With winter just around the corner, going to the spa and pampering yourself after a long week seems like a great way to de-stress. There’s just one problem: a spa day may not be within your budget or might involve too much planning on your part.
Don’t fret, though. There are ways you can DIY a spa day in the comfort of your own home.
#1: Soak in a Hot Tub
A Bullfrog Spa dealer in Salt Lake City says that soaking in a hot tub reduces stress and anxiety. This is because the jets in a hot tub increase the feeling of buoyancy in the water. The feeling of your body’s weightlessness, in addition to the warmth of the water, helps decrease stress.
#2: Homemade Facial Treatments
The steam rising from your hot tub opens up your pores and makes it easier to remove impurities from your face. You don’t need expensive products full of chemicals to clean your face, though. There are dozens of homemade facial mask recipes available online.
For example, if you have dry skin, mix equal parts sugar and plain yogurt. This mixture provides exfoliation (sugar) and hydration (yogurt) for a healthier looking skin. As an alternative, you can mash a banana, and mix it with 1/4 cup plain yogurt and two tablespoons of honey, which also act as an acne remedy.
#3 A Relaxing Massage
You don’t need expensive equipment to receive the benefits of a relaxing massage at home. In fact, all you need is a tennis ball.
If your feet hurt, massage it by stepping on a ball with your bare foot and rolling back and forth with firm pressure. If your lower back hurts, lie on a comfortable surface with your legs bent and feet planted on the floor. Place two tennis balls between the surface and your lower back, then move your hips up and down. The kneading motion helps reduce back pain.
Self-care doesn’t have to be expensive. You can pull off a relaxing spa day at home without much effort at all.