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If you have never had a Turkish bath then it really is about time you did. There is nothing quite like it for getting a really deep cleanse to clear out your pores and slough off all those dead skin cells that cause break outs and dull complexions.
A Turkish bath – or Hamam – is naturally best enjoyed in Turkey. For the equivalent of between £10-£20 you can enjoy a day of unparalleled relaxation and cleansing where you will enjoy a hot steam in a grand marble room. Once you’ve sweated it all out, this is followed by an exfoliating scrub on the gobek tasi – a giant stone in the centre of the room. Once scrubbed and buffed you will then be soaped up to wash away all the excess dirt.
Owing to its popularity as a tourist resort you can find great deals for flights to the Dalaman region of Turkey throughout the year and last minute flights with airlines such as Jet2.com can be found for under £300 for 2 people.
If you need a quick fix more urgently then there’s some great ways to achieve this same clean and relaxing feeling at home.
What you will need:
•A hot shower/bath
•A good exfoliating body scrub
•A good face scrub
•Moisturiser and body lotion
•Fluffy robe and slippers
•Delicious herbal tea.
While most of us won’t have an at home sauna we can still relax with a nice hot bath or shower. While you need the warm water to heat the room to really get the most of the experience, you need to allow the water temperature to cool before you get in. Enjoy the relaxing soak while you let your pores open up before you exfoliate. Be sure to use a specific product designed for the delicate skin on your face and only use the loofer on your body. Once scrubbed, rinse off and then massage all over with a great moisturising soap or body wash before rinsing again.
Once you’re dried off, moisturise all over and slip into a warm fluffy robe and slippers and enjoy a hot herbal tea on the sofa while you put your feet up.
Exfoliating is an important step in our beauty regimes, but make sure you don’t overdo it. Over exfoliating can actually be worse for your skin and cause more breakouts. Stick to once a week or longer if you have sensitive skin.