When it comes to beauty routines, everyone has their set way of doing things. But when I was thinking about the kind of things I use in my skincare routine on a daily basis, I realised there was so much more to it. There are other products I use on a daily and weekly basis for not just my skin, but my hair, nails and body, etc. And by using these products on a regular basis, they make me feel so much better about myself – nothing quite beats a chilled out pamper session! So here are my top five beauty products, that everyone should have in their collection…
This is something I like to use on a weekly basis. As I have quite thick/frizzy hair, the ends are prone to getting super dry, so a hair mask really helps to hydrate my hair and keep it looking tamer. I also like to sleep in a hair mask so that it has time to soak in overnight, and it really makes such a difference to the condition of my hair. It is always much softer when I wake up in the morning than if I have just left it on for ten minutes.
You can’t go without a good body butter in your self-care routine. It has taken me a while, but I have finally found a decent body butter that doesn’t leave you feeling really greasy. The Modern Apothecary Hand & Body Cream* (love a good multi-use product) is absolutely brilliant. I keep it on my bedside table so each evening after I have finished my skincare routine, I can put some on my arms and legs. Whatsmore, this product is completely natural, so it has no nasty ingredients that will dry your skin out.
If you want healthy, strong nails then you need a good cuticle oil. Like the body butter, I keep one on my bedside table so that I can apply it every evening. You will notice such a difference in the condition of your nails after regular use. You just brush a dab onto each nail and then gently massage it in. Your nails will love you for it!
Every Sunday evening, I have a face mask on. Sunday evenings are the best time to have pamper sessions as it means you can relax and feel ready for the week ahead. At the moment I am loving the really deep cleansing face masks that are clay based. The clay really helps to draw out impurities, which has been brilliant for all the times I have had bad breakouts. My skin always seems so much better after using a deep cleansing mask! Two of my favourites at the moment are the Lush Mask of Magnaminty and the Avocadeau Face Mask*.
I cannot stress the importance of owning a heat protection spray. If you blow dry your hair or put any kind of heat on it, then this is a product you need to own. It only takes a couple of sprays before putting heat on your hair, and it helps keep your hair in tip-top condition, without it getting damaged. I have recently started blowdrying my hair a lot more and I always make sure I use a couple of sprays of my favourite Neal & Wolf Heat Protection Spray* beforehand. Not only does it smell incredible, but it also does a great job at protecting my hair from intense heat.
Do you have any beauty essentials you can’t live without?
*I was kindly gifted these products, but all thoughts are 100% honest and all my own.
Georgia | Cambridge Beauty and Fashion Blogger
UK Beauty blogger with a hint of fashion and lifestyle in the mix. Just using this blog as an excuse to justify my excessive shopping habits…