5 ways to pamper your skin

Whether we are preparing for summer, recovering from the harshness of winter or windy weather, our skin deserves to be nourished and nurtured. Even in normal circumstances we should give our skin a total pampering every once in a while, just because we can and because it is simple and easy. Here are 5 things you can do.

The good old bubble bath is grandmother of all pampering. You can add any bath products like bath salts, shower gels or bath bombs and bubble bars. If you prefer to use natural products, adding two glasses of natural apple cider vinegar will completely rejuvenate you from the inside out, take your stress away and leave your skin fresh. Adding milk or herbal tea to your bath will soften your skin. Lighting candles and putting soft music on will make it a nice pampering date with yourself.
Whole body brush and scrub
One way to deal with flaky skin and remove dead skin cells is dry skin brushing. It will also soften your skin, reduce cellulite and increase your circulation. Next, do a whole body scrub. Here’s a simple homemade scrub recipe: add 2-3 tablespoons of almond or olive oil and 2 tablespoons of vinegar to half a cup of sea salt. Mix and rub in circular motion. It will restore your skin’s pH balance and soothe it at the same time. Follow up with a good shower and a hydrating lotion.
Facial peels and cosmetic procedures
It is advisable to undergo a professional treatment at a salon or a facial rejuvenation clinic if you have ageing or damaged skin or require a deep cleansing. There are many effective treatments nowadays. Facial peels remove outer layers of skin using acids and retinoids, freeing it from dead and darkened cells and leaving it smooth and clean. Other procedures like laser treatment, exfoliation, Botox and injectable fillers all work as corrective measures to treat wrinkles, sunspots, pigmentation or scars. They all have minimal recovery time.
DYI masks
It is highly recommended to include antioxidants in the masks, all types of berries as fruit, but also their leaves. Plants like green tea and spirulina will detox your skin. Honey and apple vinegar will do wonders as well. For oily skin, try a plain organic yoghurt mask; dry skin will benefit from almond oil, a combined skin will do well with clay – only on oily areas as it dries skin out, and normal skin will glow after a plain oatmeal mask.
Once your skin is scrubbed and clean, you need to moisturize it well – it is never too much. It would be best to moisturize your entire body as much as you can, giving extra care to your face, hands and feet. Our feet and hands are harder than our face, so more peels and more moisture are advisable. You can soak them in 2 cups of milk / 1 cup of honey added to water. There are many toners and hydrating products for the face, look for ones with peptides as they stimulate collagen production. Almond, jojoba or rosehip oil will deeply moisturize and you can lock the moisture in by using rose water.


The secret to healthy, youthful skin is prevention from sunburn, UV rays, wind and cold combined with regular deep cleaning, scrubbing and hydrating. Your skin will be grateful and return it tenfold, so pamper your skin, treat yourself like a queen!

Chloe is a fashion-and-beauty enthusiast from Adelaide, Australia, editor at HighStyleLife and a Contributor to The Fashion Culte Magazine.
Coffee addict, equestrian and a crazy cat lady. In love with koalas and Sicily.


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