Insane Bathing Tips to Stop You Stressing
Posted by Amelia Mayes in Body, Skin Care, Hair
Baths are a bit like bicycles. We often have them, but can’t always be bothered to use them. However, with coat season well under way and the begrudging realisation that it is time to turn the heating back on, we thought it was time to bring bath-time back into the spotlight. We all know that showers are great for a quick rinse, but they don’t give you the time to relax and really pamper yourself. With the pressures of everyday life constantly keeping us moving, it’s important to make time to really unwind and de-stress. So grab a pen and paper, and get noting why theses products will enable you to have the most relaxing bath of your life, (most probably).
1) The Right Body Wash
This is VERY important. You don’t want to be bathing in frog’s venom, do you? We recommend Dove Purely Pampering for a moisturising and refreshing body cleanse. If you fancy something more glamorous, then try Estee Lauder’s Beautiful Bath and Shower Gel. This romantic and luxurious gel is sure to make you feel like a Parisian princess, enjoying a quiet moment in her private chalet, while she sips champagne and twiddles her diamond earrings. Or, something to that effect…
2) A Sweet-Smelling Exfoliator
After a week’s worth of makeup has been slathered on our faces, and the elements have destroyed any chance of avoiding a break out, you know it is time to scrub off that old face, and get a new one. Exfoliating is marvellous in the bath, as the hot steam can open up your pores and leave you armed to combat your treacherous black heads. For a mild yet refreshing treatment, the St. Ives Blemish Fighting Facial Scrub is very effective for use several times a week. If you fancy a more intensive scrub, the Collistar Purifying Exfoliating Gel provides a deep-down cleanser as well as acts as a remover for dead skin cells on the skin’s surface.
3) A Fabulous Moisturiser
Raging winds and sweaty commuting means one thing for your skin: trouble. Finding the right moisturiser for your skin is very useful, and we recommend you take our beauty quiz to find your perfect match. If you’re plagued by dry skin, try Moisture Boosting Moisturiser from Paula’s Choice, with SP 30, to re-energise and hydrate your skin. Additionally, Gatineau’s Face Clear and Perfect Purifying Powder Emulsion offers you lasting hydration and shine-control, perfect for oily or combination skin types.
4) A Heavenly Hair Mask
Hair Mask’s often require you to hang around in the shower for 5 minutes, perhaps dancing and singing, (a risky move) waiting for the glorious effects to take in. Well in the comfort of your own tub, you can apply your hair mask and relax away while your products gets intimate with your hair. For the women who are keen for their hair to grow RIGHT NOW, Lee Stafford’s Hair Growth Treatment nourishes your hair whilst using a pro-growth complex to encourage hair to get a move on and get growing. To enrich coarse hair, Wella’s Enriching Moisturising Treatment deeply moisturises hair for a silky, clean finish.
5) The Extra Essentials
No bath would be complete without a book and a scented candle. If you’re looking for a laugh, try Sophie Kinsella’s new addition to the Shopaholic family, ‘Shopaholic to the Stars’. If you’re in a bad mood, this will definitely perk you up. For those that love a fast-paced thriller, check out Michel Bussi’s ‘After the Crash’, a novel about deceit, loyalty and a dead man with a mystery on his lips, ooo er. You can pick up a lovely scented candle almost anywhere, but we are crushing on Yankee Candle’s Home Sweet Home, with a heart-warming blend of cinnamon, baking spices, and a hint of freshly poured tea.
Now you are a wise and top-notch bather, go and re-friend your bath tub. And for the first time ever, enjoy being spooned by a vessel that will never complain about getting a tired arm.