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Mother and Daughter DIY Spa Day

DIY Spa Day

Guest Post by Michelle Pino, a Spa Manager at Skana in upstate New York

diy spa day

Spa experiences are so relaxing and rejuvenating, but not everyone has the time or the budget to indulge in a spa getaway. However, an at home spa experience is a great ay to ease stress and relax. A spa day is simple to pull together and will leave everyone feeling brand new for a long time afterward.

Just look around your kitchen, and you can probably find many useful and essential items that can be used for a spa day.

Avocado and Yogurt
What else can you do with avocados besides make guacamole? How about fighting wrinkles? The monounsaturated fats in avocados promote skin elasticity and collagen production. Yogurt contains milk, which has been used for ages to keep skin soft and youthful.
To prepare a homemade anti aging mask: 
  • Mash one avocado and add 1/4 cup of plain yogurt.
  • Apply mixture to face.
  • Leave on for 15 minutes to half an hour before rinsing off.
Olive Oil
Want a rich, conditioning hair mask that costs next to nothing?
To prepare a hair mask combine: 
  • Half a cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • Apply mixture to hair. Leave on for at least 10 minutes. Shampoo out and style.
Apple Pie Skin Polish
Apples have plenty of nutritional benefits. In fact, they are 85 percent water, and are high in vitamins A and C as well as potassium. Apples are especially useful in removing dead skin cells as well as dirt on the surface of the skin.
To prepare a homemade skin polish:
  • 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of apple sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Mix well and apply to the skin in a circular motion while bathing.
At home spa experiences are great because they can be spur of the moment and are practically fuss and cost free. A simple, relaxing day with your daughter can be just what you need!
Michelle Pino is a Spa Manager at Skana, a spa in upstate New York at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. She enjoys DIY projects, healthy recipes, exercise, and all things related to skin care. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Michelle via email at

JDaniel4's Mom

Thursday 9th of May 2013

These sound wonderful!