Moist heat revives dry, tired skin while unclogging pores. A facial steam is ideal for most skin types, except severe acne which could become irritated. To create your own at-home steam, boil water in a large pan. Drape your head and shoulders with a towel, and pull up a chair. Keeping your face about 6 to 8 inches from the boiled water, steam your face and neck, breathing in deeply. Adding herbs, like lavender blossom or a few drops of essential oil, helps invigorate and balance skin, and soothes your mind.
Spa treatments shouldn’t exclusively focus on what to put on the outside of your body. Taking care of the inside is crucial for overall health—and keeping hydrated is one of the best ways to maintain that youthful glow. Water also flushes out toxins and performs a variety of critical functions for your body. Not replenishing the water that’s lost every day can cause problems, like mild dehydration—the culprit of low energy levels.
While each person has their own unique need, experts generally recommend following the eight by eight rule: eight glasses a day filled with 8 ounces of water. If plain water seems dull, freshen with lemon or lime wedges for some added vitamin C.