I spent the first 26 years of my life not prioritizing self-care. I would sporadically spend money on acrylics which ended up killing my nails, I didn't have a skincare routine, and I never used a hair product aside from shampoo and conditioner. Then I began to research just how important these things are in your 20s. Unfortunately, if I wanted to go to the salon and spas to work on these things, it would cost me thousands.
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I'm all about finding budget-friendly alternatives for expensive spa sessions and beauty treatments. From shower steamers to nail drills to serums that will brighten your skin to scrubs that will reduce the look of stretch marks, I've rounded up 37 products that will turn your showers into a spa-like experience. It's time to give yourself a little TLC!
This Soothing Lotion Will Give You The Softest Hair Ever
Do you suffer from dry, frizzy hair no matter what? Don't know where to start with the long list of hair products on the market? Try this hair-soothing lotion. The argan oil, argan butter, and Vitamin E leave your hair touchably soft while smoothing flyaways and holding your hairstyles.
This SolarOil Will Save Damaged Nails
I spent hundreds of dollars on my nails until I realized just how much money I was wasting. And don't get me wrong, I'm still such a sucker for a mani/pedi. But gotta pay the bills. So, I try to recreate a salon-quality manicure anytime I do my own nails. One thing that has really helped is this SolarOil. It helps keep my nails strong and moisturizes the skin around my nails, so it's soft 24/7.
This Leave-In Conditioner Detangles Your Hair Super Easily
I suffer from tangled hair more often than I want to admit–especially after a very sweaty workout. There are so many detangling sprays out there, but this UNITE leave-in conditioner works wonders. I heard about it thanks to a friend of mine who is a cosmetologist and it has made a world of a difference. It protects my hair from the constant heat I'm putting on it and keeps it knot-free.
This Hot-Air Brush Gives You A Blowout At Home
I've always been the queen of laziness when it comes to my hair. While I love having my hair done, I hate actually doing it. That's where tools like this hot air brush come in handy. It allows you to brush your hair and blow-dry it all at once. That's right; you can give yourself a salon-quality blowout in the comfort of your own home.
This All In One Milk Detangles, Hydrates, And Gives You Seriously Shiny Hair
I know what you're probably thinking–this is a whole lot of hair products. But isn't getting your hair done one of the best feelings in the world? You can have salon-quality hair products on your own bathroom shelf, thanks to Amazon. This all-in-one milk softens, detangles, controls frizz, AND acts as a heat protectant. What can't it do?!
Your Nail Polish Will Last For Weeks With This Base Coat And Top Coat
I've been using OPI since I was a kid, so I swear by their products. My nails have never been able to keep polish on for longer than a day unless I use this base coat and top coat set. It provides optimum sticking power, less chipping, and higher gloss retention and shine. Your mani and pedi will be looking fierce for weeks.
Say Goodbye To Dark Circles With the CeraVe Eye Repair Cream
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Dark circles will be the bane of my existence. No matter how much sleep I get, I always wake up looking like I just pulled an all-nighter. I've tried my fair share of under-eye creams, but the CeraVe eye repair cream is supposed to be heaven-sent. With three essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid, you'll notice you look more awake after just a couple of uses. Just look at all of the before and afters in the reviews!
Exfoliate Your Skin With this Shea Sugar Scrub
I used to avoid sugar scrubs like the plague because I felt like they were too sugary and sweet for my taste. But when I began self-tanning (and I finally came to terms with the fact that my skin is dry AF), I started looking into them again. That's when I came across this sugar scrub. The shea butter polishes away dead skin, leaving you with silky smooth skin. It helps that it smells like paradise too.
This Jade Roller And Gua Sha Will Have Your Skin Looking Refreshed Instantly
Every skincare junkie needs this jade roller and gua sha. The roller helps with releasing tension, making the skin appear more lifted, and lymphatic drainage, just to name a few. The gua sha improves circulation and helps relax muscles. Use them together along with your everyday serums and creams and notice how refreshed your skin becomes.
Get Clean Purified Skin With This Mud Mask
Why not try everything to keep your skin looking incredible for as long as possible? I want to look 40 when I'm 70, after all. With the use of aloe vera, calendula oil, vitamin E, sunflower seed oil, and jojoba oil, this mud mask effectively cleanses the skin, clears pores, and removes excess oil and dead skin cells. You'll finish with brand new skin that is ready for all the serums.
