I started doing a version of The Sunday Facial when I was a teenager – back then it was no more than a bit of a good cleanse, a face scrub and face mask. Over the years my routine has become more sophisticated and targeted as I got to know more about ingredients and how to look after my skin, but the premise remains the same: it’s about taking time out once a week just for myself. It’s something that was transmitted to me by my mom, who in turn got it from my granny. They both instilled the importance of a skincare routine in me and not to see it as something frivolous and vain, but as something as essential as looking after your teeth or having clean hair.
We live in a non-stop society – when we’re not working/studying, looking after kids/husbands/boyfriends (wives/girlfriends – this applies to everyone), or taking care of basically everyone else before ourselves, we’re on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat….you see where I’m going with this. We are never OFF. I certainly feel that way – I’ve never been as busy as I am now. I happen to love my job – but I could be doing it 24/7 if I didn’t make myself PAUSE.
The Sunday Facial is so much more than just a superficial skin-fix –it’s my time-out from the world, my me-time, it’s when I come first. Now I’ll admit I’ve never had truly bad skin (my granny and mom have pretty darn good genes) – however that doesn’t mean I have a perma-flawless complexion, I have a tendency to being always dehydrated, I get puffy eyes and I do get the occasional pretty nasty red and flaky reaction from trying out products all the time. Plus ageing is a fact of life and I haven’t been granted immunity by the universe
Of course this is only one aspect of great skin, your daily habits (from the products you use, to the foods and drinks you consume, your exposure to pollution etc) are crucial. But here’s what I know for sure: It’s a mistake to think that your skin will take care of itself –it’s the largest organ of the body and needs upkeep, just like you have to exercise to stay fit. I always joke that if I was as dedicate to my fitness routine as I am to my skincare, I’d give a VS Model a run for her money (not really – but you catch my drift).
I’m so happy that you enjoy The Sunday Facials I have been doing on my Instagram and Snapchat – one of the reasons for doing the Blog, was so I can put together even more in depth and targeted routines, so I’ll make sure I post them on here every Sunday too. Remember one person’s miracle in a jar, is another one’s poison. The most effective way to make positive changes in your skin is to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t and if I can help you along the way to ultra-healthy and flawless-looking skin for now and forever more, then I’ll consider my job done.
You can watch the latest of my Sunday Facial routines over on Instagram.