When you need a bit of a pick-me-up, there are few things better than treating yourself to a spa. Unfortunately for most of us, going to the spa is more of a rarity than a regular experience we can look forward to. So why not create your own spa in the comfort of your own home?
Not only will you save a lot of money, but you’ll also get to choose exactly what products are used. Here are four items that will make any home spa complete. Once you’ve bought them, sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
1. Bath Bombs
Sinking into a bath after a long day is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s especially luxe if you have a range of gorgeous-smelling bath bombs to pick from. If your bath bomb inventory is looking a little bare, it may be time to pick up some for yourself. They needn’t be expensive either as there’s no shortage of brands that offer affordable but high-quality ones.
If you’re after an easy pick, look to Lush. As you probably know, Lush’s bath bombs have something of a cult following. It’s easy to see why, what with the ridiculously pretty colors they make in the water as well as tempting aromas like marmalade and various lavender scents. What’s more, their products are all handmade, 100% vegetarian and are not tested on animals. Just try to stop at one bath bomb – we dare you!
2. Foot Massager
If you’ve ever had a professional foot massage, you’ll know that it’s one of the best ways to unwind. Unfortunately, getting a foot massage can be quite costly, making it a bit of a luxury. So why not buy a foot massager so you can experience it at home?
You may think you can pick up any old foot massager from the store, but you may regret it once you see the large range of foot massagers available on the market. Just check out this hand-picked round-up of the best foot massagers around. As the author, Caitlin McCormack, points out, “Finding the best foot massager for yourself means reading reviews, studying product features, and diving into the ins and outs of available attachments and configurations.” Fortunately, the round-up does all of the leg work so you can find the right one to fit your needs.
3. Face Masks
What spa would be complete without a face mask? Face masks can attend to a range of skin problems, such as dryness or oiliness, and also add some glow to your skin. While getting a face mask in a commercial spa comes with a hefty price tag, at home face masks can be surprisingly affordable.
Of course, if only the best of the best will do, look to brands like SK-II, who are beloved by celebrities for their ultra-hydrating masks. Otherwise, pop into your local drug store and check out the range. There are tons to choose from so you won’t be confronted with a lack of options. Consider trying out overseas offerings from countries like Korea or Japan, which have mastered the art of making benefit-packed face masks.
4. Quality Skincare Products
After you’re done with all your treatments, you should seal in all of the good you’ve done to your skin with some quality skin care. Either use your favorite moisturizers and lotions, or try out a new one to give you a feeling that you’re truly in an at-home spa.
Look for ultra moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and a nice scent to get the most out of your skin. Depending on your budget, you can either go for affordable products, or splash out on some high-end offerings. It’s really up to you what you choose to slather on your skin in your very own day spa, but it’s always nice to treat yourself every once in a while!