14 Apr How to create the ultimate day spa at home
Nothing beats a trip to your favourite day spa, that incredible feeling of switching off from the world and all of your stresses while melting away in essential oils and a truly blissful atmosphere.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to indulge at your favourite day spa right now and we will be booking in for an afternoon of bliss as soon as we are able to. Just the mere thought is enough to increase those endorphins!
In the meantime there are many ways that we can create our own blissed out oasis at home and there’s no better way to spend an afternoon in isolation than with lotions and potions and essential oils galore!
But where do we start? How do we create the atmosphere and which products do we choose? It might seem simple but it can be quite overwhelming looking online at your local skincare supplier and wondering what to choose!
So we have put on our super hero capes for you and selected some blissful products that will help revive, rejuvenate and brighten up your at home day spa experience.
We wanted to concentrate on some skin lovin’ and rejuvenating products, something to pick us up and put a bit of a spring into our step. we sure do know the importance of having your spirits lifted now more than ever!
OK so this might not be the easiest of atmospheres to create if hubby and 2.5 kids are at home with you, so if you have a quiet space in the house that you can retreat to and hide for an hour or two, you will be so grateful for this time out! Light some candles, diffuse some essential oils, put on some soft, calming music and grab that robe; it’s time for some TLC!
TRY: Essence DefenseShield™ RRP $54.67
WHY?: DefenseShield™ combines lemon, frankincense, eucalyptus, rosemary, clove and cinnamon bark to energise the body and purify the air when diffused.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN ESSENTIAL OIL: Choosing an essential oil can be quite overwhelming with so many different ones to choose from. The best way to choose your oils s to look for 100% pure, unadulterated and responsibly sourced oils.
Scrub away those blues
Start with a nice warm shower and exfoliate that body from head to toe! A beauty regime that a lot of us tend to miss, proper skin exfoliation is essential for removing those dead skin cells that we can not see and opens up those pores ready to reap the rewards of masks and moisturisers. These products will then penetrate more deeply into the skin and make them more effective.
TRY: Eco Tan Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub RRP $34.95. Available online.
WHY?: Pink Himalayan salt has so many incredible benefits for your skin. It helps to balance your body’s pH and is a natural antiseptic which is perfect for fighting off any bacteria, especially in acne prone skin. Topped off with coconut oil, lemongrass, peppermint and pink grapefruit, you will be feeling energised in no time! Use all over from head to toe!
All about that face
One of our recommended “non-negotiables” is looking after the skin that smiles back at you in the mirror. Have you ever noticed that when the skin on your face is looking a bit dull (usually after a few too many wines on the weekend!) that it can make you feel a little bit glum? We certainly have, so we set out to find some facial goodies that will brighten up not only your skin but your mood too!
We want to start off with a fresh, clean canvas. You have had your all over body exfoliation and now it’s time to say goodbye to any excess dirt and toxins. A nice gentle micellar cleanser is what you want to use right now.
WHY?: One ingredient that you don’t come across too often in skincare but 100% should is watermelon seed oil. A nurturing and effective ingredient that helps to protect and moisturise with antioxidants, minerals and unsaturated fatty acids Making this micellar cleanser absolutely beneficial for dry skin! And we are guessing the more time you are spending indoors at the moment, the more dry that skin of yours is going to get so let’s give it some extra love!
Behind the mask
The ultimate ending to the perfect facial is all about that mask! 10 minutes of pure skin loving bliss and hydration and your skin will be wanting to kiss you right back!
TRY: Alya Skin Pink Perfect Australian Pink Clay Mask RRP $49.99. Available at Priceline both online and in store.
WHY?: Enriched with Vitamin C, one of our go-to ingredients when it comes to skincare! Vitamin C is “a powerful antioxidant that aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells. And of course we can never go past Australian clay when it comes to the essential base ingredient in any face mask. Pink clay, being rich in silica, helps to improve skin elasticity and cell renewal so it goes hand in hand with Vitamin C and all of the other incredible ingredients in this mask. You will be beaming in no time!
And finally it’s time to treat your entire body with some much needed moisture! As we are all spending a lot more time at home and indoors, this environment can pay a massive toll on your skin health so we want to make sure that we are upping the anti on our moisturising regime.
Can you boost your mood with a body moisturiser? We say a big yes to that if you get the ingredients right!
TRY: Frank Body Body Cream RRP $21.95. Available online.
WHY?: It all begins with caffeine! The perfect pick-me-up that starts off your morning or boosts you up when you hit that 3pm slump. You just can’t pass up that rich uplifting aroma of pure body indulgence. Caffeine is known for it’s ability to help brighten the skin so this one was a no-brainer for that “rejuvenated day spa” kinda feeling!
So now you have your products sorted, your environment ready and an hour or so to switch off, tune out and give your skin the extra care that it is so deserving of right now! Your body, mind and soul will thank you.
*bare beauty Australia was gifted the Alya Skin care line, we only review and recommend products that we would use on ourselves and that our skin personally adores!