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day off beauty rituals...

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Got a snow day or a lazy Sunday on your hands? Marinate in your favorite conditioner, body creams and oils, face masks and moisturizers:

* give your tresses extra attention with a deep conditioning mask left in for hours...bonus points for wrapping your hair in a warm towel to give it a boost....double bonus points if you start with an in home glossing treatment prior to the mask.
Yes To Carrots Exfoliating & Soothing Mud Mask, Dry to Sensitive Skin, 1.7 OunceJohn Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Color Glaze 6.5 fl oz (192 ml)L'Oreal Paris Colorist Secrets Shine Gloss Hair Treatment

* before soaking in a warm (not hot) tub of aromatic salts slather your heels, elbows, knees and any other craggy area with a super moisturizing balm or salve. Rub the product in a bit more during your bath.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy, 14-Ounce Jars (Pack of 2)Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, 1.7-Ounce Box

* scrub your skin with a loofah and shower gel or body scrub to ensure your follow up moisturizing treatments penetrate deeply. Use deep, circular strokes all over the body for a mini massage effect.
AquaBella Loofah Soap PouchUpper Canada Large Earth Tone Loofah Bath Sponge, Tone-6 (Pack of 6)

* post bath/shower apply a pure oil such as sesame or jojoba to your skin, paying attention to dry cuticles on fingers and toes. Then follow up with a cream, especially for chronically dry areas.
Certified Organic Sesame Oil 8.5 fl.ozDesert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4-Ounce Bottle

* use an appropriate mask for your particular skin issue: moisturizing cream mask for dry or aging skin, clay based mask for clogged pores, papaya or pumpkin mask for dull skin...bonus points for applying a collagen eye mask to any of the above for extra anti aging benefits.
Kiss My Face - Pore Shrink Deep Cleansing Mask, 2 oz creamJune Jacobs - Papaya Purifying Enzyme MasqueL'Occitane Olive Tree Organic Moisturizing Face Mask, 1.7-Ounce Tube

* post mask apply an eye cream and a nickel sized amount of a chemical free face oil, such as argan oil. You'll be a bit shiny but what do you care if you're just chilling at home? Follow up with a thin layer of your face cream to keep the hydration going.
Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil

We don't often have time to take these extra steps (especially all at once) so really savor the experience by sipping herbal tea, playing relaxing music, burning your favorite get the idea...

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