Now the clocks have gone back, the evenings are getting longer, which usually means more time spent indoors. Rather than sulk and mourn the loss of summer, we see it as an opportunity to really pamper yourself. Ease stress and wind-down ready for a good night’s sleep with the following routine:
Light a candle
Nothing says relax like the scent of a luxury candle. There are plenty of brands to choose from, but we recommend treating yourself to a quality soy candle rather than opting for a cheaper, synthetic one. Once you’ve picked your candle, light it and set it in the bathroom, ready for the next step.
Run a bath
Use a bath oil rather than your standard bubble bath for a truly decadent experience. Try to find one that is loaded with soothing scents and essential oils such as sandalwood and lavender.
Have a scrub
Slough off dead and dry skin with a body scrub that both exfoliates and nourishes. Use this with your hands, using circular motions and paying particular attention to dry areas such as your knees and elbows.
To really lock moisture in after a long bath, use a moisturising oil for smooth, supple skin. Cocooning your body in gorgeous smelling oil will also help you feel more relaxed – why not give yourself a DIY massage at the same time?
Try: Neom Real Luxury Body Oil in Lavender, Jasmine and Brazilian Rosewood (£32)
By now, you should be feeling just about ready for bed. To help you slip effortlessly into a deep sleep, try a pillow spray designed to promote sleep.
If you are finding it hard to wind down, why not visit a professional for a de-stressing massage? Find out more on our massage page.
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