How I Relax & Unwind After Work

After an early start and a long day at work, I look forward to a relaxing evening indoors. Don’t get me wrong, although I may sound like an old granny, I promise I’m not! But seriously, I really do look forward to chilling out at home, especially at the beginning of the week to prepare for a busy weekend.

I’ve decided to write this post to introduce you to some of my favourite products I’ve been using recently to help me unwind. I’ll also take you through how I spend a standard evening indoors after a day at work.

I usually get home from work around 6:30pm on a normal day, sometimes later if I’m particularly busy in the office. The first thing I do when I step through the door (after being knocked to the ground by a couple of extremely excited dogs!), is change into comfy clothes, tie my hair up and take my make up off! Having a fresh make up-free face after a long day is the best feeling. 

I’ll light my Rodial candle (pictured above) to fill my room with the most relaxing scent. It smells like fresh bedsheets with a hint of citrus and instantly makes me feel at home. 

My face is usually feeling dry due to the air conditioning in the office and the horrible weather we’ve been having recently in London, so I’ll cleanse my face with my Dermalogica Cleanser and then slather on some Rodial X-treme Hangover Mask. What I love about Rodial products are that you can really feel them working. I feel a slight tingling sensation when I apply the mask, telling me it’s getting to work on my skin! 

I rinse with warm water after about 15 minutes, and then use a Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix pad to exfoliate my skin. They contain glycolic acid which helps to resurface the skin and improve skin tone, as well as hyaluronic acid to moisturise and blue daisy to soothe and calm. 

Finally, I’ll spray my Dermalogica Multi-Active toner all over my face. 

I’ll also run tons of Argan Oil through my hair, except for the roots, and leave it in until I wash my hair later. My cupboard is stocked with Argan oil. I am obsessed with the stuff and I believe it’s the cause for my rapid hair growth. The three I’m loving at the moment are Richard Ward anti-ageing argan elixir, Redken all soft argan oil and DGJ Berutti Oil with Argan Oil. I put it on my hair when it’s wet and also once it’s dry. I carry a bottle in bag at work and apply it whenever I need a boost of shine and control. 

After eating my dinner, I’ll either take some photos for my blog or finish a post ready to schedule it for 7:00am the following morning.  I’ll also catch up on social media and any TV shows I’ve missed whilst I run a bath. I’m loving first dates and Taking New York at the moment, so I have to make sure I’m all caught up!

There is nothing more relaxing that a boiling hot bath! I’ll throw a bath bomb into the water to make the whole bathroom smell amazing, and then sink into the water and forget about everything for a while! I’m using the Richard Ward Keratin Volume Shampoo and Conditioner at the moment and I love how big, bouncy and healthy it makes my hair feel. 

After my bath, I’ll run some more argan oil through the ends of my wet hair and blast it dry in minutes using the Jose Eber Infrared hair dryer.

The rest of my evening is spent in front of the TV with a big mug of tea, before finally going to sleep around 11pm with my alarm clock set for 7am the following morning, ready for another day!

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