In previous entries, we’ve compiled lists of different activities you can do while at home. There’s truly something for everyone, from those at home with children to aspiring chefs and even for those itching to give their place a chic makeover. However, what you might be missing most of all is the opportunity to let go and relax. This is why we’re sharing tips on how to have a perfect spa day from the comfort of your home.
Finding the perfect place to relax shouldn’t be too difficult in your home, with its stunning sea views and plenty of natural light, but it might be helpful to change up the feeling of the room. To do this, you can light some candles for softer lighting and a pleasant aroma that is sure to lift all your worries away. Next, we recommend you change into a bathrobe and put on your favourite relaxing playlist. Now you’re officially ready to relax!
It’s now time to focus on pampering yourself and what better way to do that than to make some DIY masks out of ingredients you’re sure to have at home? For example, to get shiny and voluminous hair, just mix a teaspoon of honey, an egg and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Leave it in for half an hour before rinsing it off. You can also use other moisturizing ingredients, such as avocados and olive oil, which can be combined with honey as well.
These ingredients aren’t just good for your hair, but also perfect for your skin. You can double up on their beneficial properties and make a face mask while you wait for your hair mask to work its magic. If you still have some avocado leftover, mix it in with half a cup of oatmeal for a soothing effect. If you want something more anti-ageing, you can combine half a banana with a couple of tablespoons of yoghurt instead. In addition to these ingredients, honey has great antibacterial and hydrating properties, so feel free to add it to your facemasks for glowing skin.
While you let these masks soak in for 15 to 20 minutes, you can also give the rest of your body a little treat. Body scrubs are an amazing way to improve circulation and stimulate the production of collagen. They’re also guaranteed to help you feel refreshed and renewed. To make some at home, all you need is about half a cup of used coffee grounds, half a cup of brown sugar and 6 tablespoons of coconut oil (you could also use olive oil). If you want something more soothing and moisturizing, we recommend mixing honey with brown sugar and some olive oil. You can use this everywhere and even as a hand/foot mask.
You can finish your spa day by giving yourself a manicure or any other of your favourite ways to practice self-care, just be sure to share it with us! For more tips on making the most of your home on the Costa Blanca, don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and keep an eye out for our blog posts.