Combating Winter: The FULL At Home Spa TreatmentFriday, February 17, 2012
Melt away the stress...release toxins...calm and center yourself... by treating yourself to a spa retreat. To keep things within budget, treat yourself to a do-it-yourself home spa retreat. Set aside at least 40 minutes to 1 hour for the ultimate in skin pampering and glowing bliss....after all...you are worth this time you give yourself. Here are simple steps to a pampering, skin glowing home spa treat.
Step 1: Dry Body Brushing - Use a dry body brush on the entire body (from feet to shoulders) to help stimulate circulation and remove surface toxins that can make skin look dull and tired.
Step 2: Massage - Use a good spa-quality massage oil to melt away stress. The massaging action helps improve skin's microcirculation to remove toxins and accumulated wastes. With a good sap-quality oil, you should be able to treat yourself to a gentle facial massage as well.
Step 3: Exfoliate - In the shower, exfoliate your body to eliminate dryness with a fine, sea salt foaming body scrub. The sea salt helps remove dead surface skin cells and toxins from the skin's surface. Exfoliate the face and neck to also lift dead skin cells and to give skin a healthy glow. Use a facial exfoliator that contains soft gentle rice or jojoba beads that won't aggravate the skin. Also apply a facial exfoliant on damp skin and massage onto skin with gentle, circular motions.
Step 4: Sea Mud Face and Body Mask - this is a real spa luxury, as the sea mud further draws out impurities while gently caressing the skin with natural heat from the sea mud. Once the mud is rinsed off, skin looks soft and glowing.
Step 5: Sea Soak - Now this is an indispensable treat to get a real glow going. Fill a tub with warm water, to which you add a few scoops of high quality sea salt. The soak will melt away stress, tension and aches and pains, with further helping to eliminate toxins. Soak quietly listening to your favorite music, by your favorite candlelight, as you quiet your mind. You arise from the tub feeling like a totally new, glowing you.
Step 6: Moisturize - Liberally apply facial and body moisturizers to seal in moisture, soften skin and maintain a healthy glow.
Step 7: Relax - Enjoy a soothing cup of herbal tea - peppermint or chamomile for example.
Image- Dennis Wong