Beauty Topic: DIY everyday home spa 

“I woke up like this.” Oh, sure you did. Well…it could be possible if your shower had a few secret weapons inside that gave you the chance to combat frizzy hair, reveal glowing skin, and always make sure your feet were sandal-ready. So, how do you do this? Gather up a few simple products that work their magic while you shower, and are gentle for frequent use throughout the week! (FYI – it’s easier than you think!)

 

clinique, deep conditioner, aussie, exfoliators
my go-to products for home spa DIY
 
In a spa, the two biggest treatments that are regularly performed are 1) exfoliation of the skin and 2) deep conditioning of hair. With weekly use of products that focus on these factors, you will notice that your skin and hair look amazing, but your effort and time spent is actually pretty small. Here’s how to do it:

Once per week, I replace my regular conditioner with Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditoner. I have long hair that gets color-treated every 8 weeks, and I’ve been using this stuff for years. It’s super concentrated, smells divine, eliminates frizz / dryness, and rinses easily. I’m not a fan of hair masks, so I like that this is as simple as using a normal conditioner.

One exfoliator staple of mine that I’ve been using for years is Clinique’s 7-day Scrub Cream. In the shower, I’ll smooth and scrub this one my face, chest, shoulders, and upper back. It’s one of the few physical exfoliators that doesn’t irritate my skin, and rinses clean. It takes me maybe 30 seconds to 1 minute to complete this routine, and I always do so before I use my body soap or face wash. Caution – if you are really sensitive, only do this once a week. If your skin is less sensitive, then do so up to 3 x a week max.

After I exfoliate and use my face wash, I’ll then apply Dead Sea Essentials by AHAVA Chamomile Spa Facial Mud Mask on my face. While the mud mask is on, I’ll then soap up and wash my body. This timing works perfectly, as mud masks do best when they have a constant steam for about 2-3 minutes to activate the purifying properties of the mineral-rich mud. Then, you can just wash everything off your face and body. Your skin will feel smooth, balanced, and purified.

Lastly, I’ll take about a minute and use a synthetic pumice stone on my heels and balls of my feet. I really like the Smoothing Pedicure Stone from Earth Therapeutics, since it doesn’t leave grainy bits all over your shower or tub floor. Plus, the stone lasts a long time – just keep it place where it can dry in the shower. I just use it with the running water, and it gently removes dry skin and calluses easily. 

All of this described routine may add about 3 more minutes on to my shower, if that. But as a former esthetician, I can tell you that these simple steps will basically give you amazing results, and are super easy to use. Enjoy! 

© 28daysbeauty 2015

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