Does your busy schedule leave little time to go to spa for a facial? Then the next best thing you can do is use tips from spa professionals regarding home spa treatments to get almost the same result! These day spa facial treatments can easily be done with items found in your kitchen cupboard. Here is a list of such home spa treatments that will leave your skin younger looking than before and much healthier as well:
Keeping your skin hydrated is the first step towards a healthy skin. For that, drink plenty of water, especially during summer when the outside environment can sap the moisture of your skin. In this process, pure water is the best choice you have; but if you find it boring and tasteless after some glasses, spice it up by adding lime, orange, lemon or cucumber slices which will not give you extra calories or sugar while providing a fruity kick.
Even on cloudy days, your body needs to be protected from the sun. That is why choose a good broad spectrum sunscreen for your body that will not only protect from UVA but also UVB rays. Remember, you chances of skin cancer greatly increase due to sun exposure which also gives you wrinkles. So if you are swimming, reapply your sunscreen every hour or two. Even if you are using waterproof sunscreen, still you should apply it periodically as swimming and toweling can wash off even waterproof sunscreen! It is better to use a self-tanner or bronzer to get the sun-kissed look rather than tanning in the sun.
Use Natural Ingredients
Your skin will absorb anything that you apply on it. So the first rule of skin care is not putting anything on it that you do not eat! That is why; use only natural ingredients while going for home spa treatments. For example, for adding moisture to your dry skin, use an avocado mask. To prepare it, take about half a mashed avocado flesh and mix it with a frothy beaten egg yolk. Wash your face properly before applying this mask to your face. Keep for about 20 minutes, and relax during that period. Now use tepid water and wash cloth to remove the mask, and then use a good moisturizer. One of the best home treatments for puffy eyes involves using a few slices of cucumber. Just keep them in the fridge and place them on your eyes when you are lying down or reclining.
You can also try a salt scrub for getting that spa-quality salt glow in your home. You can use either Epson, kosher or sea salt or a mix of the three. Mix them with a good quality of grapeseed oil or olive oil till the salt is fully covered. To increase the pampering level of your home spa treatments, you can also use essential oils that you prefer. Generally, citrus is used for invigorating the body, lavender for relaxing it and rosemary for providing it energy. First clean your body and then use this salt scrub all over your skin. Use circular motions to massage the skin with it. Lastly, rinse it off and apply your preferred lotion.