It’s happening… September has arrived, the days are getting shorter and the hot weather has defs dwindled… autumn is upon us, guys. Whether you’re going back to school, or fighting those return-to-work blues, post-summer sadness is a thing. Our answer? A good ol’ pamper sesh. Whether your skin needs a pick-me-up after all that sun basking, or a summer of socialising has left you with a serious case of burnout, we’ve got just the thing…
We can’t change the seasons, so if we have to start hibernating we may as well do it in style. After two weeks on a Greek island slapping sun cream on your face every hour, it might be lookin’ a little slick. Get rid of those excess oils with a clarifying clay face mask. Botanical Lab Bilberry & Clay Oil Control Mask will leave your skin nicely matte and balanced after the summer months.
Baths are back
Gone are the days of in ‘n’ out showers – it’s time to indulge in some real R&R. Treat yourself to a lovely soak in a bubble bath on a cosy autumnal evening. Grab your book or tune in to a podcast and enjoy the rich, creamy lathers of Superdrug’s Honey & Ginger Shower & Bath Soak. Throw in a Bathing Lab Blue Hypnotic Bath Fizz for good measure and sink into some serious luxury. Don’t forget to grab a Boomerang for your Insta story.
Moisturise to the max
Summer can leave us feeling a tad dried out. Sun, salt water and a diary packed full of fine-weather socialising means that moisture levels have diminished. Devote some time to your skin and shed that top layer with a scrub, such as the Dove Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk Exfoliating Body Scrub. For a baby-soft feel massage in a rich body oil after. Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil may be a bit of a splurge, but it’s totally worth it and will see you and your skin through the colder months.
Holidaying in salt water and chlorine-filled pools won’t have done your hair any favours. Give those locks a second lease of life for autumn with an intensive hair mask. The Toni & Guy Damage Repair Mask penetrates deeply, for some seriously intense nourishment. Simply smother wet, clean hair in this glorious treatment, leave it for 5 minutes and rinse. If your hair could speak, it would definitely thank you for it.
Time for tea
If the summer hols have knocked your routine, September is the perfect time to get yourself back on track. Free Soul Sleep and Wake Teas are packed full of natural goodness to help regulate your day – from kick-starting you in the morning to zen-ing you out before bed. Get into some good habits this autumn and give yourself a major dose of self care before the party season starts.
Light a candle
Speaking of self care, nothing screams ‘I love me’ like a cosy night in with a scented candle. It won’t be long before our summery Insta feeds get an autumnal overhaul, so we may as well get in on the action, right? Light up a Sanctuary Classic Candle, take a snap, then chill. Summer who?