Select your style
A stack of fluffy white towels might be synonymous with the spa, but there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to luxurious linens. Look to contrast borders and jacquard prints to add some detail, or try mixing and matching muted tonal shades. It's worth paying attention to the technical bits, too - look out for GSM, which defines the weight and thickness of a towel.
Preserve the plump
How do spas keep their towels so soft? Not all towels are born equal, so if this is a priority, look for combed cotton or options with ‘zero twist’ yarns, which are renowned for that soft and fluffy feel. Go easy on the fabric conditioner, avoid crowding the washing machine and drying on radiators, too - all contribute to that dreaded stiffness. And the jury's out on the tennis ball in the tumble dryer trick...
Try essentials oils
The easiest way to upgrade a DIY facial? A little aromatherapy. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to hot water, soak your flannel and wring out until damp, then use to remove excess product between applications. The right scent is super relaxing and helps to open up your pores - lavender, eucalyptus, rose, neroli and clary sage are all spa favourites for good reason.