One thing I like watching on YouTube is ‘Pamper Time’ videos. I love the whole idea of a good pamper session to refresh oneself after a stressful week or two. I usually don’t get much time to do a complete session because I am either too busy procrastinating or am rushing from one thing to another without a minute’s break. Yes, it is really that crazy in my part of the world, ha. I have however come up with a good routine that I would like to share with you guys.
Now a lot of people like to do their skincare routine first and do the bathing later. I prefer to do it the other way around. I have a reason for it. I am always trying to save time (for no apparent reason other than to gain more time for procrastination) and hence am always multitasking.
We don’t have a bathtub in our new house like the last one unfortunately but I make showering fun still by trying different products. Hair in a bun, I soak my body first. Taking Marks & Spencer Aloe Vera Exfoliating Body Scrub, I start scrubbing from my toes to my shoulders. The scrub is gentle but does the job of properly exfoliating the body. The fragrance Aloe Vera is refreshing and makes the scrubbing part fun. After scrubbing, I shower and pick between The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel and The Body Shop White Musk Shower Gel (it’s an instantaneous decision because I am all about that life) and give myself a quick wash.
Next, I unleash my mane from the bun and shampoo it with Pantene Pro v Classic Care. Then I towel dry my hair lightly, apply L’Oreal Elvive Total Repair Serum in Mask to the length and avoid the roots. I go for the mask right after shampoo because it works as a conditioner too hence saving me the time. As instructed, I wait for two to three minutes before I wash it off. I towel dry it lightly again.
Body towel clad and hair wrapped in a towel above the head, I start with my face next. I begin with cleansing by taking The Body Shop Cucumber Milk Cleanser and applying it all over my face and neck. The cleanser has a soothing and calming effect to the skin. After it is done breaking off any makeup, oils or impurities, I wash it by splashing water. Not a fan of muslin towels yet. Then I exfoliate my face using YC Whitening Facial Scrub with Avocado extracts.
Once done, I change into my comfy clothes and let my hair lose. Securing the front hair by a clip, I take The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask and spread it evenly on my face and leave it to dry. In the mean time, I am either dancing (read Jumping) to one of my favorite songs or picking one of my Essence Cosmetics nail polish and painting my nails. This takes about 15 to 20 minutes and by that time my mask is ready to wash off. I follow it by applying Olay Essentials Beauty Fluid, a staple in my skincare routine, and applying Vaseline Fresh Aloe Body Lotion to my legs and arms. It soaks in real quick and gives a tingly feeling, ha.
To finish off my pamper session I watch a few episodes of any TV series I am watching or continue dancing (again read Jumping) or by fixing myself a snack. 😀
What is your pamper time routine? Let me know if you have done a similar post. 🙂
Keep up with me ~ Bloglovin’ | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads