If there's one person we'd like to shadow for a Sunday evening, it's Mariah Carey. We can just picture it now: lavish, long Sunday dinners sat at a table long enough to seat 76 people (with queen Mariah sat at the head, obviously), romantic walks around the grounds (because yes, she has acres), a 26-step skincare routine all carried out by her own personal dermatologist and a bath filled with cold milk (because apparently, that's how she bathes).
In a candid interview with The Guardian, Mariah Carey opened up about her bathing habits (among other things) and put an end to the rumour that she only bathes in French mineral water (as if that wasn't fancy enough). Instead, she stated, "No, I bathe in milk… cold milk."
Weird, we know, but Carey might actually be onto something. Milk contains healthy fats and proteins and is high in vitamins and minerals that nourish the skin, but its real hero component is lactic acid. This strong alpha-hydroxy acid will gently exfoliate your skin (hence why you'll find it in Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Pads (£39), which just dropped), so why not bathe in it?
Now if you need us, we'll be bathing in milk à la Mariah, but if you're still not keen on the idea, the below products will make for a bath time just as decadent as hers.
Crème brûlée in your bath? Oh, go on then. This lavish bath product is formulated with shea butter and vanilla extracts to leave your skin velvety soft.
Cleanse away the week with this uplifting bath oil infused with sage, sandalwood and frankincense.
If you're not ready to bathe in actual milk, then try this bath soak instead. It contains softening almond milk and exfoliating kaolin clay, which buffs away dead skin cells.
What's a bath without a luxurious body balm after? Coat yourself with this geranium cream post-bath, and prepare to feel fresh and hydrated all night (or day) long.
Because we could all do with being a little more Mariah.