Do you crave the luxury and pampering of a spa but simply can’t stretch your budget so far? There’s nothing quite so wonderful as a day at the beauty salon or enjoying a treatment at the spa. Whether you prefer a massage, a facial, a manicure or just a half hour or so in the jacuzzi in the soothing warm water, a spa day offers something for everyone. The good news, however, if your budget simply won’t accommodate a trip to the salon, is that there are some clever solutions that you can put in place in the comfort and privacy of your very own bathroom or bedroom.
Here, we’ve brought you some of the very best at-home tricks that can give you all the pampering you need at a price you can afford. Whatever type of treatment you’ve been hoping for, we’ve got an affordable option for you that’s sure to leave you feeling and looking your very best.
Take A Bath
Can’t afford to indulge in a spa day so that you can lie back and relax in a bubbling jacuzzi? You can still enjoy a wonderfully relaxing bath at home even if you don’t have a whirlpool bath if you use some coconut oil, a couple of drops of lavender essential oil and some flower petals all dropped into the warm, soapy water. Light up the candles, lie back, close your eyes and simply allow the water to soothe away all the stresses of your day. You’ll feel rejuvenated in no time!
Make Your Own Face Mask
There’s no need to pay a lot of money for a salon facial when you can make your own luxurious face mask with ingredients found in your very own kitchen. Honey, yogurt and ground oats mixed together into an easily spreadable paste will make an affordable yet very moisturizing face mask that will soothe and refresh in equal measure. Your skin will look and feel younger in just 20 minutes.
Tone Your Skin
If you have some eggs in your fridge, you can whip up your own pampering hair conditioner. Beat the egg yolks with some mayonnaise or olive oil and a few drops of water and apply to dry, overstressed hair for a deep conditioning treatment that is just as good as anything you’d get at your hairdressers.
A DIY Manicure
We all love going for a manicure, but if you can’t afford it this week, or just don’t have time, you can easily do your own. Soak your hands in warm water for 5 minutes, then apply a moisturizer. When you’re done, paint a clear coat of polish on your nails and you can guarantee your hands will feel and look just as good as they do when you leave the salon. Why not give yourself a pedicure at the same time by popping your feet into a bubbling foot spa? Head over to this link and you’ll find some helpful advice to choose the best one for you.
Make Your Own Sauna
If you’d love to spend some time in the sauna, getting all of those toxins out of your pores, there’s a way to achieve the same effect at home at a fraction of the cost. Run a very hot shower for a few minutes so that some steam can build up then get into the shower, mist your wash cloth with a little lavender spray and then place it over your face for a truly relaxing sensation.
Are your muscles screaming out for a massage but you simply can’t afford one and have nobody willing to oblige you at home? No worries, if you have a few tennis balls to hand, you can massage yourself perfectly. Just place the balls on your bed in the right locations so your sore areas will feel the benefit then roll gently backwards and forwards, propping up your head on a pillow. You’ll be amazed at the relief you can experience.
Are you feeling relaxed yet? With these simple at-home pampering hacks, you’ll be able to experience all of the pleasure of a day at the spa or salon without having to fork out a fortune. We guarantee that you’ll be impressed by how effective these DIY treatments can be. Which one do you want to try first? Whichever you try, we’re certain that you’ll be de-stressed and feeling great in minutes!