I have been really soaking off the end of the week by indulging in a good bath and pamper seshh ever since becoming pregnant and I wanted to share a little bit of my routine with you babes!
I have mastered my weekly detox bath that I sink into and love to try new masks for a fresh face to start the weekend with. My bath is super simple but extra refreshing and relieves so much stress that you carry throughout the long work week.
• A handful of Epsom Salt
• 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
• A half cup of baking soda
This combo really draws out toxins, lowers stress-related hormones and balances your pH levels. I think any girl could benefit from these effects! When I am feeling fancy I float a few stems of lavender just to add to the aroma therapy. A lot of pregnancy sources say to stay clear of aroma therapy due to smell sensitivity but as long as you haven’t been negatively affected by delicious/floral notes than I say go for it [we already have so many rules to abide by]!
While my bath is drawing I typically knock out my Friday Night face routine. I wash my face with my favorite face wash. It is has Vitamin C in it which helps with dark spots, acne scars and overall brightness. It is a giant bottle and its thick consistency means that you only need a dime size to wash your face thoroughly. After a nice scrub, I use Micellar Water to grab any remaining makeup that I may have missed with a cotton pad. Then I apply my mask! The mask shown in this post is one of my faves. It is made of mud collected from the Dead Sea and is great for combination skin [which I have]. It is packed with natural vitamins and minerals. It improves elasticity and helps minimize the appearance of pores. It has natural Sunflower and Jojoba oils so you don’t feel dried out even though this power mask is pulling toxins and oils from your pores as it dries. I use a generic foundation brush to apply so that it is an even distribution all over my face but your fingers will work just the same!
After my mask is applied, I light one of my favorite candles and dip into the tub. You can normally catch me with the lights out, feeling for the baby kicks and singing Adele or Ed Sheeran at the top of my lungs (sorry Hubby).
I am a girl who loves a spa day, but it isn’t always feasible especially once a week. I swear after this routine I feel like I just went to the spa without the hefty bill.
What are some of your favorite masks or bath recipes?? Comment below as I still have a few months left before the baby comes! I have a feeling that my “me” time will not be as easily accessible once he makes his debut.