For someone who likes to do almost everything the DIY way, this article from Rewardme on “5 Beauty Products for an Everyday Spa Touch” really got me started in the territory of the home spa aspect. We usually miss out a few important steps or follow up steps in the process of DIY pamper sessions.
This article rather than point out entire process focuses on more on how to take care of your skin in a proper way without depending on expensive and tedious treatments or a long spa time. You can do it in the convenience of your home and during a convenient time like Friday evenings. You can also choose kitchen based low cost ingredients and 100% natural stuff rather than expensive products all the time. The article emphasis and details on the following necessities of a proper DIY spa day at home. Take aways from the post:
1. Deep Facial Cleanse “A clean face is the first step to a perfect complexion, and now it’s easy to get a deep facial-like cleanse at home. Start your spa day by removing makeup and dirt (which can clog pores and lead to breakouts) “ This step emphasises on the practice to get a clear skin. Removing your make up with non alcohol containing wipes (to prevent loss of moisture from the skin) and then following it up with a face wash or a cleanser goes a long way in keeping your skin damage free and radiant.
2. All-over Moisture “Take time in the shower to pamper your skin with a moisturizing body wash. Don’t just stop there. After your relaxing shower or bath, lock in the moisture by using a moisturizing lotion for smooth, supple and healthy looking skin. Pay special attention to your feet, heels, elbows and knees for an extra touch of self-care.”
This step emphasises on how important is to moisturise your skin to prevent the early signs of aging or to prevent dullness and tiredness from showing on your skin.
3. Eye Treatment “It may be small, but the area around your eyes needs just as much attention and care as the rest of your face (or perhaps more). The eye area is not only one of the most delicate spots, but it also shows signs of fatigue and aging through puffiness and fine lines.” While using face creams or face marks, we avoid the sensitive areas around the eyes. But we need to take special care of it. We can work with some kitchen based products that are easily available and are economical and can also pick up serums and eye creams that suits us best with respect to our age, skin conditions and the level of help needed etc.
4. Hair Removal “There is no need to go through the pain of waxing if you’re looking for smooth and silky legs. Some razors, like the Venus & Olay Razors, come with five and lotion bars to lock moisture into your skin. There is no need for shaving cream, so it’s a great space- and money-saver.”
This step varies from person to person. For some, a laborious waxing session with long lasting results cuts along way compared to the quick saving alternative. If you do not prefer either, epilators do come in handy and provide results intermediate to shaving and waxing or bend more towards the results of waxing.
5. Skin Protection “Finish your spa experience with the proper skin protection. Maintain your healthy skin everyday by wearing a moisturizing SPF lotion. Try to find a lotion that works double duty by not only protecting your skin but also by hydrating it to fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”
This point emphasises on the importance of maintaining the pampered skin by protecting it from the damaging effects of the sun by using some time that both hydrates it and protects it. This is one of the most important aspects and spans way beyond the actual spa itself.