It’s no secret that the occasional spa day is not just great for the body—it’s also soothing to the soul. Spa days allow us to pamper ourselves and become more in-tune with our state of being. However, as great as these treatments can be, visiting a professional spa can be both incredibly expensive and difficult to do on your own time. This is why many individuals find ways to partake in their self-care in the comfort of their own homes. These are a few ways to create your own DIY spa day at home and the steps to follow for a successful evening of rejuvenation.

Setting Up Your Spa Day

Create the Mood

When it comes to setting up the perfect day of relaxation, nothing is more important than first establishing the proper atmosphere. This part of the preparation is key to soothing your mind, lifting your mood, and getting you ready for the treatments ahead. In fact, the environment—and the tone it sets—is what differentiates a professional spa from your home in the first place. So, if you can find a way to create that same setting for yourself, you may never feel the need to book a spa appointment again. Best of all, since this day takes place in the comfort of your own home, you can use whatever materials you find the most relaxing. It’s recommended that you find at least one element that appeals to each of your senses to create an engaging spa-like setting.

Decide on Your Treatments

Another important way to create and customize your own DIY spa day is by choosing the treatments that you feel you need the most. Since you aren’t restricted by the packages offered at your local spa, you can freely choose which treatments you want to perform based on your body’s current needs. Whether it’s a manicure and pedicure, facial, or even a foot rub, you can maximize your time spent relaxing by eliminating the activities you won’t want. It’s important to remember, though, that certain treatments require a degree of setup. As such, you’ll need to include preparation time in your evening schedule as well. No home spa is complete without today's most popular accessories - microneedling and dermarollers.

Acquire the Necessary Products

Once you pick your treatments for the day, take the time to prepare by gathering all the required products. Since the last thing you’ll want to do is run to the store during your spa day, having everything within reach is key to maximizing your spa day’s effectiveness. Though the products you’ll have to purchase will vary based on your desired treatments, there are a few fundamentals you must have. For a well-rounded skin care routine, it’s recommended that you acquire exfoliator, wash, toner, anti-aging skin cream, and moisturizer. With these base ingredients on-hand, you can properly remove bacteria from your skin and nourish it at the same time.

Heat Up Some Towels

Finally, you should take a few minutes to heat up some towels that you’ll use throughout the evening. Placing a warm towel over your face is a great way to open your pores, relax your muscles, and get your skin ready for the treatments ahead. Since these towels will be slightly damp as well, they’re also incredibly useful at removing your skin care products as you use them during the day. This way, you can remove products once they’ve taken effect without running back and forth to wash your face. In addition to these uses, many individuals also find it effective to place a few drops of essential oil on their towels to create a soothing scent.

Beginning Your Spa Day

Dry Brush to Exfoliate

Dry brushing is a technique used by spa professionals that exfoliates the skin and removes dry, dead cells before the treatments begin. It helps certain products absorb quicker into the surface of your skin while also improving your circulation and leaving your skin looking smoother. Best of all, this process is also very easy to do at home. Simply use a dry body brush to gently rub circles across your entire body—slowly moving closer to your heart as you do so. With this, you’ll be promoting increased blood flow to certain areas of the body and getting the most out of the treatments to follow. Select the perfect skin brush from Flawless Beauty's great selection.

Run Yourself a Warm (Not Hot) Bath

Next, turn on the water and run yourself a steamy bath to ease your muscles. During this part of your spa day, you must ensure that, while the water is warm, it isn’t too hot. Hot baths and showers can sap the moisture from your skin—leaving it dry and irritated. This is why finding a temperature balance is key to protecting the condition of your skin. Add a bit of your favorite soap and bath salts to the mix. Then, kick back, enjoy, and have yourself a relaxing bath. You can even begin your treatments at this time by applying a face mask and opening your pores.

Indulge and Pamper Yourself

After your bath, it’s time to fully pamper yourself with the rest of your planned treatments. This is when you exfoliate your face, apply a toner, and moisturize to rejuvenate your skin. Be sure to care for the rest of your body as well by using lotion and removing any callouses you have on your hands and feet. You could also take this opportunity to give yourself an impromptu foot or hand massage and properly work the products into your skin. Finish off the evening with your favorite food and TV show—come tomorrow morning, you’ll hit the ground running.

At Flawless Beauty & Skin, we believe that everyone is entitled to an occasional day of relaxation and physical care—without the price tag that often comes with it. This is why we offer a series of different skin care treatments at affordable prices for you to correct the blemishes holding you back. With our quality home spa products in your arsenal, we hope that you have everything you need to make your spa day fulfilling for your body and mind.