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A full day at the spa can cost a lot more than any of us want to admit. The good news is you can pinch your pennies but still kick back with a whole lot of pampering. Snuggle up in your spa robe and create your own spa experience in the comfort of your own home with these tips for having the perfect spa day:

Banish Distraction

Cell phones, computers, iPads; whatever you use to stay connected to the world, shut it off for a couple hours. Although it might feel a little strange at first, there’s an unexplicable zen to powering off and really having some quiet. Turn off all electronics so you aren’t distracted by checking your phone every few minutes and even leave an out of office email message so people know email will have to wait until tomorrow.

Hot Tub!

There are so many benefits of a hot tub and the warm, bubbly water has a instant relaxing effect on almost anyone. If you don’t have a hot tub in your back yard, it’s time to start saving up. Incorporate one into your spa day by soothing muscles and soaking skin for a deep-down scrub. Also, if you want to have a nightly mini-spa experience, dedicated a few minutes daily to chilling in the hot tub. As an added bonus, since you’re cleaning and maintaining the tub yourself, you know exactly how clean it is.

At-Home Spa Treatments

Raid your local drugstore for masks, scrubs, lotions and of course, bubble bath. Soak in the tub with a mask on to chill out and also help fix any pesky skin problems. Rich lotions infused with moisturizers and fragrance and a hydrating face cream after a mask and body scrub will make your skin glow. You’ll feel good inside and out, too. You can also make body scrubs and other treatments from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Head on over to Pinterest for a ton of easy recipes and check your cabinets for some DIY fun!

Music

Have a favorite song that relaxes you every time you hear it? Put it into Pandora for a free, custom playlist that curates songs by your preference. It might take a little while to nail down the perfect station, but remember to use the like and dislike button on each song until you get the right mix of relaxing tunes. Whether you’re taking a bath or laying on the couch with a face mask, soothing music can make a big difference and help you zen out.

Nails

We don’t know what it is, but it always makes you feel just a little more confident when you have a manicure. With colors, art and kits, you can achieve good results at home with just a few tools. Pick up a file, callous scrubber, some rich lotion and you’re ready to pretty nails and feet. Take your time and give yourself a foot massage and choose a polish color that makes you feel pretty and happy.

Rest

Whether it’s taking a cat nap or lying down, rest is an essential part of a spa day, reports Greatist. Kick your feet up and soak in the relaxation by closing your eyes and taking deep breaths to let go of tension. You’ll feel relaxed and revitalized after!

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