Sundays have become designated bath nights. It’s my opportunity to exfoliate and shave and scrub my feet and anything else that 5 minutes in the shower doesn’t allow. It’s also a great opportunity to chill, relax and meditate. The first week I just soaked for 30 minutes. The second week I washed my face and exfoliated before my soak. Tomorrow will be my third week of having a Sunday night bath and I will then follow my exfoliation with a face mask.
I have tried many, many face masks and most of them either sting, burn or dry my skin out. However, I have discovered two that I really get on well with and one of them is my all time favourite. They happen to both be by Origins.
My favourite is Out Of Trouble. It is white cream and is incredibly soothing on red, inflamed, spotty skin. I love the smell, it reminds me of a 1970s fist aid box. When I have really bad red spots, it not only soothes but I find it brings the spot to the surface quicker.
I also like Clear Improvement. It is not as good as Out Of Trouble but it is better suited to the T-Zone. That’s the areas like the nose, chin and forehead. I like to use both masks at the same time in different zones to get the best results.
Like my Liz Earle products these items are to be financed by my PayPal profits from eBay. I think I have a little Clear Improvement left so soon I will have to buy new face masks.
“On Sunday bath nights I will use a task mask after exfoliation”
A couple of weeks ago I introduced bath night on Sundays. I have had a bath on Sundays for two weeks in a row. As a foundation, I have simply run a warm bath with bath foam and dead sea salts, lit a candle and soaked for 30 minutes. It has been a great way to wind down and take some time out. But bath nights are intended for more than just that. I will be slowly introducing habits to go with bath time. The first thing I do is wash my face with my usual facial wash. Following that I will be introducing the habit of exfoliating my face. This is the opportunity to slough away dead skin and deep clean my pores. I want to use Liz Earle’s exfoliator going forward. I have an old bottle of it to finish up and a Dermalogica equivalent to use too.
“I will exfoliate after washing my face on Sunday bath nights”
NEW HABIT: Introduce my first weekly bath night on a Sunday
The first time I embarked on my path to perfection I introduced a bath night on Sundays. I maintained it for several weeks and it proved to be a really good part of my beauty regimen. A bath provides an opportunity to do things that aren’t easily executed in the shower. I like to exfoliate and put a face pack on and shave thoroughly. The other opportunity a bath offers, is time for relaxation. Time to think and time to meditate and slow things down.
I recall from the past that bath night is always very fragile and easy to skip. It’s a shame to skip it because it ticks so many boxes and sets me up for a good week. I’m considering to dangle a carrot to encourage me to commit, like a glass of wine or something. It’s also nice after the bath to put fresh pyjamas on, get into a clean bed, read or something, and get an earlier night to prepare me for the week ahead. It’s about making a ritual out of it, surrendering to the experience and eliminating all other distractions.
Tonight I will plan my first bath night. I think after dinner is the trigger to switch the hot water on and go up for the bath, perform the ritual and find myself in bed a little earlier than other nights. There are lots of elements I can add to the ritual and eventually perfect the entire evening.
I have a box by the bath for all the things I need when I am in there. Things like a candle, a razor, facemasks and exfoliators.
“Every Sunday I will have a bath night after dinner and then head to bed”