Create a luxurious spa at home
If you want to be pampered and give your skin a treat, there’s no need to pack your bags and head for the nearest spa or health resort.
There are plenty of things you can do instead to transform your own bathroom into a place to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Here's our guide to the absolute must-haves for every home spa.
Accessorise your bathroom
Have a generous supply of plush towels or robes handy. The softer and more absorbent they are the better.
Sponges and brushes are important too. Scrubbing your body in warm water is an invigorating way to stimulate circulation, remove dead skin cells and leave your skin healthy and soft. A loofah, body glove, body brush and pumice stone – for feet – are all great to use during a luxurious bath.
Don't just settle for cleansing – nourish your skin. Choose a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type, and avoid harsh soaps as they can break down your skin's protective layers, allowing natural moisture to escape.
Lux has a range of shampoos, body washes and soaps designed to make you feel special and pampered – which will leave your skin looking and feeling great.
The skin around our eyes is one of the clearest signs of exhaustion. Eye masks are a gentle way to soothe and refresh aching eyes and a slice of cucumber, placed on each eye for 15 minutes, is a simple home-made solution.
And after your bath, soothe your skin with a body lotion. As well as moisturising, body lotions can also improve the texture, appearance and health of skin – look for one that suits your skin type.
Treat your senses
No home spa would be complete without your own personal soundtrack – music and sounds that you find relaxing or inspirational. This could be anything from classical music to the sound of a bubbling stream or fountain. The soft, flickering glow of scented candles will also help you relax and give your home an authentic spa atmosphere.