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An hour a day just for you

As the days get shorter and the nights longer, it will soon be time to set our clocks back an hour. A tradition dating back to 1916 in the UK, resetting the time allowed farmers to get a headstart on the day, making the most of the limited daylight hours. But it isn’t only farmers who should get to reap the benefits of that extra hour, you can too. 

At allbeauty we believe in the importance of “me time”, those all too often infrequent moments when we prioritise our own mental wellbeing over the humdrum of daily life.

This Autumn, we challenge you to make the most of gaining an hour by adding self-care to your daily routine. One hour a day, just for you. 

It may sound like a pipe-dream, but taking an hour a day to show yourself some love is a habit that simply takes commitment on your part. It may be going to bed an hour early to enjoy a morning lie-in, or an early start to allow you to begin the day with a face mask and pedicure. Small changes can make a big difference to the quality of your daily life. 


Need inspiration? Here are some of the allbeauty team’s top suggestions for how to spend your power-hour:

Sleep

It may not be the most indulgent or glamorous option on our list, but sleep tops the charts for one of the most beneficial ways to spend an extra hour. Whether it means preparing your lunch and outfit the evening before, or hitting the hay earlier, getting an additional hour of sleep will leave you feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to face the day.

Encourage the sandman with these sleep-inducing secret weapons.

Smile Makers 

Ooh-er! Taking some time for self-discovery between the sheets is a fantastic way to prioritise your wellbeing. An orgasm releases oxytocin and dopamine, so you’ll not only be feeling great physically but will also reduce stress, relieve pain and boost your confidence. What better way to start the day?! Evening me-time comes with the added bonus of getting a better night’s sleep too! Win/win!

Pelvic Floor Trainer

It may not seem like the most thrilling way to indulge in self-care (especially after the previous suggestion), but taking time out of your day to do pelvic floor exercises is an investment in your future self. An estimated 3-6 million people in the UK experience urinary incontinence, minimise your risk with targeted pelvic floor training.

Candle and a Bath 

The ultimate in relaxation, a steaming bath paired with a fragrant candle is an ideal way to end the day. Let the heat of the tub soothe your muscles and soften your skin, while an aromatic candle indulges your senses and promotes relaxation. Perfection!

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Face Mask 

We lead busy lives and our skin bears the brunt of that. Sensitivity, dehydration, sun-damage and exposure to pollution are all common factors that lead to lack lustre skin. With a range of face masks designed to target the full spectrum of dermatological complaints, treat yourself at least once a week, preferably in the company of a good book.

Foot mask / Pedicure

Feet are one of the most hardworking parts of our body but are rarely shown the care they deserve, particularly once the sandals have been packed away for the year. Show your tootsies some love with a weekly pedicure and foot mask available at allbeauty

Hair Treatments

As the clocks go back and Autumn arrives, our hair has a season of woolly hats, rain and wind to contend with. Treat your locks to regular moisturising hair masks to condition and strengthen your strands from root to tip.

Teeth Whitening 

With the cooler weather, we all reach for a comforting tea or coffee a little more often. Don’t let your teeth suffer for it. With the iWhite Instant Teeth Whitening Kit, you can have a whiter, brighter smile in just 20 minutes a day. The question is, what will you do with your other 40 minutes of me-time?! 


With such a wide range of ideas for prioritising your wellbeing, be sure to put the October 27th in your diary as the day your new self-care routine begins – you deserve it. 

 

WIN! Energy Boosters Set From Neom Organics

Recharge your beauty routine + WIN £85 worth of Neom goodies!

You might be looking forward to an extra hour in bed this weekend thanks to the clocks going back, but here’s three ways to recharge your beauty routine that are better than sleep – yes, really! 

The clocks go back this Sunday (28th October 2018) but rather than spending an extra hour asleep, we’ll be bounding out of bed thanks to Neom! Their Scent To Boost Your Energy Range is complex blend of 21 first-pressed essential oils such as lemon and basil, purposefully chosen to encourage pure, natural energy.

For your chance to win a selection of Scent To Boost Your Energy goodies worth £85, simply enter the competition below and tell us how you’ll be spending your extra hour! Here’s our ideal way to start the day:

1. Relax in the bath

How many of us make time for a bath nowadays? Especially in the morning?! Though delightfully relaxing, baths don’t have to be before bed. Rather than spending an extra hour lounging in bed, try waking up slowly with the Neom Organics Energy Burst Bath & Shower Drops. Catch up on social media, watch an episode of your favourite show, tune into the morning news or finally start reading that book you’ve been meaning to read- you’ll be ready for the day in no time!

2. Pop a face mask on

Everyone loves a face mask, but the Sleep Power Recharge Mask from thisworks is an allbeauty favourite! Designed to recharge and re-energise skin, this bright blue mask helps clear skin and leaves it feeling softer and looking more refreshed. Apply an even layer all over your face and leave for at least 30 minutes.

3. Exfoliate

Probably the most skipped part of anyshower routine, exfoliating is super important to prevent dead skin build-up and unclog pores. It’s also a great way to add a little zing in your step in the morning! We love the Grumpy Cow Uplifting Shower Scrub from Cowshed. Made from bamboo scrub particles and with energising ginseng extracts, massge into wet skin to boost circulation and nourish skin.