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Four Home Spa Tips to Achieve an Awesome Experience

Are you craving for a spa day of relaxation but would rather stay at home instead of traveling, even to the nearest spa facility? The good news is that you can actually re-create your very own spa at home.

Here are four tips that you can try and indulge in:

Set the Tone

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Put your phone in silent mode or completely turn it off. Let family members (or your roommate) know that you are planning to have at least an hour or two of relaxation time. This means you should not be disturbed unless it really is not an option.

Create the Mood

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Indulge yourself to some relaxing music, aromatherapy candles or essential oil diffuser, and some spa supplies. A fluffy robe and comfy slippers with detox water and healthy snacks always works.

You can even mix the detox water right in your kitchen. If you need instructions on how to do this including the ingredients needed, there are a number of websites online that offer this information.

Feeling more indulgent?Have a bottle of wine chilled and ready to drink once you’re done with your beauty treatment.

Exfoliate, Mask, and Scrub

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You don’t need high end products for this part of the home spa experience. Check commercially available exfoliants, face clay masks, and body scrubs that works for you but are within your budget range.

Steam and Moisturize

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Steaming helps open up your pores to soften the skin for easy removal of dead skin cells and dirt. Begin your beauty regimen with steaming before applying a face clay mask.

Moisturizers will help prevent drying by restoring the balance of your skin’s moisture. Apply after you are done with the face clay mask treatment. For the rest of your body, apply body lotion as well.

The important thing to remember here is that you can de-stress and relax right in the comfort of your home without causing a strain on your budget. Have fun!

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5 Useful Tips to Enjoy A Hotel Stay

No matter where we are or what we do, there is always that one instance where one would require to stay in a hotel. It may be for a business convention or a vacation.

Let’s face it, no two hotels, sadly, are the same even if they are run by the same hotel group of companies.

Are you planning to take a trip and book into a hotel during your stay? Here are 5 useful tips to help you enjoy your hotel stay:

Research and Booking

Take the time to research about hotel accommodations that would meet your requirements. Ask yourself questions like:

Is it within your budget range?

What types of facilities are you hoping to take advantage of while booked?

Can they accommodate the number of persons in your party? If you are traveling with kids – can they keep the kids entertained?

What sort of reviews have they been getting from their guests?

Once all of these questions have been answered and you have identified the hotel, make a direct booking with the hotel. More often than not, direct bookings can provide you with better rates and packages.

Booking Confirmation Follow-Up

If you made any requests at the time of booking, call the hotel’s front desk to confirm that your request will be met before the check-in date. You can also send them an email if you prefer the confirmation to be in writing.

Doing a follow-up booking confirmation will help you avoid any last-minute issues. The last thing you’d want is to arrive at the hotel only to find out from the front desk that they didn’t expect you to arrive until the day after.

Inspect Before You Unpack

Once you are checked in, inspect the room for cleanliness and that everything is in working order before you begin unpacking. If you find anything that doesn’t pass your inspection, immediately call the hotel’s front desk to have the matter resolved.

Treat Everyone with Kindness

As a child, we were constantly reminded that kindness goes a long way. This holds true with the way you treat the hotel staff. You’ll see that they are more accommodating and helpful to guests who treat them as an equal.

Pre-Check Out Preparedness

Have everything packed and ready to go at least the night before you will be checking out of the hotel. Only leave out the essentials that you’ll be needing at least 1-2 hours before you check out but keep them in just one area. This can help prevent leaving behind important stuff.

If possible, ask the front desk for a copy of your hotel bill so everything goes smoothly upon check-out. Do a final sweep of your room before leaving to be sure that you didn’t leave any of your things behind.

Overall, staying in a hotel during your travels can be a wonderful experience. You just need to know how to maximize the potential.

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