In a perfect world, we could go to the spa every day of the week. However, for most of us, life doesn’t work that way, especially during the week. Ladies (and gentleman!) who like to be pampered, get ready to treat yourselves. Learn to wipe the stress of work and school away with your own spa night – even on a weeknight!
Step One: Draw a warm bubble bath.
Unless you’re super rich (and super lucky), you probably don’t have a steam room at home. Capture that same luxurious feel with a hot and bubbly bath. Bath & Body Works is a cheap and easy retailer of bubble baths, and there’s a whole discussion thread devoted to MUT members’ favorite scents if you need ideas. Light some scented candles in your bathroom, and it’s time to relax!
Step Two: Give your face a deep cleanse.
Post bath, the heat and steam will open up your pores, making it a great time to give your face a deep cleaning. Use your favorite exfoliating wash to scrub off dead skin; I’m in love with Aveeno’s Skin Brightening Daily Scrub because it’s hypoallergenic and oil-free, therefore perfect for my sensitive skin. Your face will be feeling clean and clear for days.
Step Three: Mud masks!
Nothing says spa night like a cooling mud mask. Try applying it to your face with a makeup brush – it’ll make you feel like you’re really at a day spa! If you want to buy a concoction, I’d recommend WEI’s Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask. The golden root counteracts cell damage, and your skin feels nice and smooth afterwards. If you want to save money and make your own masks, you can find a lot of great items straight from your food cupboard. No matter what route you go, your skin is sure to feel amazing afterward!
Step Four: Finish it off with a pedicure.
Last but not least, don’t forget to pamper your toes! Your feet should be nice and soft from the luxurious bath, so give yourself a well-deserved foot massage. Pumice away any rough spots, then whip out your favorite nail polish color and paint your piggies. If you want to be totally chic for fall, consider using one of the five on-trend polish colors this season. Don’t forget to follow up with a top coat so your polish lasts for days!
Remember: any night can be a spa night, even during the busy week. Melt away the stress and pamper yourself – you deserve it! How do you like to relax on a weeknight? Let us know in the comments!