Your next simple pamper session

Sometimes you just need to take a little bit of time for yourself to unwind and relax.

Unfortunately, we can’t just pop over to our favourite day spa at any hour of the day for a deluxe facial. (But wouldn’t that be amazing!)

So I wanted to share my simple little beauty routine for those times when you really need to treat your skin and yourself.

  1. Jump in the shower, wash your hair and then lather your body with Aesop’s Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser (500ml for $49) to keep your skin beautifully clean.
  2. While in the shower, why not cleanse your face with Go-to Skin Care’s Properly Clean ($31)? Now you’re ready to start with a clean slate.
  3. After you’ve dried yourself off, pop on Origins’ Clear Improvement Mask (100ml for $37) to clean out your pores. I like to apply it to my nose and chin because the charcoal mask targets problem areas.
  4. While you are waiting for your mask to dry, apply St Tropez’s Gradual Tan Plus Sculpt and Glow Body Lotion ($35.99) to your body for a subtle glow.Just make sure you wash your hands after so you don’t end up with orange palms!
  5. When your face mask is almost ready put some Mecca Cosmetica’s Kissable Lips (15ml for $22) on your lips to remove dry and flaky skin. Then wash your lips and face and pat dry.
  6. Your skin is now clean and ready for some goodies. Put on your favourite serum; I’m loving Clinique’s Turnaround Accelerated Renewal Serum (gifted) at the moment.
  7. Then layer up the goodness with a rich oil; you can’t beat Go-to Skin Care’s Face Hero ($45)!
  8. Lock in all those beautiful ingredients with a hydrating moisturiser. I love my Go-to Skin Care’s 100ml Very Useful Face Cream (sold out, but 50ml available for $41).
  9. Since you went to the trouble of exfoliating your lips, make sure you apply a good lip balm and take care of your pout. I choose to use Go-to Skin Care’s Lips! ($15) or some of the tinted Mecca Cosmetica balms.
  10. Once your face is taken care of it is time to turn your attention to the rest of your body. Since falling pregnant almost two years ago I have gotten into the routine of apply oil to prevent, and then treat, stretch marks. My favourite body oil is Go-to Skin Care’s Exceptionoil ($51) but I also like Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil with Vitamin E for dry skin.
  11. Once the oil has been absorbed I like to apply some Aesop’s Rind Concentrate Body Balm (120ml for $39) to any  particularly dry areas to really nourish my skin.
  12. Finally, apply your favourite hand cream – I am a fan of Lush’s Helping Hands (45g for $10.50) – before sitting down to enjoy some Netflix and a glass of wine.
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