Sunday, 8 October 2017

Five Easy Ways to Revamp Your Beauty Routine

As the seasons change, so do a lot of other things. The lighting, the weather, and my beauty routine. Here are the efforts I make to revamp my beauty regime:

Take your time
I find the whole concept of "mindfulness" very cringy, if I'm honest. Then again, after 12 weeks of so-called "therapy" where every week you were told the answer to your mental health problems were to, "be more mindful", who wouldn't? 
That being said, I do noticed a marked difference in my general happiness and confidence when I make a conscious effort to make time for myself. Go to bed an hour early to wake up an hour earlier; wake up slowly. Have a hearty breakfast. Make time for having quiet time. I love using an Aromatherapy Associates sand timer*, which lasts a couple of minutes, as a means of being more "mindful", I do something calming; make a cup of tea, flick through a magazine, as examples.

Shower & Bath 
Having a long, hot shower with some luxe body oils and shower gels always sets me up for the day. My current favourite oils are the Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower Oils* - they have a huge selection, from revive to relax, morning and evening. As for shower gel, I've been loving the Organii Shea Butter Shower Gel*, it smells delicious!
I also love to use body creams, especially after shaving my legs. Having silky soft skin always makes me feel more confident. I've been loving the Malee Verdure Body Conditioning Cream* - which has a fresh, earthy fragrance that lingers all day too. Using a body cream also helps to soothe skin which has become dry from the cooler weather.

I am a big fan of aromatherapy and am a big believer in fragrances changing your mood. I love candles, I light an uplifting, floral scented one in my make up room when I'm doing my make up because I think it smells good and makes me feel more confident and awake. My favourite at the moment is the Aromatherapy Associates Relax Candle*, which I light when I'm winding down with a good book before bed time. Room fragrances are also a good option, I've been loving the gorgeous smelling Malee Verbure Room Mist*.

Balms & Oils
I tend to prefer cleansing balms and oils over foaming cleansers and milks, if I'm honest. Balms and oils are especially gentle and hydrating, so as the weather gets cooler and skin tends to get drier, it's the perfect time to make the switch. Here are some of my favourites:
Pixi Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse* | Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse | Super Facialist Vitamin C Cleansing Oil* | Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm | DHC Deep Cleansing Oil* | Time Bomb Peace & Quiet Coconut Cleansing Oil*

Essences & Tonics
Talking of skincare, another easy way to switch up my routine is to add an essence or a tonic, or swap out an ordinary toner for one. Essences are sort of like supercharged toners; the ingredients are generally more concentrated, like a serum (although serum's have more concentrated active ingredients^). I use Omorovicza's Omoroessence, which is a superb hydrating and balancing essence, perfect for these Autumn/Winter months. Although it's a tonic (same as a toner), definitely worth an honourable mention for it's effectiveness is the Estee Lauder Nutritious Algae Pore Minimising Tonic. Seriously, it's mind-blowing what it does to your pores in a matter of a few days!

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  1. I always set aside time for myself

  2. I feel more relaxed and mindful just reading this! Can't wait to have an area to do my make up now I've got a bigger room x

  3. Thanks for sharing. I've never heard of these products, but they look like ones I would like. I love things like aromatherapy. I also love when it mixes with being in the bath or shower because I find that extra relaxing and beneficial.

  4. Lovely tips, with three children my beauty regime has gone straight out the window, brushing my hair and teeth is an achievement in itself with getting the three of them ready xXx

  5. Hello ,
    Reall lovely tips!
    Thanks for sharing..

  6. Nice post! Love it how you sectioned everything. I also wish I could enjoy baths and showers as all other bloggers/people haha I find it just as a must-do so I have a quick shower and that's it :D
    I love using toners. Also, candles I like are all citruses. Orange is probably my favorite. But I usually have strawberry in my room??

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

  7. thanks for the balms and oils tip. I don't have much of a routine to start with.


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