I find downtime is beneficial for mind and body; it’s a calming moment of clarity in the midst of daily life. I usually get up a little earlier on a Saturday or Sunday and enjoy a cup of tea and a book in the warm morning sunshine – thanks to our bedroom windows which catch every ray!
I get bouts of anxiety if I’m not careful, so getting away from the overthinking, and focussing on nothing more than a fictional story with my favourite playlist in the background is my way of shutting the world out for half an hour.
Pampering isn’t always about lathering up those luxe products either; I usually find comfort in a few affordable buys when I’m taking time out from my everyday life.
I often feature Dove products on these pages, as I think their positive, body-confident approach to beauty is spot on. They also get this balance between everyday affordable products, luxurious spa experience and kind-to-skin dermalogical care just right – and the result is a line of dreamy, purse-friendly picks that suit all skin types.
Dove has recently rebranded with the introduction of the DermaSpa line; housed in beautiful new packaging, it’s now easier to find a product that works for you. I’m all about the Goodnessᶟ range; for one, the scent is incredible! The products contain Omega Oil to really nourish the skin, so I come away feeling super supple and velvety soft. If you’re new to this range, definitely treat yourself to the Goodnessᶟ Body Cream. The rich, buttery concoction is a must for winter!
Also included within DermaSpa is the Uplifted+ line; the products in the range contain Cell-Moisturisers® to promote firmer skin – the Uplifted+ Body Oil is my post-shower staple. It smells delicious and sinks in instantly for dewy, cared-for limbs.
Finally, there’s the Summer Revived range – made up of two gradual tanners (one fair/medium, one medium/dark) that effortlessly work to give you a natural-looking hit of radiance. These are an improved version of the original Summer Glow products we’ve all been using since our teens; a failsafe way to achieve a natural glow at home!
What does your ‘pressing pause’ routine entail?