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Spa Treatments That Are Wallet-Friendly

Spa TreatmentsThere is nothing more relaxing, even therapeutic, than getting away to the day spa for the afternoon for a little pampering. For some it is a necessity, for others it's a luxury that we don't experience enough. The good news is, now you don't have to look any further than your medicine cabinet in order to create your own day spa experience at home. So pull gather all your beauty products, turn on some music, make yourself a drink, and get ready to relax and explore your five senses. With these day spa treatments, you'll even get to save a little money too, and there is nothing wrong with that!

Open Up Your Pores

You know how after a long day, all you want to do is rush home, put on some comfy clothes and wash your face so you feel refreshed? Well, your skin needs to breathe too, so treat yourself to a pore-purifying facial. First, step into a warm shower to loosen up and wash away initial dirt and grime. Already you'll start to feel better. For a more professional facial, you can purchase an actual electric facial steamer from a store for this next step, or for the budget friendly at-home-remedy, heat a large bowl of water in the microwave or a pot of water on the stove. For about five minutes, hold your face over the hot water so that steam can enter your pores. Then, spread on a purifying mask that will sink in skin to clean out dirt and grime, while all you have to do is sit back and relax.

Feeling a Little Dry?

There is nothing more frustrating and uncomfortable when skin feels dull and dry. How do you achieve that glow that celebrities have in magazines? You need to quench your skin's thirst right away. For a natural solution, cut a lemon in half and rub it into your skin. The acids in lemon will naturally slough away all the dead skin cells that have gathered on the surface. Similar to the pore-purifying facial treatments, hover over a steaming bowl or pot of hot water for a few minutes before applying a rich moisturizer. Before you know it, you'll feel like a million bucks. Are you a big fan of the natural remedies? Apply a cranberry extract to a cotton ball and apply to skin. It acts as a natural astringent and do a lot to help purify and bring moisture to skin that will leave you feeling refreshed.

For Pickier Skin

Is your skin a little more temperamental than normal? Some skin just doesn't mix well with most products on the market and you have to be very selective about what you use. Because of this, we know what a chore it can be to buy skin-care products. With a little research, you can find beauty products that are made for sensitive skin, making the pampering and cleansing process easier, putting some fun back into your routine. Only use a chemical-free product when cleansing and yes, you should still exfoliate. Exfoliating products made for sensitive skin can be peeled away once dry without irritation, kindly cleaning out pores and getting rid of dead skin cells on the surface. Now moisturizing products can get all the way into the skin and work properly. After exfoliating, apply a rich, creamy mask that soothes and calms skin while all you're required to do is relax.

Don't Forget the Rest of Your Body

When we look in the mirror, our face is the first thing we see, but the rest of our body deserves a little TLC as well. So why not pamper the rest of your body, too? You can buy scrubs at the store or make a variety of homemade ones as well with products you have in your cabinet such as honey, oatmeal, brown sugar, etc. Similar to using a scrub on your face, it will break down old skin cells and increase circulation so that you're skin feels smooth and will give it that healthy glow. For a little added moisture, you can even add olive oil to homemade scrubs, which will work wonders. With just a little innovation and some help with store-bought masks and cleansers, getting a little rest and relaxation can be extremely cost-effective and done within the comfort of your own home. 

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