How to Host the Ultimate Spa Staycation in Your Backyard
It’s poolside season, ladies. Now that our swan floats have been broken in and we’ve crafted the perfect summer playlist, the next question is: What could make our relaxing days in the sun even more luxurious? A summer spa ritual we can do by the pool! We’re teaming up with Alba Botanica® to show you how to throw the ultimate backyard spa day, staycation style. It’s time to treat your skin to some TLC.
Reasons We’ve Always Loved Alba Botanica®: They make products that are all about self-care, but that also care for the planet. Alba products have 100-percent vegetarian ingredients, and they’re completely free of animal testing. Oh, and their products smell AMAZING — each and every one is like a vacation in a bottle.
A Brand New Reason We Love Alba Botanica®: They’re hosting Vacation from the Ordinary, a contest where the winners will receive two tickets to sunshiny San Diego and a major score of Alba Botanica products. Consider this spa staycation your pregame to a weekend at the beach :) Vacation from the Ordinary runs May 17 through June 5, so apply ASAP! Now let’s get pampering.
BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, SPRAY ON SOME SUNSCREEN
First things first, make sure your precious skin is protected from those harsh rays. Alba Botanica® Hawaiian Clear Spray Sunscreen will do the trick. Famous for its incredible coconut fragrance, this SPF is Earth friendly, biodegradable, water resistant, *and* recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Let’s just say, you’re sure to make your mama proud by wearing this stuff.
START WITH A 5-STEP FACIAL
Scroll on for the lowdown on a pro-approved facial using Alba Botanica® Hawaiian Detox Anti-Pollution Clay line. The volcanic clay in each product helps rid our skin of common pollutants that tend to wreak havoc on our pores. Before you begin, grab a bowl of water and a face washcloth, and get comfy in a shady spot outside.
Feeling refreshed? Thought so.
Psst: Pick up all these poolside spa day essentials right over here.
TRY A SUN-BAKED HAIR MASK
Your hair needs a little TLC too! Believe it or not, one of the ingredients to this hair mask tutorial is actually sunshine. Read on to see what we mean.
First, apply Hawaiian Marula Miracle Moisture Shot to damp hair. Wrap it up in a towel turban, then relax outside. Baking in the sun helps the hair oil work its magic. After 15-30 minutes, rinse your hair. This, ladies, is how to live your best life.
BRING ON THE TROPICAL DRINKS
Pro Tip: An easy way to feel like you’re on vacation is to sip on an extra elaborate drink. Turns out, the more garnishes a punch has, the fancier it feels :) Top off your favorite punch recipe with loads of tropical fruit, then pop in a drink umbrella to really seal the deal.
DON’T FORGET TO MOISTURIZE
Be sure to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. Alba Botanica® Hawaiian Detox Renewing Lotion will do the trick. This stuff is made of straight-up magical ingredients. Read: the same volcanic clay we used in the facial, plus lotus flower, kukui nut oil, and cocoa butter. ‘Nuff said.
NOW SIT BACK AND RELAX TO THE MAX
See? A much-deserved day of pampering is totally achievable in our own backyards. Let’s make this a weekly thing, shall we gals?
Are you and your besties having a poolside spa day? We want to know how it went! Share photos with us on Instagram using the hashtags #britstagram and #dobeautiful so we can take a peek.
Production + Styling: Maddie Bachelder + Misty Spinney
Hair + Makeup: Misty Spinney
Photography: Kurt Andre
Design: Rosee Canfield
Models: Ashley Perlman, Natasha Thomas + Maddie Bachelder