Sunday Pamper 002
Since my last Pamper post two weeks ago I've really enjoyed the hour or so spent looking after my skin, caring for my hair and painting my nails on a Sunday and then relaxing by reading a good book. It's a great way to unwind before the work week starts again the following day.
This morning though I woke up with a horrendous and painful underneath the skin spot on my chin which actually made my bottom lip swell at least three times it's normal size. I knew I was going to start todays pamper session with a couple of masks to try and reduce the size of the spot. A new addition to my collection is Aesop's Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque which I only applied to the spot, as the rest of my skin didn't need it, and left it on for fifteen minutes before taking off with toner. Fast forward most of the day and my lip is still incredibly swollen but the spot has actually reduced and it's less painful. Although it was the first time using the Aesop mask, so far I'm pretty impressed. It has a bit of a clay mask feel to it and smells of tea tree and oranges. I also love the jar and how it looks on the shelf in my bathroom.
After the Aesop mask I followed up with the Mario Badescu Healing & Soothing Mask that I featured in my last pamper post. This mask really helps to take the redness out of spots so I applied it to the same area on my chin and left it on for twenty minutes. For an all over the face mask I used the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask which is designed to calm, nourish and smooth distressed skin which sounds like it was made for my skin. I always like to follow up with a hydrating mask after I've used something a bit harsher on my skin. Oats are very good for eczema so this should also help any patches on my skin.
While the FAB mask was working its magic I applied the Philp Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Toner to my scalp, concentrating on any eczema patches. The coldness of the toner really helps to soothe the scalp and the product itself just works so well. This is the second time I've used it and paired with the flaky/itchy scalp shampoo I've already noticed a difference.
I then took a bath using the Fig + Yarrow Pink Love Salts, I bought the smaller size which came in a plastic bag so I just used an old jar to store them in. I love how these smell and are a slightly cheaper version of the Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts. I followed up with my trusty Lush Dream Cream to sooth my skin and for my face I used Indeed Labs Hydraluron.
On my toes I used H&M Blue My Mind, a great dupe for Nails Inc Baker Street. On my hands I went with OPI's Mermaid Tears from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection. Once my nail polish dried I applied a generous amount of Liz Earle's Super Balm to my hands and The body Shop Hemp Foot Protector to my feet to counteract any dryness from nail polish remover or the polishes themselves.
I am now happily settled into my wingback chair and am about to put my laptop down and start reading Gameboard Of The Gods by Richelle Mead. I'm also snacking on veggie Percy pigs! Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend!