They say that beauty is more than skin-deep.

On the surface, cleansing, toning, moisturising, buffing and tanning can create clear, glowing skin and a healthy dose of self-confidence, but, with a little intention too, a skincare and grooming routine can become so much more.

Rather than simply going through the motions, a beauty routine can be a nourishing ritual and act of self-love – so give yourself some #SunkissedSelfLove.

 

Weekly ritual:

In our relentlessly busy lives, it’s easy to neglect taking care of yourself. Just as you would make time for work or exercise, dedicating time and space to caring for yourself makes it routine rather than just another chore. It’s a great time to reflect on the week gone by and set your intentions for the week to come.

A soak in the bath is a great way to melt into a calmer state – maybe adding some salts or a favourite foam. We suggest applying a face mask or hair mask while you lie back and relax – letting go of the week gone by and starting the new week afresh.

Once the skin is dried, now would be a good time to exfoliate and buff. We love the Sunkissed Tan Be Gone Double Sided Exfoliating Mitt. Any remnants of tan can be exfoliated with the purple side of the mitt and then flip it to the pink side to buff and prime the skin.

Once your skin is buffed and moisturised, applying a self-tan will ensure you’re set to glow all week long. We love the Sunkissed Express 1 Hour Tan – it’s really lightweight and so easy to apply. If you prefer a longer-lasting tan, the Sunkissed Self Tan Mousse (Medium) creates a gorgeous, natural-looking bronze tan, while also moisturising the skin with its hydrating ingredients of aloe vera and glycerine.

To apply with a professional touch, we’ve fallen for the amazing Sunkissed Face & Body Tanning Brush. It’s an angled brush so it’s excellent for blending in those tricky spots like knees, feet, elbows and hands. It’s super-soft too, so it feels extra nurturing.

In the winter, when your body is a little more covered, we like the Sunkissed Facial Tanning Mist as a simple-to-use alternative for a healthy glow for the face and neck.

Morning ritual:

Start the day by asking yourself: “How do I want to feel?”

While you contemplate the day ahead, massage the Sunkissed Skin Collagen & Vitamin C Skin Firming Seruminto the skin. Physical touch encourages the release of ‘happy hormones’, so not only will massaging the skin improve circulation and decrease puffiness, but will give you a sense of vitality inside and out.

We love to add to this natural glow with the Sunkissed Baked To Perfection Blush & Highlight Duo, applied with the Sunkissed Bronzing Brush, followed by the Sunkissed Make Me Fancy palette. So, how do you want to feel? Let your eyes do the talking with this palette which has a colour for every mood.

For the finishing touch, you can’t beat the Sunkissed Mega Long False Effect Lash Mascara. It’s a vegan-friendly formula which will darken and define lashes and give your eyes the appearance of being larger and more open.

Nighttime ritual: 

Making a ritual of your bedtime routine can give your body the signal that it is time to rest. Ideally, set aside phones and screens to eliminate blue light, which tricks your brain into thinking it's still daytime!

Cleanse the day away. Our pick is the Sunkissed Skin Purifying Cleansing Foamer which has a 95% natural and vegan formula. Massage into the face gently, rinse away and then pat the Sunkissed Skin Niacinamide Night Repair Serum into clean, dry skin.

 

And relax!

 

 

Photo credits: @meagan_got_motivated & @lydiaxrosado