Creating a salon atmosphere is the first step.
“Remember to keep equipment clean and sterilised,” says Amy Erbacher. “Even though you’re performing these treatments in the luxury of your own home, you should still follow safety measures at all times and keep items clean to prevent any infection.”
A facial is one of the most popular home treatments, as it can be done in as little as five minutes.
Body scrubs and oils not only exfoliate and hydrate the skin, they also help relieve tension and stress. Amy says self-massage is a great way to assist with detoxification and also improves the skin’s tone and texture.
Waxing is a clever way to get silky, smooth skin for longer. Yet if you’re inexperienced or just not game, it’s best to get a professional to do it – at least the first time.
“Professionals work with skin every day, so they’re able to examine it and identify what it needs or what changes you should make in your home care routine,” explains Jocelyn Petroni. “So it’s important that you visit an expert at least every three months. You should also see a beauty therapist for any advice on more serious treatments, such as extractions, peels or specific skin concerns.”
Keeping your fingernails and toenails looking their best is simple with the right tools. “It’s great that at-home manicures and pedicures are becoming more accessible,” says Jocelyn.
1. Scholl Velvet Smooth Wet & Dry Foot File, $80. 2. NZ Spa Wild Daisy Bath Soak & Eco-Soy Candle, $35. 3. Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub, $66.50. 4. Veet Spawax, $80. 5. Eve Lom Cleanser, $170, and muslin cloths, $27. 6. Manicare Dry Body Brush, $17. 7. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask, $148. 8. Natio Ageless Hydrating Face Mask, $22.50. 9. Manicare Cuticle Clippers, $30. 10. Manicare Fine Nail Shapers, $6. 11. Manicare Stainless Steel Pedicure File, $14.