I love a good weekend pamper – love it – but sadly there are some times when a lengthy, lie down in the bath, plop on some hair oil, indulge in a face mask pamper just isn’t convenient.
So I’ve started indulging in a very brief mid-week pamper; essentially all it is, is a face mask, applied to my face on a Wednesday evening, usually while I’m catching up on the most recent episode of Dance Moms and scarfing down some kind of carb-heavy meal. In terms of which mask I opt for, the selection changes each week – depending on what skincare woes I’m finding most troubling at that point in time.
But no matter what mask I use, the whole process takes no more than 15 or 20 minutes and then I just crack on with the rest of my skincare routine as normal and carry on with my evening. Yes, it’s not the most complex or difficult routine in the world, but it really does help my complexion to leap on over that mid-week hump day, giving it the energy to crack on through the week with minimum muss and fuss.
Indeed, this week I neglected my weekly Wednesday mask – I was tired, I fell asleep, I felt so guilty – and my skin has felt distinctly bleurgh as a result. Seriously, I’ve got spots, my skin looks dull and lacklustre… It’s just a disaster.
Needless to say I won’t be missing out on the mid-week mask again any time soon…