Visiting a beauty salon is a lovely treat that many of us enjoy regularly as a reward for all the stresses and strains we have to deal with every day. However, it’s not always possible to make it to the salon, especially if you are lacking in time or money. The good news is that you can enjoy all the benefits of visiting a spa at home – it just takes a little planning. Here’s what to do to create a DIY salon experience that you can enjoy whenever it suits you…
Set the scene by choosing a room in your house that you can use undisturbed for your pampering sessions. Invest in some candles that are infused with scents like lavender, lemon and jasmine to create a relaxing haven for your treatments. Choose soothing music that will help to calm and restore, such as classical tracks or sounds that are specifically designed to help you to let go of stress and even meditate for a clearer mind. No salon experience is complete without a soft robe and fluffy towels, so invest in the best you can afford to make your DIY efforts feel like the real deal.
Tailor your treatments to suit your own needs. If your face is looking a little tired and dehydrated, choose a facial treatment essence via online shopping for an easy way to restore and refresh. If your tootsies aren’t looking too pretty, invest in a pumice stone to get rid of dead skin and a good moisturiser to make them super soft. Slather your feet in lotion and pop on a pair of comfortable cotton socks for a few hours while you relax and you’ll be dying for summer to come so you can show off with a great pair of sandals. If you suffer from knots and tension in your back and shoulders, ask a friend or partner to give you a massage with your favourite body oil or lotion to get that deliciously decadent ‘aaah’ feeling for next to no cost. Find out how to do DIY massage by watching this video.
Make some beauty treatments of your own with basic ingredients that are already lurking in your kitchen. You can find out how to make your own body scrub here, and this is a guide on creating your own face mask. There are also lots of ways to mix up your own intensive hair treatments, so that you can achieve lustrous locks without having to spend much or even leave the house.
Creating your own beauty salon experience at home is easy and fun, and can be a great excuse for inviting some friends over to join in over a glass of wine or two. A DIY salon is also a fun take on a kids’ party: young girls and teenagers will love getting together to pamper and preen, and you can teach them how to look after their skin at the same time. Find out more about how to look your best by reading this page. So, the next time you can’t make it to the salon, create your own in the comfort of home – it’s the perfect way to treat yourself without spending a fortune.