The Rise of the Home Spa – Plus Top Tips For DIY Spa Day

Here at YCB mag, we actively encourage our readers to take time out in their hectic calendars, to relax and find balance, for their own physical and emotional wellbeing.

Busy people who have the money to enjoy the finer things in life, but seemingly not the time, are beginning to bring spa experiences into their home – and are choosing to spend on luxury brands that look good in their bathrooms and in their Instagram shots according to premium skincare and online spa boutique, Sulis and Thermae. Think your own little sanctuary in a spare room or a bathroom where you can pamper yourself. Bliss!

Sulis and Thermae told YCB sales of luxury spa treatments have risen by 45% on average over the past year with repair masks (66%), face exfoliators (47%), body scrubs (29%) and bath oils (37%) being the most sought after items. It’s because people are starting to appreciate they need downtime in their hectic schedules and are finally beginning to make it happen, but in the comfort of their own home.

Sulis and Thermae founder, Jessica Bates said:

“Sales of our luxury spa treatments are on the up and we reckon it’s because as well as wanting to enjoy products that smell and feel good, with our young customers it’s also about image and they want to be seen to be enjoying fabulous brands and have great packaging on their shelves!

“Don’t get me wrong, we don’t think spa days have had their day, but if it’s the choice of having a treatment at home or not at all, then we’re finding people are prepared to stock up and do it for themselves.”

A few celebrities have even jumped on the home spa bandwagon, but you don’t have to be a millionaire like Jennifer Aniston and Donna Karan, to enjoy a relaxing experience.

Five tips for creating a luxury spa at home:

1. Scented candles

One of the first things you notice when you enter a luxury spa is the subtle aroma from scented candles. Light some around your room for a delicious smell and beautiful lighting that will help you relax.

2. Choose some relaxing music

Add to the ambiance with some mellow music that can help you chill out and even drift off. You can make your own mix of easy listening tracks but if you don’t have time get Spotify to make a playlist for you or choose an album from the Café del Mar collection.

3. Start with a facial

A face that feels clean and refreshed can do wonders for the soul.  For a salon-like glow, first of all cleanse your skin so it is free of makeup, grime and impurities, then gently exfoliate to get rid of dead skins cells (avoiding the delicate eye area). Steam your face and apply a face mask like this one from Oskia which is a 100% natural detoxifying and calming peel-off mask that leaves skin hydrated, conditioned and plumped.

4. Book an in-home massage

If the Mohammed can’t come to the mountain … there are lots of massage therapists out there who will visit you at home for a wide variety of massages including full body, head and neck or even reflexology. It’s pretty much the only things you can’t do for yourself and no pampering day would be complete without one, so why not treat yourself?  You won’t regret it.

5. Nail that look

A pedicure and manicure can be done at home quite easily and can really complete a look. Summer is the season to go for bold colours and experiment with new and exciting hues like this Oxygenated Mid Blue from Nail Berry.

When it comes to completing a look, a pedicure and manicure can make all the difference. Whether you prefer to visit a salon or try it at home, taking the time to pamper your nails can add a touch of elegance and polish to any outfit. With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect season to explore vibrant and bold colors that reflect the sunny and playful vibes. Consider trying out exciting hues like the Oxygenated Mid Blue from Nail Berry, which can add a pop of personality to your nails. As you indulge in this self-care routine, it’s important to ensure the health of your nails and skin. While there are many reliable products available, it’s always wise to be cautious and verify their authenticity, so you can avoid falling for any Kerassentials Scam. Kerassentials, with its focus on addressing common nail and skin concerns like toenail fungus, itching, and unpleasant odors, can be a reliable option to support the health and beauty of your nails. So go ahead, embrace the joy of a pedicure, experiment with bold colors, and complete your look with confidence and style.

6. Wash away your stresses

Finish with a candle lit bath, accompanied by a glass of Prosecco, a G&T or some sparkling elderflower if you don’t drink – and a few drops of indulgent bath oil of course.

Creating a luxury spa experience at home is not only a trend embraced by busy individuals seeking relaxation, but it has also become a way to indulge in self-care and elevate personal well-being. From scented candles that set a soothing ambiance to the choice of mellow music that helps you unwind, every detail contributes to the overall experience. Taking care of your skin with facial treatments and pampering yourself with in-home massages add to the luxury. Completing the look with a stunning manicure or pedicure, using bold and vibrant colors like the Oxygenated Mid Blue from Nail Berry, adds that final touch of elegance. So, why not wash away your stresses and immerse yourself in a candlelit bath, enjoying a moment of pure bliss and rejuvenation?

Wassana Lampech

Wassana Lampech is a medical technology graduate and a freelance writer. She has been writing since her college days, and has been a freelance writer for the past 4 years. You can follow her on Twitter here: @wassmam