Steam can reduce tension and loosen up your body. Try creating a steam room by closing the bathroom door and running the shower on its hottest setting for several minutes. For an impromptu facial, boil a kettle of water, poor it into a bowl, and drape a towel over both your head and the bowl to direct the steam to your face for several minutes. The inspiring photo below is featured from Taksim Spa.
After your steam, it's time to exfoliate. Use small circular motions with a loofah or body scrub, like this raw honey and lavendar scrub from Bodhi Basics, below, to make your skin look fresh. Cleanse again.
Next pour yourself a chilled glass of white wine or sparkling water with lemon slices and enjoy a luxurious soak in the bathtub! Add a few drops of essential oils like lavender or rose water, bubble bath, or buttermilk. Grab a good book or magazine and just relax. Now is a great time to put cold cucumbers on your eyes for several minutes. Don't the photos below from Michelle Ebbin and New Latina make you want to climb into that warm bathwater? As soon as you are done soaking, apply a great moisturizer to your skin.
Once you are nice and clean, continue to pamper yourself by styling your hair, asking your significant other for a foot or back massage, or painting your nails, like this photo from Examiner. Remember, the most important part of this experience is for you to de-stress. Use these recommendations as guidelines depending on what you have time for or find most appealing.
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