Finding new ways to relax is hard during a pandemic – especially if you want to use that time to improve your skin.
Personal care businesses are currently closed, meaning a professional facial or massage is out of the question.
That doesn’t mean you can’t give yourself a relaxing treatment at home. Trending products that soothe and benefit the face include jade face rollers, which have a cool, calming effect on tired skin. Used correctly, they can iron out tale-tale signs of tiredness and ageing, and give the face a refreshing glow. Derma rollers are also popular right now and may be useful if you have problem skin.
If you are going to use a jade roller, you may want to store it in a cool place for a few hours beforehand. The roller can be used on its own or in conjunction with an inexpensive but effective skin treatment, such as a vitamin C serum. What I found after using the roller with a serum was that my skin looked really fresh – I don’t need to use a highlighter anymore, which is great. For best results, use a jade roller in the morning.
A Gentle Massage With Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter can be used on the arms and legs, as well as the face. A great way to relax is to massage the butter into the skin after a bath. Take your time. I recommend Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula. It is sold in a jar, costs less than a fiver and lasts ages.
This type of body rub softens and smooths dry skin and can provide moisturisation that lasts for up to 24 hours. So you get long-lasting benefits.
If cocoa butter isn’t up your street, why not treat yourself to a luxurious bath? I love the Sanctuary Spa Gift Set. It is supplied in a beauty sleep journal tin and includes a pillow spray, face mask, warming muscle balm and sleep eye mask. Suitable for vegans, the tin is re-useable.