Amid the hustle and bustle, we often don't get enough rest and quality sleep…With so many different identities (parent, partner, son or daughter and job...), we often forget to spend time with ourselves..
Whether it's a stress-relieving massage, revitalizing facial or pampering feet, a relaxing spa treatment has to be the ultimate in self-care.
The best part? You can create your own DIY do-it-yourself spa day at home without a whole bunch of stuff. Aside from some great spa products and kits, all you need is a tub (or shower), and some ideas for the spa treatments you need, and before you know it, your face, feet, hair, body, and mental stress- will thank you...
Here's a list of 10 easy ways you can create a blissful self-care DIY spa at home!
- Do a dry-brushing session.
Dry brushing increases blood flow and stimulates collagen production, which will help to strengthen your skin. It also dramatically increases elasticity, so it's great for lifting and toning.
Recommends starting at the tops of your feet and brushing upward toward the heart. Don't forget to include the backs of your arms and your back. Do it right before you step in the shower, then proceed with your usual routine.
- Combine your bath and mask time.
The best time to apply a face mask is after a warm shower or while taking a bath! This way, the steam will open up your pores so they can indulge in all the goodness.
- Create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom or home
Start with a clean room so you're not distracted by work or clutter.
Light a few scented candles, or use an essential oil diffuser. Aromatherapy scents are a great way to brighten your mood and relax. Turn off the white light and turn on yellow/warm lights for a relaxing mood.
Wear your most comfortable robe and bring some soft towels and bath towels. Put on your favourite playlist and create a relaxing atmosphere.
- Give yourself a hand massage
A DIY hand massage to give you an instant hit of calm. Begin with a relaxing finger massage. Using your thumb and forefinger of one hand, squeeze and gently wriggle the fingers of the other. For a smooth massage, it is best to first apply lotion or oil to your hand before, and during the massage, to keep your skin slick.
Pinch the tips of each finger and thumb on both hands. The pressure applied to your fingers should be firm, but not painful. A few seconds for each fingertip will do. After pinching the tops and bottoms of your finger and thumb tips, go back to each tip and pinch them again, this time squeezing from side to side.
- Make a DIY face mask
1. Matcha glow mask
It strengthens your capillary walls and increases circulation, giving your skin a smooth, pillowy softness.
To DIY it, mix 1½ teaspoons water, 1 tablespoon matcha or green tea, 1½ teaspoon honey, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Apply it for 10 minutes, then rinse off to enjoy the hydrated results.
2. Kaolin clay and green tea
For minimizing pores and deep cleaning
To DIY it, Brew 1 cup of green tea and let it cool. Add 1 tablespoon of powdered kaolin clay to a bowl and slowly mix with a wooden, glass, or plastic spoon in the cooled green tea until it forms a thin paste consistency. Apply it for 10 minutes, then rinse off to enjoy the results.
| 3. Coffee mask
For tired under eyes, it can help constrict blood vessels, giving a temporarily tightened effect to puffy under eyes.
To DIY it, Mix a ½ tablespoon of coffee grounds + 1 teaspoon of raw honey until you have a thin, paste-like consistency; add more honey if needed. Use fingers or a small fan brush to smooth the mixture onto your under-eye area and up toward the brow bone. Apply it for 10 minutes, then rinse off to enjoy the results.
- Refreshes tired and torn feet
Start with a soothing foot soak. Pour a handful of lavender bath salts into a bowl of warm water and give your feet a treat. Once the water has cooled, change into a soothing foot mask, along with some heat and therapy. Then pamper your feet with a generous dose of luxurious lavender foot cream.
- Soothes sore and sore muscles
Take some eucalyptus massage oil and gently massage your muscles and joints in circular motions. Follow with a moist heat pack of eucalyptus for about 10-15 minutes and you will feel the discomfort and tension go away. Not only does it rejuvenate your body, it also soothes your mind.
- DIY deep conditioning hair
Heat up some nutritious coconut or argan oil, add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil and mix well. Gently massage into scalp, work mixture through the hair to ends, wrap in a shower cap for approximately 30 minutes, then rinse.
- Take time for a relaxing bath
Instead of rushing into a two-minute shower, find time to soak in the tub undisturbed. Indulging in a vitamin bath might be ideal for this special day.
You could try the Puresome Spa Milk Filter for a vitamin bath. It is a new collection inspired by spas and hot springs from Bodyluv. Designed to make your home spa as authentic as possible
The added special ingredient (MSM) provides a powerful antioxidant effect, which plays an important role in maintaining skin health. The collection features a unique combination of 4 scents for a soothing spa experience, filling your shower with therapeutic aromas. This helps reduce stress and tension.
- Prioritize healthy choices
Choosing a filtered shower head can also change the quality of your shower. If you have dry and sensitive skin and like soothing scents (e.g. you like scented candles or perfume) You can't go wrong with this Vita Puresome Shower Head. In addition to helping remove impurities and grime, vitamin filters also help reduce chlorine in tap water. ps: chlorine can dry out your skin and even irritate it if you have sensitive skin.
It’s so important to take care of yourself – and with these spa day ideas, you can relax and recharge right at home.