After the year we’ve all had, it’s never been more important to take some time to relax, unwind and recharge our mental batteries with some self-care and pamper time. Spa treatments and facials aren’t as widely available as they used to be so here are a few tips on how to create a well-earned at-home spa experience.
During a hectic morning routine, or in the evening when we just can’t wait to get in bed, we can sometimes rush the key steps of our skincare regime. During your pamper session, take one to two minutes to really give the skin on your face some love and allow each product to work its magic. To get a thorough, deep cleanse, try Medik8’s Surface Radiance Cleanser which contains mild AHAs to gently exfoliate and refresh your complexion without leaving it feeling dry or tight. It also features Salicylic Acid which decongests blocked pores and reduces excess sebum while natural extracts provide the skin with essential vitamins to keep it healthy and clear.
Next, apply a face mask that’s going to nourish and add some radiance to your skin. We love the Flawless Skin Masks from Instytutum which infuse the deepest layers of the skin with Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides and Collagen to refind the pores, plump fine lines and tackle dry patches in a matter of minutes.
Finally, choose an ultra-rich cream that’s a dream to apply and that will transform and intensely hydrate your skin as you get some beauty sleep. The Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich is a luxurious moisturiser that contains oils of Avocado and Olive Fruit to deeply hydrate the skin while collagen-boosting ingredients smooth and plump from the inside out.
Whether you prefer a bath or a steamy shower, take some extra time to enjoy the experience and immerse yourself in the warm water. Give some extra love to the skin on your body with a product like the SKINCITY skincare Sweet Almond Shower Oil which can be massaged into the skin to soften and strengthen it. Added Oat Kernel Oil soothes irritation and antioxidant Vitamin E repairs daily damage and encourages the natural production of lipids within the lower layers. To really enhance the powers of this nourishing product, use the In Shower Body Buff which can be used to effectively massage and soften tight, sore muscles to relieve daily tension.
After your long bath or shower, make sure you drench yourself in a rich, luxurious moisturiser while your skin is still damp as this will seal in hydration and ensure that the product absorbs more readily. Kiehl’s Hand & Body Lotion Grapefruit is a great choice for this thanks to its aromatic formula that envelops the skin in a light, fruity scent and infuses the deepest layers with comforting Aloe Vera and smoothing Oatmeal.