A regular skincare routine is where you will see your best results and this requires consistency, however sometimes, especially after busy periods it is lovely to treat your skin to a little extra TLC (tender loving care). If you are lucky enough to have the time and budget to go and get pampered professionally, this can be a wonderful way to give skin an extra boost, however, there is lot’s that you can do at home to help you restore and relax.
Here are some of our favourite tips for a relaxing at home spa moment:
Set the scene.
There is so much you can do to make at home environment more relaxing and inviting. You could put on some of your favourite music, light a fragrant candle or adjust the lighting, whatever helps you feel relaxed. Some people really enjoy a hot bath or foot spa with beautiful natural oils too.
Prepare your skin.
Any skin pampering should begin with clean skin, so cleansing and exfoliating should be the first step. Use your regular cleanser to remove surface impurities from the skin, cleansing should leave skin feeling clean, but never tight, itchy or dry.
Make yourself a steam bath. Pour steaming hot water in a bowl, ad a drop or two of your favourite essential oil and steam your face under a towel for 10-15 minutes. Steam will clean your pores and make your skin ready for your skincare ritual.
The next step is to use our Instant Glow calming exfoliator with Lavender & Fennel to reveal brighter and softer looking skin. The formula is creamy and hydrating, and the bamboo and AHA’s from fruit acids work together to give skin a real glow. Focus on any areas of congestion or anywhere where the skin is dull or dry. For an at-home spa session, you can spend a little more time on this step than usual, taking the product all over the skin in small circular motions and removing it with warm water.
Massage the skin.
Facial massage is an easy way to not only pamper yourself but to help your skin by boosting circulation and adding nutrients. After using the Instant glow exfoliator your skin will be refreshed and renewed, so it is the perfect time to replenish nutrients and moisture. Before starting the massage, tie hair back or use our organic cotton hairband to keep it away from the face. Take two or three pumps of our Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising serum with Rose and Coriander and gently warm it in the palms of your hands. Smooth the serum over the face and neck and start massaging the skin with upwards and outwards motions. The serum is silky and easily absorbed, so you want to use a little more for massage than you would apply daily. Pay special atantion to any areas that can hold tension such as the jaw and forehead and don’t forget also to cover the neck and chest area, as these can often be neglected. Make sure you take a moment to inhale the gorgeous aroma of the serum as well, for added relaxation benefits (Read about why we love the aromatherapy benefits of Midnight Beauty serum here.)
For the finishing touches, you can apply a small amount of our Soothe and Repair daily moisturiser for deeply hydrated and smooth skin. The oat kernel extract and aloe vera can help soothe the skin whilst the mix of botanicals such as prickly pear and apricot seed oil further soften the skin, as these are also present in the Midnight Beauty serum the products work together in harmony. Skin will feel soft, nourished and incredibly pampered.