Between the economy going bust and the summer wrecking havoc on your skin, a relaxing day at the spa has never looked so tempting—or so not-unless-I-stop-eating expensive. Which is why we asked a few of our favorite online beauty experts for tips on how to get that spa glow at home (and for half the price).
Start by getting AHAVA’s Natural Dead Sea Body Mud for an intensely cleansing and exfoliating shower experience. Dead Sea black mud is highly effective for the relief of painful joints and tense muscles, especially when used as a warm mask on aching areas or all over the body. The mud’s unique ability to slowly release heat into the body assures deep relief and detoxifies the skin. his Black Mineral Mud has high cleansing properties that helps to absorb oils, dirt, and toxins while removing excess dead skin cells, exposing a fresh, younger skin texture. Also ideal for reliving arthritic pain and stressed muscles. Stimulates blood microcirculation and refines texture, clarifying its tone. Is recommended for natural relief of aching muscles and back pain. Spread generously over body (avoid any open wounds), leave on 7-15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Mud may be heated for maximum benefit, but test it first to avoid slathering yourself with hot lava.
While you wait for your mud to dry, give your hair a much deserved dose of moisture and protein with Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing hair mask. Strengthening your hair is the only way to lengthen it so you can do whatever you want with it. To really fortify fine, fragile or chemically treated hair requires major nourishment found in the Monoi Repairing Hair Mask. Added to the rejuvenating Monoi Oil – a repairing Tahitian blend of the Tiare Gardenia Flower and Coprah Coconut Oil – is rebuilding Bamboo Water and protective Hydrolyzed Silk. Massage gently into clean, wet hair, giving a little extra love to your frazzled ends. Leave the treatment mask on for 5 to 7 minutes and then rinse well. Or, for an even deeper treatment, put on a plastic cap and sit under a dryer for 10 to 15 minutes. And even better, Carol’s Daughter is formulated with no parabens, no petroleum, no mineral oil, no artificial colors!
To give your tootsies some extra love, grab a pair of Bliss’ Softening Socks to help turn dry, tired feet into a thing of beauty! You’ll get a ‘kick’ out of this pair of toe de-toughing, sole-smoothing, hardened heel-helping softening socks. They’ll leave feet feathery soft and spotlight-ready in 20 minutes! These amazing socks hydrate hardened hoofs with a self-activating gel lining that immediately softens tired treads and lasts for up to 50 uses with olive oil, grapeseed oil, and vitamin E. Pair with best selling foot cream Foot Patrol, an action packed tube of peppermint and salicylic acid foot-softening splendor that makes skin noticeably soft and silky after a single coating. Smooth on daily for feathery-tender feet. It was also a 2012 In Style Beat Beauty Buy winner!
Get all your pampering essentails at your local Planet Beauty store!
Allie Kelley has been a Planet Beauty Buff for four years and has a bachelor’s degree in English. She enjoys painting her nails, trolling Pinterest for new trends, and has an obsession with lip gloss.