10.12.2012

Five Do It Yourself Spa Treatments


5 Easy and Affordable Do It Yourself Home Spa Treatments


Learn how to pamper yourself at home for far less than the price of traditional facial and spa visits
Brightening facial
lemonsYou need: One lemon, 3 whole strawberries, one banana
This DIY face mask is sure to brighten up a tired complexion. The vitamin C in the strawberries lightens dark spots, the lemon exfoliates, and the banana conditions.
How to: Remove the stems from the strawberries and dice. Mash the diced strawberries in a small bowl with the banana. Add the juice of one lemon, and apply to the face, avoiding the eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes, or until the mask starts to feel dry. Rinse off with cool water.
When you done with your facial use a Ozone treatment tool like the OxyDerm to reduce redness, inflammation and to calm the skin after treatments. This will help you reduce breakouts and give you that radiant glow you love.
Rejuvenating manicure
You need: One lemon, half of one cucumber
If your nails are dull and yellow, all you need is this soak to liven them up. The lemon bleaches stained nails and the cucumber soothes dry hands.
How to: Slice the lemons and cucumber into a bowl of cool water. Soak hands for ten minutes. Push back cuticles with an orange stick and paint nails as usual.
Then just put on some cuticle conditioner. TEI Spa has a great one that is perfect for on the go!
Exfoliating pedicure
You need: Epsom salts, olive oil, brown sugar
I’m pretty sure all of us have rough feet during the summer months. To slough off dead skin without the help of a professional, try this two-step pedicure. Epsom salts relax tired feet, and the brown sugar exfoliates skin. You can also try TEI Spa's Incredible Sea Salt Scrub
How to: Soak feet in warm water with Epsom salt for 10-15 minutes. Mix 2 parts olive oil to 3 parts brown sugar to create the scrub. Rub into feet and rinse thoroughly. Apply your favorite body lotion or cream to feet. You can put on thick socks right away to really soak in the moisture!
Body Soak
You need: Milk, honey, essential oil (lavender works great!)
This soak is a traditional milk bath—Cleopatra did them all the time, allegedly, so the routine has stood the test of time. If you have a tub at your disposal, do not wait to try this relaxing, exfoliating soak. The lactic acid in the milk helps to slough off dead skin cells and the lavender and honey soothe and smell great.
How to: Fill the tub with warm water as normal, adding a small amount of lavender essential oil and honey as you go (this helps the scent spread through the water). Then mix in about 4 cups of milk. Use regular whole milk, or buttermilk if you’re feeling fancy. Be sure to do a quick rinse-off in the shower after!
Want a quick and easy way to cleanse your entire body from head to toe after your amazing body soak? Try the UltraCleanse. It is a rotating brush that comes with four attachments: Facial Brush, Facial Sponge, Body Brush and a Foot Pumice. This helps you deeply cleanse the entire body easily and effectively while in the shower.
Hair treatment
You need: olive oil
Yep, that’s it. This simple conditioning treatment works better than high priced hair masks, and is so easy to do!
How to: Shampoo hair as usual in the shower. Towel dry hair, and apply 2-4 tablespoons of olive oil to damp hair (skip your roots if your hair tends to get greasy). Wrap your hair in a towel and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Or for even better results use a scalp and head massager like TEI Spa's HairSonic to massage the scalp with the hair treatment on your hair. It will increase results and give you an incredible Shine. Then hop in the shower again and rinse your hair thoroughly.
This routine is simple to do, whether you’re home for the summer or cooped up in a dorm room or an apartment. Try it out and share your experiences! Do you have any DIY spa treatments you like? Let us know in the comments.

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