1. Dim the lights.
First, lights – or rather, the lack of. Give tired eyes a break and dim those bright overhead bulbs. Lighting an aromatic candle can transform your mood in an instant – with soothing notes of Clary Sage and Lavandin, ELEMIS LIfe Elixirs in Calm is a clear winner after a long week.
2. Perfect your bath.
Begin your spa ritual by running the perfect bath. A hero product for good reason, ELEMIS Aching Muscle Super Soak is a remedy for overworked limbs. This naturally foaming formulation contains steam-distilled extracts of Birch – which is revered for its ability to relieve aching joints – alongside Juniper and Alpine Lavender for a truly bracing result.
3. Time to treat.
A long soak in the bath is the perfect time to treat you face as well as your body. After cleansing, leave a light layer of Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm to linger on your skin before removing with the accompanying cloth – the steam will help soften your pores, allowing the luxurious Rose and Mimosa waxes to deeply purify and soothe. For effective resurfacing – perfect for abolishing city pollution – follow with Papaya Enzyme Peel, allowing the natural fruit extracts to gently dissolve any dead skin cells, no abrasion required.
4. Nourish your skin.
After bathing is the perfect time to smoothe Frangipani Monoi Body Oil over your limbs, as the steam from the warm water will have softened your skin, leaving it perfectly prepped for a hit of hydration. Pay special attention to any dry areas – think elbows, knees and heels – letting the rich coconut oil base deliver lasting suppleness.
5. Soothe your soul.
Your home may not always be as peaceful as the cosy corners of the spa, but ELEMIS Quiet Mind Temple Balm will help any external noise melt into the background. After bathing, slip into a fluffy robe – pure, white cotton will enhance the spa-retreat feeling – and lightly tap this powerful blend of essential oils onto your temples, in line with your eyebrows. Notes of Eucalyptus and Patchouli will encourage feelings of harmony and peace, helping you to truly leave the stresses of the day behind.