Show your skin some love with a self-care inspired grooming routine
February, otherwise known as the month of love, is coming to a close. But what is lacking for some is the concept of self-love. Caring for yourself is an important part of enhancing your wellbeing: it’s good to indulge and truly love ourselves.
Start at the base and indulge in the Wake Skincare Face Mask. Designed to rejuvenate and cleanse after a heavy weekend, the pink clay helps to exfoliate dead skin cells as it purifies pores. It also contains zinc oxide, the benefits of which are many. Not only does it give your skin the protection it needs from harmful UV rays, but it also helps prevent dryness and keeps cells from being damaged.
There’s no better treat for your peepers than Bulldog’s Energising Eye Roll-On. It’s been formulated using a blend of two algae polysaccharides (marine algae) which is more beneficial than it sounds. This algae provides the skin with moisture and actively promotes blood circulation. The roll-on helps reduce puffiness and dark circles, and also uses light-reflecting mica to brighten the skin surrounding your eyes.
Skin and eyes might be the first candidates when it comes to boosting one’s feeling of worth, but let’s not forget hands and nails. The Ted Baker Body Duo and Manicure Set is the perfect solution. The nail clippers and nail file are also teamed with a body wash and body spray, so your whole self can benefit from this grooming ensemble all encased in a stylish box.
Sometimes versatility is what you need. Malin+Goetz’s new Meadowfoam is a super-soothing balm with a variety of uses. Not only a great moisturiser, it can also be used as a make-up cleanser and primer, lip balm, massage oil, tattoo and beard conditioner. Its consistency is similar to sebum (a substance secreted by your skin), so it’s easily absorbed. It’s suitable for all skin types and taps into the brand’s ethos that its products are designed for everybody.
Finally, New Skin’s Advanced Glycolic Body Scrub is an example of a beauty product that finds a compromise where you can love yourself and the planet. Fusing a blend of glycolic and fruit acids, it also contains biodegradable castor beads that gently polish away dead skin cells and restore smoothness in and after the shower. Meanwhile, the delicate hint of aloe vera means you step out of the door feeling more confident, more revitalised, and more loved.