How To Have A Self-Care Spa Night At Home
It is important to take time out of our busy lives to take care of ourselves when we need to. Having a selfcare spa night in is one of my favorite ways to do this.
Treatments at spas can be expensive and although you should treat yourself to those once in a while, doing an at home spa evening for yourself more frequently can lead to more consistent and long lasting positive benefits.
Continue reading to follow my step by step guide on how to have a luxurious spa treatment in the coziness of your own home.
- Set The Mood
To commence your self care spa night make sure all of your tasks for the day have been completed. Keep stressors out of your mind and worry about obligations later. This evening is about you.
Once you are ready to begin I suggest setting the mood by lighting candles in your bathroom. You can also use an essential oil diffuser or burn incense in your bedroom. Then pick any meditative or spa zen music playlist from Spotify.
2. Hair Treatment
While you’re listening to calming music and slowly breathing in the relaxing aromas now is the perfect time to use a deep conditioning hair treatment.
You can do a simple DIY one with coconut oil or I suggest using this Davine’s hair mask. You can leave the hair treatment on for anywhere between 15 minutes to 1 hour. The longer you leave it on the better results you will see.
3. Self Massage
Now that you have the hair treatment in and have tied your hair back back, you are all set to give yourself a full body coconut oil massage. I love doing these! They leave your skin feeling super soft after your shower.
We work our bodies day in and day out and without proper exercise and daily stretches our muscles will tighten up. Doing self massages helps us to connect with every part of our bodies and thank them for showing up for us day in and day out.
I like to start from my feet and work my way up. Take your time with this. Notice what areas of your body need greater attention. And yes, it is possible to reach your back!
4. Exfoliate, Shave and Shampoo
Now it is time to hop in the shower rinse off the coconut oil and hair treatment. Then, Shampoo and condition your hair.
My favorite is the Davine’s OI line. Next, soap up with your favorite body wash. Then time to exfoliate. My favorite exfoliator is KP Body Scrub from First Aid Beauty. The last step is to shave if you would like to, then rinse out the conditioner.
Moisturizing your skin is very important. It helps retain your skin’s elasticity, and I don’t know about you but I’m trying to look 25 when I’m 45! Who’s with me? I have sensitive skin so I don’t use very fragrant products but my go to lotions are Palmer’s Cocoa Butter or Lubriderm.
6. Facemask Time
I love a good facemask! I use face masks even when I’m not doing this entire routine. I have dry sensitive skin so my favorite face mask is Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate.
In a crunch when I don’t have any products with me I cook up 2tbls of organic 1 minute oats on the stove with water then add local honey to the mixture and use that as a DIY facemask.
7. Vanity Planet Face Steamer
With the facemask still on I start using the Vanity Planet face steamer. The steam really turns this experience into a luxurious selfcare spa night.
The steam helps to open your pores allowing the mask to deeply penetrate the skin. Don’t steam for longer than 15 minutes. I also wouldn’t suggest using a sheet mask with the steamer, only use cream based face masks.
8. Toners, Serums & Creams
After 20-30 mins your face mask should be removed. Now it’s time to apply your favorite toner, serums, eye cream and night time face cream, in that order.
9. Salon Blow Out
After my face routine is over I will use a blow drying roller brush such as this one to give myself a perfect salon blow out in under 20 mins. Start from the bottom of your hair and work your way up in small sections.
10. Manicure And Pedicure
I don’t think a true self care spa night is complete without a simple mani pedi. First I soak my hands and feet in a bowl and a basin of warm water. Feel free to add drops of essential oils into the water for extra relaxing benefits.
Then, I file and paint my nails. My secret to a fast mani pedi is to use OPI quick drying drops. In 3 mins your nails are completely dry! It’s a miracle worker.
11. Cozy Evening Activity
Now that you’re all beautified and pampered your selfcare spa night is coming to an end. Make sure you have on a fresh pair of your comfy pajamas and begin to take it easy for the rest of the night.
I suggest brewing a cup of decaf tea and reading a book. Maybe even do some journaling before bedtime. Show appreciation for yourself and be grateful for the body you have.
To Sum It Up
I hope that you find my self care spa night at home guide to be helpful. This is a system I’ve created after years of doing research and simply figuring out what works best for me and my body. Please use this only as a guide to create your own self care spa night.
Taking time to pamper yourself is one way of showing love to your body and soul. I can guarantee that after completing this routine you will wake up with glowing skin, a positive attitude and confidence in all that you do!
Let me know in the comments below if you would add anything else into your self care spa night routine.