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Everything you need to bring a spa experience to your home

Jade Biggs
Writer and expert9 months ago
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Woman doing an at-home facial

From the fluffy bath robes and complimentary slippers to the smell of essential oils wafting through the air, is there anything more relaxing than a day spent at a spa? We’ll wait... 

But with busy work lives (and often, even busier social schedules) keeping our calendars free for some well-deserved relaxation isn’t always the easiest. So, why not bring that sought-after spa experience to the comfort of your own home?  

The benefits of said at-home spa experience are pretty limitless — like avoiding travel time to and from your chosen destination or saving money on what is often an expensive treat. Best of all though? Having a facial while binge watching episodes of Gilmore Girls and stuffing your face with Percy Pigs, if you ask us. 

Whatever your favourite treatment is (we’re partial to a hydrafacial and a hot stone massage), here’s everything you need to recreate a relaxing spa experience at home... Percy Pigs not included. Sorry. 

FOR THE FACIAL FANS

If your go-to is a facial, show your complexionsome TLC from your bed/sofa/bath (delete as necessary) with our pick of facial-mimicking favourites — including NuFACE's Trinity Facial Toning Device (hello contouring!) and Decree's SOS Revitalising Mask, the brainchild of Dr AJ Sturnham. 

FOR THE MASSAGE CONNOISSEURS

Whether you’re a lover of aromatherapy massage or deep into deep tissue, thanks to tools from the likes of Sarah Chapman’s renowned Skinesis clinic as well as luxurious body oils à laL’Occitane, it’s never been easier to replicate those ooh-aah moments. 

FOR THE MANI-PEDI OBSESSIVES

Never leave the house without a fresh set? Us neither. Make sure your fingers (and toes) are always chip-free and on trend with these must-have mani-pedi essentials, including Margaret Dabbsfive-star rated foot file and La Mer’s deliciously decadent Hand Treatment. 

FOR THE HAIR ENTHUSIASTS

There’s nothing quite like that post-blow-dry feeling. But taking care of your scalp is just as important as taking care of your strands when it comes to healthy-looking hair — although many of us often neglect it. Change that(and let your tresses do the talking) with targeted treatments like the Revitalizing Fortifying Serum from Hair Rituel by Sisley or OUAI's Get-A-OUAI Kit. 

AND FOR THE ATMOSPHERE...

Perhaps the most important element when it comes to emulating a spa experience at home: the atmosphere. After all, a spa experience is nothing without a relaxing, scented candle and the gentle sound of windchimes or trickling water. Don’t happen to have a river running through your living room? Let Spotify take care of the music, and let us take care of the vibes...  

Jade Biggs
Writer and expert
View Jade Biggs's profile
Having spent much of her career in the world of glossy magazines, Jade is one of Cult Beauty's Senior Copywriters. As well as a passion for all-things-words (she can — and will, if asked — write a dissertation on fake tan), she has heaps of skin care and beauty know-how (including how to achieve the perfect winged eyeliner again and again... and again). When she’s not applying fake tan or admiring her knife-sharp liner, she’s an adoring mum to four feline fur babies, hunting down inspiration for her next set of acrylic nails or watching endless episodes of reality TV.
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