Sundays Are About Organising
I’ve never relaxed on a Sunday, I think having kids as well, and having to get them ready for school has always been a key part of that, so my Sunday is about getting organised. I guess though, I relax by cleaning the kitchen; it sounds bizarre, but I relax when I’m organised. During the day I potter in the kitchen, make lunch and then I start organising for Monday; that means the kitchen’s immaculate, my work bag is packed, my emails are up to date and I pack my tech bag, depending on if I’m going into the office or travelling.
I love doing emails over the weekend when everyone else is relaxing because then you don’t get the reply straight away. It’s easier to manage and it means I don’t have to be on email first thing on a Monday morning. It also means I can get my youngest son out to school on a Monday without stressing. Once I’ve done all that I’ll settle down and watch TV with my husband as the kids are at an age where they don’t want anything to do with us!
There’s Always A Full Beauty Routine
My beauty routine on a Sunday is not really any different to any other evening because I’m renowned for doing a full routine every night. I do my usual skincare routine in the morning, then in the evening I’ll do a light cleanse because I’ve already washed it in the morning and I generally don’t go out on a Sunday. So, I’ll do a light cleanse just to get rid of the general day, if I’ve been in the garden or something. I’ll use one of Tata Harper’s cleansers, I love all of them, I’m always saying that, but they’re great. Then I’ll do a proper acid, something like Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula, £19.
I Alternate My Ingredients
If I’m doing a Sunday night mask, it’ll be either an exfoliating mask like Oskia Renaissance Mask, £70 or a hydrating mask such as Sisley-Paris Express Flower Gel, £105. I’ll do an exfoliating one before I use my peel pads and hydrating post acid. I don’t usually use a retinol when I’m using acids, I tend to hydrate; I’m a lot about hydration these days especially with a tan in the summer. Throughout the winter I’ll likely use more retinol, something like Clark's Botanicals Retinol Rescue Overnight Cream, £105 or Chantecaille Retinol Intense +, £112.
My Haircare Has To Be Hydrating
I wash my hair in the morning with Oribe or Living Proof. Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo for Beautiful Color, £44.5 is my current favourite, but I love anything hydrating because I’ve got dry, over-processed hair. I can’t use anything with SLS in it, my scalp doesn’t like it.
My Bodycare Needs To Be Uplifting
When it comes to shower gel, I love Aromatherapy Associates – always the Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath and Shower Oil, £50. I do like REN Clean Beauty Neroli and Grapefruit Body Wash too, but whatever it is it has to be wakey wakey. I’ll give my skin an extra boost on a Sunday and use Malin + Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub, £29 and apply a rich body lotion afterwards.