My pamper routine
There's nothing I love more than to relax my mind and my body, I thought I'd share my personal pamper routine. I try to do this once a week, taking care of yourself is a spiritual practise and a necessary one, because once you feel good you become a positive presence for the people in your life. I'll share with you my methods of de-stressing in a future post but for today lets get our pamper on!
BATHSanctuary spa Butter Scrum for years it exfoliates and moisturises all in one! It smells beautiful and relaxing with the calming scent of sweet almond oil, my skin feels incredibly soft and clean after using this. I then run myself a bath adding Foaming bath soak which creates rich and creamy bubbles. It contains wheat proteins and soothing Aloe Vera which leave my skin feeling velvety soft and smooth. Perrrfect
FACEAnti-aging moisture mask, it's super thick and gives more than enough coverage, it gets into the pours and relieves all my dry spots on my face. To the right we have a hydrating self heating mask I love these as it's so calming to have heat on your face, it tingles for me and leaves my skin moisturised and glowing. Ofcourse as you can tell my skin needs more moisture so if these products don't fit your skin type there are far more masks in the range for you to have a look.
My skin loves oil! I've tried using body lotions but they leave my skin feeling dry and stripped of moisture (how many times have I said Moisture haha). To the left is a body oil introduced to me by my aunty Jo who lives in Paris, Avene Huile corporelle body oil is highly nourishing, contains natural vegetable oils and vitamins A and E, treats cutaneous drying, emollients dry and very sensitive skin. To the right is an oldie but a goodie good ol' Johnsons baby oil not only does it lock in more than double the moisture it leaves my skin feeling super hydrated and soft as a babies bottom. I use it right after I have a bath while my skin is still wet this is my everyday go to, especially now that the weather is getting cold. To the far right is my go to for pamper nights, its the Champneys Citrus blush dry body oil, with its warming blend of cardamom, lemon, sesame seed and rice bran oil, this wonderfully softening dry body oil is full of delicious, feel-good aromas. Easily absorbed, it leaves my skin silky smooth and glowing. Highly recommended! I bought mine from Superdrugs but I think it's been discontinued, have a look online for external sources.
After timing and filing my nails I add a generous coat of my favourite nail polish Never say Goodbye by Anny. I bought this a year ago in Paris and it has lasted me so long, its a light iridescent pink which has sparkling, shimmering glitter. It's quick to dry and has lasts for about 4/5 days, I receive a lot of compliments when I wear this nail polish, because it's subtle but demands attention.
Now I do Yoga every night but on my lazy days I do some colouring, I know what you're thinking how can colouring help me destress? I know I didn't believe it either, for me personally it lets me relax and releases my creativity, by focusing on colouring I practice being in the moment and all the stresses of the day vanish! It brings a bit of childs play into my day, I use this Zen colouring book, it has over 40 beautiful designs of nature for me to paint as I please. This also helps when I have insomnia or wake up at 3am (this happens a lot), I feel like art has healing within it and this is a great day to rest your mind if you've had a hectic day.
I hope you take time out to give back to yourself, there's something I'm learning you can't give what you don't have, self care and self love all begin with you. Be good to You :), as a Bonus here are a few songs I've found deeply therapeutic! Relax, read a book and listen to these.
Bon Iver - Wash (so appropriate haha)
Hope you enjoyed this post! Love Yolanta x