Nothing quite says self-care than a bit of a pamper session. Sadly though, gone are the days of heading out to your favourite beauty pit-stop for a bit of R&R… for now anyway. With many of us getting on with life in self-quarantine, it’s forcing us to be creative and self-reliant on making moments of happiness throughout our week. Whether it’s learning how to master the art of making the perfect flat white because you’re missing your favourite local coffee shop or setting up your own pamper ritual at home, we’re all learning to adapt and make the best of our situation. So, if you’re nails are crying out for some TLC or you fancy giving yourself an at-home facial to perk up your complexion, read on for our top-to-toe guide on giving yourself a social-distancing spa day!
Time to buff and scrub away winter skin (thank you very much, see ya next year) and reveal gorgeously soft skin ready for summer… because we will have a summer. We WILL!
Purifying Body Exfoliant – Grown Alchemist
Enriched with Ylang-Ylang and potent antioxidant ingredients, this scrub will buff and lift dead skin to reveal a summer-ready glow.
Pure Calm Wellness Bath Oil – Uma Oils
Calm the busy mind with this ayurvedic-inspired Wellness Bath Oil from Uma Oils. Infused with Lavender, Rosehip and Jojoba, it will nourish the skin leaving it beautifully soft.
Jasmine Body Cream – Bamford
Scented with Jasmine, Cedarwood and Orange Blossom, this rich body cream is intensely hydrating and incredibly luxurious.
Bring the hair salon home with our go-to treatments for luscious locks…
One of our favourite self-care rituals has to be an at-home facial. How often do you really allow time for a proper skincare routine at home? It’s usually a quick cleanse followed by a dollop of moisturiser and then off to bed but this routine below is a sure fired way to get you glowing.
Step 1. Start with Murad’s 4-in-1 Prebiotic Cleanser which provides a perfectly balanced base for the rest of the routine.
Step 2. Gently work in Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate to lift away impurities and dead skin cells.
Step 3. Follow this with Cowshed’s Calming Palmarosa Clay Mask to reveal baby-soft skin.
Step 4. Then dab Drunk Elephant’s C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream for an antioxidant boost for the eye area.
Step 5. For an anti-ageing hit, press (or roll.. see below) HERBIVORE’S Bakuchiol Serum into your skin.
Step 6. Last but not least, don’t forget to treat your lips to some love with By Terry’s cult product, Baume de Rose Lip Care.
Go the extra mile by popping this jade facial tool in the fridge and working it into your skin with your serum and eye cream. It’s great for lymphatic drainage and reducing puffiness.
Jade Precision Beauty Restorer – Hayo’u
We live for a good mani/pedi but corona says nah-ah. These have been total lifesavers for our hands and feet.