Dim lights, relaxing ambient music, soft-spoken attendants waiting on you hand and foot—when you want to unwind, there’s nothing quite as peaceful and rejuvenating as a luxurious spa session. Unfortunately, that isn’t always great for your bank account, especially if you’re the type who needs a massage on the reg, given how stressful your life can be.
Think of how creating a pampering space in the comforts of your own home is like decorating a room for a party for one—it’s time to celebrate you and #treatyoself, CG! Let the fun and relaxation begin by making yourself a pitcher of lemon water or brewing a pot of green tea and playing some calming background music to zone out to the Best. DIY. Spa. Treatment. Ever. Below, the self-care goodies necessary to recreate your favorite spa experience.
1. Plush bathrobe and towel
That bathroom set you’ve been saving for a *special* occasion? It’s time to unearth it from the depths of your closet. If you don’t have one, invest in one for your future me-day sessions—or when you binge-watch your favorite shows. Just think of how comforting it would be to snuggle up to the fresh and fluffy fabric—seriously, your threadbare towel just can’t compete.
2. Scented candles
Draw the curtains, light your favorite scented candle (it won’t hurt to light more than one, too), and turn off the lights. Let the warm glow and the scent put you at ease. If you want a more rustic vibe to your spa sesh, try candles that make a cozy crackling sound—just look for wooden wicks to start.
3. Clay facial
Now that you’ve got the mood going, it’s time to focus on spoiling yourself. Prep your skin by giving it a thorough but gentle cleanse, then go for a clay facial. Clay masks have always been a staple in spas since they draw out deep-seated dirt and gunk in your pores to tighten skin, smoothen your skin’s surface, and hydrate and moisturize your face to return its healthy glow.
At home, Pond’s Mineral Clay Facial Foam (P189) is your best bet for DIY pampering—time to make cleansing your face fun, CGs! Available in Pure White, White Beauty, and Clear Solutions variants, the clay cleansing foam is formulated with 100 percent natural origin Moroccan clay and active ingredients and has a Clay To Foam formula that transforms the clay into foam when lathered on your skin to help pull out impurities and nourish it for a fresh glow.
4. Body scrub
Your body needs some TLC, too. Get yourself a sweet-smelling body scrub, or make your own by mixing sugar or salt with a fragrant massage oil. With it, exfoliate your skin to make your skin softer and smoother.
Bliss out with an electric body massager. Though it might cost you some money, this portable device is certainly worth the investment since you’ll have the luxury of getting a massage whenever you feel like it.