Get The Smoothest Booty Ever With This Bum Bum Cream
Let's face it, who doesn't want a firm booty?! I know I do. And while I know working out is the best way to achieve it, I'm all for shortcuts. The Bum Bum Cream has gained a loyal fanbase thanks to its tightening abilities and the glow it gives your skin. Not to mention one whiff of it, and you'll feel like you're on a tropical
Get A Better Clean With These Facial Sponges
I'm pretty new to the skincare world. I didn't even wash my face up until 6 months ago. Shameful, I know, trust me. That's why I never knew that you should be cleansing your face with facial sponges like these. The porous texture helps you get a deeper clean, exfoliates dead skin cells, and removes dirt and make-up. That means your serums and creams will get deeper and work harder.
Say Goodbye To Dry Cracked Feet With This Foot File
Since I am no longer getting regular pedicures, it's up to me to make my feet silky smooth before painting my nails. While I desperately miss the leg massages, this foot file at least helps ease my emotional pain. It does an incredible job of getting all of the dead, cracked skin off my heels, so they're ready for lotion.
Once You're Done Using That Foot File, Throw On These Heel Socks
If there's one sensation that I absolutely hate, it would have to be the feeling of dry heels rubbing together when you're in bed. It's my actual worst nightmare. Unfortunately, my feet are usually pretty dry, no matter how much lotion I put on. These heel socks are the perfect solution for anyone else in this predicament. The hydrating gel heel softens your feet for a spa-like treatment every night of the week.
Get A Salon-Quality Manicure With This Nail Drill Kit
With all of the nail goodies that you can find on Amazon these days, there's no reason to spend lots of money getting your nails done. This nail drill kit will give you healthy polished nails that are shaped exactly the way you want. Not to mention it's ideal for removing cuticle and calluses.
Cover Your Entire Body In Moisture With These Masks
Picture this, a night at home covered in masks with a glass of wine. Now make it a reality with this mask set. Complete with a hand mask, foot mask, face mask, under-eye mask, and nail mask, you can cover your whole body (literally) in moisturizing vitamins and minerals. Your whole body will be soft to the touch in minutes. Now it's just time to go pick up your favorite bottle of wine.
Wash Away The Day's Cares With This Foot Spa
Have I persuaded you to start doing your nails at home yet? No? Then maybe this foot spa will do the job. Soak your feet at home just like you would at the salon without leaving your couch. You can wash away the day's stress with the spa's pinpoint massage attachment, or just relax with a mini bath.
This Vitamin C Serum Will Help Brighten Your Skin
Vitamin C is known for its brightening and anti-aging properties, but it, unfortunately, is typically pretty pricey. That's why this serum has taken Amazon by storm. For less than $30, you get younger-looking skin without breaking the bank.
Get A Healthy Youthful Complexion With This Derma Roller
Stop stressing about wrinkles and large pores and get this derma roller. Professional microneedling can cost hundreds of dollars, but this small, portable tool–made of 0.25 mm titanium microneedles–can be used at home to promote healthy, young-looking skin and exfoliate dead skin cells. I may not have one yet, but you can bet I ordered one this morning.
This Aloe Mask Will Replenish Your Face
I have naturally dry and red skin, so I've spent the last year researching the best ways to help moisturize and tone my skin. That's when I came across aloe. It is said to hydrate and help with redness, which seems like a win/win for someone like me. This aloe mask is fun and functional and leaves tired skin looking brand new after one use.
Your Serums And Creams Will Go On So Much Better With This Facial Steamer
As much as I'd love to spend all my time getting facials, it's not realistic. But that doesn't mean that I can't treat myself at home. This facial steamer helps increase the effectiveness of your favorite creams and serums and purges your pores. Consider me sold!
This Liquid Exfoliant Has A Cult Following For A Reason
A skincare routine wouldn't be complete without a good exfoliator. It gets rid of dead skin cells and helps unclog pores. The Paula's Choice liquid exfoliator is gentle enough for everyday use and has been linked to healthier skin, improved skin texture, and smaller pores. When I say I've never added something to my cart as fast as this one, I'm not lying.
This Scalp Brush Will Give You The Best Head Massage
One of my favorite things about getting my hair done is the scalp massage you get when you're being shampooed. Why not be able to give yourself a massage at home while simultaneously curing a dry, flaky scalp? This scalp massager stimulates blood flow to the scalp, relaxes your muscles, reduces stress, and just feels really, really good.
These Shower Steamers Will Really Turn Your Shower Into A Spa
One of the easiest ways to turn your home into a spa is to use shower steamers. You place them on the bottom of the shower–without directly touching the water–and let the steam release the incredibly relaxing aromas. This set of six comes with lavender, eucalyptus, vanilla, watermelon, grapefruit, and peppermint. The possibilities are endless.
