In this time of year, when it´s cold outside, and our heating is keeping us warm inside, our skin has a really hard time. The heating is drying it out and when we choose to go outside, the temperature change and the cold outside damages the skin even more, it gets ichty, red and dry- everything we don´t want to have. That´s why our skin needs a little more attention and care now. A great way to do so is to have a relaxing spa day. It not only relaxes your skin, but your mind as well. To get the maximum out of that time and to make it relaxing for your body and mind, I have put together my Spa-Day Routine with the DIY Peelings and Masks I use. So get inspired and tell me in the Comments what you liked best about my Routine and what yours looks like! 😉
- coconut oil
- an egg
- milk or orange Juice
In a bowl, heat up the coconut oil until it´s liquid, then add in the egg (you can use only the egg white, I use the whole egg), a tablespoon of honey, and if you desire milk or orange Juice. I just eyeball that one.
Now to apply this mask, I go over my bathtub to first wet my hair and then take it and get all of the mask in my hair, by dipping or rubbing it in.
The next thing I do is a body scrub: Here you´ll Need:
- olive oil
- coconut oil
First I pour sugar in a bowl, then I add in the other ingredients, mostly taking a tablespoon each, but that´s totally up to you. For this you´ll have to stir a lot- until the coconut oil is comined with the rest and it´s more or less a smooth consistency.
I set that aside for the moment and continue on my face mask, which consists out of equal parts of honey and lemon. I go ahead and spread that on my face straight away.
After I have finished making all my DIY´s, I fill up my bathtub halfway (you don´t want to go overboard) and add in some essential oils from the drugstore, so my Skin doesn´t dry out, while I´m in the water and it just smells amazing!
To finish off, I light some candles (I made myself) and put on some relaxing music. I enjoy listening to Ed Sheeran´s new CD “X”. What do you listen to, when you´re having a bath? Or do you listen to nothing? Tell me in the Comments, I´d like to know.
Now, that all is set, I relax in the bath for about 30 minutes. Then I apply my Bodypeeling, by rubbing it in and going back in the water to wash it off. I again relax for 15 minutes.
When I´m all done, I wash off any masks or Peelings that are still on my skin or in my hair. Then I apply my bodylotion and curl up in my bed or on the Couch, in my bathrobe, with a good book.
A little later, I clean up after myself in the bathroom, so the person wanting to use it after me, can do so. 😉