More than simply getting myself clean, a soak in the tub or a shower can soothe away stress, improve my skin and even relieve pain. Yes, ladies. An indulging bathroom ritual every morning goes a long way. It’s more than just simply filling your tub with warm water, climbing in, grabbing your soap or bath gel, and washing yourself.
Watsons Philippines launched its Bath to Basics campaign to help us how we could get the most out of our bathing experience. Achieving better health and skin doesn’t have to be tedious and boring – you can still indulge yourself in spa treatments at the comforts of your home. I’m so glad I got to attend a (much-needed) spa party hosted by Watsons at Ki by Neo Day Spa in BGC a few weeks ago. I learned more about the different body care products that can complete one’s bath regimen – from the typical bar soap to body wash, body scrubs to bath salts, and more.
Professional image consultant Ms. Olen Lim was there to give some bath regimen and grooming tips too! She said that daily washing strips our hair of its natural oils and dries it out so it’s best if we shampoo every other day (depending on our daily activities). We should use lukewarm water for bathing because hot water dries skin. Rubbing skin dry with a towel removes important natural oils, which dries skin as well. So instead of rubbing the skin dry, use the towel to pat the skin partially dry and then apply moisturizer. MOISTURIZER. How could I forget? Moisturizers lock in the skin’s own moisture to prevent dryness and cracking. She stressed the importance of applying it every day, wearing sun block, washing off any chemicals on our skin before we go to sleep, and staying hydrated. She even told us that if only she could drink moisturizer she would!
Aside from those, Ms. Olen Lim gave some bath styling/organizing tips as well. Over the years I have amassed a large collection of makeup, bath and skin care products that I thought would be wonderful, but ended up just being kind of -eh- for me. I have a cabinet filled with them and it seems that my need for bathroom storage is growing. But, Ms. Olen Lim told us that there comes a time to purge the bathroom. Who needs all that clutter? Start tossing products that have expired. We should keep one to two products that we actually use and ditch the rest. With the morning rush that happens on most days, knowing where to find things would definitely help in lessening our prep time too. She said that we should segregate and group together our items into categories (e.g. facial skin care products, body care products, bath products, hair care products, makeup etc), neatly store our segregated products in containers, and arrange them in chronological order or frequency of use. It really was such a fun and informative talk!
After that, we had a mini shopping challenge! We were given P1000 worth of Watsons GCs each, and whoever is able to buy the most number of Watsons label bath products will win a free Ki Neo Day Spa GC. I wasn’t in competitive mode because I was seriously thinking of the stuff I need at home, haha! I absolutely loved the buy one take one deals so I grabbed a lot of those; especially the body wash and scrubs.
Then it was time for our spa party! I was part of the group that had the full body massage while the other group had a full body scrub. I was treated to a very relaxing shower using Watsons’ bath products and was pampered for an hour. There was so much attention to detail – the massage left me feeling divine and well-cared for, and my skin felt so fresh after!
Oh and did I mention that Watsons is giving away a FREE 750mL Limited Edition Hand Soap if you buy any of the participating bath products worth P500? But if you are an SM Advantage Card member, just present your card to avail the free item for only P400 of any of the participating bath products. This promo is also available in the SM Store Beauty Section.
Watsons Philippines’ last leg of the Bath to Basics campaign at SM Manila is only until tomorrow! This is your last chance to score great deals and offers from participating brands such as Dove, A Bonne’, Nivea, Gluta-C, Moringa-O2, Asian Secrets, Erase and Jao Ming, Yoko, Cosmo Skin, Cetaphil and GlutaMAX. Plus, indulge in free hand massage service courtesy of Nail Milan! So what are you waiting for? Head to the Bath to Basics activation booth and get pampered :)
1. Guess the price of the Watsons product above
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3. 2 WINNERS shall be chosen and will each get a WATSONS BDT PAMPERING KIT!
4. This promo is open to Metro Manila residents only
5. You have until August 31 join!
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