As much as we love treating ourselves to a facial or spa visit, we’re also huge fans of a DIY at-home treatment. There’s no better way to give yourself some time-out and TLC, especially at the end (or ahead) of a busy week. After all, that’s what Sundays are for, right?
If you’ve got your skincare regime sorted and you’re stocked up on face masks (essential!), these are our favourite ways to upgrade your routine when you need something a bit extra.
By BEAUTY BAY CHAMOMILE + OAT LIPID CLEANSING BALM
Give your cleansing step a luxury upgrade by using a cleansing balm like the Skincare By BEAUTY BAY Butter Cup Cleansing Balm. Rich, nourishing, and perfect for melting away makeup and SPF, this nourishing formula leaves skin feeling clean but comfortable.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Exfoliation is a great way to target dull skin or rough texture, but as it’s not something we should be doing every day, it’s a good idea to save it for your weekly DIY facial. Made from a super fine rice powder which activates into a silky liquid, the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a great option for sensitive skin.
Skin Gym Wrinklit LED Mask
LED was once a salon-exclusive treatment, but thanks to the innovation of some tech-first beauty brands, you can now enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to its ability to kickstart cellular reactions, LED can be an effective treatment for pigmentation, breakouts, dull skin, and early signs of aging. The Skin Gym Wrinklit LED Mask is light, comfortable, and allows you to watch TV while you’re wearing it (always a bonus).
Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Facial Barrier Mask
There’s no such thing as too much hydration, no matter what your skin type, so we can all benefit from adding an extra hydration step in. Sheet masks are a fast and effective way to pack in the moisture – this Dr Jart+ one is packed with hydrating heroes like ceramides, glycerin, allantoin, and hyaluronic acid.
MIJ Masks Hydrogel Eye Patches
If your regular skincare routine neglects your delicate eye area, now’s the time to show it some extra attention. Designed to boost hydration and reduce under-eye puffiness, these gel patches from MIJ Masks feel instantly refreshing.
Skincare By BEAUTY BAY Jade Gua Sha
We all know that a facial oil or balm makes a great final step in a skincare routine – it’s the perfect way to seal in moisture and give your skin some extra nourishment. Once you’ve applied, you’ve created the perfect texture for facial massage, which is a great way to reduce puffiness, stimulate circulation, and improve product absorption. Rather than using your hands, use a gua sha instead for a super thorough massage – the next best thing to a facialists fingers.
Soak Sunday Cleo’s Paradise Candle
No at-home spa session would be complete without a candle – the perfect way to create an ambience and aid a sense of relaxation. Soak Sunday Cleo’s Paradise Candle will fill your room with the sweet and soothing aroma of vanilla and honey.