It’s almost the beginning of September, which can mean only one thing – school will be starting soon and you’ve survived the holidays! As much as we all love spending lots of time with our little cherubs in the holidays, there’s no denying the fact that we’re suffering with a little bit of burnout by the end of the six weeks holidays. But, now is YOUR time! Follow our guide below and treat yourself to a bit of pampering once the house is quiet and the kids are out of the way:
Take a Bath
Bathing during the holidays can be a bit of a wild ride – no sooner do you sink into the hot water than someone is banging on the door, demanding to use the loo, a small person strips off and gets in with you despite your protestations, and dreams of a soothing soak are a distant memory! But, now you’ve got time, run yourself a bath and add a splash of Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak, which will help you to relax and soothe your aching muscles.
Use a Mask
There’s a good chance that your skin needs extra pampering, after weeks of play dates and park days, so using a mask while you’re in the bath will give you the chance to repair your complexion. Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque would be a great place to start as it floods the skins with essential vitamins and minerals, while adding moisture and Vitamins E and B5 to promote healthy tissue regeneration.
One of the best ways to make your whole body feel clean and properly refreshed is to use an all-over exfoliator, like Decleor 1000 Grains Body Exfoliator. It contains grapefruit essential oil, which gives it a sparkling, invigorating fragrance, and a combination of pearl sugar, argan shell and orange peel with fruit acids to totally exfoliate and resurface your skin, leaving it feeling softer, smoother and refined.
Give Yourself a Glow
While you might have managed to get a bit of a tan while running around after the kids for six weeks, it often starts to fade in September, which can leave you feeling a little flat. The best way to prolong a summer glow is with a gradual tanner like Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion, which will build an even tan while deeply moisturising and nourishing the skin.
Don’t Forget Your Hands
We often find our hands look more than a little frazzled by the end of the holidays, thanks to endless craft mornings, digging in sand, fort building and all the other activities which please your kids but ruin your manicure! Treat your hands to regular applications of Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Hand and Nail Cream to leave hands delicately scented, deeply nourished and replenished for long lasting comfort.