July 6, 2012
One of the most sumptuous treats you can offer yourself is a visit to a spa. While these temples of pleasure offer beauty-enriching treatments that can leave your body singing for joy, you may not have the time or energy to visit regularly. However, with these three great tricks, you can bring the spa experience home with you.
1. Smell the roses. Scattering rose petals in your bathwater is more than just a decorative function. Pure rose water has light astringent properties that, when distilled, can make your skin appear toned and feel more luxurious.
2. Oil up. While your flesh is still moist, apply a product like Elemis Spa At Home Frangipani Monoi Body Oil. Absorbing into to your skin's deepest layers, this intoxicating oil blend can nourish parched areas and leave them smooth and fragrant. Elemis' versatile oil can also work well for manicures and pedicures.
3. All-natural masks. A blender is your ticket to more than just a tasty smoothie or shake - it can also help you create homemade beauty products like a hydrating facial mask unlike any other. With a dash of honey, avocado, yogurt, aloe vera and cold cream you can replenish skin and cast your kitchen as the site of your own personal spa.