While you're soaking in your hydrating, aromatherapy tub give yourself an exfoliating and pore-refining facial for that instant spa glow. Click on the link below to read Part 2 of the series:
Part 3 is another treatment I absolutely LOVE, a hydrating scalp and hair oil treatment. I can't get enough of this. When I treat myself to an actual spa treatment, this is an "add on" that I always get. It's funny though, at a spa they often apply the oil to a dry scalp. As a dermatologist, I know that it works better on a damp scalp, so that's how I build a better hydrating scalp and hair oil treatment!
Dermatologist's DIY Deeply Hydrating Scalp and Hair Spa TreatmentStart by washing your hair before your tub soak. No need to condition it yet, just shampoo out any product and oil in your hair. Towel off the water slightly, then apply an oil such as jojoba oil or almond oil, or better yet, peanut oil. (In dermatology, we actually use peanut oil as a base for a medicated treatment for scalp psoriasis because it washes out nicely.) Massage the oil into your hair and scalp with your fingers or a scalp scrubber. (I love these things. As a fan, I realized that a good scalp scrubber is hard to find, so I started selling them on my site. Click here to see what I mean by a "scalp scrubber".) Clip your hair up and wrap your hair in a towel while you’re taking your bath. For a really amazing scalp massage use a scalp scrubber to do a little extra scalp massage while you're soaking in the tub (take the towel off of course). After your tub soak, you'll need to finish up in the shower by shampooing the oil out of your hair, then conditioning as normal. You can even do a final rinse with chamomile tea to enhance the shine of your hair. When you step out of the shower, finish up with your skin creams to lock in all that spa goodness that you've just created for your skin.
Photo, Thanks and Gratitude to Dennis Wong and Luz A Villa