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Indulging in beauty and spa treatments is a luxury every woman deserves, but not everyone can afford them -- or so you thought. Here are some popular beauty tips you can try at home to save money and pamper yourself, head to toe.

Hair Color
Coloring your hair at home is easier than ever. Home hair-dying technology has made advances since first marketed and are widely available. For first timers, or those who want a subtle change, try a color no more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural color (many women prefer darker until May or June when they go lighter). Remember to wear a shirt and use a towel you don't mind getting color on. To ensure a picture perfect result, without the hair color stains many women get on their skin from darker colors, use the Repelle Skin Shield Wand to protect your forehead and ears. Used in salons, this wand will keep hair color where you want and leave skin moisturized, soft and stain-free. Last, treat your new hue with a conditioner that will help seal in color and leave hair silky soft.

Facials
You can have clear, glowing skin anytime you want with an at-home facial. Start by cleansing the skin. Try using a milky cleanser which is most gentle. Next step is to exfoliate to clean pores and help moisturizer penetrate the skin. Avoid natural scrubs with fruit kernels or nut shells, such as apricot or walnut, which can scratch the skin. Next, apply your favorite mask. Use one that fits with your skin type: sensitive, dry or oily. Let the mask set for the designated time. During this time, try relaxation exercises. Take deep breaths and focus on relaxing each muscle. Wash away the mask with luke warm water and gently dab dry with a soft cloth. Apply a light moisturizer with SPF all over the face, neck and décolleté. For the grand finale, use an extra hydrating treatment around the delicate eye area and the lips.

Manicures and Pedicures
Instead of running to the spa every few weeks for manicures or pedicures, give yourself one at home! Try filling a tub with your favorite bath soak and immerse hands and feet for 15 minutes. Lavender and vanilla soaks add a calming element and cucumber and peppermint refresh. Administer your own pressure point massage with a vitamin-rich lotion for extra soft hands and feet. After all, you know what feels best. After drying hands and feet, condition cuticles by applying Repelle around the bed of the nails. After pushing back the cuticles, buff nails and finish with a fresh coat of color.

Therapeutic Bath
Soothe achy muscles, refresh skin and relieve stress with a warm therapeutic bath. Start with your favorite bath salt for a rejuvenating cleansing experience. Run water to your preferred temperature and make sure your doors are closed to keep bath time private from interrupting family members. Turn the lights low, light candles or turn on some light music to enhance your relaxing experience. Try a hot-oil treatment in your bath to make your skin feel amazing. Finish with a favorite lotion all over your skin for a totally soothing experience.

Self Tanner
To keep a radiant glow all year without the harmful rays of the sun or tanning beds, self-tanning treatments are popular. For the most natural results, select a shade based on your skin tone, not on the color tan you desire. It's a good idea to exfoliate to eliminate dead skin cells since self tanner tends to affect these areas more.

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