Sunday, 28 August 2016

Sunday Beauty Rituals

Sunday beauty rituals

Without a doubt, spending time on a Sunday to relax and indulge in a little self-care sets me up for a much happier and stress-free week. It's something I've always done and I look forward to my Sunday evening bath and pamper as it's just so cathartic.

A gorgeous candle always relaxes me and creates a dreamy environment while I run my bath. It's always a Jo Malone or Diptyque number as you really can't beat them in my opinion. My go-to at the moment is Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom. It's quite a unique scent; both warm and floral as well as spicy, and it really packs a punch and fills a room which I love.

A gentle bath milk or bubbles are a must, and I'm quite partial to a Lush Milky Bath or Rose Jam Bubbleroon, although I've run out of both so am testing out the Zoella Beauty Sweet Inspirations range and everything smells so gorgeous! The Zoella Bath Latte softens my skin, leaving it nourished and comforted due to the dreamy trio of sweet almond, cacao and honey. If I'm feeling extra fancy (and I will be tonight!), I also like to throw in a scattering of the Zoella Sugar Dip Scented Bath Salt Granules or a cube of the Zoella Le Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer and sit back and enjoy the sweet scents.

I know I haven't talked about it for a while or posted an update, but I'm still on Roaccutane so my skin is still super sensitive and dry, so when having a pamper I tend to focus on deeply nourishing my skin with soothing, gentle products. To cleanse I tend to opt for an oil, and my current favourite is the Nude Perfect Cleansing Oil. It's a fairly thin oil which removes any dirt and grime and is wonderful for having a little massage with before rinsing it off. I can't say I really know what I'm doing when it comes to facial massage, but I give my complexion a good kneading to get the circulation going and to attempt to drain any puffiness away. It feels pretty relaxing which is all part of my Sunday ritual so I must be doing something right!

To exfoliate I always use the Antipodes Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator as it contains jojoba beads that are super fine and don't irritate my skin. It also has avocado oil, so it's actually a really moisturising cream exfoliator. My skin is always so smooth but not at all stripped or sensitised afterwards. It's one of my top picks from Antipodes for sure. To add moisture back in, I'm still really enjoying using the Avene Tolerance Extreme Masque*. This is without a doubt the most soothing and comfortable mask I've come across, and after washing it off my skin feels so plump and nourished. It only contains 7 ingredients, so it's good to know how gentle and non-irritating the formula is. You can read my full review here.

Lastly, I finish with a generous helping of the La Roche-Posay Toleraine Ultra Nuit moisturiser which is aimed at sensitive and reactive skin. It sinks in super quickly, meaning I can jump into my bed and catch some zzzz's super quickly, and come morning my skin looks and feels comfortable and nourished. It also helps to stop your skin being as sensitive over time, so it's super effective and you can't lose basically! I quite often apply an oil underneath, although I'm trying to limit the amount of oils in my routine at the moment so that it doesn't clog my pores. Lately I've been reaching for the Nude ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil which adds extra moisture and softens my skin.

Do you have a Sunday beauty ritual?

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