Between apocalyptic headlines, travel bans, and Royal Family drama (can someone please cut Meghan and Harry some slack?), it’s safe to say that these are rather stressful times. But stop tugging at your hair in nervousness because Savoir Flair has compiled the ultimate guide to help you unwind, de-stress, and disconnect.
Whether you are self-isolating or don’t feel strong enough to face the world – we don’t blame you – now’s the time to invest in yourself and show your mind, body, and soul some love. From a pick-me-up pod to a soothing soak and mood-boosting supplement, discover 10 ways to transform your beauty routine into the ultimate self-care routine.
Set the Mood
One of the best things about a spa? The smell. And thanks to Neom’s portable ‘Wellbeing Pod’, you can bring that spa scent straight to your home with just the touch of a button. It works by consistently releasing a mist into the air, scented with whichever essential oil blend you add to it. There’s one to sleep better, help you de-stress, make you happy, and even boost your energy levels – and they’re all 100 percent natural and organic. It also features a low-energy LED light with calming hues, it humidifies the air around you, and the gentle trickling sound it emits instantly calms the mind and soothes the soul – regardless of what life throws your way.
Neom ‘Wellbeing Pod’
Dress for the Occasion
This one’s our self-isolation uniform – no pamper sesh is complete without the comfiest of clothes, so now’s the time to invest in some snazzy pjs that not only look good, but also feel great. Olivia Von Halle’s silk-satin sets are just the ticket, with their beautiful designs and soft, light-as-air fabric that will keep you cool and comfortable. Plus, they’re so chic you actually can wear them out when you’re ready to face the world again.
Olivia Von Halle ‘Lila Crystal-Embellished Silk-Satin Pajamas’
Focus on Your Face
Pajamas on, it’s time to apply the ultimate pampering product: a face mask. The only problem? Picking one. At a time when stress, anxiety, and a lack of sleep are wreaking havoc on our minds and bodies, it’s important to remember that skin suffers too, which is where 111Skin’s ‘Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask’ comes to the rescue.
The go-to face fixer for the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and practically every Victoria’s Secret Angel under the sun, it combines cutting-edge hydrogel technology with Damascus rose, colloidal gold, and hexapeptides to load skin with moisture and antioxidants. The result? Soother, softer, firmer, brighter skin that will leave you looking like you’ve just returned from a tropical vacay – not cooped up at home.
111Skin ‘Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask’
Treat Your Tresses
Not only does Briogeo’s ‘Don’t Despair, Repair!’ hair mask offer some sound advice, it also gives your locks a lot of love. An intense treatment packed full of hydrating and nourishing ingredients – including B vitamins, rosehip and argan oils, biotin, and algae extracts – it soothes stressed-out strands while restoring shine, strength, and moisture. It’s also made of 98 percent naturally derived ingredients, free from harsh sulfates and chemicals, and clinically proven to reduce breakage by 75 percent with just three uses. Because everything feel better when your hair’s on fleek, right?
Briogeo ‘Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask’
Boost Your Brew
They say there’s no problem a cup of tea can’t fix, and while not much can beat that warm and comforting feeling of a hot cuppa, you can further boost your brew with an adaptogen. Made from super herbs and mushroom extracts, these potent powders load your tea, coffee, or smoothie with vitamins and minerals blended specifically for their brain and body-boosting powers.
Whether your spirit is in need of lifting, your skin’s in need of some nourishment, or your mind needs an extra hand focusing on something – anything – other than what’s going on outside your door, simply stir into your mug or dust into your porridge and let these super supplements work their mind-altering magic.
Moon Juice ‘Moon Dust Sampler Box’
Soak It Up
Herbal tea in hand, it’s time to transform your tub into a self-love soak. There’s no better way to relax, unwind, and disconnect than by sinking into a soothing bath bursting with beautifying and beneficial ingredients – and that’s exactly where this Susanne Kaufmann blend comes in.
Infused with oils of lavender, patchouli plant, and ylang-ylang, it helps lift your mood whilst deeply nourishing and pampering skin to perfection. Simply pour under running water, step in, sink back, and treat your skin and senses to the ultimate calming soak for the senses.
Susanne Kaufmann ‘Essential Bath Oil for the Senses’
Ignite the Flame
Nothing sets the mood better than a calming candle, but one that doubles up as a skin-soothing massage oil? Even better. Seed to Skin’s ‘Massage Candle’ provides a soothing scent of vanilla, rose, and precious oud to promote serenity and calm before melting down into a decadent body moisturizer rich in argan oil, shea butter, and coconut extract. Whether you use it to create a soft, scented flicker while you soak, as a comforting body cocoon, or both, it’s a self-care must-have.
Seed to Skin ‘the Massage Candle’
Find Some Calm
Mindfulness, meditation, or even just a moment of calm can make a world of difference when your actual world seems to be turning upside down. Whether you need a soundtrack to accompany your soak or are turning those 20 minutes of awkwardly sitting with your face mask on into a meditation session, the Calm app can bring some much-needed, well, calm to your pampering routine. You can transport yourself to the shores of the sea or to the midst of the mountains with its soothing playlists, or you can totally shut off your mind with one of the many meditation programs – the perfect escape for when you’ve exhausted your Netflix list.
Close Your Eyes
The aptly named ‘Self Love Eye Mask’ from leading celebrity skin guru Angela Caglia is the perfect way to soothe your peepers while putting a stop to the endless Insta scroll. Made from intricately woven rose-quartz crystals – known for their soothing and calming energy – it helps cool, calm, and de-puff the eye area whilst releasing tensions of both the body and the mind. Place it over eyes, make yourself comfortable, and focus on your breathing as it works its mask magic.
Angela Caglia ‘Self Love Rose Quartz Eye Mask’
Pillow mists aren’t just the secret to the perfect night’s sleep – they also work wonders at eliminating negative thoughts and negative vibes, too. Spray your way to a better day with this offering from Cowshed, which boasts a naturally fresh citrusy scent thanks to a blend of stress-relieving lemon balm and lemon myrtle essential oils. It also contains St. John’s wort and Lady’s Mantle, known to help ease anxiety and frayed nerves and to help you relax into a good night’s sleep
Cowshed ‘Sleepy Calming Pillow Mist’