Sundays are for self-care: Inspo for your next pamper sesh
Something positive to come out of life in lockdown is my sudden joy for self-care rituals. Previously, it wasn’t something I prioritised; I just did it whenever I got the chance. Whereas now, part taking in self-care rituals is something that I look forward to doing and plan in advance. It might sound cliché but turning your phone on silent and taking some “me” time can go a long way.
These quiet moments give me a chance to dedicate time to myself, unwind, reflect and just switch off. Sundays are now one of my fav days for self-care, as I find it a great way to prepare myself for the coming week.
So today I want to share with you some inspo for your next self-care pampering sesh.
Beautea For A Health Kick:
Before any self-care happens, rule number one (and the only rule), is you have to set the scene. What better way to get your body ready for a little self-care, than by pouring yourself a delicious cup of tea. Plot twist though, I’m not just talking about any regular tea, I’m talking about a tea with superpowers.
Oz Hair & Beauty have worked on a collaboration with Burton Health to create “Beautea” an exclusive blend designed by naturopathic Herbalist, Laura Burton, for hair, skin and nail health. All herbs are organic and the blend is free from artificial colours, flavours as well as additives. Plus, depending on your mood, the “Beautea” can be served as a hot or iced.
Here is a mini breakdown behind this magical tea:
- Butterfly Pea Flower: Responsible for the blue colour of this tea, promotes collagen production and elastin for healthy skin and hair.
- Lemon Myrtle: Known for its uplifting scent and refreshing flavour, this powerful anti-inflammatory herb, is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, used to reduce cellulite and treat acne.
- Burdock Root: Tastes earthy and sweet, this is perfect for eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils and rosacea.
- Rose Petals: Used for skin health, hormone balancing and calming effects.
- Nettle Leaf: Rich in silica, iron and vitamins A and C, this is used for dull or congested skin and to promote thick and shiny hair.
If you aren't already sold, here is the show stopping part: add a drop or slice of lemon and watch this tea change from blue to purple. It genuinely makes you feel like you a drinking a magical potion and is guaranteed to get you in the mood for some self-care action.
Glasshouse Fragrances For A Vibe:
I have found that lighting up a deliciously scented candle really invigorates and unlocks all my senses, helping me unwind. There is just something special about the presence of a candle lingering in a room, that makes me feel so cosy and comfy. My go-to candles that I am obsessed with, are none other than Glasshouse Fragrances.
From candles to diffusers to hand and body care, Glasshouse Fragrances are designed to make you feel amazing. Created for scent lovers by scent lovers, Glasshouse’s potent, triple-scented candles are simply to die for. I have been loving the Sydney Sundays triple scented soy candle. It creates instant ambience. With notes of neroli, jasmine, pink pepper, this candle reminds me of sunshine and ocean days. It just makes my space, along with myself, feel clean and fresh.
SALT BY HENDRIX For Skin:
When it comes to showing your body some extra loving, plant-based beauty is the way to go. And what better way to than with SALT BY HENDRIX, an Australian-made botanical skincare range dedicated to performance-based, affordable luxury. All of their products are made with vegan formulas that nurture the skin and soul with minerals, antioxidants and vitamins.
My fav SALT BY HENDRIX products would have to be their oils. The Mermaid Oil is just stunning, coming in a green translucent bottle, I always feel magical when using it. It has a highly moisturising formula rich in Omega’s 6 and 9 to help support skin health, lock in moisture and stimulate cell regeneration. This superfood facial oil is extremely lightweight and easily absorbs into skin, leaving no oily residue behind.
Another crowd fav is the Body Glow. Available in two shades, a golden bronze and a luminous gold pearl, these body potion oils will intensely hydrate your body while coating your skin in a stunning natural radiance. I love these body oils for all year round, as they make my skin feel so hydrated and loved.
MOR Boutique For Body:
No time out is complete without treating your skin to a warm bubble bath or relaxing shower (and maybe a few glasses of wine while you’re at it). Aussie based business, MOR Boutique offer carefully crafted luxurious yet affordable bath and body products, that will leave your skin feeling soft and delicately scented. Expertly blended with moisturising properties to help hydrate, nourish and protect your skin, MOR Boutique offers bath and body essentials that can be enjoyed on their own or layered together for the ultimate personal care ritual.
The bestselling Marshmallow Hand & Body Wash is a must. This Marshmallow enriched beauty is perfected with Peach, Mango and Ginger extracts, and blended with nourishing Apricot and Hazelnut oils. It truly makes for the ultimate pampering body cleanser that will leave your skin silky-soft and sweetly scented. A win, win if you ask me!
Murad For A Facial:
For skin so healthy it glows, you gotta get on Murad. Developed in 1989, Murad is one of the very first OG Doctor Brands, developed by Dr. Howard Murad. The brand is dedicated to creating high-performing products, to bring clinical skincare into the comfort of your own home. And to this day, Murad never misses.
So, if you want to take your pamper sesh up a notch, we recommend that you try the Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial. Mimicking a microdermabrasion treatment, this Vitamin C infused facial exfoliant gently smooths, brightens and boosts your skin’s radiance. Bonus points because this bad boy contains not one, not two, but THREE types of exfoliants. Having a blend of three different exfoliants means that this will give your skin a major reset and refresher. So, if you feel like your skin is looking a bit dull, try this exfoliant to slough off dead skin cells and help you reveal a brighter, more even, and healthier-looking appearance.
For best skin goal results follow this facial with Murad’s Environmental Shield City-Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser. This moisturiser contains super-charged antioxidants that work to detox and strengthen your skins barrier while you get your beauty sleep. Oh, and you should also follow with an SPF in the morning (all baddies wear SPF, especially after facials when our skin is more vulnerable).
Embryolisse For Skin Health:
It can’t be a complete self-care sesh without focusing on overall skin health. For this, I love the cult French skincare brand, Embryolisse (don’t ask me to pronounce it). Favoured by dermatologists and makeup artists for decades, Embryolisse is a beauty insiders' secret weapon.
Known for their Lait-Crème Concentratè aka a 24-hour miracle cream, this creamy milk moisturiser triples as a mask, cleanser and primer that works wonders for your skin health. This multipurpose queen hydrates dry and tired skin, and restores the skin’s glow by protecting skin from moisture loss as well as restoring elasticity.
It is also great for creating a smooth and moisturised surface under makeup, so if you are planning on going out after your pamper ritual, it is the perfect step to end your sesh on as it will leave your skin feeling and looking smooth af.
Shop for your next self-care ritual today at Oz Hair & Beauty.