If you are feeling a little sluggish after the Christmas festivities, now is the perfect time to give yourself a revitalizing home mini spa session. Start with giving post party styled hair a deep condition, moving onto re-hydrating skin, and finally giving your body a good pampering. Here are some of my favourite products and suggestions:
Start by using Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, a pre-shampoo intensive moisturizing treatment that delivers elasticity and bounce to hair. Damp hair and smooth through to the ends before shampooing – you can leave this on whilst you work on your face.
My next step is to smother Liz Earle brightening treatment mask onto the skin. It contains stimulating camphor oil and toning witch hazel to help give your skin a natural-looking radiance. Naturally active ingredients include aloe vera to help cool and soothe, toning witch hazel and purifying white clay. Remove with the muslin cloth provided – your skin instantly feels softer and looks brighter. Follow up with Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic a non-drying toner which refreshes, soothes and brightens your skin. Gentle and alcohol-free, it also adds a fine layer of moisture. Finally finish up with Skin Repair mosituriser which comes in normal/oily and normal/dry. Rich in natural actives, including borage oil (a rich source of the essential fatty acid GLA) and natural antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin E to replace lost moisture and help protect the skin.
To get your body feeling alive and energised use a body scrub in the shower. My favourite is Clinique Sparkle skin body exfoliator. I’m not a big lover of strong scents so always tend to go for a fresh smelling fragrance. I was lucky enough to be bought the White Company luxury gift set in Verveine for Christmas, which contains verbenas, oranges and lemons and smells really delicious and refreshing. The shower gel woke me up and the body moisturiser smoothed and pampered.
Treat yourself to one or all of these lovely pampering product to get you refreshed and ready for the New Year.