No matter where we live we often have busy, hectic schedules. What better place to unwind than in your very own home? Why not give yourself a long-lasting spa ritual, right here, at home? You will emerge refreshed and empowered. Here are a few tips for a sensorial, relaxing spa day at home.
Discover a few tips to make your spa day go as smoothly as possible.
Bathing is wonderful for your skin, and if you do it right, you can reap many benefits.
Make your bath a relaxing, aromatic haven: Whether you prefer silky water or a bubble bath, choose the texture that will delight your senses most.
Sprinkle bath salts in the water to create a relaxing soak. We recommend Aromachologie Relaxing Bath Salts - a crystalised garden in a bottle! Like the feel of bubbles? Fill your tub with Lavender Foaming Bath and enjoy a generously foamy bath with the added bonus of the soothing scent of lavender.
Should I apply my moisturiser right after bathing? YES. Moisturising after scrubbing and bathing is the best way to provide intense moisture – do it after every shower or bath. It’s very important in order to restore your skin’s hydrolipidic film, to protect your body and keep it moisturised.
Nourish and comfort your skin with Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, a rich texture with 25% shea butter. If you’d rather firm up and smooth your skin, try our indulgent Almond Milk Concentrate - a delightful firming cream with the light scent of almonds.
Extra tip: While applying a body cream, take some time to release tension from your legs by giving yourself a leg massage. This will also help your skin fully absorb the cream.
As your bath fills up, treat yourself to a few breathing exercises to unwind even before entering the bath. When you learn to take deep, slow breaths, your body will react in many positive ways as your muscles relax and let tensions go away. Establishing what you’re stressed about or where you’re tense before beginning to relax will help release those tensions.
Still wondering why cucumber slices are a spa must-do? Cucumbers contain ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, which are both helpful to diminish water retention in the under-eye area. Also, cucumbers are very rich in water and their gel-like texture can withstand cold temperatures: they can therefore serve as a quick makeshift eye-decongestive – perfect to fight puffy eyes!
If you only have 15 minutes, place your face over a mixing bowl of steaming hot water and throw a towel over your head to create a steam tent: all the steam will waft up to your face and open your pores. Apply Aromachologie Rebalancing Face Mask after steaming your face for maximum benefits. Let it sit for up to 10 minutes. Feel the face mask slowly cool your face and replenish your skin, and breathe. Rinse with tepid water. A good way to feel rebalanced, even when in a hurry!