Some nights you just need a break from everything. A little time for yourself to unwind from a long, busy day. And there’s no better way to treat yourself than with an at-home spa night. Grab your book and candles because tonight it’s all about you!
At-Home Spa Night Checklist
1. Bubble Bath and Essential Oils
Bubbles are first on this list because what kind of spa night would it be without bubbles in your bath? They create the perfect environment to de-stress.
It’s also a great way to soften your skin in the process.
And plus it’s hard not to smile when you’re in a bubble bath. Deep in thought? Play with bubbles while you ponder the meaning of life! Angry at your boss? Smash some bubbles! Why not make yourself a little bubble beard while you’re at it? No one’s watching…
You get the point.
If you prefer to add some fizz to your bath instead of bubbles, you can get the same skin-softening experience with a bath bomb. Use one packed with essential oils or CBD to help soothe muscle aches and help you unwind.
If you’re looking to soak in some nutrients while having an aromatherapeutic experience, drop some essential oils into the tub! My go-to essential oil for bathtime is lavender oil. It’s calming on the skin and mind.
Always be cautious when choosing essential oils to use for your spa night. Not all essential oils are suitable for your skin. Check out this complete guide to essential oils to give you the best spa night experience.
2. Skincare Products and a Mirror
No spa night at home would be complete without a mini-facial.
Start by cleansing your face to remove any makeup, oil, and debris accumulated during the day.
Next, use a face scrub to exfoliate your face, neck, and chest. This will remove any dead skin cells and promote cell renewal. It also allows for your skincare products to penetrate the skin deeper and work as best as they can.
After exfoliating, take a warm, damp face towel to steam your pores. After about 3 minutes, or when your towel starts to cool, grab a mirror and start pore extractions. A warm washcloth really opens up the pores, making blackhead removal quick and easy.
To extract, take the ends of the washcloth between your fingers and apply to the target area. Gently push downward against both sides of the pore and inward to extract.
After extractions, rinse your face, apply a face mask and soak in the tub for a while. Let the mask sit on your face for the rest of your bath, then rinse off under running water. Tone your skin, apply any products or serums you have and finish off with a moisturizer.
3. Foot Care and Hand Care Products
When pampering yourself with a spa night, make sure to take special care of your hands and feet. Exfoliation is super important for all parts of your body. You could even follow it with a soothing cream mask to calm and hydrate the skin.
For your hands, a normal body scrub or face scrub will work to get rid of dead skin cells and make your hands silky smooth.
A body brush is also a great option for your hands and the entire body. Use a brush sided with a pumice stone to really clean and exfoliate your feet.
Make sure to finish up with a foot and hand moisturizer to protect the skin. My favorite foot moisturizer to use is the Intensive Heel Repair Moisturizer by Earth Therapeutics. It makes your feet so smooth and fresh! Cover your feet with Earth Therapeutics gel socks which help lock in your moisturizer. They also ensure your feet stay clean while walking around and are super easy to clean and reuse.
I’m in love with this hand oil by Cuccio. It makes the skin on the back of your hands super soft and gives them a youthful restoration when used daily. Although you could apply this oil to your entire hand, I prefer to start with a cream moisturizing lotion followed with the oil on the back of my hands and nail beds.
Try wrapping your hands and feet in a damp hot towel after moisturizing to enhance penetration. Remove the towel after it cools.
4. Body Scrub and Body Lotion
Give your body the same pampering as your hands and feet. Choose whatever body scrub you like for this or use a dry brush to exfoliate after your body is completely dry. Finish up with a light and silky body lotion to hydrate your soft, glowing skin. Your pajamas will feel so soft and comfortable after this making you drift off to sleep easier than usual!
It’s so important to keep your skin protected to fight the signs of aging, so make sure to moisturize every inch.
5. Hair Mask and Hair Oils
Don’t forget to pamper your hair during your spa night at home. Hair masks and oil treatments usually take time to work, so I prefer to use them during spa nights or when I know I’m not in a rush. You want to be able to leave them on for the amount of time the label states to get the most of your products.
This HydraSource Mask by Biolage is one of my current favorites. It deeply moisturizes dry hair and nourishes the scalp. Leave this mask on for 3-5 minutes while soaking in the tub.
While your hair is still wet, apply an oil to your hair to boost shine and promote growth. I currently use Egyptian Hibiscus Oil by Matrix and love it. Between this and the hair mask, my hair has never been healthier, I’ve noticed fewer split ends, and I’ve gotten compliments on the length and volume of my hair.
If you want to intensify your oil treatment, wrap your head in a hot towel to let the product penetrate deeper.
6. Scented Candles and a Book or Music
No spa night is complete without a fragranced candle and a good read. Light as many as your heart desires and pick up where you left off in your current book or magazine.
If you’d rather close your eyes while you soak, make a playlist to listen to while you relax.
7. A Bath Robe and Hair Towel
A big warm bathrobe is great to slip into before putting on your pajamas for the night.
The Turbie Twist Hair Towel is great for wrapping your hair up to dry and keep out of your face. The towel is made from microfibers that won’t damage your hair like normal towels will. It’s the perfect ending to finish off your hair treatment for the night.
Once you are ready to get tucked in for the night, slip on some silk pajamas or your favorite pair and get ready for some deep sleep!
What do you use for your perfect spa night? Let me know below!
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