Over the last 12 months I have been trying all types of different bath time skincare treats mainly as I have lots of samples I want to use and see if I like enough to buy a full size.
I have a bath a few times a week and shower the rest but once or twice a week I will treat my skin to something new.
My routine is normally cleanse with a balm or oil, exfoliate with a scrub and then use a mask to bring out all the rest of the impurities or add moisture, dependent on my mood or what I have to use.
In my Love Me Beauty bag in September I decided to try the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing balm and this month I thought I would give it a go. Like most cleansing balms it is a hard-ish consistence which, when rubbed in to the hands, turns in to an oil type consistency.
Unfortunately there were no instructions on the box as it’s just a sample but I figured I would use it like all my other cleansing balms in the bath.
Step 1: Rub between hands
Step 2: Gently massage in to a dry face
Step 3: Use a muslin cloth with hot water and lay it on the face for 5 seconds, repeat 3 times
Step 4: On the third time use the muslin cloth to take the balm off
Step 5: Splash tepid or cold water on to the face to close pores up again
Although the sample is tiny it will last another few baths this month.
According to the website this product is good for all skin types and the full size price (50ml) is £48.
The second step in my bath time skincare routine is my current facial scrub, the Clarins Gentle Refiner with natural microbeads (I was keen to make sure they were natural else I wouldn’t have bought this).
I hadn’t used facial scrubs before this year when my wife bought me a wonderful snake venom one from Balance Active. I LOVE IT and so far, even this product hasn’t come close to how amazing that product was.
This is a cream formula with microbeads in which exfoliate the face and the way I use it is to dispens a 10p size piece in the hand and massage gently in to the face using a warm damp muslin cloth to take off.
This scrub is ok but it’s really not my favourite. I don’t seem to see much difference using it and once it’s finished (and I also have a sample to finish too) I doubt I will be repurchasing.
The final step in my bath time skincare routine was a sheet mask. Now I don’t normally use them in the bath but I fancied a change and wanted to try this particular one out.
This sheet mask is from Primark. This is the Brightens and Moisturises Rejuvinate 3D mask. As you can see in the picture above it was 80p so a really good budget sheet mask alternative.
If you’re not aux fais with sheet masks they are a material sheet shaped in to a face which is saturated with a serum or some sort of liquid.
The idea is to lay it on your face and let the serum do the work for 20 minutes. You then take it off and any of the product left over you rub in with your fingers.
Different masks do different things and this one is more of a plumping and moisturising mask.
First thing I noticed when I got it out the packet was that there was so much of the serum and it was FREEZING cold. If you were suffering with puffy or swollen eyes or face this would definitely help with that.
I also found it hard to open the mask and it tore slightly.
However, after wearing it for the allotted time it did seem to leave my skin feeling plump and moisturised, as the packet suggests.
I only bought one to try and I would definitely try it again. Although there are many sheet masks I want to try before.
It definitely compared to an Erborian mask I recently tried – similar results and a tonne cheaper.
So, what are your favourite bath time skincare treats? Do you have the same routine or do you, like me try different products?