Top 5 Products To Help You Relax This National Relaxation Day
Today is National Relaxation Day - the day where we're prompted to take a little time out to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. The way you choose to spend this day depends entirely on what relaxation means to you. To some of you, it might mean a day out with your family, a solo trip to the cinema, or even a yoga session at your gym. Whichever way you choose to relax, we're here to encourage you to try to take a little time for you today (and every day).
If you're working today and won't get the time to dedicate to yourself, we have some incredible recommendations with some of our Face the Future team's favourite products and rituals that will help you slot those pockets of peace into your busy day. Discover our top five relaxing skincare and self-care products in today's post.
Take A Relaxing Bath
Our Ecommerce and Operations Executive, Sam, loves relaxing and unwinding by taking a bath with Weleda's Arnica Muscle Soak. "This relaxing bath soak is one of my favourite products to use after a strenuous Saturday playing rugby!" Sam says, "It helps ease my aching muscles, and the addition of arnica helps with any bruising, too.”
The soothing formula is specially created to help your muscles relax after exertion, strenuous activity, and outdoor work. Infused with rosemary and lavender essential oils to calm, and birch leaf extract to invigorate, lie back and enjoy the restorative powers of this soothing formula.
Our Content Manager, Jess, also recommends taking a relaxing bath to unwind. If you work in content and social media yourself, you'll know just how much looking at a screen all day and dashing from meeting to meeting can take its toll. So, a relaxing bath with your favourite products can really help to revive your body and quieten your busy mind.
“I love having a bath to relax using OSKIA’s Moon Salts!" Jess says. "They smell amazing and are scented with rose, oud, and lavender. The Himalayan salts are super-soothing, and the addition of magnesium helps me to feel calm and to sleep after, too."
A firm favourite product of our Face the Future team and customers alike, these gorgeous Moon Salts will turn your bath into a calming, milky elixir. Perfect for a weekly treat to leave you feeling pampered and well cared for.
Use A Face Mask
Our Ecommerce Manager, Ben, loves sticking to a daily skincare routine to keep his skin looking its best, and give him a sense of wellbeing. But his weekly ritual is also a staple in his self-care regime. “I love using a weekly face mask to help me relax and unwind." Ben says. "I really like Cultured's Biomecare Biome One Mask that you only need to leave on your skin for 10-15 minutes for amazing results - plenty of time to sit down and relax with a drink as it works."
The kind-to-skin formula contains:
Fermented malic and lactic acid - to gently surface your skin,
Fermented bio-succinic acid – to control and balance excess sebum production,
Azelaic acid – to boost your skin's radiance, even your skin tone, and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Fermented black tea – rich in organic acids and vitamins, this supports your skin's natural radiance.
Prebiotic inulin – increases and maintains your skin's hydration while supporting a healthy microbiome.
Our fabulous Director, Julia, also loves using a face mask to unwind and help give her skin a boost of health. “I think taking the time to enjoy a full pamper routine is such a good way to relax." Julia says. "I love having a bath and using my favourite products, one of which is Environ's Focus Care Youth+ Tri BioBotanical Revival Masque, one of the best anti-ageing face masks - it revitalises my skin after a busy week and gives me a lovely glow!”
Described as a 'face lift in a bottle', this cult favourite masque is a constant bestseller. Made with a combination of three acids that work to stimulate the release of key cells and growth factors within your skin, the formula holds many benefits from reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, helping lighten pigmentation, and giving the appearance of tighter, smoother skin.
Set The Mood With Scent
Our Copywriter, Rachael, loves using scents to help her unwind after a busy day at the office. “For me, pillow sprays are seriously underrated when it comes to relaxation rituals!" Rach says. "I love spritzing VOTARY's Pillow Spray in Lavender and Chamomile onto my pillows after a relaxing bath to create a calming environment and help me drift off into a restful sleep.”
From scented candles and diffusers, to pillow spays and aromatherapy oils combined within skincare, scents can really transform your mood.
This calming spray is infused with a blend of natural plant oils, and lavender and chamomile which is well-known for it's natural sleep aid benefits. Helping to encourage rest and recovery. The formula also includes demask rose which has anti-anxiety and de-stressing effects to help you de-compress for a restful, peaceful evening.
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Calm the mind, soothe the body, and nourish the skin with a relaxing bath-time ritual using Oskia Moon Salts.
Described as a ‘face lift in a bottle’, this masque firms, smoothes and contributes to more youthful looking, radiant skin.
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