All the stress of life can become overwhelming and affect the look of your skin and your physical appearance. Affording spa treatments can get expensive and traveling to the spa may take more time out of your busy day. Having a successful spa day at home is completely doable with quality products and the right lighting. Below are some tips for having an esthetician-approved spa day at home.
1- Set The Mood
A spa experience usually starts with the atmosphere while you are receiving the spa treatment. You can set your home up to feel like a spa by having a clean bathroom, lighting some lightly scented candles, dimming the lights, using plush towels, and even having some calming nature sounds or music. The appeal of the spa is how relaxed and calm it makes you feel, so setting the mood before you get started on at-home spa treatments will make it that much more enjoyable.
Setting up a spa-like atmosphere doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, even just limiting distractions and putting on your favorite playlist can give you a sense of relaxation you don’t normally get.
2- Don’t Forget To Steam
Utilizing a sauna might not seem like something you can include in your spa day at home, but there are facial steamers and small area steamers that can elevate the feel of your spa day. A facial steamer can do wonders for your pores and skin after cleansing. Using these steamers will help your skin absorb serums and masks that are bound to follow this step in your spa day at home.
3- Use A Facial Roller Or Gua Sha
Elevating your skincare routine is the perfect way to imitate that spa feeling at home. Using facial rollers or a gua sha tool will help you to feel like you are getting an expensive facial. Utilizing these tools correctly does take some practice, but there are plenty of resources and videos to show you the correct motions for your face.
This step can help your moisturizer, face mask, or other serums sink deep into your skin, or can just help drainage escape from your face and leave you looking and feeling rejuvenated. Facial rolling helps reduce puffiness and smooth out skin texture and is a great addition to a spa day at home.
4- Try Dry Brushing
The technique of dry brushing is a great activity to include in your spa day at home. Dry brushing helps to remove dead and dry skin, leaving you feeling soft and clean. Dry brushing can be done with a variety of dry brushes, that are usually made from natural materials. Start at your feet and work upwards towards your heart. Brush in clockwise motions for the best results to help keep your skin healthy and glowing.
5- Wear A Comfy Outfit Or Robe
There is no need to be dressed to the nines for your at-home spa day, so pull out the comfy sweats, and fluffy slippers, or splurge on a new plush robe. Especially after applying masks, moisturizers, lotions, or taking a bath, you will want to avoid tight clothing and let all that moisture sink in.
6- Do A Scalp Treatment
Scalp massages and scalp brushing will help stimulate blood flow, remove excess build-up, and help keep your hair looking shiny and healthy. Scalp massagers are affordable and can come in manual massagers or ones that vibrate to give you a spa-like treatment.
An effective scalp treatment will reduce the amount of oil your scalp produces, limit itching, and remove dandruff. Apply your hair oil or homemade remedy, and massage it into your scalp. Use a scalp treatment brush to brush it into your roots and down your hair follicles.
7- End The Night With A Moisturizer
The biggest step of your skincare routine is to apply moisturizer. Especially during the winter when the air is cold and dry, moisturizer on your entire body will help you feel smoother and hydrated. Hydrating skin is important to help keep you from aging prematurely and keep your skin tone even. Moisturizer for your face is different than the rest of your body. Using body cream or thicker hand cream will help protect your skin in areas that get used the most throughout the day.
Learn From The Skin Institute
The Skin Institute is an esthetician school located in St. George, UT. We help teach about the body, skin disorders, and health issues, how to serve clients, and offer services for customers so that our students can learn firsthand.
The Skin Institute was founded by Mary Ronnow in 2002. The school offers basic and master esthetician courses. We also have a medical director, Bhupendra C. K. Patel, who helps show our students the specialist world of facial plastic surgery, botox, laser hair treatments, and more.
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