treatments, not to worry. The same head to foot treatments you can get at the spa are absolutely achievable at home as well. It just requires some planning, preparation and time. Start off by gathering all the products you already have at home. Then supplement with some easy Target, Walmart, drugstore or dare we say, dollar store (hey, we shop there too!) supplies. The next step, set the mood, atmosphere and environment. Dim the lights, light candles, pour yourself a glass of your favorite bubbly, wine or other beverage of choice, and don’t forget a soothing playlist.
In addition, you may want to dress the part. That means getting that robe out and maybe even some slippers, too. Make sure you get the full effect of a spa day by layering your treatments. Try applying your hair and face masks, before you settle into the tub. But make sure you’re watching the time. Be ready, when it’s appropriate, for the clear water rinse. Your spa day (or night) can go as deep as you want, or as light as you feel. Remember, this is your spa day, so customize it. For more ideas, and a pretty good sense of how to do this step-by-step, check out this article here. Don’t look down on it because of its source, it’s actually pretty amazing and thorough, enjoy!
3. Squeeze in a quick 1-minute massage, your hands will thank you!
With all the sanitizing and washing lately, our hands have been dryer than usual. A quick fix for that is to apply a moisture-rich hand cream. And to take it one step closer to a spa treatment you can do right at home, add in a quick one-minute massage. Your hands will be super receptive, especially if you use a cream with soothing aromas like lavender or chamomile. Plus, the massage will not only renew your hands, but it will also thoroughly work in those precious moisture-rich elements, right into your skin!
4. Want something specific for your feet? Try soaking in some bath salts!
The best thing for feet that have been walking all day is a good soak. If you’ve been in heels, this treatment will especially help bring your feet back to life. DIY spa ideas like this one work best with a foot bath, but if you don’t have one, no worries. Just find something big enough to accommodate your feet. And if you need to, fill up that tub!
Next, you can either use bath salts specific for your feet, or some good old epson salts will definitely do the trick! Let your feet relax while watching some Netflix, HBOMAX, or whatever your jam is, and let your worries float away. Add a foot scrub to slough away any dead skin – and there you have it, a makeshift at-home treatment that will have you feeling refreshed and renewed!
5. Lastly, to make it feel like you’ve been to the spa, try this quick at-home routine
Denise Betancourt, a licensed esthetician, says that a quick seven-step AM routine can help you feel like you left the spa. She does mention that she does not recommend doing this every single day, but it is comparable to having a morning spa appointment. Try the following steps to achieve this feeling:
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