kai bubbles bubbling and body scrub in hand i go about taking the previous week away. it feels so good! a midday bath...what a luxury! once i’ve turned to a prune i use coconut oil on still-damp skin from head to toe, even in my hair as a mask of sorts, and put kai body butter on top, save for my hair, to seal the deal. throwing my very slippery hair up, i go about babying my face. i’ve been told exfoliating is key to the start of a good at-home facial, more on that later. kate somerville’s exfolikate does the trick without being counterproductive and feeling like i’ve just used sandpaper on my very sensitive, very dry face.i follow my scrub with charlotte tilbury goddess skin clay mask which promises to “lift, smooth, brighten and tighten pores”. sounds good to me. a little dr. sebaugh rose de vie serum and, again love kate somerville products, i add her deep tissue repair as the finale. okay, i’ll come clean, literally, as i’ve skipped one very important step due to the reactions i’m used to getting when telling people i shave. yep, i’m admitting it, i shave my face. please don’t think i’ve got anything to shave, i don’t, but a dermatologist told me the reason men age more “gracefully” than women is due to the constant removal of an unnecessary layer that’s constantly taken away with a good shave. suspiciously i acquiesce using my schick with a fresh blade. pleasantly surprised with the results i’ve continued this maybe on a once a week basis. luckily my stepdaughter found more delicate tools that give the same effect. so sweet, a gift i can really use! i’m pretty certain it works as it leaves my skin softer than soft. i do it before the rose serum to hopefully let all the moisturizing bits soak in a bit more. most of this can be done while watching football which is probably one of the top five things i love to do. bonus!