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How to Create an At-Home Spa Day

November 22, 2022

4 Min read

Taking a break from the day-to-day to indulge in an at-home spa day is an effective way to care for your body and mental health. However, you don’t need to block out an entire day in your calendar to reap the benefits of this self-care ritual. Simply drawing a warm bath, lighting some candles, and treating yourself to your favorite clean beauty products can help you fit in some me-time.

Whether you’re planning a luxurious spa experience or a quick self-care session, these tips will help you create a luxurious spa experience at home.

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While you’re drawing a warm bubble bath, consider lighting some candles and placing them around your bathroom. Bathing by candlelight helps relax your mind and body, and you can boost the effects if you choos a soothing scent. Comforting aromas such as lavender, chamomile and rose are all ideal for creating a calming atmosphere.

2. Establish a Skincare Routine

An at-home spa day is an ideal time to turn over a new leaf with your skincare routine. Using natural, environmentally-friendly skincare products can help you emerge from your pampering session with visibly brighter and healthier-looking skin. 

Begin your DIY facial by washing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt and impurities. Consider swapping to an exfoliating cleanser once or twice weekly to eliminate dead skin cells and improve smoothness. Finally, apply a luxurious cream mask for an extra bit of moisture for dehydrated skin.

3. Plump Your Skin With Serum

After removing your face mask, consider applying a skin serum containing hyaluronic acid to give your skin a plump, healthy appearance. Hyaluronic acid has excellent moisturizing properties, making it an effective option for dry or tired-looking skin. It also improves the skin’s elasticity to reduce the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles.

Don’t forget to nourish your hair during your spa day session. Many people apply a hair mask as the last step in their hair care routine, but switching things up can help protect your hair during shampooing. 

Applying a custom pre-shampoo hair mask before you shampoo moisturizes and repairs damaged shafts with nourishing jojoba and hyaluronic acid. If you have time, leave the mask on for half an hour for the best results.

5. Cleanse Your Hair

Products can build up in your hair over time and stop it from looking and feeling its best, so it’s time to give your locks some TLC. Applying a pre-shampoo scalp mask soothes and restores your scalp while preventing irritation from your shampoo.

Next, remove any hair gel from your hair and wash it with a natural shampoo and conditioner. 

6. Exfoliate Your Body

Many experts swear by dry brushing to remove dirt and dead skin, improve circulation and increase collagen production. Therefore, it’s worth adding a dry brushing session to your spa day to give your skin a boost. Brushing in broad strokes towards your heart is the most effective way to pep up blood circulation. 

Alternatively, you could use a natural head-to-toe exfoliant to scrub away impurities. Pick a product containing hydrating ingredients and massage it gently into your skin to avoid irritation.

7. Pamper Your Hands

Caring for your hands and nails can prevent sore, itchy skin in cold weather and prepare your nails for a salon or at-home manicure. Begin by applying moisturizing nail oil, paying particular attention to the cuticles. Hydrating your nails helps strengthen them to prevent chipping and breakage. 

Next, lather your hands in protective hand balm or cream containing natural soothing and moisturizing ingredients, such as shea butter. Consider learning how to give yourself a hand massage while applying your hand cream to make your pampering session ultra-relaxing.

Discover Customized Haircare

Your hair is as unique as you are, but many haircare products take a one-size-fits-all approach. Switching to customized haircare ensures that your hair gets the protection and nourishment it needs to look and feel healthy. 

You can discover the best products for your hair type by taking the Prose hair consultation. After your consultation, you’ll receive a personalized formula that perfectly suits your needs and lifestyle.

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