How to Do Home Spa: 7 DIY Beauty Self-Care Day Ideas

How to Do Home Spa: 7 DIY Beauty Self-Care Day Ideas

Is your favorite spa always fully booked? Here’s how you can bring the spa to your home for a well-deserved R&R day.
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Contrary to popular belief, self-care isn’t confined to glittery bath bombs, head-to-toe makeovers and expensive retail therapy. Moreover, it is not just about taking care of your physical health, it’s also about prioritizing your mental and emotional well-being.

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to forget to make time for yourself. But taking a few moments to reset yourself can make all the difference in how you feel and how you approach the day

Below, we'll explore the benefits of self-care, what it means, and how you can create a spa day at home to help you unwind. Without further adieu, scroll away!

What is self-care?

Many people see self-care as a luxury or treat and not a necessity, so it gets shoved to the back burner. As a result, they end up feeling overwhelmed, tired, and unprepared to face life's inevitable challenges.

Self-care is a mindful practice that you do to boost your overall physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It's all about taking the time to do things that help you live your best life. That said, it looks different for everyone!

Within the mental health facet, self-care is effective in managing stress, lowering your risk of illness, and sustaining your energy to prevent burnout. Whether it's getting enough sleep, taking a walk outside or indulging in a hobby, mini acts of self-care can have a massive impact on your life. You need to refill your cup so you can feel good instantly,  love others better, and give your best at work or any social activity. 

What are the benefits of self-care?

Establishing an effective self-care routine has been proven to have myriad health benefits, such as reducing anxiety, depression, and stress, improving your overall resilience. Engaging in acts of self-care can also help increase your happiness and energy levels, and even lead to stronger interpersonal relationships.

Why is self-care important?

Practising self-care can help promote good health, prevent diseases, and even help you better manage illnesses, according to the World Health Organization. But, that's not all!

Research also shows that pampering yourself every now and then can help you lower stress and anxiety levels while encouraging self-compassion. Remember, life is a marathon. It’s only human to need a break in order to succeed.

By making self-care a regular part of your routine, you can contribute to lower morbidity and healthcare costs, while getting a much-deserved increase in well-being and appreciation for your life right now despite the struggles that come with it.

What happens when you don’t practice self-care?

Meetings, school, chores, active social life… life can be hectic. We put ourselves at the bottom of our priority list more often than we want to admit.

But what happens when we don't make time for self-care? Well, for starters, our energy levels drop, we become irritable, and our patience goes out the window. We may also begin to experience physical symptoms like headaches and stomach aches. It's a domino effect that can lead to difficulty concentrating, burnout, and even strain in our relationships. And let's not forget about the unhealthy food cravings that pop up, making it harder to choose nutritious options.

By prioritizing self-care, we’re taking care of ourselves both mentally and physically. Take a spa day at home, do some yoga, or read the book you’ve been wanting to read. You deserve it, and you'll see the benefits in all aspects of your life.

How do I set up a spa in my house?

The first thing to keep in mind is that you should choose what makes you feel relaxed, not what a spa menu thinks you want. You can start by selecting your favorite scents and grabbing a few essential items for an indulgent bath. Think about what your body needs and do whatever makes you feel good.

Once you have your spa essentials ready, put on a comfy robe. Make yourself a hot, soothing cup of decaffeinated tea to enjoy during your spa day. To set the mood, light a candle or two with scents that promote relaxation, like lavender or sandalwood. Calming songs as background music is nice and free but optional.

Now that you have your spa day essentials ready, it's time to indulge in some much-needed self-care. Get ready to feel pampered, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

7 Beauty Self-Care Ideas That’ll Make You Feel and Look Better

Taking care of your skin, hair, and mindset towards beauty is essential for overall outer appearance and wellness. It's not about being superficial, but rather about showing yourself some love and taking care of your outer body. And guess what? It also affects how you feel and what you attract in life. So let's dive into some self-care ideas for your mini spa day at home:

  1. Take a long shower or warm bath: There's nothing like soaking in a tub to unwind and moisturize your skin. Add some Epsom salts, flower petals, or even play some spa music to enhance the experience. Don't have fancy bath pillows? No problem! Just rest gently against a fluffy towel.
  2. Wash your hair: Haircare is a form of self-care too! Give your tresses a little love with a wash and even try a new style. A hair mask is a perfect addition to your spa day at home and often comes with an inexpensive price tag (even better: you can concoct a DIY hair mask using coconut oil or milk and honey). No matter what your hair type, texture, or color is, you'll feel like a million bucks!
  3. Steam your face: A daily assault of dust, pollution, and makeup dulls your skin. Steaming your face is a great way to get rid of all that grime congesting your pores. The triple-function Professional Nano Facial Steamer blasts negatively charged nano-ionic particles for spa-quality steam. Cold mist can be used daily as a hydration or air humidifier tool, while hot mist preps your skin for an at-home facial.
  4. Exfoliate your skin: One of our all-time favorite self-care activities is exfoliating our skin — especially during cold seasons. Find out what your skin type is to know when to exfoliate. And don't stop at your face! Your whole body will thank you for the rub down. Whip up a DIY scrub with ingredients you already have in your kitchen, or, if you’re in a pinch for time, buy Nail Boutique Spa’s signature Orange Sugar Scrub.
  5. Perform a glow facial: Get some much-needed R&R and clearer, radiant skin by creating your own facial. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got a step-by-step guide just for you.
  6. Give your face a massage: Use your hands or facial tools like ice globes or jade rollers to massage your face and feel the difference it makes. Feeling a bit fancy? Add the Plasma Acne Care to your arsenal for a facial massage and toning like no other.
  7. Do a face mask: Give your skin a hydration boost or a nice glow with a face mask. Sheet masks, like the Total Glow Face Mask, are an easy and affordable way to take 10 minutes to escape with a soothing treatment for your face. Just make sure to find one that your skin will like and not react to in a not-so-likeable way. 

Shop the Professional Nano Facial Steamer, Acne Care, and Total Glow Face Mask.

Bonus: What to put in a DIY spa day gift basket?

Part of self-care is surrounding yourself with people who genuinely care for you. If you’re hosting a spa party at home with your girlfriends who love chillaxing as much as you, here are a few things you can include in your welcome basket: 

  • Essential oils for aromatherapy
  • Body lotion for silky-smooth skin
  • Eye masks to help reduce puffiness
  • Scented candles to create a peaceful ambiance
  • Printed Spotify playlist QR code to enhance the experience
  • Soft bathrobes and slippers for ultimate comfort
  • Fluffy towels to dry off with
  • Gourmet soaps in different scents and types to indulge in

Trust us, your girlfriends will thank you for this spa day experience!

We hope this article has inspired you to indulge in some self-care and give yourself a spa day at home! Don’t forget: taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of others. So, whether you choose to try out one of our beauty self-care day ideas or come up with your own, make sure to take some time for yourself and treat yourself to a much-deserved rest.

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1 comment

Melissa Shirley

Melissa Shirley

Nice. I wish we had a head spa here where I live.

Nice. I wish we had a head spa here where I live.

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