When was the last time you took a few hours off and lavished some attention on yourself?
We can all use a bit of pampering from time to time. While a trip to a spa can give you a top to toe glow, you can get the same benefits at home. Lock the bathroom door, light a scented candle or two, sort out some laid back tunes and luxuriate with our pick of the best spa at home products…
Start at the top, shampoo then treat your hair with your favourite deep conditioning mask. Most advise keeping them on for 20 minutes, but just stick your hair up and keep it on till your pampering session is finished, then rinse, style and marvel at the difference it makes!
Dry brushing will help eliminate toxins and exfoliate all those bits we ignore. Green People have an excellent body brush with natural bristles and a handle for harder to reach places.Brush gently upwards from the feet to the heart, then up the arms and towards the chest. It helps eliminate cellulite and will invigorate your skin. £10.95 from www.greenpeople.co.uk
Apply cleanser and moisturiser, or a treatment mask from your favourite skincare line. Soak in a hand – harvested seaweed spa bath from Irish organics brand Voya. The oils released help stimulate blood circulation, hydrate and moisturise the skin and sooth aches and pains, so it’s no wonder seaweed has been used in top spas for decades. £16 from www.voya.ie
Apply a moisturing body lotion, then finish off with a gel manicure and pedicure when you’re dry. A kit from Gelish gives a salon finish to your nails, but is easy enough to use at home. The polish lasts for up to three weeks, and can be soaked off when you’re ready for a change. Now that you’re glowing and revitalised, all you have to do is find someone to clean the bathroom!