Couple Goals: …those that Skincare together
Mornings are always a bit too rushed…especially during the weekday, however, night times give couples a great opportunity to engage in some feel-good beauty routines. Lately, I have been seeing a lot more men on social media try at home scrubs and sheet masks…usually to the great amusement and encouragement of their significant others. At home skin care is a cost-effective bonding experience for you and your partner. Here are some tips to start incorporating the man in your life into your night time beauty routine.
- Think about the both of you
When I first started painting my partners face with face masks, I was considerate of that fact he might not appreciate my rose scented, pink clay mask. I wanted to ease him into my wonderful beauty world, so started with exfoliating face scrubs and mineral clay masks that looked like camouflage face paint. The aim is to have fun together not isolate and overwhelm your partner. (aka. Don’t snapchat him on the couch wearing a facemask)
- Take a shower or bath together
There’s nothing nicer in Winter than a hot shower or warm bath. It’s even better to do this activity together (not all the time, but once a week it can be a really nice intimate way of spending time together). Go the extra mile and light some scented candles. If you’re having a bath add some Epsom salt to relax your muscles and a few drops of lavender oil to set the calming mood. If you’re having a shower, use exfoliating mitts and a good quality body scrub. The result is smoother skin and a free massage. Talk about winning.
- Give your partner a DIY facial
After a stressful work day, there is nothing nicer than having your face gently massaged and cleansed for you. While you’re watching your favourite show or about to hit the hay, rest your partners head in your lap and cleanse, tone and moisturise their face. Make sure to have clean hands and use the same amount of product as you would on yourself. It’s easy to get a little carried away and use too much facial oil, however, you don’t want to clog your partners pores and trigger a breakout.
Pro tip: Always sweep your face in an upwards motion. Start from the base of the neck and run your hands and fingertips up along the neck. This is a must-master technique for anti-ageing skincare.
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