Who says you have to go to the spa for the spa like experience? I’ve got you covered with these easy-to-order and mostly affordable items to relax the mood, destress, and do some work on your face and skin! I personally own and have tried the majority of these items or some variation of them, so I promise you can’t go wrong with any of these. I also tried to make this post consist of budget friendly options with items ranging from as low as seven dollars! Let’s get into why these items are great for an at-home spa day …
Facial Steamer: I love my facial steamer for so many reasons including the fact that it just feels nice at the end of the day to steam your face. One of the main reasons estheticians use facial steamers is to open up the pores before extractions (aka using the pore scrubber, vacuum, or extracting tools). I like to steam my face for a solid 10 minutes before doing any kind of extractions to insure maximum benefit when using my extracting tools.
Heated Neck Wrap: have you ever been at a nail salon or massage place when they put the warm bean bag like thing around your neck? My life changed the day I realized you can order those and do it yourself at home! I just pop this thing in the microwave for a minute and wrap it around my neck and shoulders to relieve tension and sore muscles.
High Frequency Wand Set: this little set is such a bang for your buck because it has so many uses and is under thirty dollars! The high frequency wand uses neon to help treat and prevent acne, shrink enlarged pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help puffy eyes, fade dark eye circles, rejuvenate the condition of the scalp and nourish hair follicles for healthier hair.
Calming Candle: I think any kind of candle will do the trick but this calming candle has great reviews on Amazon and comes in several different scents and colors. I love candles and just burning one of my favorite ones will put me in a better mood with the added benefit of making the room smell great!
Pore Cleansing Mask: I used this Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask back in the day and just recently rediscovered it after doing some late night perusing on Amazon. If you can imagine a giant Biore pore strip going over your entire face, that is exactly what this mask does to your skin. You can either use it to spot treat certain areas, like your nose, or you can apply it to your entire face and peel off in one piece.
Extraction Tools: I think I may have an obsession with cleaning my pores, and if you are like me you definitely need these pore extraction tools. I love the facial scrubber and the pore vacuum for using over larger surface areas, but if you ever have a stubborn blackhead or a pimple you need to extract these tools will come in handy.
Ice Eye Mask: You all know I love ice rolling but I also love my gel ice mask that you can wear and work at the same time! I am very attached to my ice roller, but sometimes when I’m trying to work on the computer or type it’s hard to roll with one hand and type with the other … enter the ice mask with eye holes.
NuFace Toning Device: One of the very first YouTube videos that I made was a demo of the NuFace Facial Toning Device and to this day (almost 6 years later) I still get comments and questions on that video. Here’s the thing about the NuFace – it works really well if you use it consistently and make it a part of your nightly skincare routine. That is easier said than done though because it’s quite a timely process and most nights I forget to do it, but I’m trying to be better!
Tiger Balm: I literally use Tiger Balm every night on my lower back and shoulders. If you’ve never tried it before you have to order some and let me know how you like it. It’s similar to an Icy-Hot or Bio-Freeze but I like the smell and consistency so much better. A little goes a long way so don’t be shocked that the container is super-small, you really only need a tiny amount!
Essential Oil Diffuser: I got really into diffusing essential oils about 6 years ago and stopped for some reason. With all of the craziness going on right now I figured it couldn’t hurt to add something else to my arsenal of immune defense and stress relief. The diffuser that I use is not this one, but I have heard great things about this stone diffuser and think it would be a great option if you’re looking for a high quality well-built diffuser.
Essential Oil Set: If you’re looking for a wide range of oils to put in your diffuser this set is a good option and it includes some of my favorites like Tangerine, Peppermint, and Lavender. If you are looking for the immunity blend there are several versions of it available on Amazon that go by the Thieves Oil blend which is what I like to use in my diffuser.
Snail Eye Masks: I have tried a lot of under-eye masks and I keep going back to these snail serum ones that help to depuff and decrease dark under-eye circles. I like to keep these in the fridge and apply them at night before I apply all of my face products.
Pore Scrubber Tool: The pore scrubber/facial scrapper/pore scrapper device is a little metal ultrasonic spatula device that uses vibrations to loose up built up oil and dirt in your pores as you scrape it out. I always get a sick thrill out of seeing how much gunk I can get on the spatula after using it. I will just splash some extra water on my face after washing it and then go in with the pore scrubber.
Pore Vacuum Tool: the Pore Vacuum is one of my favorite beauty products of all time because you can actually see the gunk being sucked out as you are using it. There are several versions and brands out there but honestly, they are about all the same. The pore vacuum uses suction power to physically extract the dead skin, dirt, oil, and anything else on your face. I will warn you that it can cause hickey like bruises if you leave it in the same spot for too long, but the good news is that the bruises go away fast.
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