Why Your Self Care Matters Now More Than Ever

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Self care is something we often forget to make a priority at the best of times, but now more than ever I really think it matters. With the recent Coronavirus situation changing many of our lives, I wanted to share some tips with you on how you can incorporate a little self care into your life.

Start Something New…

Do you have a hobby? If not, maybe now is the perfect time to start. What do you like doing? What helps relax your mind and just escape for a while? Up to now, I’d never really had a hobby, I’m a bit of a workaholic, so planning work things, even on my days off didn’t really feel like work because I enjoyed it. But I came to realise, I needed something more; so at I’ve taken this opportunity to try my hand at learning modern calligraphy.

Create an Evening Routine…

First of all, I light my favourite scented candle, this for me is always from the Gatcombe Candle Co. range. These candles are by far, the best I’ve ever had. The stunning scents are out of this world and really help me to relax. I loved them so much, I became a stockist!

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When it comes to my skincare, I’ve been using products that are infused with essential oils such as The Cleansing Balm and The Facial Oil from Sienna X. Not only do these products feel amazing on my skin, they also help to relax my senses too. My final step for my facial is using The Miracle Mask, I  lay on my bed allowing the mask to do its magic, close my eyes and listen to relaxing music while the beautiful scent of Tigerlilly Blossom fills my room.

Calm Your Mind…

If you are like me and struggle to switch off before bed, maybe try an audio book or podcast. There are lots of different categories to choose from, so something for everyone. This just helps to quieten my thoughts and relax, allowing me to get a better nights sleep.

I hope you’ve found this useful, if you have any tips, feel free to share them with me in a comment below. In the meantime, stay safe.

Love,

Nina x

Can Sleep Really Help Give You Beautiful Skin?

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We all know that sleep is a key ingredient for making us feel alert and energised, but can it really help give us beautiful skin too?

As we snooze, our skin gets to work to repair itself and studies suggest that new skin cells grow faster when we are asleep. It’s also the time that our skin produces collagen which helps to plump it up, leading to firmer, smoother skin and fewer wrinkles. Research also suggests that the blood flow to our face is also increased as we sleep, which helps to give our complexion a healthier appearance when we wake.

Have you ever wondered why many skincare companies offer specific nighttime serums, oils and masks? These products are specifically designed to aid our skin during the night. By having a good nighttime routine, this not only helps to relax your busy mind before bed, it also helps you get the most from the products themselves.

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So what is it a good night-time routine? I would recommend using a good quality cleanser Toner and Moisturiser. I would always double cleanse and for me personally, I love the The Skincare Collection from Sienna X. The Cleansing Balm helps to remove the negative traces left behind from pollution too. The first cleanse helps to remove make up, dirt and excess oils. I would then use The Cleansing Lotion to hydrate and purify my skin. The Toning Solution can then be spritzed over my face or applied to a cotton pad, followed by The Eye Cream, The Miracle Mask and or The Facial Oil.

Our skin is the largest organ we have and we need to take care of it. Even if you are someone that doesn’t wear a lot of make up day to day, you and your skin can still benefit massively from a healthy skincare routine and a good nights sleep!

If you would like any additional advice on a healthy skincare routine, you can always get in touch, by either leaving me a comment below or over on my Facebook page.

Until next time, enjoy your beauty sleep!

Love,

Nina x

How To Detox Your Skin This January

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Happy New Year! If you are anything like me and maybe indulged over Christmas in a little too much Prosecco, then this month’s blog is for you. With Christmas and New Year celebrations, food and drink can all take its toll on our skin. Therefore this month, I wanted to share some top tips for detoxing your skin this January.

Cleanse, Tone & Moisturise…

Our skin is the largest organ we have and by having a healthy skincare regime, you are doing all you can to help take care of it. I love using the Sienna X Skincare Collection and by using these high quality, natural products twice a day is the first step to achieving this. 

Shine Bright…

Exfoliate with The Facial Polish at least once a week to remove dead skin cells. This not only helps to remove excess oil and build up of dirt, which helps to fight against breakouts. It also reveals brighter, healthier skin too!

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Mask it…

Using The Miracle Mask as part of your skincare regime will work wonders, especially in the winter months. This helps to replace lost moisture and helps to prevent skin from drying out that is often caused by the colder temperatures and central heating. Whether you need a quick fix of it working it’s magic for 10 minutes or you to choose to leave it overnight to achieve deeper nourishment, this one is a winter wonder!

Hydrate Your Body…

Christmas often leads to us drinking more alcohol, which in turn not only dehydrates our bodies, but our skin too. As much as a warm cuppa is more appealing, it’s still really important to drink lots of water. The recommended intake per day for men is 3.7 litres and for women 2.7 litres.

Beauty Sleep…

Sleep plays a huge part in not only allowing our minds to rest, but also our skin too! While we sleep, skin produces collagen which helps to plump it up, leading to fewer wrinkles. Blood flow to the face is also increased as we snooze, which helps to give our complexion a healthier appearance.

If you would like any additional information on any of the products I’ve mentioned this month, feel free to pop a question or comment below.

Love,

Nina x