Has it been a while since you have indulged yourself with a day of pampering at the spa? Don’t fret, we have some ideas on how you can spoil yourself with hours of pampering at a fraction of the cost you would pay in a fancy salon. Your home hot tub will be the focus of all these luxury treatments. Settle in and let us give you some ideas on how to treat yourself to a day spa at home.
Cozy Robe & Luxurious Towels
The first step in your relaxing pampering session to put on your thickest, most luxurious bathrobe and set out a couple of quality high absorbent bath towels. Ditch those pants with zippers and non-elastic waistbands and get yourself comfortable.
Light a Candle or Two
Set the mood for luxury spa-style pampering with one or two aromatic candles. Pick your favorite scent and let its fragrance message your central nervous system that it is time to relax. Lavender and citrus are great choices.
Give Dry Brushing a Try
Have you heard of the benefits of dry brushing? You will need a soft natural bristle bath or shower brush. You need to do the brushing on bare skin—start at your feet. Work your way upward with long firm strokes. Brush your legs, your abdomen and chest, and lastly brush your back and arms. A few strokes over each area is plenty. The benefits of dry brushing are exfoliated skin, increased circulation, detoxification, and a stimulated lymphatic system.
Soak in the Hot Tub
After dry brushing, you will want to shower off before entering the hot tub. This will rinse off any dry flaky skin. Allow yourself a good 20 minutes to soak in your hot tub. Around 100 -102 degrees is ideal. Depending on the water temperature, you may be able to extend your time to 30 minutes. Be sure to have a cool bottle of water or mild-flavored herbal tea to sip while you relax.
Reset Your Complexion
Your skin will thank you if you take the time to apply a facial mask while you are soaking in the hot tub. There are numerous excellent choices on the market. You can choose your treatment focus: moisturize, exfoliate, improve skin texture, reduce pores, minimize fine lines. A good quality face mask treatment will give you many of the benefits of a pricey European spa facial.
Slather on the Lotion
Once out of the soothing warmth of the hot tub, discard your facial mask and rinse or blot your face. Next, you will want to slather on rich nourishing body cream or lotion. The warmth of the spa water will have opened your pores and your thirsty skin will soak up the lotion and moisturize your dry skin most effectively. Don’t forget to apply a nourishing lip balm.
Bring on the Hand and Foot Treatments
Now is the time to give your hands and feet some luxurious attention. Using a manicure set, shape your nails, apply a cuticle softening product, and give yourself a manicure and pedicure. Learning how to do your own nails at home is a great way to save a lot of money at the salon.
Finish Up with a Microwavable Neck Pillow
Finish up your home day spa treatments with a microwavable neck pillow. The lavender-infused ones are especially relaxing. This last indulgence is the final step in your pampering session. Melt into the neck pillow’s warmth and soothing scent and if you have any tension left in your body it will float away.
We hope these tips to treat yourself to a day spa at home will be helpful. Everyone deserves to be pampered from time to time and we urge you to indulge yourself. Aqua Pools is your one-stop destination for all things spa and hot tub-related. We can get you all set up for your beauty and relaxation session.