As much as I love treating myself to a facial at a day spa, it so turns out that I only ever manage to book two or three a year. Usually when I’m on holidays at a beautiful hotel unwinding from a busy few months of work. But during my day-to-day life I simply don’t have the time or desire to swan around beauty salons for hours and hours each week, because I’m either enjoying being at home on our hinterland paradise property, or jumping on and off aeroplanes. However, as the years tick by it is becoming more and more evident that my face requires a little more tender loving care than it used to in my twenties. So, for past few years I have been perfecting the ‘DIY facial’ to help ensure that my complexion remains smooth, glowing and crystal clear.
Once a week, usually on a Sunday afternoon, I retreat to the bathroom and gift myself a half hour to cleanse, purify and nourish my face. It’s also a lovely ritual that helps to remind myself how important it is to take time out for me.
So, as you can imagine, when the lovely people at Organic Spa sent me a travel pack of their skin care collection I jumped for joy. Not only for the chance to try this beautiful range made from natural and organic ingredients, but also because the products are made locally in Byron Bay. And I’m all for supporting locals who are making a positive difference in the world.
DIY facial with Organic Spa
Choose a time when you won’t be interrupted and fill your bathroom with calming essential oils via your oil burner or diffuser. Turn your phone off. Shut the bathroom door.
Splash warm water on your face, and massage a pea sized amount of the Organic Spa Cream Cleanser Cleanser all over your face and décolletage. Rinse with warm water. Repeat. The first cleanse effectively removes all traces of makeup and environmental pollution, the second cleanse thoroughly nourishes and hydrates your skin with all those botanical extracts of chamomile, honeysuckle, oak bark, calendula, bergamot, rose and lavender.
Massage a pea sized amount of the Organic Spa Face Exfoliant all over your face and décolletage to gently polish away dead skin cells for a smoother looking complexion. I love this exfoliant for its gentle yet effective action. Scrubbing your skin too harshly is not a good thing and does more damage than good. A once or twice a week gentle exfoliant is the way to go for complexion perfection.
Now that the skin is effectively clean and fresh with all those dead skin cells sloughed away, it’s the ideal time to apply a mask. I personally love applying a mask and then laying in the bath for 15 minutes whilst it works it’s magic. It’s a chance to let go of any stress or worries that I’m holding on to, by a few minutes of mindful breathing. With every exhale letting go of that stress. With every inhale breathing in love, self-acceptance and the beautiful aroma of essential oils that have filled the room.
I particularly love the Organic Spa Cream Mask with aloe, cocoa butter and shea butter + a whole bouquet of flower extracts, ideal for replenishing lost moisture to dehydrated skin. Perfect for travel after all those air miles.
After 15 minute of bath time bliss, remove the mask with warm water. Apply a couple of pumps of the Organic Spa Biohydra+ Serum, bursting with antioxidant rich berries, skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and skin soothing aloe. Follow with a light application of the Organic Spa Intense Moisture – a creamy moisturiser to nourish and protect the skin with a few of my favourite skin-loving ingredients: olive-derived squalane, jojoba oil, avocado oil, carrot seed oil, cocoa butter, and so much more.
Look in to the mirror, feel the softness of freshly pampered skin, acknowledge your beauty and give thanks to yourself for taking the time out to nurture YOU.
There are so many things to love about Organic Spa products. The combination of organic ingredients that deliver results. The ease of use of each product. The value for money. And all those other boxes that they tick: Australian-made, Cruelty-Free, and Vegan.
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