There are days that I feel like my life is running away from me, and in the front seat is my to-do list! I’ve found that it is paramount for my sanity to take a breather, even if it’s brief, to completely detach and unwind. A short recharge is so powerful for lowering stress levels and regaining a sense of perspective. A few of my favorite products give the respite a sense of luxury as well as a surge of rejuvenation into my skin.
I love the Juara Rose & Willowbark Purifying Mask for its incredible benefits, visible immediately after rinsing off! There is an immediate cool tingling feeling when the mask is applied as botanicals activate and start to work. I tend to leave it on for an extended period of time (at least a half hour), so my skin can drink up every ounce of nutrition. I’d recommend starting with a shorter length of time, as the mask is pretty powerful. The results are visible with instantly brighter skin which is moisturized, healthy, and glowing. Pores are minimized, one of the many benefits of kaolin clay and other powerful natural extracts. White willowbark extracts blemishes, red sandalwood calms and cools, rice proteins soften skin, and rose water naturally clears bacteria. This super-formula does wonders for oily and acne-prone skin.
The light and quick-absorbing Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Balm is both a treatment and a relaxing element for me. I apply this generously around the eye area following the mask and place cool cucumber slices over it. Although the balm appears slightly tinted it does not work as a cover-up but the sheer cream brightens my tired eyes in just 15 minutes. Skin soothing Chamomile and Arnica are blended with Bird of Paradise flower to calm, reverse inflammation, and reduce the appearance of dark circles. Omega-rich Apricot Kernel Oil naturally softens skin and soothes the delicate eye contour area. The balm stays on all day to work even after the cucumber slices (and my rest time) are a sweet memory.