PAMPERING YOURSELF

Pregnancy is a time during which you deserve to pamper yourself. Whether it be dealing with the sickness and tiredness of the first trimester, basking in the glow of the second trimester or to deal with the sadness over the fact that you cannot even see your toes anymore during the third trimester.

Of course, a spa can cost a pretty penny; we can’t all afford them whenever we wish. However, there are many different way to pamper yourself from the convenience of your own home! Take a few hours of your day and follow some simple steps to give yourself a little treat and feel gorgeous and relaxed. The best part is that you can follow this routing even if you aren’t pregnant by swapping some of the products for items more suited to you.

We all know the best part about going to the spa is the nice and fluffy robe that you get wear. Well, there are many stores where you might find them for cheap and get to have a spa feel at home.

The first step is to run a warm bath so that you can lounge and relax. Make sure it is not too hot, especially if you are in your first trimester. It should be warm enough to make you comfortable but not enough to make your skin go pink.

While running the bath, you can take this opportunity to remove any make that you might have had on your face.

You can even apply a face mask to nourish and pamper your skin, and to make sure it is clean.

Apply this all over your face and relax in your bubble bath as you wait for it to dry. You’ll be relaxed and have clear skin with the help of this routine.

Personally, I don’t think a luxury bubble bath is complete without some candles! I love the ones with soft and mellow scents, and love to light them up while I relax in a my bath for a full-blown luxurious spa feel.

Once you’ve rinsed off your face mask and had a relaxing soak you can start exfoliating and cleansing your body. Make sure to use scrubs that are more suited to sensitive skin. Scrub your arms and legs (be careful to avoid the delicate stretched skin of your bump) to remove dead cells and help make your skin feel softer and smoother.

After you’re done exfoliating and cleansing your skin it’s time for some shower cream. Apply your favourite option liberally and thoroughly. Once you’re done, it’s time to leave your warm bath. It’s a good idea to keep your towels or robe on the radiator for when you get out of the bath, so that you don’t get too chilly.

Once you have dried off, spare some time to take care of your bump. You can use oil and creams especially designed for pregnant women to take care of the stretched skin around your bump if you wish to avoid stretch marks.

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