Beauty Beat
February 9, 2007

Water body beauty Pt: 2


Most of us use the bath to relax and the shower to give us that get up and go, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Sits baths have been used for years to energize and invigorate the body.

Here’s how to create the effect:

Run a bath warm enough to sit in. Put in energizing bath foams or oils concentrating on scents like lemon, orange or grapefruit.

Before you get in, brush your body vigorously to start your circulation going. Use firm quick strokes, moving up towards the heart.{{more}}

Get in the bath and relax for five to ten minutes with a cup of peppermint or green tea with your feet at the end near the taps.

Start running cold water over your feet to boost your metabolism and to energize. Get out when the water has cooled.

Apply body lotion and you’ll be set to face the day.


Normally, we take baths to make us clean. Here’s how to do some serious deep-down cleansing.

Make sure your bathroom is warm enough and start with an empty bath.

Using a few handful of damp sea salt, exfoliate your body from head to toe

Using big circular movements.

Rinse this off, then towel dry well.

Apply a mud or sea weed mask to your whole body for a great detox (don’t worry if things start to get messy!) and wrap yourself in a towel preferably one you don’t mind getting filthy. Even better, get someone to wrap your body in a bin bag.

Relax for 20 minutes

Shower off the mask and then run a warm bath

Add more seaweed mixture or some green clay (which you would find at health stores

Relax for 15 to 20 minutes.

Finish with a blast of cold water to boost your circulation.

• Auldine A.K. Browne –

Cosmetologist, Make-up Artist & Tutor Barnet ,

Fair Hair Fashion

456-4496 or 530-2334

Barnet Fair Hair #2 Ground Floor Marcole Plaza Tel: 456-2752