Getting ourselves in order

Weekend. Ahead – two days off, and I’m my own mistress. I want – I iron the linen, I want – I bring the apartment into a sterile state, I want – I do culinary miracles. The program “My ideal is Miss Bock” has been launched and needs to be completed. Armed with a rag and a whisk, I go to the bathroom, from there to the kitchen, dusting everything that comes across along the way. And it comes across – a mirror. From its dust-covered depths, that same freken looks at me with concern …

It is clear that something urgently needs to be done, and not only with a mountain of unironed linen and an untidy apartment. Therefore, the second half of the day is really mine. I choose not the closest road to the bakery for bread, but a roundabout way, through a park strewn with red leaves and almost deserted at this time of the year. I return in a great mood, with a slight sadness from last September and a French bun in a bag.

Instead of a kitchen, I choose a bathroom. First of all, you need to wash your hair. And not just like that, but with maximum benefit and pleasure. Therefore, using my favorite shampoo and thoroughly rinsing my hair, I apply a thick slurry of rye bread soaked in milk to the roots. If you regularly alternate such masks with egg, the hair becomes silky and acquires a natural shine. And in order for them to grow better, it is necessary to trim the tips once every two weeks. It’s kind of like mowing the lawn: the more often, the thicker it gets. In addition, a neat haircut did not spoil the appearance of any woman.

Wrapping my head in a heated towel, I prepare a bath. A couple of pinches of sea salt and a few drops of lavender oil in warm water – and 40 minutes of bliss. Then I take a cool shower, and I feel how the fatigue accumulated over the week recedes. The skin of the face can be cleaned with a suitable scrub, but I do it with rice flour – the effect is wonderful! You can buy flour in the store, or you can cook it yourself: just grind 100 g of unpolished rice in a coffee grinder. You will get a light pearly powder. We add a little mineral water – and we get a rice scrub in our beauty arsenal.

It is important that after cleaning the skin rest for about 10 minutes. During this time, I have time to prepare my favorite face mask. Its composition is simple, but it works amazingly: the skin is tightened, radiant, to the touch – just velvet. You need 1 yolk, a tablespoon of honey, 5-7 drops of olive oil, 20 g of premium flour and a slice of lemon. After mixing it all in a ceramic bowl, I apply it on my face and neck, and apply wet swabs with strong brewed tea to my eyes. I lie down and melt for half an hour to light music. Then I wash it all off with cool water, and fix the effect with a light moisturizer.

Remembering that the key to female beauty is healthy sleep, I drink half a glass of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey at night. Works better than any sleeping pill. In the morning I wake up with a long forgotten feeling of love for the whole wide world. I wash my face with cubes of frozen chamomile broth: 2 cubes – for the face and neck, 1 – for the eyes.

I look in the mirror: the ghost of Freken Bok has disappeared without a trace.

Try these simple procedures, and you will see how easy it is to look good. All you need to do is not rush anywhere, get a good night’s sleep and treat yourself a little, if not in the spa, then at least in your own bathroom and at your dressing table.

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