the sun streaming in through the windows
with no definite plans...
It's been awhile since I have indulged in a professional facial and I thought my complexion looked liked it needed an intervention.
I got out my home spa potions and gave myself the royal treatment.
Microdermabrasion scrub which is gentle and safe enough to use on rosacea.
Moisten skin first
portion out a small amount using a light hand
move in small circular motions all over the face
and don't forget the lips.
Rinse well and gently pat dry.
Mix Burt's Bees Mud Mask
with a little water and make a thick paste
sweep over face avoiding the eye area
let dry 5 -10 minutes and remove with warm water
a dark coloured facecloth is needed for this job.
(as this has stained my white ones before!)
Mist face with water
or use toner
then slather on moisturizer.
Do not apply make up
let your skin breathe and glow in it's natural state.
The blood will have been flowing with this attention so you might be a wee bit pink.
Do not worry this is temporary and I have the same reaction when I go to the spa.
This scrub is divine!
(thank you DIL and son)
It sloughs off those unsightly bumps on elbows...
but I use it all over for a silky transformation.
Be careful to wipe out your tub or shower after
as this product does make it slippery!
Now it's time to moisturize head to toe...
I love Shea body butter for it's luxe spa effect.
Wrap yourself up in a cozy robe...
The robe is not glamourous or chic
but it does have a soft plush feel and is so very cozy
that I will wear it until it wears out!
It's a humble robe.
Hostess approved Aveda Shampure.
This wonderful shampoo washes my hair, all my cashmere and my brushes.
The middle brush is from Aveda
the other two are so old I cannot remember where I got them...
I do know though that it pays to buy the best brushes that you can afford
as they will last forever with the right care.
(like great lingerie)
free from product build up
now air drying in the sunshine.
Did you ever see that classic movie Shampoo?
I love it and will watch it anytime it's on TV.
Here's a montage of clips from the film...
there is some harsh language be warned before you go
Don't forget to keep hydrated throughout your in home spa day
pour sparkling water into a glass with a wedge or two of lemon for a refreshing drink.
Put it in a pretty glass, perhaps a champagne flute
your spa day should be a rich luxe experience
one that soothes and rejuvenates
During this busy festive season it makes sense to slow down.
Finding some time to pamper yourself
which restores a sense of calm will go a long way toward
achieving a relaxed state of mind
which is much more attractive and chic than a tired and frazzled one!
Take care and be kind to yourself and to others.
Use gentle words and be mindful...