I have changed a lot in the last few years. And one major thing I have noticed is that I now like baths. I don’t actually bathe in them, I use it more for relaxing and hydrating, but I used to hate baths. Maybe it’s because I hadn’t found a good enough bath tub or the fact that I didn’t have all the Lush bath products or a combination of the two. Regardless, I like to have a bath every week or two for some much needed relaxation.
Every once in a while, I’ll go all out and have a spa night and pamper myself. I decided to create a post to give you tips on how you can do this as well.
Trust me, you’ll be glad you did this. If you’re anything like me and you’re constantly moving on from one task to the next and never truly taking the time to just relax and breathe, then you need to incorporate this routine into your life immediately.
First off, go to Lush and buy a bath bomb, bath oil, bubble bar, or anything else for the tub. The fragrances they come up with is enough to relax my mind. So go get some good stuff to put in.
Tip: If you’re working out a lot or have sore muscles, get yourself some epsom salts as well and put 1/2 to 1 cup in the bath along with your bubbles.
When I go all out for a spa day, it usually includes the following:
- relaxing bath
- exfoliating salt/sugar scrub
- face mask
- hair mask
- wax eyebrows
You don’t have to do all of these things and it’s rare I get them all done in an entire day. You can do variations. Below, I’ll give you tips on what to do and how best to achieve some relaxing and stress relieving results.
Heat up your wax machine.
Put on the hair mask. There’s tons you can choose from, or you can heat up some olive oil or coconut oil and put that in your hair for a completely at home version.
Run the bath. If you’re putting salts into it, do this at the beginning.
Get tools for a pedicure/manicure and place them near the bath.
Get exfoliating scrub. Lush has some amazing sea salt scrubs, or you can make your own. (just a bit of sugar and coconut oil does the trick)
Get out your favourite detoxing face mask and bring to the bathroom. I have a billion different ones, but the Japanese Matcha Pollution Clearing Mask from the Body Shop does a fantastic job.
Now, hopefully your bath is full and everything is ready for you.
Find a lovely bath music playlist (linked to YouTube, the one I use). Turn it on, get into the bath and close your eyes.
Give yourself a good ten minutes of just breathing deeply and resting. This is the best.
Then, put on your face mask. Yes, while you’re in the bath. No, I’m not crazy.
Now you can begin your pedicure and manicure. You can clip your nails, push back cuticles, remove dead skin, shave the dead skin off of your feet. It’s the perfect place for that and it takes only 5-10 minutes.
Next, get out your sugar or sea salt scrub and exfoliate your body. Rinse off in the water.
Then rinse off your hair mask and face mask (depending on if it’s dry or not). The Matcha mask I mentioned actually exfoliates your face when you’re washing it off. It always leaves my face feeling refreshed and baby soft.
Now you can actually get out of the bath. Dry off, and moisturise your body and face. Put your dressing gown/bath robe on and get into some comfortable clothes.
Now you can finish your manicure and/or pedicure. Hopefully you’ve got a gel nail kit like mine. If you don’t, you definitely need to get one as it saves so much time waiting for your nails to dry. And it lasts a lot longer than regular polish.
Your wax machine should be heated up by now so quickly do your waxing and you’re basically good as new.
Let your hair air dry. Or, if that’s just not possible for you, you can obviously blow dry.
If you’re doing this in the evening, all you have to do is get a big glass of water, a book of your choice, get into bed and read for a bit. You will feel so at peace, and hopefully sleep like an angel.
Has this made anyone else want to have a spa night? Because after just writing this, I want to go home immediately and jump into the bath and then do my nails. They are so bare right now.
Let me know if you try any of this out. Any questions on products, let me know as usual!