My Sunday Night Facial

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Sunday night facial has become an integral step in my weekly routine, and one that I really look forward too. Not only is it a nice boost for my skin, it's a good excuse to sit and relax for a while and indulge in a little pampering. It's the ultimate 'me time' and a great way to finish off the weekend.


I get into my PJs, tie my hair up, and spend 20 minutes or so on the following;

Cleanse
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter gets rid of every last bit of make up and leaves skin feeling super clean. I use this everyday to take off make up and cleanse before bed.

Exfoliate
To slough away dead skin cells and brighten up my skin, I use St Ives Apricot Scrub. I've used this for a while now and am pleased to say that it doesn't contain any nasty microbeads. It's gentle on the skin and can be used daily if needed.

Steam
To prep for a mask I like to use a clean face cloth, dipped into hot water and wrung out, draped over my face for a few minutes. Sometimes I repeat this two or three times, I find it wonderfully relaxing.

Deep Cleanse
With dead skin cells scrubbed away and pores ready, I use the Quick Fix Facial Purifying Charcoal Mask for a deep cleanse. I leave this on for 10 - 15 minutes, it really helps my dull, congested skin. Afterwards skin appears brighter, redness is reduced, and it feels satisfyingly clean. If my skin feels particularly in need, I'll use this once or twice during the week too.

Mask
For a hit of hydration, and a final bit of pampering, I smooth on The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Rescue Cream Mask. I massage this in and leave it on overnight, although it can be washed off if your prefer.

Then I take myself off to bed and slip between clean sheets for an early night with a good book. My current read? In The Company Of The Courtesan by Sarah Dunant.

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8 comments

  1. My mom always used St. Ives, so when I could be bothered to do skincare, it's what I used. I always found it really good. I hadn't thought to look for it in the UK, though.

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    1. It's a lovely product and a great price.

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  2. I really should get into a face cleansing routine. I don't even do half of what you do. Cleansing, obviously. Exfoliating, sometimes. Mask: once in a blue moon! I like the steaming tip, and I'm certainly going to try it out! xxx

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    1. It's not too hard to keep up as it's only once a week, and it does make a difference to my skin.

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  3. That sounds like a lovely routine, a bit of pampering goes a long way to make you feel good. Unfortunately, I have sensitive skin so I have to be very careful what I put on it. I find I'm actually better off just leaving off completely rather than run the risk of using something which doesn't agree with me.

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    1. I think the simpler the better is always the best option. I used to use all sorts of things, some too strong for my skin and it suffered as a result. I've been using all of these things for a good long while, and have given up trying the new latest thing.
      It's nice to have a bit of a pamper too :)

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  4. This is a great idea!! I really need to take care of my skin as I look v haggard in recent times!

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    1. A little pampering is always worth the time. I can recommend all of these products, they're gentle, and reasonably priced :)

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