Part of living a simply luxurious life is realizing that there are many ways you can continue to look your best without forking out excess amounts of money if it’s not exactly in your budget. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing I enjoy more than a trip to the spa to receive a pedicure, facial or massage, but sometime the funds aren’t available.
With that said, I’d like to begin a mini-series of ideas on how to pamper yourself at home as a way to keep a few more dollars in your pocket and still result in a radiant you.
One of the simplest ways to keep your skin feeling silky smooth and display the glow that seems to come after receiving a full body massage is something I do daily (when it comes to moisturizing) and weekly (when it comes to exfoliating).
So instead of paying an arm and a leg for an expensive body scrub at the spa, try these two following techniques daily and weekly and you will have soft, well-hydrated and glowing skin.
After showering or bathing apply a rich body moisturizer all over your body. One of my favorites is one that appeared on Oprah’s Favorite Things many, many years ago – Origin’s A Perfect World moisturizer. So luxurious in the feel and will leave your skin soft and silky.
There are many expensive exfoliating scrubs available, but I’ve never spent more than seven bucks at the drugstore for St. Ives Apricot Scrub. However, an even better option that I swear by and is not only a great exfoliant, but also leaves the skin silky smooth is a simple combination from out of your kitchen – equal parts olive oil and sugar – that’s it!
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