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How to create a weekend self-care routine

How to create a weekend self-care routine
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert3 years ago
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With dark nights dawning and many of us working from home, what better time to treat yourself to a weekend pamper. Whether you’re in need of some hair TLC or want to revitalise your complexion, we’ve gathered some of our favourite products to show you how to create a weekend self-care routine. 


The best way tokick start your weekend self-care routine is with your hair. If you want a full head detox start by using the Umberto Giannini Grow Scalp Scrub.Going one step further than shampoo, the scrub works to remove build-ups as well as dead skin, buffing away at the top layers of your scalp without stripping away essential moisture or being excessively abrasive. Your hair will feel fresher than before with a squeaky-clean finish that creates the perfect environment to maintain normal growth. Once your scalp is polished use a hair mask, we recommend the Percy & Reed Bye Bye Dry Hydrating TLC Mask. In just 10 minutes, the product helps to restore strength, moisture and resilience to reveal healthier-looking hair. To finish off with smooth, sleek locks, use the ORS Olive Oil Nourishing Sheen Spray. Fighting frizz with hydration, the spray replenishes your hair’s moisture levels to leave your tresses soft and shiny. 


Next up is body care. Start by using a body scrub to buff away dead skin and leave you with a smooth, soft surface. We recommend the Sanctuary Spa Classic Salt Scrub that will leave you feeling perfectly pampered from head to toe. Fortified with Dead Sea Salts and a luxurious blend of Sweet Almond, Coconut and Jojoba Oils, the gentle exfoliator effectively buffs away dead skin and impurities to leave skin feeling refined and rejuvenated after use. To infuse your shower ritual further with fragrant aromas, try KORRES Basil Lemon Renewing Body Cleanser. Lathering to an airy foam, the cleansing gel sweeps away impurities while simultaneously comforting skin with nourishing hydration. The gel-to-foam body wash combines activated Aloe extract, Wheat proteins and Marshmallow root to help skin hold onto moisture for long-lasting hydration. Finish off with a moisturising product such as theKLORIS Luxury CBD Balm. Infused with non-psychoactive CBD, the balm strives to soothe and nourish dry or irritated skin, without leaving behind a greasy residue. 


Now to restore your complexion and mask a hard weeks' worth of work. Start by using your favourite face mask to thoroughly nourish your skin. If you prefer a quick and easy no-fuss approach try the Garnier Moisture Bomb Green Tea Hydrating Face Sheet Mask. Easy-to-use, the product is infused with antioxidant Green Tea and Hyaluronic Acid to strengthen and hydrate skin, working to sweep away shine and refine the appearance of pores. If you don’t mind taking your time try the GLAMGLOW Youthmud Mask. The ten-minute facial treatment works to exfoliate, refine and revive radiance. Its antioxidant-rich formula protects and restores skin to reveal a luminous, photo-ready finish. The final step to leave your skin bright and glowing is the REN Clean Skincare Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream. Clinically-proven to lighten the appearance of dark spots, the vegan formula helps to even out your complexion as you sleep. 


The last part of your weekend self-care routine is to top up your tan to give you fresh glowing skin for the week ahead. If you’re looking for a deep long-lasting tan, we recommend the Isle of Paradise Glow Clear Self-Tanning Mousse. Forget the traditional fake tan smell and orange tones, this mousse provides a streak-free tan with zero transfer.If you prefer to use a moisturising tan try the Body Glow by SKINNY TAN Light Lotion.Formulated with a cocktail of smoothing oils, Aloe Vera and naturally-derived guarana, the moisturiser effectively softens and nourishes skin while gently building a light to medium, streak-free colour; just enough for a hint of subtle radiance! To complete your bronzed goddess look use the Tan-Luxe The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Dropsto achieve a golden, sun-kissed complexion.

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Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!