"THE DIVATOLOGIST PERFUME APPLICATION METHOD" Part II
by, 19th August 2008 at 10:23 AM (20446 Views)
"The Divatologist Perfume Application Method" Part II
I don't have a problem with either. Honey, B&BW body spray lasts until I wash it off. You know that stuff doesn't last an hour on most folks. My method works well for me and it may work for you. It's a process now, but it works. Lastly, as if this isn't long enough already, my skin regimen.......
I shower daily. I use a thick cotton wash cloth. I start off with lukewarm water. I do not take hot showers, not even in the winter. The CDC states that lukewarm water with soap and a good scrubbing is sufficient in order to clean yourself and remove the germs from the day. I start off with lukewarm water and end the shower with cool to cold water depending on the season. I cool my skin down before I get out of the shower. I DO NOT GET OUT OF THE SHOWER SWEATING!! Getting out of the shower sweating kind of defeats the whole purpose of showering don't you think? I use simple soaps like Ivory or Dial. It doesn't matter. I wash my entire body 3 to 4 times with my soap and wash cloth. I scrub very well. Sometimes I use the soap for my frag of the day if I have it. After I finish washing I leave my entire upper body wet. I dry the bottom half. I sometimes have to add a little more water, but I make sure my upper body is nice and wet. I spray my SOTD on my wet skin. I spray my chest, my stomach, my neck front and back, my arms all over, and then the twins....*giggle*. I take the water and I use it to rub the frag into my skin and all over my upper body. Depending on how strong my frag is, I may spray more or less, but I always do the intial spray.
After rubbing my frag in, I put on my loiton. I have very very dry skin. I use a combination of about 3 to 4 lotions at a time. I use Jergens Ultra Healing, Eucercin Intensive Repair (Green Top), Some type of body butter, and the lotion for my SOTD. I lotion my entire body because I can't stand to be dry anywhere. *Before I put on my clothes, I give myself a quick spray to the chest, neck and arms and then I get dressed*.....Please take note of this statement. It was overlooked by many. I do re-apply before I get dressed. So, in essence I do apply my frag like many of you. I don't just apply right out of the shower. I also apply my frag after I have applied my lotion. Many will argue that perfume should be applied after you lotion. I apply before and after. I think I got it pretty much covered.
Now once a week I do a deep exfoliation. I soak in the tub. I get the water as hot as I can stand it. You can use any type of bath bubbles or whatever. Just get that water hot and soak. I don't have a big tub. So, I have to soak on one side at a time LOL. I try to soak at least 30 minutes. If I don't have anything to do I soak much longer. This loosens up the dead skin. After I soak, I get my weapons of choice. I have exfoliating gloves, which are wonderful and feel so good on the skin. They are like scouring pads. They are rough. I also have one of those puff sponges and a loofah sponge. Again I just use Ivory or whatever. I wash with each using my Ivory. I then repeat the cycle using a different soap. So I wash with the gloves, then I wash with the puff, then I wash with the sponge, and then I wash with my wash cloth. I repeat that cycle once more. Be careful cause the skin can get raw from all the scrubbing. After I've finished, then I let the water out and take a shower. I wash off 1 maybe 2 times and do the same as above. Now, sometimes I scrub a little to hard and I can't wear that much perfume. Honey, when that alcohol hits you, it's like somebody set you on fire lol. So, be careful but scrub, scrub, scrub.
By doing this I get the ultimate in sillage and longevity. My skin is very clean and moisturized and covered with my SOTD. I get many compliments. I'm always told that I smell good. My frags often last until I wash them off and that's usually the next day. So, try this for about a month and see if you notice a difference in how long your frag lasts. This regimen is effective for those who are prone to body odor as well. Just be sure to remove those hairs in those smelly places often. Hair holds odor in the worst way. That goes for men too. I recommend that you remove the hair from those areas that tend to smell at least once a month. You don't have to shave it completely off cause it itches like hell when that hair grows back. Sorry it was so long, but I take my perfume wearing very seriously as you can see. I have it broken down into a science and a scientific process. But you know what...........
I smells gooooooooood.
Fragrant Smooches All............
....helping the world smell better one funky armpit at a time.