Create an at-home spa retreat

Looking for some R&R? You can get a spa glow at home (and for half the price) with these tips.

Set the mood. Create a soothing atmosphere by playing your favourite music and lighting a scented candle. Don’t forget to put your phone on airplane mode, so you aren’t tempted to answer an email or check social media.

Relax and rejuvenate. For the best face ever, grab this season’s skin beauty essential — the Silk’n Titan. While you sit down and watch TV, glide the tighten over your face — forehead, cheeks, upper lip, chin, jawline, neck and around the eyes — to help make your skin look younger and noticeably tighter. You can use this device twice a week to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and superficial sun and age spots; all while lifting facial contours. This rejuvenating wonder uses the same technology offered by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, but retails for a fraction of the price.

Steam your cares away. A great way to recreate the spa experience at home is by taking a long, hot shower. Before you do, turn your shower onto the hottest setting for a few minutes to get a sauna-like experience. While the steam is building, keep a cup of essential oils around enhance the spa-like atmosphere.

Make a date. Once you have a good spa routine in place, pencil in a set time. Make it a ritual for yourself, just as you would with regularly scheduled visits to the spa.