3 Must-Try DIY Spa Treatments

For the past week my skin and hair have just been completely blah. I’m itchy all the time and I am forced to put lotion on my hands what seems like every hour. Now that cooler weather has set in and the air is significantly drier it is time to switch up the beauty routine… sometimes I wonder why it is so difficult being of the female gender!

However, before I start purchasing all my new thicker and creamier lotions, ultra-conditioning hair products, and loads of lip balm, I like to have a seasonal transition at-home spa day. Here are 3 DIY and semi-DIY at home spa treatments… relax and enjoy.

There is nothing like a hot bath to relax your muscles and soften your skin when it is cold outside…except a hot Hershey’s cocoa bath that is. Add these ingredients to running water to make your own decadent Whipped Chocolate Bubble Bath courtesy of The Spa At The Hotel Hershey:

-1/8 cup Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder – your delicious aroma and has antioxidants
-1/3 cup instant non-fat dry milk 1⁄2 cup – softens skin
-Whipped Cocoa Bath signature Hershey bath product OR ¼ cup unscented bubble bath – makes it a bubble bath

Skip the $60 plus to get a salon deep conditioning treatment and opt for a jar of Kérastase Paris Masquintense concentrated nourishing treatment. Though the jar itself is $60 using only a quarter-sized amount for each treatment will guarantee months of use. This deep conditioning treatment was voted one of Elle’s top five for its dosage gluco-active 3 technology which combines optimal dosages of proteins, lipids and glucose to restore hair. Towel dry hair, apply treatment all over hair, and leave in for 5 minutes. Rinse and towel dry.

After nearly 4 months of sandals, flip flops, and strappy heels more than likely your feet are crying out for a pedicure, but sometimes a weekly pedicure just doesn’t fit into a busy schedule. Here is an easy DIY Strawberry foot soak from Self magazine:

– a basin
-1 cup strawberries (halved)
-1/2 cup Johnson’s baby oil
-Peppermint essential oil

Fill your basin up with warm water about 2/3 to the top.
Stir in baby oil and 10 to 15 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Add strawberries and let sit for about 5 minutes {to cool}. Soak feet for 10- 15 minutes.
Pat dry and be sure to follow up with a foot crème like Burt’s Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic honey and bilberry foot crème.

By Kristianne Young

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