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A comforting routine to nourish face and body through autumn and winter

A comforting routine to nourish face and body through autumn and winter

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, our skin has to contend with wind, rain, maybe snow, definitely central heating and more time spent inside. So what skin needs now is to be kept nourished, moisturised and protected from the harsh effects of the elements and the dehydrating effect of heating.

We believe in skincare as self-care, so while ramping up your seasonal skincare, why not take a moment to pause and pamper, too? Dim those lights; run that bath; select your glass or mug of choice; get into something cosy and follow this comforting pamper routine to nourish your face and body.

Breathe
Taking a moment to breathe deeply and mindfully will help to reset your mood and make you feel more relaxed. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position, close your eyes, take a deep breath in through your nose for a count of 4, then breathe out through your mouth for 4. After a few rounds of this, try breathing in and out through your nose following the same count of 4.

Cleanse
Start with a luxurious yet light cleanser. Willowberry Nutrient Boost Cleansing Balm with rosehip, chia seed and vitamin E gently melts dirt and impurities off the skin. The vitamin-, antioxidant- and essential fatty acid-rich formula ensures skin is effectively cleansed while maintaining the skin’s protective barrier. To upgrade the experience, leave the cleanser on skin for 10 minutes or so while you relax. Massage the balm in before removing with a damp flannel.

Soak
There are few pleasures as simple or as gratifying as sliding a cold, tired body into a warm, luxurious bath. A bath can help to relieve aches and pains, promote good sleep at bedtime and some research even suggests a regular bath can help lower blood pressure and boost your immune system. 

Glow
While running a warm bath, apply 2-3 drops of Willowberry Nutrient Boost Face Oil, cupping your hands to inhale the beautiful spa scent before pressing the oil over the face. You can use a jade roller or gua sha tool to massage the oil into your skin (there are lots of ‘how to’ tutorials online), or your fingers do a great job, too. Duller weather often means duller skin, so taking time to work the nutrient-rich oil in helps to give the complexion a radiance boost. If your skin is particularly sensitive, try Willowberry Sensitive Face Oil which has the same glow-giving formulation without the essential oils.

Indulge
Whilst still slightly damp from the bath, apply a generous amount of hydrating body lotion, massaging over the body until fully absorbed. Willowberry Indulgent Hand & Body Lotion, the newest addition to our range, lends itself perfectly to indulgent pampering. Richly nutritious, it absorbs easily and will hydrate skin thoroughly without greasiness or residue.  

Relieve
A pressure point massage around the eyes is just the thing to relieve the tension of the day. Apply a little Willowberry Reviving Eye Cream with your ring fingers. Lightly tap it in: start at the outer corners, circle underneath and up towards the bridge of the nose then along the brows and back to the outer corners. Then apply gentle pressure in turn to the mid-point of the eye socket underneath the eye, the inner tip of the eyebrows, the mid-point of the brows and the outer tips.

The finishing touch
Post-bath, curl up in front of a box set, or a book, or retreat to bed (think mattress toppers; extra pillows; beautiful blankets) and finish your pampering session by giving your hands some TLC. Hands in winter can become dry and chapped, particularly as we are all still washing our hands so often. Massage Willowberry Indulgent Hand & Body Lotion over the hands (it absorbs easily so won’t leave your palms greasy), then massage a little Willowberry Nutrient Boost Face Oil into cuticles for stronger, shinier nails.

Take a few more deep breaths. And relaaaaax…..

 

Willowberry is nutritious natural skincare for grown-ups, for your best skin. 

A favourite with top make-up artists, Willowberry's luxurious award-winning products protect skin’s natural barrier function, to nourish and revive grown-up skin without telling women to be 'anti-ageing'.

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