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Treat Yourself to an At-Home Spa Day

0 Comments 25 April 2012

With April winding down and summer on its way, it’s time to start seriously thinking about your skincare routine. Depending on what climate you live on, you may have dealt with a windy, dry winter, leaving your skin sapped of moisture and begging for some TLC. Even if you live in a more temperate clime, it’s still important to take excellent care of your skin year-round. So with that in mind, here are some fun tips to treat yourself to an at-home spa day, any time of year.

1. Cleanse Thoroughly
Before beginning any skincare treatments, you want to start with a blank canvas. So be sure to cleanse skin thoroughly with your favorite cleanser. Acne-prone ladies might want to look for a cleanser with salicylic acid, while those with sensitive skin should opt for a mild face wash like Cetaphil. Once your skin is thoroughly cleansed it’s time to…

2. De-stress and De-puff
Light some candles, put on some relaxing music, and apply a soothing mint mask. You can purchase these at any drug store cosmetics retailer, or even whip up your own using mint, cucumber, and yogurt. This combination of ingredients is very relaxing. For an added bonus,
chop up a cucumber and place two slices over your eyes for a de-puffing effect.

3. Exfoliate
After you’ve rinsed off your cooling mask, it’s time to exfoliate. You can use a simple exfoliating scrub, or go for the full effect with a microdermabrasion at home kit. Microdermabrasion sloughs off all that dry, dead skin to reveal fresher, younger-looking skin underneath. It’s also been known to temporarily reduce wrinkles and blemishes! Check out a kit online at retailers like ShopNBC.

4. Moisturize
Finally, don’t forget to moisturize – especially if you are prone to dry skin. An additional factor to consider is purchasing a moisturizer with built-in SPF to protect against sun damage.

Now that you’ve treated yourself (and your skin) to a relaxing, at home spa day, take a look in the mirror and admire just how great your skin looks!

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