Sometimes, us stressful humans just need to take a load off. We need to take a moment, breathe in, and breathe out. Even us men, there should be no shame in the game of relaxation and pampering. I took the liberty out of my Saturday to find some peace and calm.
Most of the human race has different techniques to unwind, but, for some, they do not even know where to start. It doesn’t take much effort or time.
Prior to the bathroom, I cut some cucumbers for a later practice. To begin, let’s set the scene. Prior to spa day, I cleaned the entire bathroom; I did this to capture that feel good moment with cleanliness, clarity, and purity. The bathroom has a cool, grey scheme which means we need some soft, yellow candle light to create the mood. A decent bottle of Freixenet Cordon Negro and two glasses in the event we have a relaxation partner. My advice to you, do not start the experience until the champaign is poured!
Next, begin running the bath. I recommend making the water as hot as possible. The bath water will cool quickly once the water is no longer running. In my opinion, it is worth getting a little over heated and burnt in the beginning in order to relax a little longer. Now that the tub is filling, it is finally time to begin pampering!
To start my papmper, I will be using Dark Angels face and body cleanser by Lush. This vegan product contains black sugar and charcoal to exfoliate and absorb excess oils leaving dull, oily or acne-prone skin feeling fresh and matte. Having normal to oily skin, I know that even skin that is higher in producing oil is still sensitive. This product is soft and soothing to calm redness and irritation. Its rhassoul mud base deeply cleanses to help prevent breakouts, while vitamin-rich cold pressed organic avocado oil nourishes skin to leave it soft and lightly hydrated. I highly recommend Dark Angels for all skin types!
To use this mask, take the necessary amount of clay and a dollop of water; This process will turn the clay into patsy-mud. Apply by massaging the paste into skin to gently cleanse, then rinse clean. If you have a decent amount of facial hair, avoid it at all costs! This mask does not come out of hair as simply as washing it off skin. Also, wash those hands before application; We don’t want those nasty hand oils all over our face.
By now the bath should be about filled and ready for a body to sit in it. I guess my subconscious kept a bath bomb saved for this special day. I wish I could remember where I got the bath bomb and the scent of it, however, I do not. For all I know it could be expired and useless, but we are still going to use it. I lined some candles along the edges of the bath, made a special spot for my beverage, and placed those cucumbers mentioned earlier on my eyes.
And at last… Saturday, Spa, and Selfcare. Stay peaceful people!