There’s nothing we love more than a relaxing day at the spa, but as much as we’d like to go all day every day, life can get in the way. Creating your own at-home spa has never been easier thanks to the vast amount of beauty products and favourites we have on our bathroom shelves. Think candles, face masks, and bath salts – we’re sold. Follow our steps below to create your own luxury spa vibes from the comfort of your own home.
Start off your spa experience with a long soak in the bath to get you fully relaxed. There’s nothing like a warm bath to help soothe aching muscles and to help you to switch off. Stir in some of the Ecooking Bath Salts to take it up a level.
Comfort is key
Perhaps the best part of a spa is the chilled-out setting, so create your own little haven by getting into your comfiest clothes, turning down the lights, and lighting the My Viv Bergamot Massage Candle. The dreamy scent will help you to feel relaxed in seconds.
Quite often, heading to the spa is all about the massages and facials, but we’re forgetting about our hair. Treat your hair to some TLC with the repairing and hydrating The Kure Intense Repair Mask from amika and wake up with your best hair ever.
The key to fresh, glowing skin? Double cleansing. Take the day off the with Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, a rich, oil formula that melts away all traces of makeup, dirt, and grime. Then use the Gallinee Prebiotic Foaming Cleanser to calm and balance the complexion. Cleanse even deeper by using the Foreo Luna Mini 3.
Exfoliating helps to perfect your complexion by getting rid of any dead skin cells, pollution, and sebum that can lead to blocked pores and breakouts. Our fave is UpCircle’s Coffee Scrub Herbal Blend because it’s made from recycled coffee grounds, is gentle on the skin, and it smells amazing.
Although it can be tempting to reach for a mask that has a stronger formula, you don’t want to overdo it. The Holika Holika Less On Skin Redness Calming Cica Dressing Mask is one of the best sheet masks there is. It’s instantly calming and cooling, leaving your skin feeling fresh and soothed.
Because we’ve spent a lot of time cleansing and purifying our skin, it’s time to get some hydration back in. The Dr. Jart + Ceramidin Liquid is a toner that’s packed with ceramides that help to rehydrate, repair, and protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Layer up with extra hydration using The Ordinary’s Marine Hyaluronics. This water-fresh serum sinks into the skin to attract moisture deep into the epidermis, as well as stopping it from escaping. This is one of the hardest working serums in your collection.
Finish off your routine with the Embryolisse Lait Crème Contentre – a great, no-fuss moisturiser that works for pretty much every skin type. It’s hydrating, nourishing, and it works well as a primer under makeup when you wear it during the day.
To complete your at-home spa-experience, dedicate half an hour to massaging your face and neck. We love to use the Mount Lai Jade Eye Massager all over the face, as the curved shape fits into all of the contours and you can apply as much pressure as you like. Put on your favourite tv show or music, switch off, and relax.