Spa Day at Home: Clean Beauty Guide

Having a spa day at home is a great way to take time for yourself. Learn how to recreate a luxury spa day feeling and elevate your self care routine without having to leave the house. 

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How to Have a Luxury Spa Day at Home

Sometimes we need some extra self care in between professional appointments. If you have a busy schedule or need to extend the time between beauty appointments, you can easily have a spa day at home.

It’s best to plan ahead and decide what kind of treatments you need so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Body Treatments

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Your skin is the largest organ on your body, so it is important to take proper care of your skin. Exfoliating, treating skin conditions, and hydrating your skin will leave you feeling refreshed. 

exfoliate

Exfoliating promotes circulation and clarifies the skin by removing dead cells. If you want glowing skin, this is a critical step. Cleansing the skin properly also allows skin care treatments to absorb quickly.

To exfoliate, you can use a loofa, sugar scrub, charcoal cleanser, an exfoliating body polish, or salt bath.

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After exfoliating, applying treatments to areas of the skin that are experiencing acne or other conditions is important. You may choose to apply a mask or body wrap to part of your body if you are experiencing any skin conditions.

Hydration

Hydrating the skin with creams and oils is an important step of the process. It is best to do this step early on because it takes the longest. Try a rich oil with nutrients for the skin, or a conditioning body treatment to help your skin absorb moisture. If you start with skin care, you can multitask by starting your hair treatment while your body treatment is soaking in.

Hair Treatments

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While you wait for your skin to absorb the hydrating treatments, this is the perfect time to start a hair mask. Decide if your hair needs to be clarified of product build up, then apply a protein or moisture mask.

Spa day might mean applying a moisturizing mask and sitting back and relaxing. Or, it might be more hands on with a scalp scrub or a rose water treatment

Scalp Care

Removing excess oil from the scalp is an important step because keeping your scalp healthy will help you have healthier hair. Removing product build up will also make your hair products work more effectively.

For a strong scalp cleanser, the Innersense True Enlightenment Scalp Scrub  is a great clean and organic option. This treatment is designed to exfoliate your scalp with Hawaiian red salt which dissolves when you rinse so you don’t have to worry about excess salt particles. However this scalp treatment is very strong and the tingling feeling on the scalp might not be ideal for some. For a milder treatment, you can try a rose water scalp rinse (see How to Use Rose Water for Hair).

Hair Care

Applying a hair mask followed by conditioning treatments or nourishing oils is the perfect way to revive your hair. This works for any hair type as long as you are using a treatment that suite you needs. 

Moisture Treatments

There are so many options for moisture treatments when it comes to hair care:

  • Herbal Tea Rinse
  • Hair Mask
  • Oil Treatment
  • Greenhouse Method Treatment

Remember, sometimes your hair needs protein instead of moisture. If your hair feels brittle you likely need a moisturizer. If your hair feels soft and shapeless, then protein will put the structure back into your hair. For more information, see Protein Moisture Balance: A Complete Guide

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Face Treatments

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Face treatments during an at-home spa day are the perfect way to nourish your skin. Cleansing, purifying, and moisturizing are important steps for glowing skin. Although you won’t be able to have professional extractions, you can still exfoliate and apply treatments to pull out impurities and renew the skin.

Cleansing

Always wash your face before applying a face mask. You can use a scrub, wash, or cleaning oil to remove residue from products you applies earlier in the day. It’s important to remove this residue to allow your skin to experience the full effectiveness of your face treatment.

Purifying

A face mask is ideal for purifying, moisturizing, or treating the skin depending on your goals. Please remember that just because a product is clean or natural, doesn’t mean it’s good for your skin. Some types of clay masks are not the best for the skin. However, you can use some types of clay to draw out impurities. Remember that you can also spot treat with a mask. You can apply a moisturizing mask on part of your face and an acne mask on other sections.

Moisturize

Don’t forget to moisturize your skin and use SPF. This is a multiple step process. You can apply a light serum to benefit the skin followed by a light cream and oil. Layer your favorite products. For help with this, see 3 Resources For the Best Skin Care Routine Order.

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Nail Care

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Taking care of your nails is easy with a nail kit. Everyone has a different approach to nail care. Whether your approach is DIY or more hands-off, below are a few tips to help you.

MOISTURIZE

After you clean your nails and file them, moisturizing is such an important step. Brittle nails, hard cuticles, and cracked skin are avoidable with proper hand care. If you regularly get manicures and pedicures, applying moisture before you head to your next treatment is important. 

For a powerful nail treatment, you can try castor oil and massage this into your nails. This is a very thick oil and is perfect for conditioning your nails.

STYLE

If you paint your nails at home, you can try cleaner nail polishes such as 10-free, or 14-free polish designed to support nail health. If you don’t style your nails at home, you can still invest in a few staple nail colors and take them to the salon with you. Remember, the base coat you use is extremely important because the base coat formula has direct contact with your nail. 

Clean Nail Base Coat

I use the Dr.’s Remedy base coat with many different brands of polish. Since I started using this, I don’t experience yellow nails or dryness. It also prevents the nail polish from chipping.

If you need ideas for nail polish brands to try or classic nail colors, see Classic Light Pink Nail Polish to Love This Season.

