We taught you how you can enjoy a spa-quality facial right at home, and now you can complete the treat with a body pampering session. Bring the spa back to your home with these easy steps and recommended products.
Step 1: Exfoliation
Like your facial skin, your body skin needs exfoliation too. This step ensures that dead skin cells and impurities are thoroughly sloughed away, and your body skin is ready for the pampering that is about to come its way. Pick a product that is hydrating and has a relaxing scent so you can scrub away your body’s fatigue.
Try: L’Occitane Rebalancing Exfoliating Shower Gel (SGD33). From the new Aromachologie – Rebalancing line, this is made with purifying essential oils so that your skin can be rejuvenated and revived immediately. You’ll also love the soothing scent that is 100% natural.
Step 2: Apply clay mask
A clay mask helps to draw up impurities and toxins from within the skin. On top of this, applying a clay mask also helps with overall relaxation and relieving tensions in your body. Apply the mask on your skin and leave it to dry for 10 minutes, then rinse it away.
Try: The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay (SGD36.90). Part of the brand’s Spa of the World collection, this purifying body mask doesn’t just remove impurities but also soften skin so it feels cleansed and comfortable. Its relaxing herbal scent is attributed to the bamboo charcoal sourced from The Himalayas, India, in its formula.
Step 3: Apply nourishing oil
Complete the body ritual with an aromatic body oil to moisturise your skin. Oils are great because they can be used to gently massage your body and are generally more nourishing than creams. But if you don’t like oils, add a few drops to your favourite body balm to still enjoy its benefits without the greasy sensation.
Try: Aesop Geranium Leaf Hydrating Body Treatment (SGD47). This treatment oil has an uplifting scent and helps reinvigorate tired skin and mind. You can also add a few drops of this product into your hot bath.
Step 4: Pamper your feet
Don’t neglect your feet, which are easily the most “abused” part of your body. Buff out dry skin, moisturise it, and give them a massage so they’ll look and feel soothed.
Try: Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System by Clarisonic (SGD290). Using an electrically-powered device and a range of specially-formulated products, the ritual ensures that your feet feel soft and smooth. Find out what we thought about it and learn what the recommended steps are in our Pedi Sonic review.
Step 5: Moisturise your hands
To conclude your entire body indulgence, apply a generous amount of hand cream on your hands. Focus particularly on your nail cuticles to keep them moisturised.
Try: Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Hand Therapy (SGD33, 100g). Fortified with antioxidants, thanks to pomegranate extract, the shea butter-rich hand cream is also blended with macadamia nut, grapeseed, and argan oils to offer moisturising and soothing effects on the skin. You’ll also love the zesty scent that comes with it.