HAVE A SPA @ HOME DAY
Even though it’s the business that we’re in, we love to set aside one day for a SPA @ HOME experience when we don the stuffy clothes and opt for cashmere hoodies & sweatpants and adopt a spa lifestyle for a while. Here’s the routine:-
I’ll ensure the bathrooms have freshly laundered fluffy bath robes and slippers and all my favourite products are to hand. In the morning I will steep some homegrown mint in hot water for a summery, cleansing cup of tea before my bath and put on some gentle music. These simple tricks will transport you to a spa setting and you’ll be relaxing and winding down in no time.
After cleansing, toning and applying my favourite face mask (or maybe a combination of masks depending on what my skin needs) I’ll give my body a good dry brush (Giving it The Brush Off £16) to stimulate circulation, help eliminate toxins and exfoliate. Dry brushing has so many benefits it makes for a brilliant habit, especially in the summer months.
Start with the soles of your feet and legs and brush upwards towards your heart in circular strokes without pressing too hard. Do the same from your hands, working up your arms, being gentle if you have any sunburn or patches of irritation, then jump in the bath or shower and buff dead skin cells off with a zesty exfoliating body wash - It’s a Wonderful Life £15 before finishing with a comforting moisturiser such as Peace Be Still £19. Your newly smoothed skin will drink up the hydrating goodness and thank you for the settling benefits.
If the weather is on our side, this country is a very wonderful place to spend the summer and if it does rain, take advantage; make a batch of popcorn, put on your snugglies and seek out some all-time favourite movies. Releasing T Cells from deep laughter and emotion will heal, restore and boost your mood and that has to be good. One of our most fun nights on our recent staycation was having a Raclette night with The Sound of Music in the background and our trusty gingham cloths used to decorate the table alpine style; who doesn’t enjoy a good yodel now and again?!
So above all, be playful and creative, don’t be afraid to let your hair down and indulge in some guilty pleasures you’ve been missing the past few months.
But however and wherever you find yourself this summer, stay well, stay safe and ENJOY.
Love, Liz XX