Today is national bathtub party day, which is a great reminder to take a bath with all the extra fluff! Adding bath oils, lighting candles and taking some time for yourself is what this day is all about. It is the perfect day for it here in SoCal, as it is rainy, cold and we even had a double rainbow this A.M.!
For me there is nothing more relaxing than a bath and I take them at least four times a week. I use it to have a bit of quiet and also take time for my skincare routine. I exfoliate and mask with each bath which helps me to remember to get that done. Here is my routine:
I also light candles and listen to my favorite podcast to make it even more special. For me this is the ultimate self care and I feel so rejuvenated after a long day when I do this. So you don't need a special national bathtub party day to treat yourself to some self care. When I take the time to do this I am never sorry.
Now that we are officially in the holiday mode I want to share some of my favorite travel essentials since many people travel this time of year. These are items that keep my life simple, my skin hydrated and my sleep regular!
1. Sleep Accessories!
If I don't have my sleep right I will not have the glowing skin I want. It is the most important thing!
I have become more picky over the years with my sleep environment and now I like to bring a few things with me when I travel. My pillow is key and another thing I have also started to bring is my beloved eye pillow. I need it dark when I sleep and I love this one from Free People (pictured above).
I also love to spray this Magnesium spray from EASE, to replenish magnesium in my body. When that is at a decent level stress is reduced and sleep enhanced. I love to do this right on my chest each night when I lay down.
2. Two for One Products
I like to pack light so I try not to overpack my cosmetic bag. I use a tinted moisturizer with an SPF for my face and I use that for my foundation during the day. I also love travel sizes when flying so I don't have to check my bag. I love this one from Raw Elements, it has super clean ingredients and great protection from the sun.
3. Items to Hydrate
The more hydrated your body is the more beautiful your skin will be! I love to take electrolytes every day in my water to keep me super hydrated and replenished. These NUUN tablets are small and portable and you take one tablet in your water. They taste great too, I love the tri berry flavor.
We go to the desert each winter and I get insanely dry the minute I arrive. I keep the REPAIR toner by my side and use it through out the day just to keep my skin feeling normal. It is now in a travel size so it can come on board the plane. Which is the perfect time to spritz away as the moisture gets zapped out of the skin on flights. The lavender scent can keep the stress at bay from how chaotic the holidays can get! Check out more of the benefits here, REPAIR toner
Thanksgiving is upon us and in some cases the holiday can lead to under sleeping, over eating and stress. All three can also lead to a lackluster skin so I am going to give you three tips to keep your skin looking its best this holiday season!
1. Add some extra self care
Taking some time to do something for yourself can do wonders. For me a hot bath and a facial mask helps me rejuvenate. A walk outdoors, even five minutes in quiet or listening to a meditation app is also amazing for stress. This is especially wonderful if you have loud kids home from the school the whole week ;).
This time of year can be ultra dry and everyone I talk to is telling me how dry their skin is. Drinking extra water, adding electrolytes to your water and topically adding in moisture will help a ton. I use my Repair toner not only in the morning but throughout the day this time of year. And since you can use on top of makeup it makes it a great solution for dry and dehydrated skin.
3. Take it up a notch!
Go for a little extra special skin treat. A facial, a new hand held micro current device or red light will help brighten and hydrate. I am loving my NuFace hand held micro current device! More details on this to come. I also have a scheduled facial with one of my favorite estheticians the weekend after Thanksgiving to get back on track and holiday ready.
Enjoy this holiday season and take some time for yourself!
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I am so excited to share my new product look, website and new star product UNDO serum! My products remain as naturally derived and effective as always with a new modern feel. As I move into highly active facial and anti aging products, I continue to honor my commitment to clean and when possible organic ingredients, that deliver pure results.
The biggest news is my all new UNDO facial serum, which has been a labor of love. You can read more about it here UNDO facial serum I also have added a deluxe travel size REPAIR toner so you can easily take it with you every where you go. If you have been with me for a while you will notice each product has a new name and an overall new look.
My blog and shop are now in one place making it easier to navigate and I would love to hear feedback and any requests for future products. Lots of exciting things to come! Thank you for visiting Simply Jess Skin Care!
As an esthetician and skin care educator who has worked in almost every facet of this amazing industry, my journey began not only with a quest to heal and correct skin but to connect with people. I have spent my 15 year career as an esthetician in the treatment room in every type of spa, as well as a trainer for multiple luxury brands, where I have had the privilege of traveling all over the world.