You don’t need to go to an expensive spa to experience relaxing skincare treatments. With our guidance, find everything you need to pamper yourself with a spa day at home. Finding time to look after yourself can be difficult, but it’s so important. Create your perfect home spa day with Sanctuary Spa’s spa day ideas. Let’s get relaxing!
How To: Spa Day At Home
- Set the scene
- Exfoliate the skin
- Enjoy a facial
- Take an indulgent Bath
- Give yourself a manicure & pedicure
- Promote relaxation
At Home Spa Ideas: Set The Scene
A spa day is as much about the relaxing ambience as the treatments. Creating the perfect environment for unwinding and stress relief is key. Here are a few ideas to help you make your spa day at home as relaxing as possible…
Step 1: create the ultimate bath shelf
Relaxation is about settling in, having everything you need, and letting the mind wander. For a luxurious spa day at home, try a bath shelf. Lying over your body and across the bath, it keeps all your home spa supplies within reach.
Step 2: select soothing scents
Sense of smell plays a vital role in helping relaxation. For an authentic spa day at home, use a luxurious scented candle. Our Candle Trio Gift is a great way to set the scene and contains three separate scents, designed to calm both body and mind.
Step 3: tranquil tunes
Ambient background music is a great way to elevate your home spa day. Listening to relaxing music can evoke positive emotions, reduce stress, and help focus. Why not make yourself an at home spa day playlist or find some ambient, natural sounds to help you unwind?
Step 4: sip a calming drink
Everyone’s idea of a relaxation is different. Whether you enjoy a warming herbal tea (Chamomile is particularly good at relieving anxiety) or a glass of fizz, your home spa day should be about what helps you relax.
Home Spa Treatment Ideas: Rejuvenating Exfoliation
Always begin your treatments by exfoliating. Exfoliators remove dry, dead skin and cleanse pores of impurities and toxins, allowing other treatments to sink deeper into the skin. Think of it as laying the foundations for all the relaxation to come!
To exfoliate, you can take one of two approaches – mechanical or chemical.
- Mechanical exfoliation: Employs a brush, scrub, glove or sponge to remove dead skin and unclog pores. Mechanical exfoliation also boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage.
- Chemical exfoliation: Chemical exfoliation: Uses exfoliating acids, such as Salicylic and Glycolic Acid to break down dead skin cells, allowing them to be washed away.
Spa Day At Home Facial
A facial is the perfect treatment for a home spa day. Easy to apply, beneficial for skin and supremely relaxing, it’s one of our favourite home spa ideas.
Step 1: give yourself a facial massage as you cleanse
Gently massage the face as you cleanse. This works cleanser into the pores, improving circulation and lymphatic drainage – all of which should leave skin clearer and create a natural glow.
Step 2: exfoliate
One of the key benefits of exfoliating is that it allows other products to penetrate the skin and work more effectively. When it comes to revitalising home spa treatments, our Complexion Perfecting Radiance Exfoliator and Warming Micro-Dermabrasion Refining Polish are difficult to beat.
Step 3: apply a face mask
Face masks provide nutrients and often help remove impurities and toxins from pores. Relax with a face mask on and leave it to work its magic – they are the perfect home spa treatment.
Find the best face mask for your skin type. If you have sensitive or oily skin, our 5 Minute Thermal Charcoal Detox Mask is a great idea, as it removes oils without drying skin. Alternatively, the Green Smoothie Recharge Mask contains a fantastic blend of superfoods, giving dry skin a healthy glow.
Step 4: take time to moisturise
Always take time to apply a hydrating moisturiser at the end of the facial. We recommend the Hyaluronic Wonder Oil Serum for normal or combination skin and the Supercharged Hyaluronic Face and Neck Crème for dry skin.
Spa Day Ideas: Pamper Evening
Step 1: soak in a relaxing bath
The relaxing effect of a bath is often underestimated. Soaking for a short while in hot water helps to:
- Release endorphins.
- Increase blood flow to the skin.
- Relax the muscles.
Step 2: rinse off in a steam shower
After a long soak and having applied your treatments, it’s a good idea to refresh with a shower. While most people opt for a hot and steamy shower to open and flush the pores, a cold shower can be wonderfully awakening, too.
If you want to get really relaxed, add some Wellness Calming CBD Oil and de-stress entirely.
Step 3: apply moisturiser
Moisturising is a vital step after showering. Moisturisers rehydrate, give a natural glow and make skin appear plumper and healthier. Gently work the product into the skin and allow to absorb.
Step 4: wrap up in a dressing gown
To finish your home spa treatments, make yourself comfortable. We recommend wrapping yourself in a super fluffy dressing gown, but do whatever makes you most relaxed!
Home Spa Ideas: give yourself home manicure and pedicure