The amount of stress and rushing in our day-to-day can wear on our minds and bodies. Sometimes expensive spa retreats are not an option..
Here with her very own at-home spa day tips is fashion model and style expert Yoanna House, ready to bring us a dose of relaxation and show us how beneficial a little pampering can be.
Here's Yoanna’s hit list to create an at-home spa experience:
First, settle the mind to get in the mood..
Start with some refreshers: I love to have a mini-bar for guests and when little bottles are present, it makes it all the more adorable. Bubbly mini expressions of prosecco or an elegant rose:
Available at Cost Plus World Market: http://www.worldmarket.com/
I am a die hard espresso lover so let’s make Cappuccinos..
Tea accents with Floral Blooms: who would have thought but they definitely add pizzaz to a tea pop
Assortment of delicious indulges: I am a sucker for a cheese board and desserts should be simple; shortbread cookies are my preferred
I found the best Pandora station to relax: Buddha Bar Lounge Mix for a moment of zen!
I always use candles and the assortment of blends and fragrances are pretty exceptional at Cost Plus World Market.
Include your little ones for a “Girls Only” kinda vibe
Use Natural Ingredients: sugar for scrubs, avocado for moisture, lemon to remove spots, and strawberries as a mask
There's an assortment of in spa treatments for little girls also available at Cost Plus World Market
- Bath Bombs: Bath Time Fizzers
- Soak in some Bath Salts
- Towels that have a character on them
- Lip balms and rose petal soap are all terrific ideas
- Pastel Nail Polish in Soft Shades OPI
Now for us grown-ups...
From Estee Lauder try a super concentrated Recovery Mask Power Foil disposable mask: skin Looks instantly refreshed and renewed and there is a surge of water revitalization advanced dose of serum.
The Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask is a high-performance sheet mask that firms, moisturizes, brightens and evens skintone.
Also from Estee Lauder: Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules
The Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules rapidly renews the look of over-stressed skin and recovers the skin from environmental damage, lack of sleep, travel, even changes of season or weather.
These are all available at Sephora or a Beauty Counter near you.
Let’s say that I am a big believer in Acupressure and Circulation. So we have a Contour Shaper
Dr Jart’s principle of acupressure sand improving circulation with rollers that are designed for all facial shapes and a comforting massage.
Japanese Bath Oils and Body Balms
All By Kenzo: http://www.kenzoparfums.com/en
Kenzo creates the most incredible in spa experience with a body oil that just like body milk enhances skin. Powdery effect for a totally non greasy finish.
My all time Favorite an in Shower Gradual Tan: St Tropez
The most convenient way to tan—simply apply in shower and rinse in just three minutes. Great for all skintones and types, it delivers a natural-looking, bronze glow and extreme moisture without streaking or transferring onto clothing. It is made with a 100 percent natural DHA and infused with sweet almond oil to nourish the skin for a smooth, soft, hydrated finish. Use daily to gradually build an intense tan.
Glow as if you were on holiday: http://www.sttropezprofessional.com/
An oil-free, ultra-fine, 360-degree tanning spray that tailors to your individual skintone for a longest-lasting, classic glow with one application.
All Available at SEPHORA