Treat Yo’ Self: Friday Night Pamper Session
Every Friday evening I like to teat my skin to a little extra pampering. I’ll do my normal evening skincare routine and with a couple extra steps to make the night extra special. I love doing this because it’s such a relaxing way to end a long week at work. Today, I thought i’d share the special products I add to my nightly routine to add in a bit of extra pamper to my normal routine.
Let me just start by saying that my skin has been a nightmare lately. Winter always is harsh on your skin but this year it’s been unbearable. My skin is dry and dull and i’m trying everything to fix it.
I start my routine with my usual makeup wipes and then I head into the bathroom to cleanse my skin with my favorite hydrating cleanser. The First Aid Beauty Facial Cleanser is my favorite gentile cleanser. Every teeny tiny speck of dirt, every fleck of leftover mascara and even a lip stain comes off with this stuff. The creamy formula feels extra lush on your skin and it’ll leave no residue. The best part? Your skin stays nice and plump, no dehydration at all, talk about pampering.
Bubble masks have been all the rage lately and while I was curious, I never really thought that they would be effective. Turns out, I was way wrong. I’ve got the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Foaming Mask and it has worked wonders on my dull, dry skin. The formula contains Vitamins C&E, aloe, and soy protein which work in conjunction to whisk away the old cells and make room for the new, deeply hydrated ones. Use between 3-5 pumps and massage evenly into your skin. You’ll notice the orange gel turn into a thin white film on your skin. Don’t worry, it’ll soon start to tingle and expand on your face. It feels like thousands of tiny pop rocks are going off on your skin. Leave this on for 5 minutes or for all of the bubbles to dissipate and then rinse it off. You’ll notice instantly brighter and plumper skin with just one use.
This has been my go to lip treatment for years and years now. After using a mask and before moisturizer I like to slather this all over my lips. Only a small amount is needed and the pot will last you forever. Scrub the sugar into your lips and either rinse or lick it off. Your lips will be left feeling plump and free of any dead skin cells. Toss on your favorite lip balm (mine is anything from Nivea) and get ready for extra super duper luscious lips in the AM. After your lips are taken care of it’s time to go back to the rest of your face.
I love me a hydrating mask always but especially in the winter. I purchased this overnight mask for the first time over a year ago when I was flying to Europe. Airplanes are known for drying out your skin so I picked this baby up to combat that. Boy did it ever work. Now, I use this once a week in the winter to keep my skin plump and happy. I apply about a dime sized amount all over my face (except my eye area) and bring down any excess to my neck. This absorbs pretty quickly and it continues to hydrate your skin as you sleep. If you’ve been following me for any amount of time you’ll remember me raving about it multiple times. Like here, here and even here.
If you’re wondering why I said I avoided my eye area when applying that First Aid Beauty mask this would be why. I’ve been trying out these eye masks and have become obsessed with them. They’ll be getting their own post in a few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for that. Here’s a little sneak peek though, they work well! I was happy that I found an eye mask that didn’t just slide right off of my face. Does that happen to you guys, or just me? Usually eye masks are so gooey that they just slip right down my face. That’s not the case with these.
That is my Friday evening pamper routine. I just add those 5 products to my normal evening routine and it feels extra special. Let me know what products you use when you’re looking to pamper yourself!
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