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Had a tough day? Time to pamper yourself. These Howcast videos show you how to take the ultimate relaxing bath, how to make your own bath bombs, how to give yourself a facial, and much more. So what are you waiting for? Start running your bath water.
You Will Need
- A natural-bristle body brush
- A loofah
- Soap or body wash
- A bath towel
- A sauna
- Rosemary oil
- A pH-balanced cleanser
- A 100% Egyptian cotton bath towel
Dry brush your skin
Before showering, rub your skin with a natural-bristle body brush to loosen dead skin. Start at your feet and brush upward.
Regulate the water
Adjust the water to a warm temperature; very hot water dries out the skin.
Wash your hair first
Wash your hair first and body last. Scrubbing strips your skin of some of its natural oils -- after which you don't want it exposed to harsh, hot water for long.
Lather up a loofah
Lather up a loofah with the cleanser of your choice. Because it dries completely between uses, it's less likely to attract bacteria than a washcloth. Plus, it exfoliates your skin.
Scrub your body from top to bottom, in that order. You want the dirt to head down the drain!
End with a cold blast
Give your body a five-second blast of cold water right before you turn off the water; it improves circulation and helps tighten skin.
Pat yourself dry
Gently pat yourself dry with a bath towel; you don't want to rub away your skin's natural oils.
For better absorption, apply moisturizer while your skin is still damp.