You know those weeks where you're just hoping that you'll be able to get through the day without collapsing from fatigue, or when all you want to do when you get home is pass out, but you're feeling grimy and irritable from the day? Thankfully, you don't need anything hugely expensive, or any products that would take up more of your time - I've got four perk me ups that will get you feeling, and smelling, a little more together and alive again!
I don't know about you, but generally, the three things that can fix me at the end of a long day are a shower, food, or a nap. While I'm busy popping small bits of food into my mouth to prevent gastroesophageal reflux from eating my stomach, this gives the A'Kin Kaolin Clay and Lemongrass Express Purifying Facial Masque time to work (between 5 to 10 minutes). Appropriate for normal to oily skin, this masque will destress your skin, unclogging your pores (it does to mine!) and leaving your face feeling less dry and tense and more supple and soft.
If you're anything like me, one of the best times to think straight is when you're under running water. This will give you a chance to take stock for the day, then wash your troubles away. The Aromatherapy Co Therapy Range Hand & Body Wash in Wild Rose & Vetiver includes a blend of essential oils infused with honey, meant to cleanse and purify the skin. Vetiver is also meant to have calming properties, perfect for relaxing your mind after a long day. I love that the smell of this is quite soothing, which is exactly what I need after work.
While in the shower, I would recommend popping some Bhave Deep Intense Conditioning Masque (see full review here) into your hair as you scrub away all of the day's worries. It will literally only take you 5 minutes, which is a good amount of time to do anything else you might need to do in the shower. Good hair always gives me more confidence, and even if you're having the night in, great hair for future you will still be a bonus.
To finish off the night, slather on a generous helping of Cocoa Vanilla and Cassia Hand and Body Lotion by The Aromatherapy Co Therapy Range to hydrate and nourish your skin. This will keep your body feeling moisturised and smooth, not to mention extremely fragrant. It's quite a warm scent and it feels a little like a comforting hug on your skin.
1) The Aromatherapy Co products - $23.95
2) Bhave - $41.95
3) A'Kin - $19.95
I hope that this helps for the next time you're looking for a little something to lift you up! What's your go perk me up for when you've had a tough day/week/month?
* These products were provided for my consideration, but my opinions remain my own