Wednesday, 25 May 2016

My Weekly Pamper Night Essentials

My Weekly Pamper Night Essentials

Pamper Night Essentials

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Lush Mint Julips

Peter Thomas Roth Firm X Peeling Gel

Sanctuary Spa Radiance Peel Mask

Peter Thomas Roth Skincare

Quick Fix Facials

Hi guys,

As you know, I am a bit of a skincare addict. I am constantly on the prowl for some miracle product that will help to fade scars and control blemishes. I don’t suffer too badly with blemishes but I do suffer from hormonal acne and I hate it! I hate the cysts along my jawline and the odd spot on my chin so I need something that will help sooth it and calm the redness. These products are some of the miracle products that I use once a week to help so I thought I would share them with you.

After a Lush bath when I am all nice and clean and relaxed, I slip into my pyjamas, apply a hair mask and tie my hair out my face and prepare to be pampered. I normally double cleanse when I intend to host a pamper session on my face and recently I have been using the Soap and Glory Peaches & Cream Deep Cleansing Milk (£8) and removing with a damp face cloth. This is so soft and creamy, it’s like liquid velvet on your skin. It removes makeup easily (maybe not waterproof mascara) and starts the process of leaving soft skin behind.

I then go straight in with the Peter Thomas Roth Firm X Firming Gel (£32.25), I use a 10p size amount of this and buff into my cleansed skin for a good 5 minutes or so to give me a mini facial as well as removing dead skin. This is quite slimy and you feel the dead skin come away from your face which isn’t the best feeling in the world but trust me, your skin will thank you afterwards. I then wash off, being careful not to get any in my eyes, with lukewarm water until all has been removed. This product is fab, it gets to work instantly and you really do notice a difference afterwards. I am wary of this round my nostrils as the skin is very delicate and if over cleansed then it starts to get quite dry and flaky, that may not be the same with everyone but it happens to me so I only go over this area once with the gel without being too harsh.

Once removed, I pat dry my face and apply a decent amount of Quick Fix Facial Purifying Charcoal Mask (£4.99). This is a great mask. After my first use, I noticed my blackheads on my nose had faded really well and my skin looked clearer. I don’t believe any product when it says it removes blackheads etc but to fade them as well as this mask did, I’m in! We have all heard of active charcoal by now but for those who haven’t, it is rich in minerals, helps clear pores and frees skin of toxins and impurities. This mask also has dragon fruit which is a great source of vitamin C, this helps to moisturise and promote healthy skin. As if that’s not enough, it contains cinnamon extract which is a reputed antiseptic which helps clarify skin. I leave this on for around 15 minutes so its fully dried, I then use a face sponge to gently remove.

After I remove this mask, I like to pat dry before applying the Sanctuary 5 minute Peel Off-Mask (£10). I generously apply this, leave on for 5 – 10 minutes and then peel off. Its as simple as that! I really like this mask and I love using it after a purifying mask as I feel it gets the remaining dirt etc from your skin. I love how healthy my skin looks after using this too, it literally glows and I`m all about that glow. I normally have to rinse my face again as there is normally a little bit of the mask left over.

While I let my skin return to its normal PH (around 30 minutes or so), I like to scrub my lips using Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub (£5.50). I really take my time with this, so I work in a small amount and rub gently for 5 minutes. I wash off and then do it again as my lips are quite sturdy and need a second helping. I then apply some Nivea Lip Butter (£2.25) as it’s the best possible lip product on the market and it seeps in beautifully to keep my lips hydrated and plump.

Once the 30 minutes is up, I apply Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Toning Complex (£25) using a cotton pad all over my face, once in an upward motion and then again in a downward motion making sure to avoid the eyes and mouth. I have been using this for a while and I have a review which you can find here but this is amazing as it breaths new life into dull and congested skin without being too harsh. I did notice that my skin was becoming very dry with this but I figured out I wasn’t using it properly and have stuck to using it once a week which has been great. I adore using this as it leaves my skin feeling luminous and ultra soft.

Once this has dried in, I apply a pea sized amount of Nivea Crème (95p) all over my face to lock everything in and to give me instant hydration. If I have a breakout, I apply a small amount of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (£16) with a cotton bud by dotting over the blemishes to dry them out. It is really important that you do not shake the bottle as you do not want the mixture to combine, it is supposed to stay separate so the cotton bud becomes submerged in both parts in equal measures.

Once I have taken care of my face, I normally chill out with some moisturising socks, a glass of low alcohol wine and a book which has been accountancy material recently due to exams but now it is going to be all kinds now that I am free!!

That’s what I have been doing for a few months now once per week and I love it. I really look forward to doing it and make sure I set enough time by to be thorough. My skin is very soft, lost its dullness and my blackheads have considerably reduced from my nose which is great.

What would you recommend for the ultimate pamper night?

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  1. When I do home facials they're usually simpler and faster than yours, but the idea is similar. I start with exfoliation, follow with a hydrating mask, and finish with a face cream!


    1. I like to take my time with a weekly pamper night and wander round the house doing other wee things while I wait for masks to dry or toner to set in, I dont do it every night but once a week is perfect.
      What masks are you using at the moment? xx

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    1. I want to try some more as Ive only tried these two but they are good. Highly recommend xx


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