FOOT CARE

Taking care of your feet is also an important part of spa day. Using a Ped Egg to and a moisturizing treatment is important to prevent cracked feet. This also promotes good hygiene for the feet (and shoes).

Spa Day At Home Essentials

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Here are some of the best spa day essentials to help you create your own spa day at home kit. If you don’t have what you need at home, you can order on Amazon without having to pay for shipping with this link.

Body Treatments

100% Pure Honey Almond Whipped Body Butter: This treatment smells amazing (the scent is very light and reminds me of the filling of an almond croissant). The treatment is so moisturizing and is perfect for a spa day at home. I love this, and it sells out really fast.

Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Avocado Butter, Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Candelilla Wax, Vitamin E, Acai Berry Fruit, Resveratrol, Green Tea Leaf, Mangosteen Peel, Goji Berry Fruit, Maqui Berry, Elderberry and Muscadine Grape Skin, Extract of Lonicera Caprifolium Flower, Honeysuckle Flower, Rosemary Leaf, Oregano Leaf, Thyme, Goldenseal, Grain Alcohol, Almond Flavor Certified Organic

**100% Pure uses only natural food grade flavor and the flavor in this product is USDA certified. For more information see here.

Hair Treatments

Innersense Hydrating Hair Mask: This hydrating hair mask contains many hydrating oils and is a powerful treatment for hair. However, it works best when applied to wet hair. This does contain several essential oils. (Full Ingredient List)

Innersense Harmonic Healing Oil

Innersense Harmonic Healing Oil is a unique blend of flower essence and essential oils. it is the perfect treatment for dry ends and absorbs quickly on high porosity hair.

Face Treatments

EYES

Beauty by Earth Coffee Bean Eye Cream: I love this vegan, leaping bunny certified (cruelty free) eye cream. I find it works best if I apply a thin layer and let it absorb, then I apply a little more and pat it in. I do this twice a day and it makes a huge difference.

However, this natural option does contain essential oils. If you can’t use essential oils or if you need a gluten free eye cream the 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream also works really well.

100% Pure Coffee bean Caffeine Eye Cream: A vegan and gluten free eye cream created without essential oils that is effective and perfect for year round use. I noticed that this eye cream reduces eye circles from the outside in, while the Beauty by Earth Eye Cream works on the entire circle at once. Both are effective, just different. *Please know that this has plant extracts, not essential oils.

ENERGIZING FACE MASK

100% Pure Caffeine Face Mask: Aloe is a powerful ingredient, and this face masks combines the power of aloe vera with caffeine to refresh your skin.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Juice, Green Coffee Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Arbutin Extract (from Bearberry), Organic Green Tea Extract, Seaweed Collagen, Vitamin C, Yerba Mate Extract, Plant Cellulose, Vegetable Glycerin

*Vegetable glycerine is a clean fatty substance extracted from vegetables. According to Healthline, some experience irritation with use. If you have extreme sensitivity to plant extracts, consider this carefully.

Nail Care

Shea Moisture 100 Pure Castor Oil: This 100% Pure Shea Moisture Black Castor Oil is a very thick oil and is extremely moisturizing. It can be used as a nail treatment, eye brow treatment for thin eye brows, or a scalp spot treatment.

Sephora Tough as Nails Kit: Having a clean nail kit for any nail issues you have is extremely important. This is great for the occasional hang nail or broken nail. Even if you only go to the salon for nail care, having a small pouch you can take on trips or leave in the bathrooms for nail emergencies is helpful. You can also find a range of different manicure and pedicure tools on Sephora here.

Spa Day At Home Get-Together

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Throwing a spa day at home is a great way to spend time indoors. Sometimes a spa party is just what you need to get ready with friends.

Having an at home spa day is a good way to get ready for a big event. You can ask everyone to bring a favorite spa treatment for everyone, or you can provide a spa day kit with a few different products.

Beauty by Earth Lip Scrub Gift Set : These USDA certified organic lip scrubs are the perfect example of a gift set to use for a spa day at home with friends. 

Ingredients: Fair Trade Certified Sugar, Vanilla Flavor, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Calendula Flower Extract, Stevia Leaf Extract

**Please note, this is a USDA Certified and natural product but it does contain flavoring. If you choose to avoid flavoring there are plenty of options on the EWG, just remember to look at the ingredient list to see the reason behind the product score.

Spa Day At Home Theme Ideas

Spa days are great spent with friends or on your own. If you choose to have a spa day party, consider a mom’s spa day at home for mothers day or a get together with a sister or long time friend. Here are a few spa day at home themes:

  • Winter Holiday Skin Care Spa Day
  • Mothers Day Spa Day
  • Birthday Spa Party
  • “Getting Ready” Spa Day (before big event)

Recap

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At-A-Glance: At-Home Spa Day

Having a spa day at home is the perfect way to incorporate self care into your day spent indoors. Whether or not you spend your spa day with others, a few simple treatments can make a big difference. Facials, body treatments, nail care, and hair care are major components of professional spa days that you can duplicate at home for a relaxing night in.

  • Body Treatments
  • Hair Treatments
  • Face Treatments
  • Nail Care
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