A Day of Beauty
Many women enjoy the beauty regimens they receive at a spa. Facials, manicures, pedicures, salt scrubs, mud baths, and seaweed wraps leave many looking radiant after leaving the spa. You can receive similar benefits at home and save money in the process. You can give yourself a manicure and pedicure at home. Prepare a hand soak for your hands with warm, lightly sudsy water. To help soften your hands add a few drops of baby oil, essential oil, or bath oil to your hand soak. Moisturize your hands, remove or push back cuticles, file, buff, and paint your nails. If you have a foot bath, soak your feet in the bath with a few bath salts. Dry your feet off, smooth lotion on them, file, and paint your toenails however you would like.
Giving yourself a facial can be a rejuvenating experience that renews the appearance. Open your pores with steam by taking a basin of steaming hot water with a few drops of eucalyptus or citrus oil added, place a towel over your head, and bend your head over the basin. Keep the towel-covered head over the steam for 10 minutes. When you are finished, pat your face dry with a clean towel. Also, a deep cleansing mask to tighten those pores back up and remove dead skin cells helps the face look firmer and younger.
A warm to moderately hot bath is an ideal way to relax tired, aching muscles and joints while you cleanse your body. Many budget friendly options to make the bath more enjoyable are to incorporate:
- Powdered milk, flower petals, and coconut oil mixed in the bath to soften and keep skin smooth and scented.
Cut up fresh citrus fruit into the bath water with a few drops of baby oil or lavender oil to invigorate the senses and moisturize the body.
- Mineral salts, bath oil, and bubble bath to soften the water and your skin keeping it soft and supple.
- If your bath tub is deep enough to sink deeper into, keep your facial mask on and place a slice of cucumber or a green tea bag over each eye and relax.