This Sleeping Mask Will Repair Even The Most Damaged Skin
I love Vitamin C so much that I decided to add it to the list twice. Unlike the other Vitamin C on this list, this sleeping mask is meant to be worn while you sleep, so you can wake up with brighter and tighter skin. You'll wake up looking like you slept for 12 hours, even if you only slept for 2.
Deep Clean Your Skin Without The Heavy Price Tag With This Skin Scrubber
I recently became somewhat of a skincare addict. The older I get, the less I want to look like I'm getting older. And that all starts with a good skincare routine. So, I am a bit of a sucker for new products that deliver crazy results–like this skin scrubber. It deeply cleans the skin through high-frequency vibration, stimulates collagen regeneration, and gets rid of whiteheads and blackheads.
This Jelly Mask May Look Silly But Wait Till You See What It Does For Your Skin
First things first, how silly does this jelly mask look? But boyyyyy does this work! Use it after an intense facial or an LED mask session to help create an occlusive layer, which forces hydration and pushes nutrients deeply into the skin.
I'll Never Take Another Bath Without Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt
Is there anything worse than sore muscles? I don't think so. I suffer from lower back pain pretty often, and sometimes all I need is a hot bath to help soothe the muscles. This Epsom salt not only helps achy muscles but also helps reduce stress levels thanks to its added lavender. One use and your bathroom will be feeling like a real spa.
This Hair Mask Will Bring Your Hair Back To Its Natural Vibrancy
My hair has been horribly dry and static-y lately, and the only thing that helps is this nourishing hair mask. I just slather it over my hair after shampooing, wait a few minutes, and rinse it off to reveal soft and moisturized locks.
Why Pay $50+ On Your Nails When You Can Get A Gel Mani At Home With This Gel Kit?
Okay, this is the last nail product on the last, I promise. This gel kit gives you the chance to give yourself a salon-quality mani without the price tag. I don't think I need to describe this one much. Just look at the colors. They speak for themselves.
Beat Wrinkles And Aging With This Anti Aging Device
Every time I log in to Amazon to find new skincare products, I am amazed by all of the new tools you can get. This anti-aging device uses heat to remove dead skin and slow down the aging of the skin. Its massage head is curved to perfectly fit your face's natural curves so you can get the sense of a real professional massage.
Keep Your Hair Dry And Out Of Your Face With These Terry Cloth Headbands
How many times have you gone to wash your face only to have your hair fall in your face while you're trying to clean? It may or may not be the most frustrating part of a skincare routine. These terry cloth headbands hold back your hair neatly away from your face so that you can focus on cleansing.
This Body Scrub Smells So Good You're Going To Want To Eat It
Sit back and relax with this Himalayan scrub. It helps remove dead skin, bringing new life to dull, dry skin. With lychee essential oil added, it's also super moisturizing. The soft, silky, refreshing feeling lasts for hours. You'll have everyone you come in contact with feeling your soft skin. That's how good it is.
Kiss Scars And Stretch Marks Goodbye With Bio-Oil
I've had Bio-Oil sitting in my Amazon cart for months now, and although I haven't pulled the trigger quite yet, I drool over it every single time I log in to my account. The oil is primarily used to help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, but it can also be used for at-home massages, moisture for your skin and nail cuticles, and to even out uneven skin tones.
This Foot Mask Will Give You Baby Soft Feet
I, unfortunately, have the driest feet in the world. No matter how much lotion I apply, they always seem to be cracked and flakey. So when I saw a lot of influencers and friends using this foot peeling mask, I knew I had to try it out. Although it doesn't seem like much at first, your feet will begin to peel like crazy after a few days of use. Long gone are the days of dead skin, and in are the days of soft, supple feet. You're going to want to be barefoot 24/7 when you're done.
This Burt's Bees Set Will Have You Feeling So Luxurious
Burt's Bees has made a name for itself in the skincare industry thanks to its natural ingredient lists, yummy scents, and adorable packaging. This Burt's Bees set includes a cuticle cream, hand salve, lip balm, rescue ointment, hand repair cream, and foot cream so prepare for ultimate hydration.
This Bathtub Cushion Will Take Bathtime To A Whole New Level
Last, but certainly not least, this bathtub cushion will take your baths to the next level. We all know how uncomfortable it can be to lean against a hard bathtub, so why not get a cushion to make the experience a whole lot comfier? Rest your head on the plush pillow, sit back, and enjoy ultimate relaxation.