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We all need a pamper from time to time, but we don’t always have the money you need to get it done professionally. A pamper at a spa, salon, or clinic can cost a lot of money. Luckily, with a little preparation, you can do this yourself at home. Here are some pointers you can use to help you:
Set The Scene
First thing’s first: you have to set the scene. You know you’re not really at a spa, but if you set the scene right you’re bound to feel just as relaxed. You want to get into the zone, and that means forgetting that you’re in your own bathroom. Light some scented candles and put on a relaxing album. Dim the lights and then you can take the next step.
Have A Long Salt Bath
Having a long bath will open the pores in your skin, relax the muscles, and help you to relax mentally. Adding salts is great for body detoxification too. Make it as hot as you can stand if you have sore muscles, and stay in there for around 20 minutes. If you don’t like sitting in the bath much, you can make it more interesting by watching Netflix or something in there. Just make sure you put your tablet/laptop in a safe place where it won’t get wet!
Use A Body/Hair/Face/Foot Mask
Using masks is a great way to pamper yourself and give you that spa feel, but knowing when to use them is important. A body mask should be used after exfoliating but before moisturiser. A hair mask can be used while you relax in the bath, as can your face mask. A foot mask should be used when you’ve done everything else, so you can sit back and relax.
Exfoliate And Take Care Of Your Skin
When you get out of the bath, it’s time to take care of your skin properly. Just before you step out, exfoliate your skin and rinse. This will make your skin feel smooth and give it a nice glow. Once you’ve done that, you can apply moisturisers to ensure your skin is hydrated and soft.
Get Rid of Imperfections
Steaming your face will open the pores further (if they need it, if you’ve spent long enough in the bath, you may not need to do this). You can then get rid of any imperfections and blackheads; click here for some examples. Once you’ve done that, you can do your regular skincare routine.
Relax For The Rest Of The Day
Now that you’ve done everything, aim to relax for the rest of the day. Don’t start doing chores, and don’t do anything over stimulating, like watch a fast-paced action film. Put something lighthearted on if you want to watch TV, or better yet, read a book. If you have an early night once you’ve wound down, you’re bound to wake up in the morning feeling like a new person!
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