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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Then layer up the goodness with a rich oil; you can’t beat Go-to Skin Care’s Face Hero ($45)!
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.