Proper Spa Etiquette

spa-etiquetteWhile creating a spa day at home is wonderful and can definitely help to rejuvenate and relax you, sometimes going to an actual spa is what’s needed. This means you don’t have to do any of the preparation or body scrubs yourself and instead leave it in the hands of the professionals.  For those of you who have never had a professional spa day and are used to doing your own spa day at home you may be a bit curious as to what the proper etiquette is when at a spa. From nudity, tipping, what to wear and what spa treatments to get it can be a bit overwhelming especially to first time spa goers.  Sit back relax and don’t fret we have the basics on proper spa etiquette for all of you who are wondering. Afterall, the point of a spa day is to take out all the stress and simply relax, enjoy yourself and let the pampering begin!

Spa Etiquette

  • What To Wear- No need to dress up or even wear makeup!  In fact it is suggested that you where something that is loose fitting, comfortable and easy to slip on and off.  You will be spending a lot of time in your robe(it’s provided) and won’t need to worry about dressing your best. Same goes with makeup too.  While it is hard for most ladies to leave the house without their makeup in tact you won’t need any at the spa. Instead it will be wiped off soon after you arrive should you wear any.  Go natural!
  • Ditch Technology And Keep Things Quite- The point of your spa day is topeace-and-quiet unplug, unwind and relax, which is the sme for those around you. Turn electronic devices on silent or off completely and leave them in your purse or locker that is provided for you.  Silence is golden at a spa you and others around you will appreciate the electronic free zone, trust us!
  • How To Tip- Some spas already have the tip included in their service fees, others will provide you with a small envelope to tip at your discretion depending on how you enjoyed your services.  It is proper etiquette to tip between 15-20% of the total of your services.
  • Nudity- While some spa services are better enjoyed nude(with a sheet or towel covering areas) it is all up to the guest.  Your nudity level is best based on the spa goers comfort level and will not be pushed by the treatment specialist.  You want to be as relaxed and comfortable as possible.spa-day-treatments
  • Add On Treatments- Many times your spa technicians will ask if you want to add ona  sugar scrub, deep conditioning treatment etc. Not all add ons are included in the service you are receiving.  It’s ok to ask if the add on is included or not and what the extra cost will be, In fact it’s encouraged. The goal is to keep you relaxed and enjoying yourself not to take advantage of your relaxed state and break your pocket book.  If you have any questions please ask your spa specialist.

Knowing the basics of proper spa etiquette will only help you to enjoy your well deserved spa day that much more! Whether at home or in a professional spa the goal is to rejuvenate, relax and refresh you!  So get that spa day booked and enjoy my friends!

~Creating An “At Home” Spa Day~

spa-dayTo save a little time & money it is always a great idea to create your own spa day at home.  Not to mention you can schedule your DIY at home spa day whenever you need it most! Check out or suggestions & tips on how to create and enjoy the perfect spa day from the comforts of your own home!

At Home Spa Day Essentials

  • Set The Mood- this means planning your day just a little in advance.  This will help you to get your family or roomate(s) on the same page.  You want to limit as much noise and as many interruptions as possible. Play some of your favorite soothing music, light nicely scented candles or incense. Pour yourself a glass of wine and/or a big glass of ice water and feel the tension start to ease.
  • The Makings For a Great Spa Day- invest in a soft comfortable robe & slippers, prepare some hot towels and steaming water, get your diffuser ready with your favorite essential oils. Remember you want to create the same feel as if you were at a high end spa.
  • spa-day-detox-waterMake Your Own Detox Water- Water not only keeps you hydrated it also helps to boost skin beauty & appearance.  Start with purified water and add your favorite fresh fruits. Or for best results use lemon, mint and cucumber.  The lemon water will help to boost your immune system, help with skin hydration and aid in digestion. 3 of the most important factors when it comes to acquiring great skin
  • Steam Away- Remember that hot water we talked about steaming?  Now is the time to use it! Grab a clean fresh towel and drape it over your head while you sit above the steaming bowl of water for 5-10 min.  This will help to open your ores and get them ready for that face mask and exfoliation process. Not to mention it leaves you feeling refreshed and clean!
  • Exfoliate- Use a gentle face scrub or advised facial exfoliating sponge to gently remove dirt, dead skin cells and left over makeup.  Exfoliating before a face mask helps to add luster and a nice glow to your skin.
  • Body Scrub- think exfoliation for your entire body!  Helps to remove dead skin cells leaving your skin brighter and more even looking.  Check out our video on making your own natural body scrub!

While enjoying a spa day at a nice spa is always wonderful, creating your own spa spay-day-essentialsday at home and bring you the same if not close to the same benefits & results.  Your body, mind and soul can always use a little dose of relaxation, rejuvenation and refreshing. It will keep you looking younger, stress free and feeling your best, trust us!

Make Your Own Natural Body Scrub!

One of the best things about beauty, beauty scrubs and essentials is that there are a lot you can make yourself!  Not only do you know exactly what ingredients you are using, you also save money on sometimes pricey spa day related items!  Check out this video on how to make your own natural body scrub TWO different ways!

~Welcome All~

beauty-and-wellnessHello and welcome to our site all about beauty.  We hope to share beauty tips, tricks, and info with all of our readers.  We believe that beauty starts from within and that the 3 R’s are the main factors in achieving lasting beauty.  Relax, Refresh, Recharge.  If you have any tips, tricks, or comments you would like to share please contact us!   Stay tuned for our first post coming soon!