Sometimes life gets so busy that it’s hard to find time to relax. While it may be easier said than done, it’s important that you find go-to ways to unwind and carve out time for them.
Whether that’s taking a luxurious bath, finding time to treat yourself to a Facial day at ELM , or a DIY girls spa night in, we all need our time to refresh and recharge. So, this week, we’re focused on helping you learn how to pamper yourself. Make it a point to treat your mind, body, and skin to a little TLC with one or more of these pampering skincare tips.
PAMPERING TIP #1. TREAT YOURSELF TO AN AT-HOME FACIAL
You may not have the time to go to a spa, but you don’t have to—you can follow this easy step-by-step guide for an at home facial that can help encourage beautiful skin and, hopefully, a more relaxed state of mind, too.
STEP 1: CLEANSE WITH MICELLAR WATER
It’s a must to start things off with a clean canvas, so go ahead and get completely clean using the Skinceuticals Gentle Cleanser – suitable for all skin types. Just pump a 20c piece into the palm of your hand and massage all over face in upward motions then with a cotton pad soak some Decleor Micellular Oil – Suitable for all skin types. with the and wipe the pad in circular motions over your eye area. Remove cleansers with a warm face cloth and then tone to balance your skin.
STEP 2: EXFOLIATE WITH A FACE SCRUB
Use a face scrub as the next step in your at-home facial. For gentle exfoliation, try our Decleor Green Mandarine Scrub Mask it will give your skin that instant fresh and bright glow. Apply the scrub mask all over your skin massaging so gently all over this product is a little wonder pot of pure luxury. It’s a little TLC pot , the mask will heat up on application and then the Bonus part is it’s also a Mask too. Leave the Mask on for 15-20mins and remove gently with a warm face cloth.
STEP 3: SPRAY ON A FACIAL MIST OR ESSENCE
Get an extra boost of hydration by spritzing on a facial mist or essence with an invigorating scent to help perk up your senses. We love the Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Moisture Essence, which is infused with Padina Pavonica & Hyaluronic and provides skin with a boost of healthy hydration.
STEP 4: GIVE YOURSELF A FACE MASSAGE
Revive your skin with circulating movements for 10 minutes, gently working your fingers across your skin, avoiding dragging the skin downwards. Incorporate a facial oil into your massage to benefit your skin even further. Try our Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Oil.
You can also elevate a face massage by bringing a skin care tool, like a jade roller or gua sha stone, into the mix. Use the tool to massage your skin and spread the oil over your face.
NOTE : If you don’t know the first thing about How to give yourself a massage check out our video.
STEP 5: APPLY A SERUM
Now is not the time for a bare-bones skin routine, so go ahead and layer a serum onto your skin next. Try the Decleor Neroli Aromessence which is formulated with its 100% natural forms of hydration .
STEP 6: MOISTURIZE
Just like at the end of any skin care routine, you should hydrate your skin after your facial. If you’re going to bed, consider applying a night time product like Elemis overnight Matrix or Decleor Neroli Night Balm.
PAMPERING TIP 2. SMOOTH ON A FACE MASK
Pamper yourself and address your skin concerns at the same time by applying a face mask. There are many formulas available, so find one that best suits your needs, whether you want to mattify shine, brighten a dull complexion, or refine your skin’s rough texture.
Try the SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Mask , SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Mask, Decleor Sleeping Mask, Decleor Black Clay Mask, Elemis Peptide 1000 Flower Mask, Pro Collagen Marine Mask and Elemis Resurfacing Gel Mask . Each of these face masks treats your specific skin care concerns without drying the skin. Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry.
Top Therpist tip: You can also try multi-masking—a.k.a. using multiple face masks at the same time—to address more than one skin concern.
PAMPERING TIP 3. USE A LIP Cream
Don’t forget to pamper your lips, too. Use a gentle sugar scrub to exfoliate before applying a hydrating lip conditioner. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar scrubs we discussed earlier can actually double as lip scrubs, so you don’t need to pick up an additional product.