Life gets so busy that you find it hard to relax and nourish your skin. The good news is that you can learn to pamper yourself and your skin. Make it a point to treat your skin with a little bit of TLC, and the results will be mind-blowing.
You don’t have to go to a spa to nourish your skin. You can follow the step-by-step guide for an at-home relaxing session to pamper your skin.
Soak in A Luxurious Bath
Cleopatra was one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her beauty secret included a luxurious bath in sour donkey’s milk. Getting access to donkey milk may be a problem, but there are other ways to have a luxurious bath.
If you think the perfect bath is as easy as filling in the tub and getting in, you need to think again. There is actual science to it. You need to determine the best temperature and how long to soak in the bath. Most people do it all wrong.
The ideal water temperature is 38 degrees Celsius. If the water is too warm, it can damage the skin. The exact amount of time you should spend in the bathtub is 15 minutes.
Nothing is as beneficial as a relaxing bath. When you take a well-deserved moment of rest, you provide relief to the muscles, joints, and back. A bath enhanced with natural elements will help nourish the skin.
If you want to make the most of your bath, you can choose to infuse the bathwater with essential oils. Essential oils have many nourishing and calming benefits.
Epsom salt is also a preferred choice for a relaxing bath. Add Epsom salt to bathwater. The salt promotes blood circulation. It helps reduce muscle inflammation and tension.
Exfoliate from Head to Toe
If you want glowing and smooth skin from head to toe, you should exfoliate at least once a week. You should remove rough and dead skin for healthy looking skin.
Starting from the toes, massage the scrubs in and slowly work your way up to the neck. It will help in activating the lymphatic system. Rinse off the scrub under the shower. Follow it with a shot of cold water.
When you alternate between cold and hot water, the skin gets well supplied with blood. The skin will also be able to absorb the beauty care products better.
After a relaxing and soothing scrub and bath, you should not forget to apply the cream. A good scrub and bath will open the skin pores. Moisture will escape through the open pores. Apply skin cream or lotion to close the pores.
Depending on your skin type, choose a moisturising oil, cream, or lotion. The skin would absorb the lotion and cream better if you had already removed dead skin.
Treat Your Skin to Skincare Products
Don’t just apply the skincare products on your skin, massage them properly so that they get absorbed. Apart from helping you relax, the massage movements are good for the skin.
The massage gets the circulation going, and it will have both a short-term and long-term effect on the skin. It will reduce the appearance of fine lines, decongest oily areas, and maximise skincare products absorption.
Always apply cream and body lotions in the direction of the lymph. It means you will have to start from the ankle. Massage gently in a circular and upward movement.
The lymphatic system located underneath the skin keeps it young. When you apply a skincare product using massage movements, it will enhance the product’s effect.
Give Yourself A Spa Style Facial
You should always take skincare seriously. Healthy skin is a foundation for good health. You will be able to achieve spa-quality facial results at home. All that you need are some quality skincare products and your undivided attention.
It would be best if you started with a clean face. Cleanse the face using a waterproof cleanser for all skin types. Saturate a cotton pad with the cleanser and pat it on your face. It will help remove all makeup.
Massage the cleanser in a circular motion and then rinse with warm water. After this, steam the face for ten minutes. It will open the pores. Rinse the skin with cold water. Apply regular moisturiser to keep the face looking spa fresh.
When you start paying attention to your skin, you will see visible results both in the short and long-term. You will be able to complete the facial routine within a few minutes. It doesn’t take long to pamper your beautiful skin.
Pay attention to your skin. It is a form of self-care which will pay off by making your skin healthy and glowing. Don’t feel guilty for taking the time to relax and nourish your skin. A little bit of pampering will go a long way in keeping your skin looking and feeling beautiful.