If you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit the spa, you understand how relaxing, invigorating and purely decadent it can be to sit and lounge while someone pampers you. There’s simply no better way to spend a day. But for many of us with limited funds and family obligations, the spa is simply not an option. Does that mean we should be denied the same luxuries? Absolutely not. And while going to the spa may be outside the budget, the luxurious treatments aren’t. Here’s how to re-create the spa with three great treatments from home that are sure to leave you feeling and looking great.
Holistic Facial – Not much compares to a relaxing facial at the spa. And luckily, for pennies on the dollar, you can re-create the entire experience. While it doesn’t feel quite the same doing it to yourself as when someone is pampering you, the results are exactly the same. Start by using a quality cleanser to remove makeup or residue from your face and neck. Next use a refreshing toner followed by a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells. Remove the exfoliant with a warm towel and apply a quality hydrating mask. Twenty minutes later, remove the mask with another warm towel and apply moisturizer followed by a hydrating eye cream.
Moisturizing Wrap for Hair – One of the easiest spa treatments to re-create from home is a moisturizing towel wrap or hair hydration treatment. Keeping your hair hydrated is the best way to keep it healthy, shiny and looking great. But instead of spending upwards of $40, do it yourself. Here’s how. After shampooing, add a generous amount of a quality moisturizing conditioner to your hair. Let it soak into your hair for five minutes in a hot shower, with plenty of steam. After five minutes, get out of the shower without rinsing the conditioner out and wrap your head in a warm towel. Twenty minutes later, remove the towel, rinse your hair and comb through it. Let your hair dry naturally.
Hot Tub Hydrotherapy and Body Scrub – Hot tub hydrotherapy is a technique that has been used for centuries to treat aches and pains and calm the mind. It’s also a very expensive treatment offered at some of the most elite spas and retreats. Luckily, it doesn’t matter whether the hot tub is behind the walls of a fancy spa or in your back yard, because the heat, massage and buoyancy are the same. Create your own homemade exfoliation scrub to apply before getting in the hot tub and emerge twenty minutes later with silky soft skin. Try mixing Epsom salts with your favorite body oil and adding a few dried herbs. Plus, with targeted jets, it’s easy to get a personal massage anytime, day or night. And from the comforts of home, there’s no appointment necessary.
For most people, finding the time and money to visit a luxurious spa can be challenging. But when you work hard, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the pampering. With a little creativity, a few supplies and some time, it’s easy to re-create some of the most decadent spa treatments.
About Hot Spring Spas of Minnesota and Iowa
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