During these tense times, find calm and comfort with an at-home spa treatment

As a result of the current pandemic, we're all wisely staying home. We're missing many things of course... possibly even those hours of pampering at a luxury spa nearby. Thankfully, self-care can still be found in a home-spa treatment, making you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Sometimes we just want a moment to feel good about body, mind and spirit.

Here are five steps to help recreate a relaxing spa-like experience right at home...

1. Set the mood

Bio 1Remove distractions and engage the senses by turning off your mobile phone and lighting some candles or putting your essential oil diffuser on with calming scents. Play a chill playlist in the background. (Tip: Try searching keywords like “Spa music.”)

Slow your world down and connect to the healing power inside yourself.

2. Bathe or shower to relax

Bio 2Fill your tub or take a shower with water just the right temperature. When a tense body enters a warm bath or shower, the water can increase body temperature, not only relaxing the muscles but also soothing us mentally. Dissolve your stress and tension with warmth.

3. Exfoliation is recommended first

Bio 3After cleansing your body, exfoliation can help brighten your skin, preventing clogged pores and improving the effectiveness of skin care products by enhancing absorption.

Use a cleansing scrub, exfoliating mitt or other method—but be gentle to your skin. For example, when using your favourite scrub, move in small, gentle, circular strokes around your face and keep your movements light. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Never exfoliate if you have open cuts or wounds, or if your skin is sunburned. For those with skin types prone to redness and irritation, you should only exfoliate once or twice a week at most.

4. It's not spa-like without a facial mask

Bio 4With Bioesque Premium Cosmeceutical Grade Bio-cellulose Masks, your home spa treatment just got an upgrade.

Bioesque provides two versions of bio-cellulose masks: Complete Rejuvenate Bio-Cellulose Mask and Absolute Radiance Bio-Cellulose Mask, both of which are ultra-thin, 100 percent natural and biodegradable. 

Bioesque uses the most innovative technology to produce their bio-cellulose maskspiece by piecefrom static culture. Traditional masks are made as a cube and sliced into sheets. The difference? Bioesque’s masks showcase a unique 3-D nano structure from dense to sparse, which stick to the skin firmly. Additionally, the density gradient configuration can enhance the transfer efficiency of essence, from the membrane to the dermal layer. In the formula of the essence is organic rose damascena water and mini-HA to help skin maintain moisture.

Apply the mask and enjoy for 30 minutes! Then, gently pat dry, allowing the skin to absorb any remaining residue. No need to rinse.

5. Hydrate your skin... and body

Bio 5The final step? Finish your skin care procedure by sealing in the moisture. Try applying serums or moisturizers to your face and body. Drink a warm cup of herbal tea or DIY spa water. Staying hydrated flushes out toxins and leaves you with a healthy, glowing complexion.

Feel great after a little refresh? Splurge by booking an appointment for another home spa treatment... on your schedule!

CREATED BY BCLIVING, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BIOESQUE