$25 Spa Day Essentials

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Contrary to popular belief, a spa-like experience does not have to strip your wallet of its last penny. In today’s world, pampering yourself is conceived to be expensive and time consuming. However, giving yourself some relaxing ‘you time’ can cost as little as $25. We, as students, should take the time out of our hectic day to decompress. With these products, you will be feeling like a new and improved version of yourself. 

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Yes to Cucumbers Face Masks Photographed by Tiffany Marciano

Skin is one of the main focuses when it comes down to our self care routines. Skin is one of the most important parts of our bodies that we take care of, and it is crucial that we give it the attention it needs. Face masks have practically taken over a majority of beauty department isles in the last couple years, as they are a staple in one’s skin care routine. The brand Yes to Tomatoes carries an affordable line of detoxifying face masks that work wonders for your complexion. The Acne Fighting Paper Face Mask, which costs $1.49, is a perfect addition to your spa day shopping list. Often, using only one face mask doesn’t cut it for us, so applying the  Detoxifying Charcoal Peel Off Single Use Face Mask would help release the harmful toxins lying beneath your skin. This product is priced at $1.49 as well. To finish your skin care, the AHC Aqua Essential 100% Cotton Toner would help calm your skin and refine your pores for the price of only $4.99.

Must we not forget that fall weather is approaching, and the dry skin season will soon be in full swing. Using the Earth Therapeutics Aloe Socks is a great way to combat dry and flaky feet for only $6. To make sure your body is smooth and free of dry skin, the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub leaves your skin nourished and moisturized for only $3.92.

To continue with our list of pampering products, hair masks are an essential for a spa routine as well. The Pantene Pro-V One Step Nourishing Hair Mask is an excellent choice to use on frizzy and damaged hair. This mask costs $1.99 and saves you an expensive trip to the salon. Always be on the lookout for sweet deals and discounts when going both online and instore. 

Spa Life Fresh Lime Facial Mask Photographed by Tiffany Marciano

Tip: Don’t be afraid to compare online prices in store, they will usually give you the cheaper online price. 

With that being said, self care is important, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. With just $25 and a little creativity, your dorm could become a spa rather than just a place to sleep and study.

Check out this video to see how two SJU students had their spa day.

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