Home spa tricks that you’ll surely love!

 

While it is a truly different experience being pampered at your favourite spa, setting up a home spa could be rewarding too! Good thing is, there are plenty of inspiration boards out there that could totally get you in the mood for decorating and prepping up for your dream bath.

We came up with a short checklist of what you should do to easily change from one setting to another, as well as the bath essentials that must always be in stock just in case you’ve got a guest to please, or simply when you want to indulge into a glorious pampering treat.

Tip:

Think of themes that you could easily switch to. Having themes help in making each home spa experience a unique one because just like food, you can’t have the same viand everyday. Write them down on a piece of paper and think of 3 to 5 themes you’d love to start building (of course, you can’t buy all accessories in one shot!). Go to Pinterest and start pinning!

What’s in our mind? Garden filled with flowers or potpourri, vintage theme paired with great 60’s music, zen – minimalist style, river/beach, and a lot more!

Tricks:

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1. Flowers galore

It’s not like you’re going to pick fresh flowers daily! Every once in a while, treat yourself to a romantic spa bath that’s made for the movies. Instead of letting those flowers wither, why not include them in your home spa regimen? The sender would surely be happier if they find out you did something extraordinary with the flowers.

Did you know? During the ancient times, they believed that putting rose in the bath water would soothe and heal physical and emotional pain.

2. The scent helps induce a relaxing feel.

Ever wonder why you always, always feel like dozing off while having your favourite treatment at the spa? Spas always make sure they have aromatherapy pots warming the entire place. Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

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3. Dim the lights.

Invest in a dimmer which you can get at a local DIY shop and ask an electrician to install it for you. If you have a big space in your bathroom, why not use candles as decors? If you’re using tea-light candles, make sure you blow them all out before leaving the bathroom.

4. Take it away, maestro!

Depending on your mood, you may listen to different types of music to enjoy your bath even more. Some people prefer to listen to nature (birds chirping, flowing river, the sound of the wind) and some enjoy classical music.

Body Scrub

5. Scrub it!

We have plenty of scrubs that you can choose from. Our Tropical Line has de-aging properties while our Silky Skin Body Scrub polishes all the rough areas of the body. Add Mystique Escape Bath Salt and immerse yourself in glorious aromatherapy. Don’t forget your face mask!

Pick your products here:
De-Ageing Saltmousse Mango-Passionfruit
De-Ageing Saltmousse Papaya-Pineapple
Silky Skin Body Scrub
Aromatic Moor
Mystique Escape Bath Salts
Face Masks

6. Cold cream

Here’s a simple trick. Place your moisturizing cream inside the fridge. Not only will you feel really good with the instant cold cream on your face, placing your skincare products inside the fridge will also prolong the products’ shelf life.

6. Happy Feet.

Show yourself some love. Learn how to perform basic massage on yourself. The best gift you can give yourself after a long day is a foot massage.

The Why, How and Which of Face Masks for Your Skin Type

Most of us have a daily skin care routine that we don’t stray from but there are a few weekly or twice weekly extras that can take your skin from good to glowing perfection in very little time. One of those is a face mask.

These little beauties are easy to use, have multiple benefits and help skin stay flawless between spa visits but there are still so many people out there who neglect them completely! Here’s the why, how and what of face masks to get you started…

WHY use a Face Mask?
Day-to-day cleansing and regular exfoliation will help to keep your skin in good condition but a face mask penetrates deeper into the pores, drawing out impurities from beneath the top layers of the skin. By removing impurities, unclogging the pores and providing a deeper clean, a mask can also enhance the performance of the products you use day-to-day.
Regular facials at a salon or spa will dramatically improve the appearance of your skin but if you can only afford, or only have time for, a professional treatment every so often, a face mask will help maintain your skin between visits.

HOW to use a Face Mask?
To some degree, the how of face masks depends on the mask you’re using. Generally speaking, a mask should be applied after cleansing and toning. Apply a thin layer to the face and neck, avoiding the sensitive eye area, and leave on for ten minutes. Rinse the face with cool water and follow with lotion and cream.
This cleansing ritual will take less than a half hour total but it will do your skin wonders. Not only that, but it gives you a chance to take a little ‘me’ time without having to go out. Both you and your skin will feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

WHICH Face Mask should I use?
It all depends on what type of skin you have. Follow this easy guide to find the right face mask for your skin…

Your Concern: Oily T-Zone, Unbalanced Skin and/or Dullness
Your Mask: Balancing Combination Mask
If your skin is out of sorts with an oil T-zone, dry areas and dullness, ten minutes with this mask will help restore balance. Carrot oil, Green Apple, and vitamins to effectively purify, hydrate and brighten your skin.
When to use: For best results, use once or twice a week after thoroughly cleansing and toning, blot the skin dry and use the Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream to fully exfoliate skin and allow the mask the work its magic. Apply this mask all over your face and neck, half an inch away from the eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water and apply Balancing Combination Skin Lotion, followed by Balancing Combination Skin Cream.

Your Concern: Breakouts, Oiliness, Acne
Your Mask: Purifying Skin Mask
This mask is a power house of acne-fighting ingredients to help you on your way to breakout-free skin. With a high concentration of ingredients such as: Glycolic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Sulfur, and Camphor, this mask delivers healing, soothing, purifying, and tightening benefits.
When to use: After cleansing and toning, blot the skin dry and apply the Problematic Skin Care Cream. Follow with a thin layer of this mask all over your face and neck, half an inch away from the eyes and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water and apply the Problematic Skin Lotion, followed by the Problematic Skin Cream. Use once or twice a week.

Your Concern: Dry, Flakey Skin
Your Mask:
Rejuvenating Dry Skin Mask
Whether you experience dry skin year round or just in the colder weather, this rich, creamy mask will be help hydrate and soothe your skin. Moisture-bonding hyaluronic acid hydrates, while Vitamin E and Carotene combine to repair.
When to use: After cleansing and toning, blot the skin dry and proceed with the Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream. Next, apply a thin layer of this mask all over your face and neck. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Reapply the Dry Skin Lotion followed by the Rejuvenating Dry Skin Cream. Use once or twice a week.

Your Concern: Sensitivity, Irritation and Redness
Your Mask:
Soothing Sensitive Skin Mask
A creamy, gentle formula, this mask has an immediate calming effect thanks to the soothing combination of Zinc Oxide and Shea Butter. Render skin calm, diffuse redness and alleviate irritation with this desensitizing mask.
When to use: After cleansing and toning, apply a thin layer of this mask all over your face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water and reapply the Sensitive Skin Lotion followed by the Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream. Use once or twice a week.