We’ve already discussed the rise of ‘That Girl’, the person who’s always at the gym with a bottle of green juice in hand, but there’s still some things we can learn from this archetype. Most notably, feeling unapologetic about taking me-time.
That Girl doesn’t downplay the stress that can build up from everyday life and she knows that ‘staying inside and talking to no one’ counts as weekend plans. This weekend, channel your inner That Girl, put your phone on silent, and spend time taking care of yourself. To help you along, we’ve compiled a simple little kit of me-time essentials.
Westlab’s Sleep Bath Salts are a magic potion for a full night’s rest. They contain soothing lavender and jasmine, along with valerian, a powerful promoter of sleep. For the best results use two to three handfuls in your bathtub, and allow them to fully dissolve before getting in.
If you’ve seen a single Vouge Beauty Secrets video, you’ll have seen a face roller. These handy little tools are often made from jade (like the one above) or rose quartz because of the ‘healing properties’ they carry. We’re not qualified to say whether gem stones are any hidden talents but we do know that lymphatic massages are proven to reduce swelling in the face. After washing your face, apply a light amount non-comedogenic oil and gently smooth the roller over your skin. You want to start from the center of your face and work outwards in order to tone your jaw and cheek area.
From UV rays to cold wind and pollution, your skin goes through a lot during the week. After you’ve calmed your nerves with a relaxing bath, see to your skin with a Cucumber Gel Mask from Peter Thomas Roth. Ingredients like cucumber, chamomile and aloe vera will have you sighing in relief while papaya and pineapple floods your skin with antioxidants.
If you want to get your glow back after a tough week, grab yourself an exfoliating mask like Erno Lazlo’s Detoxifying Hydrogel Mask. The AHA Fruit Blend will remove the build-up of dead skin cells, leaving you with silky smooth skin and a lit-from-within look.