More of Bethenny's Favorite Shower Tips
On the show this week, Bethenny jumped into an onstage shower to give viewers hints on how to dry-brush your skin before bathing and how a shower cap can make all the difference if you don't want to wash your hair every day.
In "Skinnygirl Solutions," Bethenny mentions several more tools every girl should have in her bathroom:
1. An Exfoliating Face and/or Body Scrub
Exfoliating removes the dead layers of skin on your face or body so your skincare products can penetrate better and your skin doesn't get flaky. If you want to exfoliate, look for something with grains in it. There are levels of grain — finer for more sensitive skin, coarser for skin that isn't easily irritated. Whatever you use, don't scrub too hard, because you can break blood vessels.
2. A Clay Mask or Super-Moisturizing Cream or Gel Mask
If you are breaking out and/or have oily skin, try a clay mask, which will pull toxins from your skin. Clay masks can be drying, so they aren't good for dry or combination skin like Bethenny has. She prefers a super-moisturizing cream or gel mask. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes, or preferably overnight. Wash it off in the morning.
3. A Hair Mask
Bethenny leaves a deep-conditioning hair mask on overnight once a week. Wash off in the morning.
4. A Body Oil
About once a week, Bethenny makes sure to fully moisturize everywhere. Rub a good gentle body oil all over you (one you're not sensitive to). Wrap up in a robe or big towel and relax for 30 minutes in a warm spot. If you're somewhere with a steam room or sauna, even better. Breathe deeply, listen to relaxing music, or just take a nap.
5. Foot Lotion and Thick Socks
Rub the rough areas of your feet with one of those big, heavy-duty emery boards made for feet while your feet are still dry. Then, after the shower and before bed, put on a heavy-duty thick foot lotion and a pair of thick socks.
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