Five ways to pamper yourself in the comfort of your own bathroom.
Some call it “hygge,” others call it homeyness, and we say it’s time for a home spa. It’s all about taking some time to treat yourself to a relaxing evening of home spa treatments in the comfort of your own bathroom. Our Susanne Kaufmann beauty experts have come up with five tips for a special evening of beauty. And, because we like to keep things practical, you can easily incorporate any of the tips into your daily beauty routine too.
Tip number 1: double cleansing
The best way to kick off your evening of beauty is by giving your face and body a deep cleanse. This will prepare your skin for all the lovely pampering it is about to be treated to. Allow a little extra time to clean your face in the evening. The “double cleansing” approach is a great way of clearing your skin of makeup, dirt particles, and sebum. The first step is to remove your makeup thoroughly. You’ll know you’ve done that when there are absolutely no traces on the cotton wool pad you’re using. Next, apply your cleanser and massage it in for at least a minute or two. Use warm water and a soft cleansing cloth to remove it. Finish off with toner to refresh the skin on your face and really get rid of every last trace of the day. If you’re more of a fan of soap and water, we’re afraid we’re going to have to disappoint you. Soap is too harsh on the sensitive skin on your face, with its washing substances removing too much of the protective layer of sebum.
The perfect way to get your body nice and clean is to take a bath with Alkali Salt deacidifying from Susanne Kaufmann. This helps the skin to deacidify, promotes the elimination of toxins, and releases blocked energy. When you’re running a bath, 38 degrees Celsius is the temperature you’re aiming for if you want to avoid your skin being dried out and too much strain being put on your circulatory system.
Tip number 2: pamper and nourish
After we’ve taken a bath or shower, our skin is crying out for indulgently nourishing treats. When considering moisturizing options for your body, make sure you look out for ingredients like natural oils and wax. Many products contain mostly water, which just evaporates relatively shortly after it’s been applied, leaving the skin feeling dry. Natural oils help maintain the skin’s moisture levels, while providing an additional layer of protection. Our body products contain ingredients like poppy seed oil, broccoli seed oil, olive oil, shea butter, almond oil, wheat-germ oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, and beeswax. If you’re looking for a rich and nourishing product, our body oils feature incredible plant-based active ingredients for an extra boost, including lavender, pomegranate, ginger, blueberries, juniper, and St. John’s wort. We recommend that you apply oils to the skin while it is still wet, as the resulting oil-water emulsion is more easily absorbed into the skin that way.
Tip number 3: sun protection
While you’re less likely to think of protecting your face and body from the sun when planning an evening pamper session, it’s so important. Make sure you add sun protection to the end of your morning skin care routine. Lots of sunscreens for the face and neck combine protection with daily care. And they often boast an ultra-light consistency.
Tip number 4: food for the skin
Don’t forget to nourish your skin from the inside! When selected carefully, freshly pressed juices and smoothies can give you a beautifully healthy glow. Certain vegetables that are rich in vitamins A, C, and E as well as antioxidants can really rejuvenate your skin. If you’re looking to maintain the skin’s elasticity and resilience, go for foods that promote collagen production, such as chicken, a classic bone broth, and citrus fruits, which contain plenty of vitamin C to help the body form procollagen.
Tip number 5: self-care routine
Consistency is the secret to success. Get into the habit of performing a five-minute ritual where you simply stop what you’re doing, take a deep breath into your stomach through your nose, and breathe out very slowly through your mouth. It’s best if you can breathe out for twice as long as you breathe in. Relax your facial muscles by pulling silly faces, pouting with your lips and scrunching up your nose. And if you want to experience ultimate relaxation in the evening and then refresh the area around your eyes in the morning, check out our Obsidian Roller.