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The Ultimate Self-Care Routine To Unwind & Beautify

Feeling stressed, fatigued, burnt out, or off-balance? Find relaxation and grounding in self-care rituals. Discover the “me-night” essentials that will help you feel calmer and more like yourself again.

In our busy lives, chronic stress has become the norm, and it's affecting our physical and mental health. While we know a face mask and bubble bath can’t solve all our problems, dedicating an indulgent evening just for you to relax, unwind and beautify can make a huge difference to your state of mind (and skin health). Whether you’re a beauty routine devotee or new to self-care, try including these self-careideas, from a nourishing skincare routine to a sumptuous hair care routine and mindfulness, into your next evening-in for the ultimate “me-night”. 

Take a bath

Light your favorite scented candle, grab an easy-read book, dim the lights and create your perfect at-home sanctuary for a relaxing bath. Drizzle royal-approved Olverum’s Bath Oil or Bath Salts for a restorative soak – their carefully selected formulas contain relaxing and rejuvenating lavender, juniper, eucalyptus, and citrus to ease muscle aches and pains, caress the body, soothe the mind, and uplift the spirit.  

Mauli’s At-Home Spa Experience features Himalayan Healing Salts that you can dissolve in your bath or a foot soak. Containing 84 of the 92 minerals found in our body, the Healing Salts support the body to provide a sense of calm and clarity in an overstimulated world. Himalayan Sea Salts are known for their detoxifying qualities, to draw out toxins, and offer anti-aging benefits. Other botanical ingredients clarify, rejuvenate and heal the physical and emotional self. The At-Home Spa Experience also contains Hand & Body Scrub, Radiance Mask, and Grow Strong Hair Oil for a sumptuous pamper night for mind, body, and soul.  

  

Reveal soft, smooth skin with exfoliation

Buff away dead skin cells and impurities and reveal soft, supple skin with a face and body exfoliation. According to dermatologists, you should exfoliate your face once or twice a week – anymore, and you risk damaging skin or affecting the protective barrier. Not only does it reveal smoother, softer, more radiant skin, but it can also help your other products to absorb into skin more easily to retain more of their benefits.  

Exfoliating with a physical exfoliator (containing small hard particles like a sugar scrub) or a chemical exfoliator (that contains AHAs and BHAs) comes down to personal preference. For facial exfoliation try Shiffa’s Tri-Acid Radiance Peel to reveal a plump, brighter, clearer complexion, or for a physical exfoliator, Wisdom Cares Facial Exfoliator revitalizes and smooths skin.  

For a luxurious exfoliation, try La Fervance’s Gommage Extraordinaire, which turns into a massage oil as you apply. For your body, look to Olverum’s sumptuous Body Polish or Shiffa’s Basil & Mint Body Scrub. Both awaken the senses with exquisite scents that make your me-time a little more decadent with an aromatic blend that enhances balance and tranquility.  

SHIFFA

Tri-Acid Radiance Peel

Facial Mask

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Nourishing skincare routine

Your beautifying skincare routine should always contain the basics: a cleanser to wash away the day’s make-up, dirt, and grime; a tonic to further clean away any impurities left on the skin and deliver nutrients to skin; a face serum to treat any skin problems like dryness, aging, breakouts or hyperpigmentation, and a moisturizer to hydrate. Depending on your skin type and concerns, you could also opt for a face oil, night cream, or retinol as part of your evening skincare routine to further hydrate, nourish and tackle anti-aging.

SHIFFA

Balancing Cleansing Kit

Milk Cleansers

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Deliver intense hydration or treatment with a face mask

As the easiest route to instant glow and deep hydration, nothing says self-care quite like a face mask. Discover fresh, brighter, dewy skin with Mauli’s Radiance Mask. It soothes dry skin, diminishes scars, reduces fine lines, and creates a natural glow. To restore lost nutrients, turn to Cashmere Skincare’s Vitamin Blast that’s suitable for all skin types to even-out skin tone, and promote collagen synthesis for younger-looking skin.  

 

Mauli Rituals

Radiance Exfoliant & Mask

Facial Mask

£35.00
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Use facial rolling to enhance skin & de-stress

To depuff and soothe skin, use a jade roller or Gua Sha as part of your self-care ritual. Kept in the fridge and applied cold to the skin, it can instantly reduce puffiness and wake up tired skin in the morning. It’s also a relaxing ritual to do in moments of stress and anxiety, or as part of your wind-down routine. How to do facial rolling? Sweep or roll upwards (not down) over your face serum or face mask to help the products to absorb, and enhance a lifting effect. The sweeping motion promotes lymphatic drainage to rid your face of lymph fluid and toxins and supports healthy blood circulation for instant glow and radiance.  

 

SHIFFA

Fasha

Facial Tool

£25.51
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Apply a nourishing hair mask and scalp massage

We all know that the scalp massage is often the best part of our hair salon appointment, so why do none of us indulge in it at home? Many hair experts and trichologists claim that scalp care is the new skincare, and the secret to long, glossy, healthy hair. In Ayurveda (an ancient healing way of life) people have been using scalp massage for centuries as part of their self-care ritual. It’s thought that massage promotes blood circulation to hair follicles, and the oil locks in moisture to prevent hair from becoming damaged. Indulge in some scalp massage at home withMauli’s Sacred Dry Oil,which can be used all over your body, and get lost in your moment of bliss! You can even leave this oil on overnight as a luxurious hair mask to deliver strength, shine, and hydration, and wake up to nourished, glossy locks. 

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Sacred Union Scent & Dry Oil

Body Oil

£57.50
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Unwind with natural remedies

Switching off and winding down isn’t always easy. Develop a wind-down routine that could include putting digital screens away 2 hours before bedtime, doing some wind-down yoga or meditation, and having a warm, milky drink. You could also turn to natural stress-relievers like CBD,reishi, and turmeric to help calm your nervous system. If you’re struggling with grief right now, connecting to your physical body with self-massageand a nourishing balmcan help you to feel better.

Revive & Rejuvenate

With the right products and tools in your beauty arsenal, you can take care of mind, body, and soul, to revive and rejuvenate in moments of need or as a weekly self-care ritual. More blissful moments await...