Ever since moving into my new apartment and finally having a nice bathtub, taking long and relaxing baths has become one of my favorite ways to pamper myself. There’s something so indulgent and soothing about sliding into a hot bath and letting all your cares and worries slide away with the water. As I’ve been taking quite a lot of baths lately, I wanted to share my beauty essentials and tips for taking a successful bath. There is definitely a science to setting up a good bath. First, make sure that the temperature of the water is hot but not burning hot. I like my baths hot to get that wonderful sensation when you’re first going in. I typically drop a bath bomb into the running water when it’s about halfway full, so that there’s time for it to fully absorb into the water. If I’m feeling fancy, I surround the bathtub with small scented candles for a spa like feel.
As I like to decompress away from technology when I’m taking a bath, I use the time to get my face mask game on. Before I apply any masks, I make sure to remove any makeup or dirt from the day with the L’occitane Peony Petal Cleansing Oil. This oil smells amazing and contains real peony petals from Provence, so it doesn’t get any better than that. After cleansing, I apply the Peony Purifying Minute Mask from L’occitane, and I have to say it does wonders for my skin. The mask works to target shine and tighten pores in just 3 minutes, and contains peony extracts that leaves skin smooth and radiant. My face definitely looks brighter after taking off this mask.
As I typically take baths before bedtime, I take advantage and apply a second overnight mask while I’m still in the bath. I really like the Peony Overnight Perfecting Mask from L’occitane as it’s super lightweight and non-oily, which is important to me for an overnight mask. I apply a thin layer over my face and neck, and let it work its magic. I’m a huge fan of overnight masks as I’m all about efficiency and love the idea of working on my skin while I sleep.
If you have tips for taking a good bath, let me know in the comments below!
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