At-Home Wellness with Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort

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Need some tips to keep up your wellness routine from the comfort of your home? Our friends at Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort have put together a few of their favorite recommendations and activities that can be done quickly and easily with a few ingredients.

LEMON FACIAL

Lemons contain AHAs and BHAs, two types of hydroxy acid that remove dead skin cells and help clear up blackheads, acne, and discoloration. Create a homemade face mask by mixing the juice from one lemon with 1/4 cup olive oil or sweet almond oil. Or mix the juice of 1/2 lemon with a tablespoon of honey. Apply to your face, wait 15 minutes, and rinse off with warm water.

OATMEAL FACIAL

Combine 1/2 cup hot—not boiling—water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and one small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. (Be sure to place a metal or plastic strainer in your sink to avoid clogging the drain with the granules.) Oatmeal is considered to hold natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that treat dry skin and acne. Oats also contain compounds known as saponins, which is a natural cleanser. These natural elements remove oil and dirt properties while exfoliating.

HEALING POWER OF EUCALYPTUS

Hang eucalyptus leaves in your shower or add a couple drops of eucalyptus oil before entering the shower. Eucalyptus is a natural way to open the respiratory system by relieving congestion and acting as a natural humidifier.

RELAX WITH LAVENDER

Add a couple drops of lavender oil to your pillow at night to relax and fall asleep quicker. Lavender oil is known for treating anxiety and insomnia as well as providing anti-inflammatory benefits.

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