You want to experience a relaxing spa day, but without the expensive price tag, and without having to sacrifice the comfort of knowing exactly what is going onto your skin? While a spa treatment is a great way to unwind and treat yourself to some necessary self-care, going to a spa with sensitive skin can sometimes be a scary experience. From strong chemicals to toxin-filled spa products, you never truly know what the spa of your choosing is going to apply to your skin unless you create the spa experience for yourself in the comfort of your home. The best part - putting yourself right to sleep after in your cozy bed. Continue reading to gather some essentials for your spa day at home checklist.
Create Your Luxury Home Spa Day | Sensitive Skin Friendly
1. Prepare your Sacred Space
To begin, you’ll want to ensure your chosen room is clean and organized. Wash any sheets, towels, or robes with a gentle detergent, because there's no better feeling than climbing into fresh, clean sheets. You can warm up your towel and robe quickly to add an extra luxurious touch by throwing them into the dryer for a few minutes before you begin your home spa day. Take this time to grab the collection of products you plan on using so they are all within reach and don’t take you out of your zen to scramble and look for them.
2. Set the Atmosphere
In this step, you’ll prepare to treat your smell, sound, and taste senses.
For Smell: Aromatherapy has a strong impact on your mood and mental wellbeing. You can choose between your favorite candle to evoke a scent that encourages relaxation, or some essential oils in a diffuser. Lavender, chamomile, and orange are among the most popular to bring your mind at ease and let you unwind.
For Sound: Ambient music can evoke positive emotions while reducing your stress levels, so choose your playlist wisely. Popular sounds to play include classical music or relaxing nature sounds, like rainfall or ocean waves. The right sound choice can transport you to a spa from your house spa.
For Taste: Whether you enjoy a warm cup of tea or a decadent glass of wine, grab yourself a glass of your preferred beverage to help in de-stressing.
3. Perfecting the Bath
It’s time to get the water running and fill up your bath. While you may be tempted to turn the temperature up, find a warm and comfortable temperature that isn’t too high. Too hot of water can cause your sensitive skin to become more easily irritated and cut your at-home spa day short. You should also avoid bath bombs, or harsh soaps that can cause your sensitive skin to flare up, especially since you’ll be soaking in the bath for some time. Instead, find a natural soap to run under the faucet and infuse your bath with. The Camel Milk Face & Body Soap creates a perfect bubbled bath with a natural diluted essential oil fragrance that will fill your bathroom up and put your mind in a sense of tranquility. This soap is a great skin cleanser for sensitive skin as the Camel Milk is full of essential fatty acids to keep your skin nourished while you soak and reap maximum benefits.
4. Grab a High-Quality Face and Body Exfoliator
Use our gentle face exfoliator to relax and reveal a new, soft layer of fresh skin. Just lie back, close your eyes, and focus on releasing tension in your face and body.
If you have sensitive skin, make sure to use hydrating products that contain soothing, non-irritating ingredients. Exfoliate your body to reveal new smooth and soft skin.
Look for products with ingredients like:
Avoid products containing menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus, or any additives and synthetic fragrances because these may dry out or irritate sensitive skin.
For a desert oasis spa feel with all the skin-loving ingredients mentioned above, try the Camel Milk Regenerating Face Exfoliator and Exfoliating Shower Cream. The Camel Milk Regenerating Face Exfoliator w/ Moringa can double as a mask, so apply a generous amount to the skin and let it sit for several minutes before rinsing it off. The Camel Milk Exfoliating Shower Cream can be used on the whole body and will also nourish your skin while it exfoliates the dead skin cells away. Both of these exfoliators work to physically and chemically exfoliate your skin, where lactic acid in Camel Milk can gently chemically exfoliate, and Sweet Almond Shell Powder and Crushed Apricot Seeds work to physically exfoliate for radiant skin.
5. Moisturize the Face and Body
When choosing types of moisturizers, you’ll want to find ones that are part emollient and part occlusive. The emollient part of the moisturizer aids in restoring the skin’s barrier and locks the moisture in the skin cells. Meanwhile, the occlusive part of the moisturizer will create a physical barrier, and keep environmental irritants out of the skin cells and pores.
Use Camel Milk Body Butter or Camel Milk Body Lotion to get the best of both emollients and occlusives. Ceramides and Lanolin in Camel Milk work as emollients and help soften and keep hydration in the skin, along with other emollients like shea butter and coconut oil. On the occlusive side, Lanolin from Camel Milk can act as a seal for the moisture in the skin, preventing transepidermal water loss, along with occlusives like olive oil and jojoba oil.