My Elegant Woman Beauty Routine

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Elegant Women establish elegant and efficient beauty routines. Keeping these simple is key to maintaining one’s image. The Sophisticate always pays attention to the details.

  1. Wake the same time every day and retire immediately to the bathroom.
  2. Perform dental hygiene. Draw your bath water at the same time.
  3. Skin brush entire body with boar bristle brush using a circular motion.
  4. Enter the bath then wash and condition hair immediately.
  5. Add essential oils and olive oil to the bath.
  6. Use a French or Italian milled soap for cleansing.
  7. Shave all areas that an Elegant Woman would shave.
  8. Push back cuticles for both hands and feet.
  9. Use a pumice stone for heels and elbows.
  10. Exit the bath and dry skin briskly with a fluffy towel.
  11. Apply facial moisturizer.
  12. Apply body lotion the same scent as your perfume.
  13. Don your matching undergarments.
  14. Apply makeup
  15. Style hair
  16. Step into your outfit for the day, paying close attention to details.
  17. Apply perfume by spraying into the air in front of you and stepping into it.
  18. Examine nails. Fix any minute details such as chips or snags. Apply oil to cuticles.
  19. Have a light breakfast of coffee or tea and fruit.
  20. Check your schedule for the day and your purse to make sure you are organized.
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Simple Skin Care for the Elegant Woman

English: An elegant beauty. Oil on Canvas, 195...
English: An elegant beauty. Oil on Canvas, 195.9 x 117.5 cm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Becoming an elegant woman does not require one to spend money on each new skin care product that declares itself  to have the newest state of the art research. Expensive skin creams need not be included in your beauty regimen. There are some natural products that do well in taking care of your skin without additives or toxins. One may use a pretty jar to put them in to dress them up or hide them away in their beauty basket for safe-keeping. An elegant woman never reveals the secrets of her beauty regimen except to consult with her closest friends in private. Skin care as well as the full beauty regimen should be carried out systematically in a timely manner. That is not to say that an elegant woman may not enjoy her routines as such. Part of the joy of being an elegant woman is the full knowledge and confidence that she is taking great care of herself. Simple skin care begins with consistency and effort.

 

*Upon rising splash cold water on your face.
Never use soap in the morning as it washes away the nourishing oils that have protected your skin while sleeping. (The exception to this is the young woman who is still experiencing an overproduction of oils in her skin.)

 

* Exercise
Performing strength exercises such as yoga or pilates and aerobic exercise such as dance, walking or running is part of a good skin care regimen. This ensures that one has optimal circulation and causes us to sweat which is the body’s way of ridding ourselves of toxins.

 

*Dry skin brushing
After exercise is the time to use dry skin brushing. Use a natural brush with stiff bristles as one can stand. Brush your skin in small circular motions as you move gradually up towards the heart. If you have a history of poor health/blood clots speak to your doctor before you try skin brushing. It must be done with care for the body. Dry skin brushing is good for circulation as well as exfoliation.

 

*Shave
If it is the tradition of the ladies in your culture or region to shave your body then do so at this time in your regimen every morning to maintain a clean and smooth appearance. Should you need to address facial hair, do so on a day or a time that you can spend privately. Take your time to do it carefully and leave your skin bare for a time afterward to allow it to recover from the stress.

 

*Cleanse
Each morning after exercise, skin brushing, and shaving is the time to shower or bathe. One may use an antibacterial soap if your immune system is poor or an elegant french or Italian-milled soap. Shower gels with moisturizers are lovely as well. You may find these specialty items at liquidation stores for a frugal buy. Cleanse your whole body carefully and completely. Consistent cleanliness is one of the most important aspects of being an elegant woman. One may be dressed in the finest of clothes or be part of the highest society and yet not considered elegant if they are not clean.

 

*Moisturize
Use natural products to moisturize your skin such as coconut oil which has its own pleasant fragrance or olive oil that you may add a few drops of scent or essential oil to for a heavenly fragrance. Cover every inch of your body to deter the dry winter wind or the effects of water and sun in the summer. Moisturizing every day assures the elegant woman that she is beautiful and glowing.