January 27, 2012

Welcome to your own Home Spa

The weekend is ahead, so why don’t you indulge in relaxing spa day in comfort of your home, no need to spent money on expensive salon treatments...
Make a Plan For Your Home Spa Day
The night before your Home Spa day, make sure that your house and especially bathroom is spotless clean.
 Pull together some of the things like your robe and slippers, relaxation CDs, candles, clean sheets and towels.
Think about what you would like to do in your home spa day ,  just like you were going to a real spa.

Spa plan suggestions
Facial exfoliation:
Facial Massage
Facial Mask
Manicure and Pedicure
Body Exfoliation
Relaxing Bath
Moisturizing Cream

 If you dont have any fancy masks and potions at home, you could try one of these natural pampering remedies:

Facial exfoliation
Sugar Scrub
Mix 1 large spoon sugar with 2 large spoons milk
Mix together and massage onto your wet face.
After two minutes rinse well and slash your face with cold water.

Sea Salt Scrub
To remove dry skin and tighten the pores use sea salt
Gently massage two tablespoons of coarse sea salt onto your wet face,
Just make sure you don’t get anything in your eyes.
After two minutes rinse well and slash your face with cold water.

Facial Mask

 No need to buy any expensive moisturizing  masks, when you  can use any of your moisturizes: apply thickly over your face as you usually would  and leave in for about 20 minute while relaxing on your sofa.

 Honey and outmeal mask
cup of any kind of oatmeal
1/4 cup of water
2 teaspoons of honey

Strawberry and Banana Mask
To exfoliate and tighten skins try banana and strawberries.
Mash together banana and few ripe strawberries. Apply to your face and leave for about 15 minutes. Rinse away with clean warm water.

Facial Massage 
 You can massage you face with Olive Oil or Almond oil.

Manicure and pedicure
As you know hands can reveal your  real  age.... mature hands tend usually to be more dry , just as the rest of your face... so if you want to keep your hands young, make sure that they  well moisturized.

Here is a very simple test that will tell you if your hands are dehydrated:
Gently pinch the skin on the back of your hand and see how long it takes to fall back into place.

If it’s longer than a second, then your skin needs moisture.
Time in seconds:
1-2 ( under 30 years old)     5-9 (45-50 years old)
3-4 (30-44 years old)            10-15(60 years old)

Check out my post here how to have a Manicure and Pedicure at home.

Body Exfoliation
Dry brushing is an excellent and inexpensive way to get rid of dead skin cells and get smooth skin.
See here the post about my favorite body Body Exfoliator.
If you dont have a brush, you could also use sea salt and sugar as mentioned above.

Relaxing Bath
Cleopatra’s Bath
Mix two cups of milk into your bathwater and add few drops of any essential oil
Tipp: Lush makes the best Bath bombs

Moisturizing Cream
Use olive oil mixed with essential oil  your or any body lotion you have mixed with your  favorite perfume.

Plan your meals in advance
The meal plan could look similar like this:
 Breakfast: Fruit smoothie
Snack: Apple and handful almonds
Lunch: Fresh, crisp salad with chicken
Snack: Fresh Blueberries with one large spoon Greek yoghurt and honey
Dinner: Steamed salmon with vegetables
For more ideas, check out my other  posts here.

Don’t forget to drink liters of water or herbal teas.
The most important thing is that you make sure that everything i s arranged the night before to get the best out of your relaxation day.  Also get some  books or magazines you want to read, and make sure your telly is switched off.

So happy pamering ma beauties!

xxx Marina

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  1. wow looks so refreshing!!!
    Be sure to check out my new posts!!!
    Love & Luck

  2. i am a new reader-
    i tried this and it is so relaxing! thank you!

  3. Hey, Marina! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for giving me the chance to discover yours! I really enjoy your blog and look forward for new posts ;)
    ♥ Eliza http://elizaelizabete.blogspot.com


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