Is there anything better than that fresh-from-the-spa feeling, when your skin is glowing, your hair is hydrated and your nails are perfectly polished? Treating yourself to a little bit of pampering is one of the best ways to make yourself feel like a million bucks.
Fortunately, you can achieve that same effect with a DIY spa day at home. With the right ambience and a few soothing bath and body products, planning a self care day from the comfort of your own home is as easy as can be. Get inspired with our spa day at home ideas, tips and best product recommendations.
Set the Mood
A calm, relaxing ambience is a must-have for any amazing spa experience. Imagine the last time you stepped into the spa: you were likely greeted by soft lighting, soothing music and a sophisticated setting. Recreate this vibe at home by decluttering and cleaning the space you’ll be relaxing in, whether that is your bathroom, bedroom or another room of the house.
Turn off any harsh overhead lights, and opt for lamps or candles instead (bonus points for using a yummy scented candle like this Rewined Sangria Candle). Play some relaxing music through speakers if you have them, or simply through your laptop or phone. Lastly, gather your supplies so that all your DIY spa day treatments are ready to go.
Start With a Soak
In Japan, it is believed that soaking in hot water can purify negative emotions and energies attached to the body—not to mention, it feels amazing! Begin your at home spa day with a relaxing soak in your bathtub, and feel the stress melt away from your muscles and joints.
Before stepping into the tub, place a bath bomb into the hot water and watch the colorful, fragrant contents saturate your bathwater. This “Just Breathe” bath balm by Musee contains good-for-your-skin avocado, eucalyptus, lemon and wintergreen essential oils.
No bathtub? No problem! One of our favorite easy spa ideas is to pop an essential oil shower bomb into a dry corner of your shower, so you can enjoy a spa-like aromatherapy session as you clean and rinse your body. Exfoliate and nourish your skin with a body wash-infused buffer, or indulge in a sumptuous sugar scrub.
At Home Facial Ideas
The perfect facial begins with a clean, makeup-free face. Cleanse with this gentle Clarifying Cleansing Balm by The Skinny, which is great for blemish-prone or oily skin. Looking for a bit more exfoliation? Smooth and brighten your skin with a turmeric konjac facial sponge. For deep pore cleansing, pop on a charcoal and witch hazel-infused nose pore strip.
Choose the right face mask based on your unique skin type and texture—for instance, a hydrating and nourishing coconut face mask, an anti-aging coffee face mask, or a collagen-boosting avocado face mask. Pour a glass of wine, pop on some hot or cold eye pads, and just relax as your facial mask works its magic.
Hair Treatment Ideas
Bleaching, coloring and heat-styling your hair can leave it feeling dried out, limp and frizzy. Show your locks some love with these self care day ideas for your hair. Start with a deep-clean using a paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free shampoo bar—guaranteed to leave your hair feeling smooth and lustrous.
Revitalize your mane with a deep conditioning hair mask, infused with coconut oil, amla and bamboo extracts. For best results, place a shower cap over your hair and leave the treatment on for 30 minutes before rinsing. Prepare to be amazed by your smooth, shiny hair!
Been a while since your last trip to the salon? Remove brassiness from your blonde hair and bring out those cooler, icier tones with this leave-in Sun Bum Blonde Tone Enhancer. Wrap your hair in a soft hair turban and allow it to dry as you indulge in the rest of your DIY spa day.
The Perfect Mani-Pedi
Achieving perfectly polished hands and feet is all about having the right tools. After your bath or shower, your cuticles and nails should be soft enough for a bit of TLC. Snip unwanted dead skin away from your cuticles with a sanitized cuticle trimmer, then file your nails to your desired length and shape.
Before applying your polish, nourish your nails with a strengthening base coat. After painting on your desired nail color, finish up with a quick dry top coat. When your nails are completely dry, wrap things up with a dab of hydrating cuticle oil on each of your nails, followed by a rejuvenating hand mask or foot mask.
With these spa night ideas, at home pampering has never been easier. Prep Obsessed stocks everything you need to indulge in a relaxing self care routine, so be sure to browse our full collection of bath and body products.