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Desperate times call for… stress relievers! One of my favorite ways to destress at the end of the week is by treating myself to an at-home pampering.
Skincare: One of my favorite ways to start off my pamper day is skincare. You can even take this step to the next level by purchasing some luxury skincare items, but you can still follow this routine using drugstore products!
- Cleansing Oil or Balm
- Microdermabrasion or Exfoliate
- Apply Booster (optional)
- Apply Sheet Mask (or your favorite face mask)
- Eye Cream
Sometimes I joke that it takes me just as long to get unready as it does to get ready. I really like to take my time when applying my skin products. I’ve noticed that when you slow down the process, it actually becomes therapeutic!
Bubble Bath: If you really want to feel luxurious, then light a few candles, turn on some soothing music and run a bubble bath! If I’m taking a bubble bath, I love having a virgin mojito. I like to make this by slicing a few limes, finding some sweet watermelon slices, and snagging a few mint leaves. Throw them all in a wine glass and add cold sparkling mineral water, and you are in for a treat! Before you step out of the tub, be sure to shave your legs! Freshly shaven legs feels amazing on clean sheets!
After you have washed and soaked a little, dry off and throw on a nice robe. I prefer silk robes because I get hot easily, but a thick plush robe is a must-have!
DIY Pedi: My aunt owns a foot spa, and I had to have one! You run a little hot water in the basin and plug it into a power source. The spa will start up and feels just like the nail salon! It massages and warms your feet! I love scraping away the dead skin during this stage. Usually, I will add some bubbles and Epsom salt and grab my foot file to remove all of the dead skin from my feet. After your foot massage, you can even go the extra mile by painting your toes, but I just leave that to the professionals.
Here is DIY Foot Scrub you can use to get baby soft feet:
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup salt
- ¼ cup baking soda
- A few drops of lavender or peppermint oil
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
BONUS PAMPERING: After you have scrubbed and massaged your feet, apply a foot mask! Your feet will feel amazing!
Massage: One Christmas when I was younger, my brother gifted my mom with a massage pad that attaches to virtually, any chair. I remember me and my siblings using it more than my mom ever did, but I always knew I wanted one once I got older. If you don’t have one yet, you have to purchase one! The massage bath that I ordered lays on any piece of furniture, but I prefer to lay it on across the couch so that I can watch tv while getting my back massaged.
- Cozy Slippers
- Hydrating Eye Patches
- Dewy Skin Sheet Mask
- Electric Rose Quartz Facial Roller
- Satin Silk Robe
- Foot Massage Spa
- Sweet Almond Bubble Bath
- Massage Pad
- Plush Robe
- Electric Foot File
- Hydrating Foot Socks
I recommend adding at least one or two of these steps to your weekly routine whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed and would like a day to relax.