There is nothing I love more than taking a night off to relax and pamper myself. It helps me clear my head and rejuvenate for the following week. I think I’ve mastered a little ritual that helps me get in that zone and I wanted to share with you my routine for relaxing and winding down.
If I can, I always like to start off with a relaxing bubble bath to destress my muscles and that also moisturises my skin. The one shown is Lush’s bath bomb in HoneyBee (£3.50) which is meant to soothe and cleanse the skin with ingredients like honey, aloe vera, rhassoul mud. Quick sidenote, is it just me who can’t stay in the bathtub too long because I start feeling dizzy after about 20 minutes?
The warm water from the bath will help open up my pores which then signals the perfect time for a face mask. I’ve been loving this affordable face mask from Soap & Glory called No Clogs Allowed (£11.50 but currently on sale at Boots for £7.67). It’s a self-heating deep pore cleansing mask which is perfect for clogged pores and let me tell you, this stuff is intense. You can definitely feel the heat when you apply it on your face and it has micro beads that break away when rubbed with water. The only downside is the removal process because this stuff sticks to hair on the side of your face and even eyebrows if you get it on there but otherwise I love it! My skin feels so smooth and soft after and it preps my skin for moisturiser.
When I was younger, I used to stick to the same skin-care routine as I was so scared to try something new and risk having a major breakout due to my sensitive skin. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really enjoyed trying out new serums, eye gels, toners and moisturisers and playing around to see what really works for my skin and what doesn’t. For the past few weeks I’ve been using the Origins Gin Zing Energy-boosting Moisturizer (£24)which has been absolutely incredible to my skin. It’s recommended for dry, oily and normal skin so it is definitely an all-around gentle and light-weight moisturiser. It makes your skin feel so radiant due to skin-booster ingredients like coffee bean and Panax Ginseng. I love applying this as a base before putting on my makeup.
I then like to finish off with Neal’s Yard Remedies White Tea Toning Eye Gel (£24) which I softly apply under and around my eyes. This eye gel is skin-changing and totally worth the price because a little goes a long way, you really only need one pump for both eyes. The gel soothes, softens and hydrates your eye area and is also vegan, cruelty-free and organic so an all around great product.
What does your routine for relaxing and winding down look like?