A trip to the spa is one of our favourite things to do. Nothing beats the feelling of being freshly buffed and totally pampered. However, as working mums with busy lives, those self indulgent day trips are getting harder and harder to fit in. No matter how busy life gets though, its really important to take a bit of time out for yourself, not only to maintain your physical appearance but also to nurture your overall wellbeing and keep your mentally on track. So we have devised a 10 minute home spa plan that will have you looking and feeling blissed out and beautiful in the space of time it takes you to shower.
Step 1..Set the mood.
Even the speediest spa moment should feel luxurious so set the mood in your bathroom by turning on a lovely warm shower and lighting an uplifting scented candle or oil burner. We love a fresh reviving fragrance like Neom Feel Refreshed.
Step 2… Deep cleanse.
All spa rituals should begin with deep cleansing. To get the best results in a short space of time we suggest a multi-tasking face mask such as Malin and Goetz Detox Mask. Massage it in like a cleanser and leave this fabulous formula to oxegenate, lifting dirt and impurities when you wash it off five minutes later.
Nothing wakes up your skin like thorough exfoliation, and our home spa in a hurray includes a full body scrub to wisk away tired, dull skin and leave you looking polished and pampered. We love the Exfoliating Body Balm from one of our favourite clean skincare brands Ren. It leaves your skin smoothed and hydrated while the essense of peppermint lends the scent of a high end spa to your shower room.
The beauty of a home spa regime is that allows you to overhaul your whole body, including your hair. We use our weekly bathroom retreat to treat our hair to a deep cleanse, thanks to Kiehls Tea Tree Oil shampoo, for a really invigorating clean that doesn’t over strip our hair of natural oils.
Step 3…Restore and Moisturise
Now you have created a squeaky clean base, you are able to nourish and restore. We apply a luxurious hair mask before stepping out the shower. Try Ouai Treatment Masque satchets for soft silky hair in a matter of minutes.
The finishing touch to your mini home spa must be a cocooining body mostuirser that will leave you feeling and smelling devine. The lotion we choose depends on our mood and the time of day. For something awaking and uplifting we love Prismologie Bergamot and Citrine body lotion to leave us smelling gorgeous all day. A
And for a bedtime routine we choose Enrich Body Butter from Aromatherapy Associates.
We can’t promise you will feel ALL the benefits of a trip to day spa, but our ten minute treat should keep you looking and feeling great until your next indulgent break.