I’ll admit it. I’m not like those skin care gurus who pamper their skin every day. I rarely do it in fact. And when I do, it is one big pampering session.
Before I take a shower, I apply a warming mineral mask from the Body Shop.
You apply it to damp skin and you can instantly feel it heating up. I just love this product! If my skin has been breaking out I just apply this once and it is instantly better! It says you should do it a couple of times a week, but I only use it when needed. I leave it on for about a minute before entering the shower and when I can’t wait any longer (patience issues) I shower with it for a couple of minutes.
Then I take a shower where I do all of the usual things. My shampoo is nothing special, neither is my conditioner other than the fact that it smells like raspberry, which is a smell I’ve been loving lately. I leave in the conditioner in while I do the rest to make my hair super soft. Otherwise it will be impossible to comb out. Then I use a shower gel, sometimes a scented one, sometimes just a soap-y one. Then if I’m not too lazy I shave my legs, but let’s face it, it’s winter so I don’t do it everyday. Luckily my boyfriend doesn’t mind 🙂
Then I rinse off the mask from before. Then I use my beloved Niveau In-Shower Body Lotion that I review here. It works wonders for someone like me who hates applying lotion.
After I get out of the shower I apply a moisture mask. Mine is from Matas, which is the most common (and cheapest) Danish beauty store.
I leave this on for about 5 minutes before I remove the excess mask with a cotton pad. It is basically the same consistency and effect as applying lotion, but it is a lot less sticky.
As I said before, I hate applying lotion, but I recently bought a body oil instead.
This one is also from Matas and smells like pomegranate. I like this much better than lotion. It is still sticky, but not nearly as more and not for nearly as long. I can definitely recommend body oil for those who hate lotion as much as me.
I comb out my hair and then I apply an Argan oil Leave-In hair cure. This one is also from Matas’ own brand, but I’ve seen it from many other brands as well.
You leave this in between washing your hair, which usually means one or two days for me. It says you’re supposed to apply this once or twice a week, but I sometimes use it more than that. I find that this works really well with styling my hair, actually. This past summer I had my hair permed and surprisingly enough there are still a lot of curls left. They have grown out, but not so much that it looks ridiculous yet. I really like using this product over wax or hairspray or something else to hold the curls. This makes the curls hold throughout most of the day without giving it that sticky look. It doesn’t keep the curls as bouncy for as long as other products, but that is alright for me.
That is what I do when I decide to pamper myself. My everyday routine is less comprehensive, maybe I’ll share that with you some day.
What do you do when you pamper yourself?