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How do you have a spa day at home?

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Have a spa day at home by planning spa experiences, gathering materials and setting the scene. At-home spa treatments can also be worked into morning or evening beauty routines.

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Purchase supplies or make your own from kitchen ingredients. Basic supplies for an at-home spa day include candles, relaxing music, nail clippers and files, polish, lotions, facial scrubs and cleansers, towels and comfortable clothes. Many spa experiences utilize scrubs and lotions that can be replicated in the kitchen. Some basic ingredients include olive oil, oatmeal, brown or white sugar, lemons or oranges, honey, yogurt, aloe vera juice, avocado and coconut oil. When planning, choose the spa treatment that provides the best results for skin or hair type.

Create a relaxing environment to get the maximum benefits from a spa day at home, and set the scene by dimming lights, drawing curtains and lighting candles. Play calming music softly in the background. Turn off computers, televisions and cell phones. Dress in comfortable clothes or a robe. Remove any distractions, such as pets, and arrange for child care if needed.

For daily spa treatments at home, choose one or two experiences to work into either the morning or evening beauty routine. Add vitamin E oil to the face after cleansing. Apply a heavy cream to hands, and wrap them in a towel while watching television or other passive activities at night. Whip up a body scrub from sugar and oatmeal, and apply it before stepping into the shower. Rub a cut lemon over rough spots on the skin, squeeze the juice onto your hands, and apply it to the face to lighten dark spots.

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