Sometimes after a long day, all you want is to take a load off and treat yourself to an evening of pampering. Whether you’ve been trapped inside the office or the house, or you’ve been running errands all over town, there are some days that can sometimes leave you feeling and looking worn out, which is why it’s important to make time to care for your skin.
Not only will a pampering evening routine leave you feeling relaxed and give you a chance to unwind, it will also help to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. Here is a little inspiration from the team at Ultraceuticals.
Cleanse away the day
Throughout the day, your skin can encounter various environmental factors from air pollution to general grime. When combined with makeup or perspiration, this can clog your pores, leading to congested skin or even breakouts. To effectively remove your makeup and deeply clean your skin, start with a double cleanse using the Ultraceuticals cleanser that is best suited for your skin.
While you shower / take a bath
If you’re taking a shower, you can help to refresh your skin by using our Ultra Exfoliating Gel on both your body and face 2-3 times a week. With AHAs and BHA, this dual-action formula removes impurities on the skin’s surface, while unclogging pores for a smoother, more even appearance. Gently massage the gel into your skin before rinsing with warm water.
Pamper and treat
Once you’ve emerged feeling clean and relaxed from your shower or bath, apply our Ultra Retexturising Body Complex, a lotion which helps to support the skin’s natural suppleness and smoothness.
To treat any skin concerns, use the opportunity to apply one of our Ultra masks. Skin care masks have recently been in the spotlight as a popular beauty trend around the world, and for good reason, too. They work alongside your skincare routine, acting as a boost to improve your skin’s texture and appearance. If you find your skin has been looking a little dull or lacklustre, try our Ultra Energising Mask with Caffeine, Salicin and Persian Silk Tree Extract to rejuvenate your complexion. Leave on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off.
Our Ultra Clear Purifying Mask has a clay base, and works to absorb excess oil from the skin and ease congestion while restoring your skin’s lipid barrier function. You can leave the mask on for 10 minutes, flick through a magazine or put on some soothing tracks while you wait to rinse it off.
With bedtime calling, why not light a soothing aromatherapy candle as you wind down for the evening? Your pampering routine is almost complete, with the last step being moisturisation.
This is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine, so before you snuggle down in bed, be sure to apply the right type of moisturiser for your skin. For those with drier skin, our Ultra Rich Moisturiser Cream can help to intensely nourish moisture-deprived skin, leaving it feeling plump and hydrated. Alternatively you can apply your Replenishing Mask and leave it on overnight for a concentrated moisturising treatment.
What about moisturising with oily skin? Our Ultra Hydrating Lotion has a soothing, cooling gel formula perfect for keeping your skin hydrated, while the lightweight texture makes it better suited to people with oilier skin.
Last but not least, take care of the sensitive skin around your eyes with our Ultra Moisturiser Eye Cream. The light weight formula promotes hydration through the use of biomimetic ingredients which emulate the skin’s moisturising agents – an important step in minimising the appearance of fine lines in this delicate part of the skin.