Thursday, 14 February 2019

Skincare Treats For The Perfect Valentine's Night In

Forget bunches of flowers and you can keep the box of chocolates! Show yourself some love this Valentine's Day with our ultimate guide to relaxation, self-care and indulgent skincare and beauty. Whether you are taking some time for yourself, got a night in with your pals or a romantic evening for twowe've got the products you need for an indulgent Valentine's Day (or night) in!

Taking some time for yourself

Put your phone on do not disturb and press play on your favourite Netflix show is where you should start your Valentine's Day/Night of self-care. Follow these first two steps with an elaborate skincare routine and you've got the perfect night in!CleanseStart with a double cleanse to remove every last scrap of makeup, dirt and pollution your skin has been exposed to throughout the day. We like to use micellar water or a milk for the best results without the need for harsh scrubbing.Skyn ICELAND Micellar Cleansing Water is a soap and alcohol-free formula that leaves skin feeling hydrated, never dry or tight. Skin's delicate pH balance is maintained whilst effectively removing dirt, impurities, sebum and make-up.The mild formula with Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice & Arctic Algae Extract refreshes, hydrates, cleanses and tones skin all in one step.Mesoestetic Hydra Milk Cleanser is a revitalising yet gentle cleanser that comforts skin removes excess oils, impurities and debris. The mild, milky cleanser helps to dissolve make up and eliminate impurities for skin that is left feeling fresh and hydrated.Chamomile essential oil offers soothing and decongestant properties to effectively remove make up whilst also moisturising and respecting the physiological equilibrium of the skin.ExfoliateImprove the absorption of any active ingredients in your routine by removing dead skin cells. Always opt for chemical exfoliation (acids) over physical exfoliation (scrubs) for a much more gentle and effective approach without causing damage to skin's delicate natural barrier.Exuviance SkinRise Bionic Tonic pads are an incredible way to exfoliate. These serum-soaked pads contain a triple blend of Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) for gentle exfoliating action, revealing a radiant complexion with enhanced clarity, smoothness and firmness.The alcohol-free formula also contains eucalyptus and cucumber to refine and stimulate, while green tea extract helps to protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals and harmful environmental factors.Skyn ICELAND Nordic Skin Peel offers a similar exfoliation in a pad format with lactic acid, papaya fruit and willow bark. The process of gently exfoliating skin's surface helps to replenish the protective barrier with nourishing emollients and protective antioxidants.Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Lactic acid, a natural acid derivative of sugar, rejuvenates skin by promoting shedding of surface skin cells. Skin is brighter thanks to Papaya fruit extract, while Jojoba seed extract hydrates skin to restore elasticity and smoothness. Beta Hydroxy Acid, Willow bark is a natural analgesic, to soothe irritation and provide antibacterial protection.Sheet maskOnce you've left the exfoliating ingredients to do their job for 15-20 minutes, you can apply a hydrating sheet mask to neutralise any acids and deliver soothing hydration.We love to use Mesoestetic Post Peel Crystal Fiber Masks as they enhance skin's renewal process and restructure the lipid layer. The mask fits to the face perfectly, helping to deliver the ultimate moisture boost.Once you've removed the mask, follow with your favourite moisturiser and you'll wake up to glowing, radiant and hydrated skin!

Night in with your pals

Is there anything better than getting together with your favourite girls (or guys) for a good old gossip, DIY manicure and a facemask?DIY ManicureGather your girls and take it in turns to treat each other to a manicure with Elim MediHand NakedNails hand and nail kit.The kit contains:
  • Nail Cleanser “ to brighten and whiten ageing or discoloured nails.
  • Nail Hardener “ simultaneously causes the nail's keratin structure to strengthen, while a protective shield forms over the nail, decreasing chips and allowing soft nails to grow.
  • Cuticle Remover “ this pH balanced formula helps break down excess cuticles in seconds and contains moisturising almond oil to help condition and soothe sensitive cuticles.
Face MaskForget the messy homemade (and completely useless) yoghurt, honey and avocado concoction! Treat yourself and your friends to a relaxing sheet mask. Less mess, ingredients that actually work and you can grab some hilarious face mask selfies while you're at it.Try mud masking without the mess with Skin Republic Green Tea Mud Sheet Mask. A detoxifying and mattifying mud mask without the mess, all in the convenience of a sheet mask! Impurities, dirt and oil are drawn from pores with Green Tea and detoxifying Charcoal, whilst Liquorice brightens and evens skin tone for a luminous, glowing complexion.Boost hydration with Image Skincare Biomolecular Hydrating Recovery Mask. The innovative hydrogel technology ensures the mask fits comfortably and moulds perfectly to the face, whilst ingredients such as Jeju Volcanic Oxygen Water and Onsen Sui Mineral Charges Water restore moisture levels and leave skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.

Romantic evening for two

Cancel the dinner reservations to avoid the overpriced meal and opt for a cosy night in, instead! After all, couples that mask togetherstay together!Share a face maskLet your other half into your skincare stash and share the Exuviance Detox Mud Treatment. Despite the incredible detoxifying and decongesting action of 23% Active Charcoal, the mask doesn't dry or crack. Instead, the silky masque absorbs debris, excess oil and acts as a magnet to extract environmental toxins and pore-clogging impurities.The mask is suitable for oily, blemish prone and congested skin, so mask up with your other half, open a bottle of wine and press play on a cheesy RomCom movie!Bath for twoIt doesn't get much more Valentine's Day cliché than a romantic bath for two! Make it a blissful indulgent spa experience with Olverum Bath Oil. The relaxing oil contains a unique and powerful blend of plant extracts to soothe muscle aches and pains, calm tension and stress and unblock sinuses with a revitalising vapour.The calming and soothing ingredients include Juniper and Rosemary extracts, Pine and Eucalyptus, plus the essential oils of Lemon and Lavender.

Find your skincare match this Valentine's Day!

Not sure where to start when it comes to skincare? Used the same products for the last 2 years and not seen any change or improvements?Let us help you find your perfect skincare match this Valentine's Day!Take our free online skin test today and receive your professional and personalised product recommendations from Face the Future's skin experts within three working days!Written for you by: Alex, Face the FutureImage source: freepik.com

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