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DIY Dorm Friendly Spa Treatments

DIY Dorm Friendly Spa Treatments

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Sure, we may only be a few weeks into classes, or maybe you haven't started yet, but the stress of school is already wearing on us. The caffeine jitters and all-nighters will soon be piling up and certainly not helping with our beauty sleep! So, it’s time to take matters into our own hands! 

Here are some simple and college-budget-friendly ways to treat yourself to a spa treatment right in the comfort of your dorm.


Scrub-a-dub-dub with a sugar scrub

diy body scrub

This brown sugar scrub tutorial from The Idea Room is perfect for exfoliating your skin back to that summertime, stress-free glow. For this scrub you only need three ingredients: brown sugar, olive oil, and honey! Not to mention, find a cute jar and a bow to top it, and you’ve got yourself an adorable, yet affordable Christmas gift for your roomie. If you do want to treat yourself, and splurge a little, Sephora carries a delectable and luxurious body scrub perfect for making your skin feel soft to the touch. A scrub may seem like a luxury, but once you try it, it will likely become one of your weekly necessities!


Bye bye, puffy eyes

Green tea bags for your under eye

As mentioned before, the severe lack of sleep is bound to do some damage to your skin, especially around the under eye area. You may argue that the bags under your eyes are designer, but let’s face it—dark under eye circles are a no-go. Green tea bags are a great and cheap way to reduce the puffiness under your eyes. The caffeine shrinks the blood vessels just under the skin, and the antioxidants help eliminate inflammation. P.S. Sliced cucumbers work well, too!


Draw yourself a bubble bath

Once you get the OK from your roomie to hog the bathroom for an hour or two, you might want to relax in a bubble bath. You’ll be glad you drew a bubble bath the instant you dip your toes in the water, especially since bath bombs are a luxury you can make yourself! This tutorial from Maria’s Self details an easy and cheap way to make a bath bomb that exfoliates and is rich in minerals. If you don’t feel like making one yourself, Lush Cosmetics bath bombs burst with beautiful colors and delicious scents. They even have one that makes your bath look like outer space!


Love your locks with a hair mask

hair mask

I’m sure your locks have not been feeling so luscious lately from throwing your hair up before rushing to your 8am lecture. Not to mention, when the seasons change, my hair can become a mess every which way. Depending on what you’re doing to your hair (or what your hair is doing to you), finding a hair mask that suits you is a great way to replenish some of the nourishment you need for soft, silky hair. Pink Heels Pink Truck compiled five of the best DIY hair masks to cover the full spectrum of hair issues on a collegiate budget. Not up for the project? Hair Food has a great protective and hydrating hair mask that’s sure to make your hair the envy of all your friends.


Here’s your chance to take the time to treat yourself to a well-deserved break! Which was your favorite dorm-friendly spa fix? Have any other special spa treatments that fit a broke college kid’s budget? Let us know in the comments below!


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