After days or weeks of partying, our face, body and soul scream for some love. I organized a pampering day at home to say goodbye to pimples, clogged pores, and tired eyes. The girls had just left when I was writing this post and I couldn't but feel great.
The body and the mind
I started writing a post on yoga this week and still need to finish it. This is to say that we started the pampering day with 5 minutes of yoga. Yoga is an amazing way to help everyone feel present in the moment and set the right intention for any activity you will be going for. Just some deep breath, stretches and positive affirmations can set the right mood for the whole day.
There is no party with no food
Some quiche, vols au vent, homemade ice tea (I struggled making it, you don’t need 10 tea bags for 10 glasses of ice tea- stupid logic I followed) and the mood was set for an amazing time. But all that cheese and the macarons by AC! Dear Lord the passion fruit macarons she did argggggggh …. Oh sorry I just lost it all thinking about these. Promise that was the last day!
We took care of our skin more from the outside and not from the inside today haha. At least it was a no alcohol party and that was what we needed one day before resuming work. Someone I just met told me: It is great to be ourselves without needing to change our behavior with alcohol just to feel good with the people around us. I am very curious to try organizing a party with only fruits as food with water and fresh fruit juice as only drinks. Would that be too much? Tell me in the comment section.
You really don’t need much to make you own spa session at home and it won’t cost you as much as it would in a spa. Does it feel the same? No. But does it feel good? YES!
First step was about cleaning the face and we used the Rise Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil. This gets rid of everything. And by everything I mean EVERYTHING! LOVE IT. Just be careful not to put it in your eyes as we did. Rinse with a face wash and water right after.
Exfoliating allows to you to get rid of all the dead skin or textures of your face. It brightens and smoothens the skin. We used the Smart Peeling Honey Black Sugar Scrub, it felt weird as it started to warm up on our face as we were scrubbing but the result was wow. So don’t panic when your face starts to heat. It’s normal. Before and after this step is a complete different world.
After exfoliating we applied a damp and hot towel on our skin to open our pores and then applied the Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Mud Pack. It’s a creamy mask to minimize the pores and absorb the excess of sebum. Let it set for 15 minutes and then rinse.
At this point you already have a new skin, clean, fresh and smooth. But when you go to a spa they usually layer masks to give an amazing glow to your face. That’s why we used the sheet masks, The Face Shop has a wide range of sheet masks. I used the, The Solution Smoothing Mask, it is my favorite one. It leaves my skin moisturized to its highest level. The tea tree and green tea one are great for people with pimples. The lemon is great for brightening and controlling oil.
We finished with some Yehwadam Revitalizing Serum and I chose this because its texture is just magic. Light and perfect. Every time I go out and want to glow, that’s what I wear. Pure magic.
I try to apply one of these sheet masks at least once a week and it would be an instant boost for my skin but mostly for my mind. Taking care of yourself is a reminder that you are worth of your own time and love.
We had an amazing time during this home spa session. Something I was thinking about for months as I want to celebrate in situations that describe me. I practice self-care in order to feel good. I do my skincare routine at least once a week and it is an instant boost for my skin but mostly for my mind. Taking care of yourself is a reminder that you are worth of your own time and love. Organizing this pampering day was a reminder for the goddesses in my life that even if life is hectic at some point they are worth breathing, taking some time for themselves and feeling good in their own body.
Thank you to all for coming and to you readers, have a wonderful year full of self-love. Remember that it might be only a sheet mask away.