Alexandra, a qualified aesthetician and Founder of Alexa Sky Botanicals takes us through her ultimate home spa routine and shares her favourite natural skincare products to achieve a perfect balance.
Feeling hot and stressed? Find it difficult to fit in with beauty salon/spa appointments? I can help you to create a DIY home spa whenever you need it in just a few simple yet mindful steps:
To Relax, Revive, Detox or Indulge?
The great thing about spa time at home is that you can do it at any time you want and personalise as much as you want! Set your spa intention – to relax, revive, detox or indulge and choose your products according to what they will do for your mood and your skin.
Unplug and set the scene
To set your bathroom area to create your perfect spa you will need: Fluffy towels, robe, scented candles, muslin cloth, relaxing music, a smoothie or a warm drink that you enjoy and a healthy snack like a bowl of fresh fruit and nuts. Also don’t forget to lay down all your products you will need so that you don’t have to disrupt the flow to go looking for something.
Run a bath with your favourite bath oil – you can decorate your bath with rose petals, fresh chamomile or even lavender from your garden if you wish.
It’s a good idea to use your favourite cleanser to cleanse your face first before getting into the bath. I use The One Balm. This delightfully uplifting balm fragranced with lavender, geranium and bergamot can soothe sensitive skin, rejuvenate dull mature skin and balance oily skin.
It gives the skin a wonderful soft feeling, smoothness, radiance and a deep yet gentle skin detox cleanse. Give your face a double-cleanse with a soft flannel or muslin cloth whilst your bath is running.
Be in the moment
Now you are ready to bathe…you might use this moment to practise a simple meditation either just breathing slower and deeper or using the word “calm” as a mantra on your out-breath to help you clear your mind. Take as long as you need in the bath before you step out and wrap yourself in a cosy robe to finish your spa time.
Your ultimate 3-step home spa facial:
Now that your body is pampered it is time for your spa facial: your skin has already been cleansed previously so can take a mask, I use the Moroccan Rose Clay Mask and prepare it with a small amount of filtered water. As soon as it starts to dry, I remove it with a face cloth. This intensive radiance boosting mask treatment will allow you to restore vital moisture levels, soften, brighten, plump the skin and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. A truly luxurious experience!
Then close your eyes and spritz your skin with your favourite hydrosol or facial mist. I use the Zen Mist Facial Essence Toner which contains Rose Quartz and Selenite Gem Stones Essences to help with vibrational healing and improving skin quality. This is my secret to better skin!
For the final stage in your facial routine I would advise you choose your most nourishing facial oil to lock in moisture and allow your skin to regenerate overnight. I massage our Phyto Power Complex Face Oil into my skin to lock in moisture while softening and restoring its natural glow.
Don’t forget your eye area – apply a layer or two of eye serum like our Cactus Fruit Eye Serum which works on puffiness, dark circles and fine lines around the eyes.
Top tip: don’t apply any makeup for at least 12 hours to let your skin breathe freely, you might even decide to au naturelle with your new skin glow!
This home spa treatment will leave you feeling and looking amazing, refreshed, rejuvenated, brand new. We can only be the best versions of ourselves if we are able to take care of our body, mind and soul!
Feel like treating yourself to an ultimate home spa?
For this ultimate spa-like home experience you can purchase the beauty balm, face mask, face oil and eye serum right here at Rare Beauty and with every purchase you will get a FREE 10ml Zen Mist Facial Essence Toner exclusive to Rare Beauty, while stocks last.
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