Are you in need of a little pampering? Probably a silly question!
We could certainly all use a day or evening dedicated to taking good care of ourselves.
If your budget doesn’t currently allow for a full day at the spa, consider doing an at home pamper night!
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a spa day at home by yourself, or host a party with friends for a special occasion, a DIY pamper night is such a fun and inexpensive way to spend a night in.
These home spa ideas and products also make GREAT gifts for all the women in your life who majorly need some pampering!
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How to Pamper Yourself at Home
What is needed for a pamper night?
When it comes to pampering yourself at home, there are a few essentials and home spa products you need in your kit.
There are also a lot of different ideas for how to have that spa experience at home.
You could adopt a weekly Sunday night pamper routine, and pick a theme for each week (like do your nails one time and skin care another).
Or make an entire day of it, by yourself or with friends.
However you decide to set up your pamper night, here are some quick tips to make it super fun and enjoyable!
What to do on a pamper night
1. Get comfortable
If you feel most comfortable having the house to yourself, arrange to have your spa night when everyone is away.
2. Pop on some entertainment
Turn on your current guilty pleasure TV show, or your favorite movie or album.
Just choose something relaxing, and that you really love!
3. Make it smell good
Bonus points if you can even make your home smell like a spa.
Light your favorite candle, or put a delicious essential oil blend in your diffuser.
4. Don’t forget the refreshments
A relaxing glass of wine or tea would pair well with your home pamper night.
Or for a refreshing twist, make some fruit infused water instead!
5. Hide your phone
To avoid distractions during your quiet, all-about-you pamper evening, please don’t check your phone.
If it’s important for someone to be able to contact you, at least turn off as many notifications as possible.
In fact, don’t check social media for the rest of the night.
It might be tempting to post something about the fun you’re having. Or scroll through to see what everyone else is doing.
But to really experience relaxation, you have to tune out all that noise.
Your post about your nice evening can wait until tomorrow.
Okay, now that you’ve set the mood for your pamper night, let’s look at exactly what you need for that spa day at home.
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Pamper Night Essentials (+ a ton of pamper ideas!)
Pampering the skin on your body feels so good. Since so much of your skin is hidden under your clothes, it’s all too easy to neglect it. Here are some ideas for taking better care of it.
Self-tanner – If you really want to look healthy and rested, use a self tanner!
Massager – To work out those knotted-up tight muscles at home, you’ll definitely want a massager.
We tend to think of spa days as just facials and manicures, but treating your hair is important too! Especially since we abuse it with blow dryers and hot styling tools. Try some of these ideas to treat care of your hair on your next pamper night.
Scalp treatment – For a dry scalp, or thinning hair, try using a scalp treatment.
Deep conditioning mask – Leave on an intensive conditioning mask for a while to hydrate those dry locks.
Hair oil – For really dry hair, a hydrating hair oil works really well.
Facial Skin Care:
Since everyone sees your face, it’s important to keep your skin looking refreshed and radiant. Here are some products and ideas to do an at-home facial.
Headband or hairband – An adorable headband makes keeping your hair out of your face look cute.
Cooling eye mask or cucumbers – Gotta soothe those puffy eyes! This mask can be used hot or cold.
Pore strips – To remove blackheads and unclog pores, pore strips work really well.
Facial brush – I have and LOVE this one. Perfect for cleansing and exfoliating.
Cleanser – A hydrating facial cleanser should work for most skin types.
Micellar Water – You could also try some micellar water to remove makeup and gently clean your skin.
Jade Roller – To keep puffiness and wrinkles at bay, a jade or quartz roller is both soothing and effective.
Facial Steamer – A warm mist facial steamer gives you that relaxing spa experience, plus it unclogs and opens your pores.
Mask – A charcoal, clay, or mud mask is like a facial at home. I love that this variety pack comes with 16 different ones to try on your weekly pamper nights!
Moisturizer – Once you’ve removed your makeup, cleansed your skin, opened your pores, and depuffed, you’ll want to use a really hydrating moisturizer.
Facial spray – To really top off your evening of skin care, a facial spray will add the ultimate infusion of moisture.
Having nicely groomed hands and feet just makes you feel so much prettier. Whether or not you use nail polish, you can benefit from exfoliating and nourishing your digits.
Manicure Kit – A manicure set that comes with all the tools you’ll need to groom your nails will come in so handy!
Cuticle Oil – Once you’ve trimmed and shaped your nails, apply some cuticle oil to keep your nails moisturized and healthy. (Though if you’re going to polish your nails, save this for after you’ve polished.)
Anti-Aging Hand Treatment – To make your hands look younger, smoother, and more hydrated, use an anti-aging hand cream.
Your Favorite Polish – To get that ‘just from the spa’ look, use a soft, blush-tone polish.
Gel Polish with UV Light – If you want that ‘Shellac’ look at home, get a gel polish starter kit!
Now that you’ve finished your DIY pamper night, you’ll be relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep!
If you have trouble sleeping sometimes, I highly recommend:
An eye mask – To help block out the light, you’ll want a soft eye mask.
A weighted blanket – This really helps with anxiety and restlessness. My sleep has been SO deep since I got this weighted blanket.
Sound machine – White noise (or other relaxing sounds like rain) from a sound machine can drown out a snoring spouse, outdoor sounds, and even help quiet your mind. There’s even one that’s also an essential oil diffuser!
Go forth, and relax
I hope this list of spa night essentials gave you some good pamper ideas to do at home.
Obviously you don’t need ALL of these spa products. There’s enough variety here to pick and choose, and design your very own dream pamper night!
Whether you’re hosting a spa party with friends, or just grabbing some much-needed alone time, it’s such a great way to treat yourself.
It’s really important to take the time once in a while to really relax!
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