New Year, New Beauty Ritual
This post is sponsored but all of the opinions expressed are my own.
And just like that..we are into the New Year with goals, intentions and resolutions at the forefront of our mind. This year, I am not setting resolutions, I am focusing on how I want to feel, who I want to be and building everything I do around that. Some of the key things I want to be are healthy, peaceful and organized. Like all of you…I am juggling. Family, work and blog take time, energy and effort and I tend to put myself at the bottom of the list of priorities. In order to feel the way I want, I am blocking off time on my calendar for this lovely beauty ritual I have created and am sharing with you.
There are only a few things I enjoy more than lighting a candle, brewing a cup of tea and spending the evening applying face masks. It is the ultimate luxury and relaxation and leaves me feeling refreshed and relaxed…like I did something really good for myself. While doing this little beauty ritual, I will read a magazine or watch an old movie…something that is enjoyable and not stressful.
My ritual begins by lighting a candle and brewing a pot of Soveral Tea, a refreshing blend of verbena, melissa and peppermint that promotes good digestion, and, in turn, healthy skin. The tea leaves are picked from Alexandra’s family farm in Portugal where the soil is rich in minerals…which I find truly luxurious.
For my mask routine, I start by massaging Awaken Cleanser into my skin and removing with a hot damp face cloth. Then, I will lightly splash water, apply Angel Balm and perform a Soveral massage to my face, neck and décollaetage. Angel Balm is the most versatile skin care product I have ever used. Not only does it give your skin an in-depth cleansing, you can use it as a mask that will nourish, balance and regenerate your skin. You can also apply it to your lips or cuticles for hydration. The bonus…it smells positively amazing (think geranium and rosemary) so leaving it on is a pleasure. When you purchase Angel Balm, it comes with a cotton washcloth…after 20 minutes, simply rinse the cloth with hot water, leave on the skin for a few seconds and then remove the mask.
The next step in my ritual is to apply the Volcano Ash face mask. This face mask is made with palmarosa to regulate sebum and stimulate cell regeneration and peppermint to serve as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It has a soft consistency as you apply it and then it firms into a light layer that you need to remove with a washcloth. I leave it on for 20-30 minutes and when I remove it, my skin has a clean, firm feeling and healthy glow. I then close my eyes and apply the Floral Rain toner.
To final step in my beauty ritual is to use a Super Hero infused gauze mask. Super Hero is a concentrate I use when my skin needs an extra dose of moisture. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, which transforms skin and gives it a plump and radiant finish. I leave the gauze mask on for 20-30 minutes and do deep breathing exercises the entire time the mask is on. It is the perfect way to end this evening of bliss. Once I remove the mask, I pat any remaining product into the skin and then apply my Forever Young eye cream and Mandarin Kiss lip balm.
My husband went to watch a football game on Monday evening so I had the house to myself. I had a wonderful evening with my little beauty ritual. Not only did I feel more relaxed, my skin felt clean, healthy and was glowing. On Tuesday, I had three people ask me what I did to my skin because I looked so refreshed!
I know you are busy, I know you are juggling…however, you deserve to feel beautiful. I encourage each of you to carve out time for yourself to create a ritual that leaves you feeling peaceful and invigorated.
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