5 Easy, At-Home Spa Tips

5 Easy, At-Home Spa Tips

Here are five of our favorite ways to pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home.


By: Amber Katz

An at-home spa day: easy on the wallet and lets you multitask. The best part? All you need are a few hours to yourself and full reign of the bathroom to emerge hours later looking fresh and fabulous. Here are five of my favorite ways to pamper myself in the comfort of my own home.

1. Fabulous At-home Facial
For a stunningly smooth surface, wash your face and then scrub with a bit of Olay Blackhead Clearing Scrub. Fill the sink with hot water and drop in a eucalyptus leaf or two or an essential oil drop for a spa-like experience.

2. Body Scrub
Want to create a super-smooth palette for a self-tanner application? Soak in a bath for a few minutes, and then use some Olay Daily Exfoliating Body Wash before shaving for sleek, sexy gams. Apply body lotion while the skin is still damp for long-lasting gleaming skin.

3. Deep-Conditioning Treatment
After cleansing your hair with shampoo, squeeze out the excess water and apply a hydrating mask like Pantene Intensive Restoration Treatment. Put a plastic shower cap on over it and step out of the shower, towel off and go about your business for at least half an hour. Then, step back in, rinse out the mask and either air-dry or style, remarking to yourself about how manically marvelous your mane looks.

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4. Make Your Own Mani
It takes practice, but anyone can perfect a manicure when it’s a simple process. To clean up around the edges, use a lip brush dipped in nail polish remover for a professional finish. (You’ll designate the lip brush for this purpose from now on — make sure not to use it on your lips after it’s been dipped in remover.)

5. Pedicure Perfection
Dissolve a half-cup of Epsom salt into 2 quarts of warm water. Pour the water into a container and soak your bare feet for 15 to 20 minutes. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent. Massage the entire foot with Olay Daily Exfoliating Body Wash concentrating on the heels and ankles to remove any dry, rough spots. Then, rinse your feet off with clean tap water and dry them thoroughly.

Quick Tip : Apply petroleum jelly using a cotton swab around the nail bed before painting your toenails a fun, bright hue to avoid messy edges. Once you've completed your nailpolish application just wipe away the petroleum jelly, along with any excess polish with a cotton swab.

What's your favorite at-home spa secret?



Amber is a freelance writer and the founder of Beauty Blogging Junkie , a
hilarious pop-culture infused beauty blog that covers everything from eye shadow to hairspray. Amber has written for Instyle.com, MTV.com's Buzzworthy blog, New York Press and Girlfriend Getaways magazine.

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