At-home spa nights that are easy and convenient

A self-care spa night for a relaxing night.


Jacqueline Colombo, Staff Writer

Now that the cold weather has made an appearance – and with finals approaching – there is no better way to relax, get cozy and destress for a few hours than have a spa night at your own home. Here are some tips to help you enjoy a relaxing night. 

  1. Take a nice warm bubble bath (or shower if you don’t have access to a bathtub). Pour some body wash in there to make it smell nice. If you have a bath bomb or candles you can use those too. If you are unable to light candles, you can also get some fake battery tea light candles from the dollar store.
  2. Put on some comfy pajamas and if you have a robe, that’s a bonus touch.
  3. Throw up your hair and start doing your skincare routine. Your skin needs extra love when cold weather is around. Start off with cleansing your face with either cold or lukewarm water, never hot. Cold water is best because it increases blood flow but lukewarm is not bad either.
  4. Normally, you would continue with your regular skincare; however, because it’s spa night, things are a little different. Put on a face mask. It can be a clay mask, sheet mask or homemade mask, it doesn’t matter. Leave the mask on for no longer than 10 minutes. If you have access to cold cucumbers, cut up a few and use those as eye masks. If you want to take an extra step further you can apply under-eye masks as well.
  5. Put on a podcast or a movie/TV show of your choice. Music is also an option.
  6. After you have removed your face mask, continue on with your skincare. Apply your eye cream first, then apply a toner (only use toners every so often, never constantly. Toner can strip your natural oils,) then any serums or retinoids you have, followed by moisturizer. 
  7. Apply your favorite lotion to help soften your skin. 
  8. Dim your lights and continue watching some movies. Get cozy while being snuggled up in your bed. If you have an aroma pillow spray you can spray some to your pillow for an added touch.

Those are some tips for an at-home spa-night. Hope these help and good luck with finals.