We All Need Some Time Alone To Recharge Sometimes
Ok, imagine just one of those days when it’s your day off, but you still have hundreds of things to do. You probably had a busy week or an enjoyable weekend. Your skin tells it all- It’s dry and dull. In my dream life, I would quickly give a call to my spa therapist to make an appointment for 5 hours of treatments! Tell me you wouldn’t if you could?
In real life, we all have responsibilities and deadlines, children, husbands…life! That’s why we women need to take a break when needed and learn how to look after yourself at home.
So-called “home mini-facials” are good for your skin, mood and overall feeling. I like to alternate my facials so that I can target any specific skin concerns. This time I’ve filmed a little routine that I do when my skin needs a pickup. I’ve spent a lot of time on the sun lately that’s why I feel like my skin needs an extra boost. It was a great way to relax while my son was napping and only took 30 min. I believe a little time for myself is what let me recharge, so I can continue doing what I do best – being a woman!
Start with simple things
After my shower, I’ve started with a lip scrub by frank body to get rid of any flakiness on my lips. I scrub my lips 2-3 times a week to maintain a nice healthy colour. Also, scrubbing my lips makes them plumper!
Time to relax and recharge your skin
To recharge my skin I’ve used a Dr.Jart+ Brightening Solution Ultra-Fine Microfiber Sheet Mask packed with brightening ingredients like Glutathione, Niacinamide and Bisabolol. Niacinamide is one of my favourite ingredients that you can find in skincare. It visibly improves skin by shrinking enlarged pores and reducing fine lines. I’d say it’s a “must have” ingredient for ageing skin.
While waiting for 20 min with the mask on, it’s essential to be able to relax and try to keep yourself away from doing any home chores. When I take the mask off, I massage the rest of the product into the skin for better penetration. When you massage your face, always aim for upward motions – against gravity! By performing a little facial massage every time you apply skincare you will stimulate the soft tissue of the face, improve skin elasticity and tone the skin and underlying muscles.
Always use a spatula to apply any product out the containers to avoid spreading bacteria.
Your product will work more efficiently if you keep it in good hygiene. I apply Kiehls Avocado Creamy Eye Treatment on the bony under eye area and massage it around the eyes. First I heat up the product in between my fingers just to get the right consistency. I find this trick works well with thicker eye creams.
Protect your skin from the sun
Vit C is an essential part of your summer skincare regime as it prevents sun damage. I use The Ordinary Vit C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%. This is not your ordinary (haha) Vit C as it’s water-free silicone-free and has a weird texture, but more I use more I like it! It’s sort of feels powdery when you apply, but it melts away in seconds. Ideally, Vit C can be applied any time of the day.
Even though I’m just relaxing at home, I still want my skin to look perfect. I mixed my favourite SHISEIDO WASO Color-Smart Day Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 with the Mac Cosmetics Strobe Cream for an illuminating effect. It makes my skin look better and healthier. You can add Strobe Cream to any moisturising cream if you like that radiance finish.
Dont forget about lips!
I use my favourite Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm. I feel like the effect is gradual, if you use this lip balm consistently, eventually it makes your lips super soft.
I finish off with my Darphin Revitalising Oil applied on my hair to moisturise. I’m not planning on going out during the day, so I use it this opportunity to have my hair oily. Plus I love the smell! It really gives you that spa feels.
Take this time for yourself, you deserve it
At the end of the day, it’s not about what beauty brand you can afford to apply to your skin. It’s not about if you put conventional coconut oil or luxurious blends by a famous company. It’s all about that little time that you have to learn to give yourself amongst all the responsibilities in the world. I’m not going lie I don’t do it as often myself as I would like to, but that’s why I wrote my blog- as a reminder to take a breath and relax.
Enjoy yourself and 30 min later you can come back to reality a better feminine you!