Self-care is one of the best ways to rejuvenate and feel great. Without taking care of ourselves first, we aren’t able to take care of anyone or anything else effectively.
An at-home spa night is an affordable and relaxing alternative to spending tons of money at the local spa. You can set up a spa-inspired self-care night right in your own tub in just 5 easy steps.
It’s simple and easy, as well as affordable! After you try this spa night, you’ll feel relaxed, recharged, and ready to take on the world.
The first step to a pampering night of self-care is to create an environment that is calming and relaxing. Tidy up your bathroom area, light a candle or two, and put your phone away to avoid distractions.
Grab your towels, bathrobe, and slippers so they’re ready when you’re done with your soak (you can even warm them if you want a true spa experience).
A cold drink and snack are also great additions to a spa-night. For easy access to your snacks and accessories, try using a bath tray.
Products meant to pamper you are the magic ingredients in a successful at-home spa night. Bath bombs, bubble bars, and face masks are perfect for taking your self-care to the next level.
For a fun and scented bath, use a colored bubble bar or bath bomb. They’re made with moisturizing ingredients like soybean oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and cornstarch. After using one, you’ll step out of the tub with seriously soft skin. They’re also fragranced, so your skin remains lightly scented when you step out of the tub.
For sore muscles, try Epsom salt soaks. They’re made with magnesium sulfate, which is known to help ease aches and pains and bodily stress. Toss in a cup of plain Epsom salts or use a colored and scented soak like this.
If your hair is needing some love, hair masks can be a great way to add moisture and bring your hair back to life. Make your own mask or use a deep conditioner and apply it all over your hair. When you’re done, tie your hair up so it's out of the way and can work its magic while you’re in the bath.
Exfoliation is the removal of dry/dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It increases circulation and helps maintain soft, healthy skin.
Sugar and salt scrubs are gentle but effective ways to exfoliate. Grab your favorite scrub and gently massage it into your damp skin and rinse. Areas that generally need exfoliation the most are the elbows, knees, feet, hands, and face.
After you step out of your cleansing and relaxing bath, you should add a body butter or lotion to lock in the moisture you just added to your skin. Gentle apply it all over your body and put your robe and slippers on.
Now that the spa is done and you’re feeling pampered as heck, curl up with a book and a blanket and enjoy your newly rejuvenated body. Repeat weekly or as often as you need to unplug and refresh yourself. I promise you won’t regret spending more time with yourself on a regular basis.