Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Winter Doldrums Care: Take a Bath.

I am mostly a shower person but I am also a person who's cold most of the time in the winter months. Sometimes the only way to get truly warm is to take a bath and if I'm going to go to all that trouble, I want to make it a good one, you know? Here are my ultimate bath suggestions:

FIRST. And this is crucial: You need an overflow drain cover. I had no idea this was even a thing until Marianne sent me one. You stick it over the overflow thingy so you can get maximum bath depth. I mean, sure, you might end up splooshing water over the side but you will be fully submerged in your bath and that's the important thing. Marianne says you need one and that is that. 

Second, you can't just have hot water, make it fancy. My favorite is the Herbivore Coconut Bath Soak because it just does this milky magical soft water thing that feels really dreamy. It also smells delicious but in a subtle way. The downside, you have to tip half the jar into your bath to really get the full effect so save it for a really good, long bath. For a cheap and cheerful option, Epsom salt is a great bath soak that soothes your aches and pains. It even comes in coconut

When you're done soaking, scrub yourself silly with the Korean scrubby mitt I recommended recently (just your body, not your face!) rinse off and go crazy with your favorite lotion or body oil. Honestly,  fancy lotion is nice but I really still love Aveeno and the Neutrogena sesame oil is also good stuff.

Afterwards, just to keep the moisture going, slap on a layer of Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating masque, pop a Martha Stewart CBD gummy and take yourself off to bed with a good book. (Marianne is reading this one and loves it, if you need something fun.) 

Now, get to it. 

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