Just because you can’t take time out for a relaxing holiday doesn’t mean you can’t pamper yourself. Here are 10 luxe products you need for a DIY home spa.
First, set the mood by lighting a candle or putting some essential oils on the burner.
We like: Ashley & Co Waxed Perfume (available at Kapok, National Design Centre)
This handmade candle from New Zealand brand Ashley & Co is made with 100% natural wax and has notes of ginger and lily to uplift the spirits.
You can also try: The Skin Pharmacy Bergamot Home Fragrance
If you like energising citrus scents, this is for you. Use it with an aroma burner or reed diffuser.
Next, get silky smooth skin by using an exfoliating scrub for the body.
We like: The Body Shop Spa of the World Dead Sea Salt Scrub
Spa of the World is The Body Shop’s latest line of luxe bath products and we’re in love! With its high mineral content and coarse crystals, this scrub won’t just give you smoother skin, but is also supposed to help promote circulation.
Don’t forget to give your hair some TLC too.
We like: Kerastase Chronologiste Creme De Regeneration
Most of us are diligent about the weekly application of a face mask. A hair mask … not so. But exposure to the sun and the elements – not to mention chemical treatments – are all responsible for damaging our mane, causing it to become frizzy and rebellious. This mask promises to give you sleeker tresses after just one application.
And of course, stop neglecting your feet!
We like: Mount Sapola Peppermint Foot Scrub
We squeeze them into small, tight spaces (heels, we’re looking at you), make them carry us around all day, and yet … we give our feet nary a thought when it comes to our beauty regimes. This foot scrub won’t just give your feet that wonderfully tingly sensation; peppermint is also purported to have anti-bacterial properties, as well as soothe muscular aches and pains.
Then, move onto your face. Go the whole hog with:
(i) A facial scrub. We like Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator as it gets rid of surface debris and dead skin cells without leaving your skin feeling like it’s scrubbed raw.
(ii) A mask, such as Laneige Minipore Waterclay Mask. With Singapore’s hot and humid weather, clay masks are essential to help get rid of gunk that’s stuck in your pores. The problem with many clay masks is that they can also leave skin feeling dry and tight. Laneige has got that problem sorted with this innovative mask. Shinan mud clay has been mixed into a moisture gel cream mask to ensure skin stays hydrated while working its magic on clogged pores.
(iii) A moisturiser. The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cream marries camellia oil’s richness with black cumin’s antioxidative properties and rosehip oil’s lighter emollient texture to nourish the skin the leave it feeling suppler and smoother. For those with oily/combination skin, you’ll be glad to know that the formulation is also available as a gel cream. Best part? Both formulations smell absolutely ahh-mazing.
Last but not least … pamper your body with an amazing lotion.
We like: Etude House Loving Days Cool Sugar Body Lotion. Its fresh, fruity scent lingers on your skin for a surprisingly long time.
05 Dec 2016