With so many stressors coming at you day to day, there are plenty of reasons to give yourself an at-home spa day. We all know times are tight and maybe you are on a budget and need to save money, but you also may not want to compromise your beauty regimen. Or maybe you want to enjoy your ‘me’ time without having to engage in small talk with other patrons. All these are valid reasons to pamper yourself at home.

Choose Your Personalized Spa Experience

First and foremost, you have to decide what kind of spa treatment you want or need. The most common are facials and body treatments. Facials are necessary for cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating your skin. After a certain age, women should incorporate facials into their regular beauty regimen to combat the signs of aging.

Body treatments include massages, scrubs, hair removal, and anti-cellulite treatments. There are so many different types of massages to consider, too. Some — like hot stone and Swedish — are meant for relaxation, while a massage with a registered massage therapist will actually target problematic areas to rehabilitate muscles.

Use The Right Equipment

Once you have decided on the type of spa day that best suits you, make certain to properly prepare by gathering all the necessary tools. If you are going to use natural products for face masks or body scrubs, have these prepared the day before — as many face scrubs require overnight refrigeration.

Doing a spa-day at home also requires some research. For body treatments like hair removal or anti-aging, make sure you’re choosing only FDA cleared at home hair removal devices.

Avoid damaging the skin by investing in devices that use the same technology used by dermatologists. High-quality devices do not have to be expensive, either. Say goodbye to body hair with Silk’n products that deliver incredible spa-level results.

Organize Your Space

Before you begin your spa day, organize the space you’re going to be occupying by decluttering the area, whether that’s your living room, bedroom, or basement. Decluttering has been proven to reduce stress, so why not make clean up part of the de-stressing regimen.

Make sure that you have enough towels in case things get too messy. If you’re opting to hire a massage therapist as part of your spa day, be sure to give them enough space to set-up their equipment and to work.

Don’t Forget The Extras

Now for the finishing touches. Have a playlist of relaxing music ready to go. Put your phone on silent to avoid calls and texts. And of course, keep the food and beverages nearby so that you’re not interrupting your pampering with frequent trips to the kitchen.

You can prepare cheese and fruit platters or indulge in light, sweeter fare, but avoid heavy comfort food, as it can impede proper digestion. Drink plenty of water, but a sparkling rosé is fine, too. This is your spa day; customize it to your preferences, despite what is typically done at the salons.

And then, finally, relax. It will all be worth it.