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Yesterday I spent a blissful hour being scrubbed head to toe while at a day spa. It reminded me that I don’t get scrubbed often enough and that wonderful feeling of shiny, new skin is just so amazing.
I do have a body scrub and good quality body moisturisers at home and a good soak in the bath surrounded by candles (and perhaps with a glass of red) is pretty nice. It’s not quite the same as the day spa, but your skin will feel and smell good afterwards. This is the way I achieve my at home day spa:
Run a hot bath and put in some nice smelling bath crystals to give your water a lovely, relaxing, day-spa-esque, scent (such as Dr. Dennis Gross Purifying Bath Crystals with Himalayan Salt). Make sure you have everything you need at hand, glass of water, wine, book and towel for later etc.
Once you are all sorted, I recommend beginning with a scrub (such as L’Occitane Verbena Harvest Body Salt Scrub with Organic Verbena Extract). Some scrubs recommend dry, rather than wet skin, so just check the packaging. You may want to have a bit of a soak first as you are going to wash off the scrub in to the water in which you are sitting. Up to you. Most scrubs seem to just evaporate into nothing with hot water anyway, or sink to the bottom.
Once you have indulged your love of red wine, hot water and a good read for long enough and decide it’s time to hop out, give yourself a good dry, making sure all the scrub is gone from your skin. Now you can lather yourself with body lotion (such as Jurlique Citrus Body Care Lotion).
Remember that this is all about feeling like you are at a day spa, you should wrap yourself in a robe, have a cup of tea and sit somewhere peaceful, if you can. Enjoy the sensation of your skin feeling like new, if only for a short while.