A Sunday evening is bittersweet as it’s the last few hours of rest you have before the start of the weekly grind again. But it’s also the best time to establish a pamper routine at home to allow yourself to prepare for the working week ahead. Here are Belle About Town’s ultimate products to help you gear up for Monday by unwinding on your Sunday night in.
Scrub: It’s important to start by removing dead skin and any build up of pollution with a hard working facial scrub. Try Api Clear Purifying Scrub by Manuka Doctor, £16.99. This is good for anyone who is prone to ache as it actively fighting bacteria and minimising the appearance of pores. It is a great way to start your pamper routine at home because it instantly makes your skin appear brighter. Use it weekly for a smoother looking complexion. (Available at www.superdrug.com )
Mask: Give your skin the hydration it is crying out for with Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask, £19.99. It’s great for ladies with dry to normal skin. The best way to use it is to apply a thick layer over cleansed skin, leave it for 10 minutes and remove with a tissue. Then massage the remaining product into your skin and let it drink up all the goodness of the mask. Not only does it intensely hydrate dry skin but it also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – which is music to every woman’s ears. (Buy it at www.gorgeousshop.co.uk)
Cream: To repair your skin use Nourish Argan Skin Rescue, £21. This oil helps to restore flexibility and brightens your complexion. It also prevent wrinkles and is great for reducing blotchiness and scarring associated with acne, eczema and psoriasis. It is a good overnight skin treatment. Alternatively use it as a moisturiser on days when your skin needs an additional boost – especially in the run up to autumn. (Find it at www.debenhams.com)
Hands: If you want fast working products then give your hands a mini manicure with the Rosewater 60 Second Fix Kit for Hands, £25. This kit from Crabtree & Evelyn features two items to give you instantly smoother looking hands. First apply the Hand Recovery to remove dry skin. As you apply the scrub onto your hands you can feel the roughness of the scrub really remove the grime and build up of dead skin. You can feel a light veil of moisture left on your hands after you wash them with water. Once your hands are dry, apply the Hand Therapy to lock in moisture. The cream is a lovely combination of being both creamy and light at the same time. You have to try it to believe how effective it really is. Both products smell amazing as they are fragranced with rosewater, violet, florals, and musk. (Available at www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk )
Bath: For an indulgent soak then try Laura Mercier’s Crème Brûlée Honey Bath,£32. Apply the product to the twirling wooden dipper and then run it under your tap water to fill your tub with lots of beautiful smelling bubble. Read a book or listen to music to relax while the natural ingredients firm, lift and tone your skin. (Sold at www.urbanretreat.co.uk)