Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Bath Pampering Time

Here are some steps and ideas of how to pamper yourself and enjoy a relaxing bath at the same time.

  1. Run the water and add a dash of bubbles.  Also add some bath salts or milk if you desire.  Hop in and lay back for a while listening to the bubbles popping.  Feel free to doze off if you wish.
Bath Salts Serenity JOLI
  1. Now that you’re warm and relaxed and have let the tensions of the day go – you can begin your pampering routine.  They’re all suggested in a specific order as I’ll explain as we move along.
  1. Wash and condition your hair.  You want to do this before you add other potions to the bath so that the water is fresh and clean, leaving your hair fresh and clean.
Herbal Shampoo Bar JOLI
  1. Follow with cleaning your face with a facial cleanser and/or an exfoliate to clean your skin and remove dead skin cells (that die every day and build up on our skin).  Moisturise your face and eyes when you’re finished.
  1. Drizzle some bath oil, massage oil, or place a bath ball into the bath water and let your skin revel in the luxurious moisturising oils.  Rub the oils all over your body to moisturise then lay your head back and relax for a good while letting the oils do their work.  Again feel free to doze off.  (You don’t want to add the oils at the start because oils can reduce the bubbles and would leave your hair oily if you added them before you washed your hair.)
  1. By now the bubbles are probably flat and the bath water is cooling down.  This is the time to get into the nitty gritty before you hop out.  Grab some body exfoliate and massage the granules onto your hips, thighs, buttocks and tummy to promote blood flow to those areas, aiding to reduce cellulite.  Rinse off.
  1. Follow with exfoliating your legs with the same body exfoliate.  If you’re going to remove your leg hair after or during your bath it is best to exfoliate before hand to remove dead skin cells and ease ingrown hairs.
  1. Last on your list are your feet.  By now your feet have been soaking long enough that the build up of dead skin and calluses has become softened.  Go over your feet with a pumice stone (noting the white bits of skin) until your feet feel soft and smooth.  Scrub your toes with a scrub brush.
  1. Exfoliate your feet with a moisturising exfoliate and rinse thoroughly.
  1. Sitting on the edge of your bath, dabble some moisturising Fancy Cuticle Oil over your toe nails and massage into the cuticles around your toes.
  1. Now you’re done.  All moisturised, cleaned and pampered from Head to Toe.
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