Pampering & revitalizing yourself at home is essential to a balanced well being. I don’t always have the time or the money to visit the spa as much as I would like to so, I have been resourceful on how to create a nurturing environment in my own space. Run a warm bath, light a few candles, pour yourself a cup of hot tea, play your favorite tunes and escape for just a few minutes. The peace & quiet will help you decompress after a long day, promise!
Now all you need is a decadent spa service. As I some of you know from my previous posts, I am not afraid to use natural ordinary ingredients to whip up my own cosmetics. One of my favorite homemade spa secrets is “Baking Soda Scrub”. This recipe is one of the simplest but one of the most effective. Exfoliating is an important step in your skin care regime, but you don’t want to over do it because you can strip away the natural oils. The main purpose of exfoliating is to slough away the dead skin cells creating a smoother more radiant skin.
Baking soda is a natural abrasive so when mixed with water or your favorite cleanser it produces a fantastic facial treatment. Gently moisten the skin first and then mix one tablespoon of baking soda to one tablespoon of purified water or cleanser until it makes a thick paste. Carefully massage it lightly into your skin in a soft circular motion. Be careful not to rub your face dry as this can cause irritation. Rinse with warm water and follow with your moisturizer of choice. You won’t believe how soft and supple your skin feels afterwards.
I recommend doing it once a week for beautiful radiant skin. I have also discovered that pouring it out of the box is wasteful because you get way too much so, I store it in a recycled glass spice jar, which allows me to shake out the perfect amount every time. Stay tuned for more luxurious homemade beauty tips. So easy yet, so “Chique”!