Can’t wait to indulge in a zen spa day experience? Bringing a little dose of escapism and creating a relaxing atmosphere at home has never been so important. With the third lockdown in place, self-care should be of utmost priority now more than ever to ease the stress caused by all this chaos. Thankfully, you can indulge in a beauty experience from the comfort of your own bathroom and pamper yourself with these beauty treatments carefully selected by our Beauty Buyer.
From setting the scene with fragrance and candles, to indulging in Bath Salts that will turn your bathroom into a blissful sanctuary, here’s our guide to creating the ultimate at-home spa experience.
Create a warm atmosphere
Essential oils are powerful potions that promote relaxation, contribute to whole-body calming and uplift mood levels. A few drops of these aromatic extracts can be your greatest form of stress relief after a long day. At the moment, we are in love with Relax Room Fragrance, a peaceful and soothing essential oil blend by Aromatherapy Associates that creates a mood-influencing environment. Just add 2-3 drops of oil in your aroma diffuser and start enjoying a calming and relaxing atmosphere.
Light a Candle
If you don’t have an aroma diffuser at-home or you prefer something spicy and exotic, set the mood with a soothing scented candle. One of our favourite is this invigorating Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Single Wick Candle, a spicy and luxurious candle scented with notes of black peppercorn, refreshing coriander, amber, bergamot and vetiver. The fragrance is characterised by warm and captivating notes, perfect if you want to unwind in the bath and create a calm atmosphere. Turn on your favourite music and leave the candle burning for two hours in a central part of the room.
Apply a sheet mask
After cleansing your face, make a little time for some pampering with this facial mask from 111skin.
Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Facial Mask is an energising treatment mask created to tighten, de-puff and refresh tired, puffy-looking skin. The hydrogel mask designed by Dr Yannis Alexandrides, is packed with cooling and drainage-stimulating ingredients, caffeine and seaweed extract that helps to minimise inflammation and revive the complexion. Soak in the bath and leave the mask work for 20 minutes. Once removed, let the skin absorb the remaining essence by gently patting dry the skin. You’ll find this is a miracle worker in waking up your sleepy cells!
With the right tools, you can treat yourself with a luxury facial massage in the comfort of your home. Try the Skinesis Facialist massager by Sarah Chapman designed to mimic the fast tapping, pinching and knuckling of Sarah Chapman’ signature Skinesis massage technique. This incredible massaging tool designed with a wishbone shape, 8 wheels and 48 nodules helps to increase brightness by stimulating circulation, sculpt the lower part of the face whist draining toxins and reducing puffiness, giving you an immediate glow. A real transformative work-out for your skin!
Another tool inspired by Sarah Chapman’s famous Skinesis facial treatment, is the Pro Hydro-Mist Steamer. This innovative, purifying facial steamer helps to effectively cleanse and unclog the pores, while removing dead cells and brighten the complexion. Nano-sized steam particles penetrate deeper into the skin (compared to the regular steam), opening up pores and leaving your skin silky and supple.
Treat yourself with a hot soak session
Indulge in a blissful aromatic moment of pure relaxation with Olverum Bath Salts, a therapeutic formula enriched with natural mineral salts and avocado oil, for a more intensive at-home spa treatment. These minerals work in synergy with the body’s natural healing and regeneration processes to help regulate cell repair, aid skin barrier function, restore levels of fatty acids and boost collagen. Avocado oil, abundant source of antioxidants, vitamins, and Omega 9, replenish moisture while leaving the skin smooth and soft. Perfect also to relieve aching muscles and joints.