Spring will be here soon, which means it's time to embrace the refreshing, renewing spirit that comes with it. While spending a bit of dough to rejuvenate your mind and body is totally acceptable, sometimes the best changes are made at home. So why not set down your tablet, maybe invite over a few friends, and create a rejuvenating, spa-level experience in the comfort of your home.
1. Sip On Infused Water
Kick off your spa day with one of these infused waters for a nutrient-dense, flavorful drink that will leave you in a state of zen. Beats standard cucumber water!
2. Get Glowing With a Homemade Face Mask
You can probably tell when one of your friends has had a spa day. They look more relaxed and have that certain post-facial glow. Well, now you can get that same dewy gorgeousness with these homemade face masks.
3. Try Dry Brushing
From reducing the appearance of cellulite to stimulating your lymphatic system, dry brushing is the simple, inexpensive secret of gorgeous models everywhere, and now it's part of your at-home spa day! Though, we recommend doing it every day for clearer skin and that just-left-the-spa feeling.
4. Whip Up a Wild Orange Sugar Body Scrub
Scents and textures are a cornerstone of the spa industry, which is why this wild orange sugar body scrub is a necessary addition to your DIY spa day. It's total sensory perfection and leaves your mind de-stressed and your body baby soft.
5. Slough Away Dry Skin With a Gentle Exfoliating Mask
If you need to rid your face of its woeful winter dryness, try this gentle exfoliating mask, which will leave your face with a renewed, brightened glow. Just make sure to patch test before applying it to your entire face.
6. Treat Yourself to a Luxurious Bath Bomb
Nothing relieves stress like a good soak in the tub. Which is why we love this bath bomb DIY. With clean ingredients and an Instagram-worthy appearance, these little fizzy treats will take your adult bath time to the next level.
7. Moisturize Your Locks With an Avocado Hair Mask
No area should go left untreated during your spa day, especially your hair. Try this avocado mask to help penetrate the hair shaft and better retain moisture. Basically get shiny, goddess-like hair with a few ingredients you already have lying around your kitchen.
8. Make a Homemade Facial for Oily Skin
If your skin is a bit slick, then this facial was made for you. Literally. Comprised of only two ingredients, this facial recipe is a clean and simple way to banish blemishes and balance your skin tone.
9. Give Yourself a Geometric Mani
While you're giving your skin the best day of its life, don't forget to show your fingers some love too. Moisturize your hands, then clip, file and clean your nails and cuticle beds, before applying this geometric nail art, for a sleek update.
10. Make a Body Wrap Slimming Gel
While this slimming gel — a mixture of clay, salt, aloe and oil — won't help you magically shed 20 pounds overnight, it will help remove unwanted toxins and excess fluid.
11. Brighten Your Complexion With a Turmeric Mask
Another kitchen-favorite ingredient, turmeric isn't just for coffee and chicken. It also contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties and may even improve fine lines and wrinkles. Making it an excellent ingredient to add to your face mask.
12. Make Your Own Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
This citrus-inspired sugar scrub is a must-add to your spa day, if not your every day, for it's spring-like scent and moisturizing goodness.
13. Make All-Natural Body Butter Bars
Who needs store-bought body butters when you can create your own chemical-free body butter bars at home? These little babies don't just look soft and appealing, they're also easily customizable and great for moisturizing your skin.
14. Drink Your Way to Clearer Skin
Not only do smoothies make healthy breakfast alternatives, they're also great for giving you clear skin. Just whip one up after sipping your fruit-infused water for a mid-day pick me up.
15. Soothe Your Skin With a Chamomile Face Mask
End your day by sipping on some warm tea and applying a chamomile face mask to help soothe irritated skin, while naturally and effectively calming redness.