DIY Spa at Home – It’s ‘SPA’ctacular

Post completion of a week’s worth of work, a rejuvenating spa sesh feels like paradise. With the social distancing norms, that isn’t possible anymore. But it’s still just as important to revitalize yourself, get your blood circulating and your body fit to take the next week’s challenge up. So, put your candles on and let’s see how you can prep your own home-spa:

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Soak them up!
Fill your bucket or bathtub with warm water and soak your hands and feet in it. The warm water will soften your skin and prep it up for scrubbing.

Rub-a-dub-Scrub
Scrubbing is essential to remove dead skin cells and cleanse your pores. You can prepare a scrub at home by mixing coffee, honey, coconut oil, and milk. Scrub your feet, hands, and face with the homemade scrub for a moisturised and happy skin. Wash the scrub off and pat yourself dry to prepare for a massage.

Massage
We agree that a self-massage may not seem as appealing as that of a professional masseuse but it does improve circulation, provide nourishment to the skin, and also treat sore muscles.

Heat any oil of your preference to a warm temperature (Don’t burn yourself!!). Combine it with essential oils for a fragrant spa experience. Massage it on your body in a circular or up and down motion. Apply enough pressure to relax and soothe your muscles. The muscles near your neck and shoulders usually tense up due to stress, massaging them will relieve you of stress, soreness, and pain.

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Head Massage
Nothing feels greater than a rejuvenating head massage after a tiring week. Use the tips of your finger to gently massage your scalp. You may or may not want any oil. Grab strands of hair and give a slight pull to relax yourself and don’t miss the area beneath your ears.

Soak/Shower
There are two options for you to choose from here. You can either fill up your bathtub with warm water, bath bombs, essential oils, or bath foam or take a warm shower with your favourite body wash and shampoo or you can do both. Regardless of what you choose, don’t forget to let loose and relax. Pat yourself dry once you’re finished.

Moisturise
The skin tends to become dry after a shower, so it’s best to moisturise it well. A moisturiser suited for your skin will help make it soft, supple, and fragrant.

There, and you’re as good as new!

(contributed by Deblina Munshi)

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