After a long day of work, study or attending to other responsibilities, you just want to unwind and deserve to pamper yourself. But spa treatments can be costly, and if you’ve been out for hours, the last thing you want to do is commute some more. The good news is that there’s no need for you to travel for some top-notch rejuvenation. There are dozens of simple beauty treatments that can be enjoyed right from the comfort of your own home, so put on you comfiest pair of PJs, make a cup of tea and grab your favorite book. These five spa treatments are quick, easy and will have you feeling refreshed in no time.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a quality facial treatment. In fact, you can put together a fantastic facial right in your own kitchen using ingredients you probably already have in the refrigerator. While there are dozens of fun recipes available online, the simplest one involves only two basic ingredients and is perfect for all skin types. Combine 2 egg whites and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt in a bowl, whisk until thoroughly mixed and apply to your face. Relax for a few moments before you rinse with warm water and follow up by draping a warm washcloth over your face.
Relaxing Foot Soak
Our feet can take a beating transporting us to and fro and deserve a break. You can sit back with a good book and nibble on some delicious treats while soothing your feet in a relaxing foot soak. Whether you want to sit perched on the edge of the tub or mix in a large bowl, a great at-home foot soak can be put together in a pinch using warm water, 1 tablespoon each of brown sugar, baking soda and olive oil.
Cucumber Eye Treatments
The easiest at-home eye treatments can make a word of difference on your skin and leave you looking and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Cucumber eye pads are often seen in every depiction of a spa day, but they really do work wonders. Cucumbers are pure and natural, moisturizing delicate skin and can reduce puffiness as well as dark circles under the eyes. Simply slice up a cucumber and place them over the eyes whislt you lie back and listen to some soothing music. You can also halve the slices and place them under the eyes, or use a grater to turn the slices into a fine pump that can be applied under the eyes for a cucumber eye mask.
You may always rely on a cosmetologist to fix your nails, but you can actually give yourself a manicure and pedicure at home that is just as effective.
If you’re wearing any varnish, search for a nail polish remover than doesn’t contain acetone, as this can be harsh and damaging to the nails.
Cut and file your nails to the desired length before soaking the hands and feet in warm water with a bit of hand soap added. This can help soften cuticles. After the feet have finished, rub them with a pumice stone to exfoliate and remove any rough patches, dead skin and callouses.
Use a bamboo cuticle stick to push down the cuticles and clean the nail bed. These are often found at beauty supply shops in large quantities for low prices, so picking up a pack will leave you well-stocked for quite a few future mani/pedi sessions.
Apply a coat of clear polish to the nails before two layers of your selected color. It is also possible to find all-natural nail varnishes that don’t contain any chemicals. Once you’re finished, use the bamboo cuticle pusher to remove any smudges around the nail bed and allow your feet and hands to air-dry.
Enjoy a Bath made with a Natural Scrub
Nothing beats a soak in a hot bath. You can like back and listen to some music, sip a glass of your drink of choice and just breathe. If you have a bath bomb, drop it in before you enter the tub. Then wash with a homemade scrub that will leave your skin smooth and sweet-scented. One of the easiest at-home bath scrubs can be made by combining 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, a tablespoon of sea salt and baking soda, a spoonful of oil and stirring until all the lumps are removed and you’re left with a smooth mixture. Two drops of vanilla extract or adding cinnamon adds a lovely and relaxing scent.
The best beauty treatments you can perform at home require little to no money, utilizing things you already have stocked in your kitchen or cupboard. The experience is optimized by playing some soft, relaxing music and having some snacks prepped and laid out beforehand so you can truly unwind whilst giving your body the TLC it deserves.