PS: How do you use your night-time routine to wind down after a long day?
RB: I usually do one round of cleansing before jumping in the shower and I do the second cleanse in the shower with the warm water on my skin, so by the time I get out my body is already starting to feel more relaxed. I then take my time to gently apply my toner, serum, exfoliant and to massage my moisturiser and eye cream in.
I think it's the slowing down of the process, and taking my time to gently apply each step that feels so calming. I also try to do this at the very end of my day, so I can just jump into bed and snuggle my dog without having anything else to do or worry about so that the calm vibes I created during my skincare routine last as long as possible.
PS: The way our skin appears can also be a big indicator of our mental health, revealing signs of stress etc. — do you alter your daily skincare routine when you notice signs of this occurring?
RB: I'm a big fan of adjusting all of my beauty routines (hair, body, skin) to suit what it feels like they're really needing at the time. When it comes to my skin, I'll generally notice either blemishes starting to appear or dryness occuring. I'll usually do a face mask when this happens to try and combat it, but also to add that extra self-care factor.
The Swisse Hyaluro-Natural Intensive Hydrating Mask is a favourite of mine for when my skin is starting to feel a little dry and stressed, and if it's starting to show blemishes I'll swap it for their Matcha Tea Anti-Pollution Clay Mask instead.
PS: Do you use any beauty tools that amplify the relaxation aspect of your routine?
RB: When I'm feeling the need to relax and unwind, I'll pop on some calming music, my favourite candle and lay on my bed whilst using my rose quartz facial roller to massage oils and serums into my face. It's blissful! I can't say that I do this every day, but it feels like such a treat when I do make the time for it.
PS: What products do you use to promote feeling great on the inside and out?
RB: Working from the inside out, I like to take a probiotic (every day), collagen (less often than I probably should) and a hair, skin and nails supplement (every other day). A weekly face mask helps with feeling great on the outside, along with filling in my eyebrows which is the one makeup step I've decided that I cannot live without!
Swisse Hyaluro-Natural Intensive Hydrating Mask ($17.99)