Life can be stressful from just day-to-day stress, so sometimes a self-care day is necessary to relax and reset. Spa days sound wonderful, but they are not always possible especially with a busy schedule so why not bring the luxury of a spa day home! There are a few essentials necessary to make your bathroom inviting and comfortable. Dim lighting, candles, good books, and a great bath pillow. This bath pillow for your back is the perfect addition to any bathtub for the ultimate relaxing spa night. Self-care is so important and taking the time to relax and unwind in the comfort of your own home is the ultimate level of relaxation. Here are a few other essentials to plan for your next at-home spa night!
Bath pillows are essential to a proper spa night. If you are planning to soak and relax in the tub, you want the proper neck and shoulder support and the hard bathtub wall can’t provide that. Find a bath pillow that has suction cups to help keep the pillow in place. Also, consider the material of the bath pillow. Mesh material is best suited for bath pillows because it will dry quickly and not hold water. Also, look for a bath pillow that can be washed to prevent mold or a soured smell in the fabric.
The proper ambiance to the room is key to a successful spa night so candles are must. Use candles that you already have in your home that are your favorite scents. This will help you relax and truly enjoy yourself. Lavender, vanilla, rosemary, and lemon are all scents known to help relax. If you are uncomfortable having open flames in your bathroom, go for battery-powered tea lights. This will help you have a worry-free spa night!
Before jumping into the tub, consider dry brushing your skin with an exfoliating brush. Dry brushing is known to not only brush away dead skin cells and bacteria but also rid the body of toxins, improve circulation, and eliminate cellulite. Dry brushing will help you feel renewed and refreshed before even jumping into the tub!
Warm Robe or Towels
Want a luxury feel that costs little to nothing? Throw your robe or towel into the dryer before getting into the tub. When you’ve enjoyed your time soaking, you will be wrapped in warmth and feel oh so cozy with a fresh towel from the dryer. It’s a luxurious feeling with little to no effort!
Treating yourself on a spa night means finding a face mask to help replenish and rejuvenate your skin. Your skin type with help determines what type of face mask is right for you. For normal to dry skin look for a hydrogel mask. A hydrogel sheet mask will add needed moisture and hydrochloric acid to your awaken and add glow to your skin. For oily or acne-prone skin look for a clay mask. Clay masks treat red, irritated skin to smooth pigmentation while removing dirt and oil. For anti-aging and dark spots, use an exfoliating mask. Exfoliating masks work to remove dead skin cells to reveal even pigmentation.
Beautiful, luscious locks are so sought after and a spa night is a perfect occasion to treat yourself to a necessary hair treatment. Similar to face masks, your hair type will help determine what hair masks will work best for you. For dry, damaged hair use a hydrating mask. Look for ingredients like Shea Butter, Coconut extract, or Avocado oil to help lock in moisture. For color-treated hair look for color protective masks. You want hydration without compromising or diminishing color. Look for ingredients like Argan oil or Goji extract. For oily hair look for powder or clay mask.
Soaking in the tub with the right salts is the best way to promote circulation, improve your mood, relax sore muscles, and have a better night’s sleep. Epsom Salt, Lavender, Eucalyptus, or calming bath salts will guarantee a tranquil soak in the tub. Be sure to read the bath salt packaging and never use more than advised!
Benefits of a Spa Night
Self-care is so important for overall health. Mentally, we need time to focus on ourselves and do things we enjoy. Mental breaks help you reduce stress and feel refreshed. You will be able to return to work focused and more productive! Relaxation can lead to better sleep and improved circulation. After a spa night, you’ll find yourself with an improved mood and a happy disposition!