It’s time to upgrade your shower experience.
With hair appointments, facials, massages and Botox a far and distant memory for now, the one thing you can actually control during lockdown is how you treat yourself while you’re stuck indoors.
The bathroom is the only place you can be truly alone while isolating with others so now is the time to maximise that precious ‘me time’ with a new routine that will leave you feeling good and glowy when you eventually emerge from the steam.
Lock the door and pop on a podcast; here are three excellent new DIY buys we’ve been slathering on this week:
FOR YOUR FACE
The shower is the best place to wake up your face in the morning.
We can’t get enough of Dermalogica’s new Active Clay Cleanser, which delivers powerful prebiotics that nourish the skin’s beneficial bacteria to balance the natural microbiome. Trust us; the reviving hit of fresh citrus is guaranteed to fire up your senses first thing.
An impressive 30% more powerful than your average cleanser, the dual-action clay, charcoal and Murumuru Seed formula helps balance oily skin. Citrus, aloe and broccoli extract help purify pores, making it ideal for after a sweaty home workout sesh too.
Dermalogica’s new Active Clay Cleanser is €42 here.
FOR YOUR HAIR
Your roots might be driving you crazy, but the lockdown has allowed most of us to take a real break from colouring and heat styling, a pause that can have some real benefits for the condition of your hair. Use this time to further boost strength and natural shine by investing in a restructuring mask to use at home – your hairstylist will be thrilled with you when you eventually get an appointment.
MONAT Hair Transformation Masque is ultra-rich, offering a highly concentrated dose of amino acids to nourish and thicken each strand. Designed to be used once or twice a week, it works like a magic balm on over-processed hair.
MONAT Hair Transformation Masque is €72 here.
FOR YOUR MOOD
The tiniest drop of Aromatherapy Associates’ award-winning essential oil blends can transform how you feel when you step out of the shower. Their Perfect Partners set features the two most popular shower oils; one is designed to be used upon waking, while the other soothes your senses in the evening.
‘Revive Morning’ is infused with citrusy bergamot to awaken and uplift your senses, while ‘Deep Relax’ is enriched with frankincense to calm your spirit and promote skin cell health at night.
Aromatherapy Associates’ Perfect Partners duo is €29 here.