How to Pamper Your Skin After a Long Week

Had a long, tiring, and stressful week? There’s a good chance that your skin is showing signs of this, be it in the form of dullness, roughness, acne, fine lines, or anything else. Either way, if your skin is looking as fed up as you feel, it’s time to give it some TLC.

How? Read on as Vivo Per Lei shares an ultra-relaxing ritual for pampering and reviving your complexion.

Step 1: Create a Calming Ambiance 

It’s not just your skin that would benefit from some pampering after a long week – your mind needs this too. After all, your skin and your brain are intricately connected. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious, this will reflect in your skin. Luckily, with skincare being a form of self care, spending some time bestowing love onto your complexion should help to give your mental health a boost too. It’s a win-win!

With that said, this becomes much easier if you set the tone by creating a calming ambiance for your pamper session. Start by turning your attention to lighting. Keep it dim but light a few candles, ideally the scented kind. Certain scents, such as lavender and jasmine, are revered for their soothing effects. They’ll make your pamper time feel all the more relaxing.

Then, turn on some calming music, or play a podcast that you’ve been meaning to listen to. Finally, turn off your phone, or at least set it to ‘do not disturb’. You don’t need any work emails pinging in or stress-inducing phone calls interrupting your precious me-time.

Step 2: Cleanse Your Face

Collagen Foaming Cleanser

To make sure that your skin fully benefits from all of the pampering products that you’re about to treat it to, you’ll need to begin by cleansing your face. If you don’t do this, you’ll be leaving a layer of dirt, sebum, and dead skin cells on your skin’s surface, which will only act as a barrier to anything else that you apply.

Since you want your skin to look and feel its very best, pick a cleanser that’s compatible with your skin type. If you have oily skin, you need a formula that’s going to successfully clear away excess sebum, but without stripping your skin completely dry. This is something that the Vivo Per Lei Collagen Foaming Cleanser excels at. It’s a sulfate-free product that’s infused with collagen, peptides, and vitamins.

On the other hand, if you have dry skin, you need a much gentler cleanser, ideally one that provides a moisture boost while it cleanses. This is why we created the Hyaluronic Acid Daily Facial Wash. It’s packed with sodium hyaluronate, amino acids, hemp seed oil, and red algae extract. These ingredients not only work to hydrate the skin but will also leave your skin barrier feeling stronger and more resilient. 

Step 3: Exfoliate Your Face

Now that you’re done cleansing your face, it’s time to exfoliate it. Unlike cleansing, which should be done daily, exfoliation should only be carried out a couple of times a week. Try saving it for your end-of-week pampering as this will give you better results from the other products that you treat your skin to. Just like with cleansing, exfoliation removes any impurities that would have otherwise formed a barrier against your skincare. 

Again, just like when choosing a cleanser, pick an exfoliator that’s suitable for your skin type. Your main choice lies between a chemical exfoliant or a physical exfoliant. Chemical exfoliators use hydroxy acids to exfoliate the skin while physical exfoliators contain an abrasive substance of some sort that ‘scrub’ away dead skin cells. 

Which is better? They both have their pros and cons. However, chemical exfoliants tend to be gentler because they don’t create friction when rubbed across the skin, making them a better choice for the delicate skin on the face. Physical exfoliants, on the other hand, work beautifully on the tougher skin on the body.

Step 4: Soak, Mask, and Hydrate

Fresh Eucalyptus Facial Mask

With your face being freshly exfoliated, it’s time for some indulgence. Run yourself a warm bath and, while the tub is filling, apply a mask to your face. A face mask is a great way to pamper your skin. Not only do they feel decadent, but they also provide a high concentration of actives to the skin. This enables them to improve the complexion in multiple ways.

Vivo Per Lei’s Crystal Gold Face Mask would be a great choice if you have dry or dehydrated skin. It’s brimming with hydrating and moisturizing ingredients. The fact that it’s a sheet mask helps to push all of those powerful compounds deeper into the skin.

Although that mask can be used on oily skin too, those with an acne-prone complexion may find the Fresh Eucalyptus Facial Mask more useful. It’s a clay and mud mask that boasts several ingredients that will soothe and balance the feel of your skin. The salicylic acid and lactic acid in this formula will also help to keep your pores clog-free.

While you’re masking and soaking, have a drink to hand so that you can keep your body hydrated. Whether this is a cup of green tea or a glass of lemon water, choose something alcohol-free that will keep your body quenched. If you end up languishing in your bath for too long, you’ll only end up dehydrating your skin. This is the last thing that you want to do, so some internal hydration is the best way to go!

Step 5: Exfoliate Your Body

Matcha Renewing Body Scrub and Butter

Before you step out of the bath, it’s time to show your body some love. We’ve already talked about exfoliating your face, so now it’s your body’s turn.

As we mentioned earlier, physical exfoliators are fantastic for the skin on the body. You’ll find several available from Vivo Per Lei, with the Hemp Body Scrub being one of our most popular. It’s a salt scrub that contains hemp seed oil – a fantastic ingredient for moisturizing the skin. Hemp seed oil has a very high fatty acid content that will leave your skin feeling ultra-soft and supple!

The Vivo Per Lei Matcha Renewing Body Scrub would also be a great choice. Again, it’s a salt scrub, with the natural minerals in salt highly effective at revitalizing the feel of the skin. Simply massage the scrub into your skin, making sure that you don’t use too much pressure, before rinsing it off.

Step 6: Moisturize Your Body

Hemp Oil Body Butter

Once you’re out of the bath, it’s vital that you give your body some moisture before you get dressed. Exfoliation leaves the skin vulnerable to dryness and damage, making a moisturizer essential.

What you choose to moisturize with will, once again, depend on your skin type. If your skin is quite oily and you’re prone to body acne, then you’ll need a lightweight body lotion, just like the Soothing Eucalyptus Body Lotion from Vivo Per Lei. The eucalyptus leaf extract in this lotion will leave your skin feeling less greasy but wonderfully hydrated.

If your skin is dry, then a body lotion isn’t going to be enough. You’ll need something thicker and richer, like a body butter. The Hemp Oil Body Butter is exceptionally moisturizing – perfect for countering the feeling of dryness! The Citrus Glow Body Butter has the same effect but boasts such a rejuvenating scent.

If your skin is crying out for more moisture after applying a body butter, pamper your dry areas with a body oil. The Jojoba Flower Body Oil from Vivo Per Lei contains just five ingredients, with each one offering an array of benefits to the skin. Between jojoba oil, which is intensely hydrating, sweet almond oil, which is packed with fatty acids, and vitamin E for its moisturizing properties, one application of this and your dry skin won’t feel quite as dry anymore!

Step 7: Hydrate Your Face

24K Caviar Gold Serum

Now that your body has been taken care of, it’s time to turn your attention back to your face. Hydration should be your priority, which is best done with a serum. Serums are able to dive deep into the complexion, taking their moisture with them.

The most hydrating serums around will contain a blend of humectants. These are ingredients with moisture-binding properties. They’ll immediately hydrate and plump up the look of your skin, providing an instant moisture boost.

The Vivo Per Lei 24K Gold Caviar Serum is chock-full of humectants. With sodium hyaluronate, beta-glucan, amino acids, and caviar extract, it’s a superstar at hydrating the skin. It also contains retinol, a potent form of vitamin A. If you’ve been battling with the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, or dullness, retinol is an ingredient that you most definitely want in your skincare routine!

Step 8: Moisturize Your Face

Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Day Cream

You’re almost done pampering your skin – you now just need to moisturize your face! This will lock in all of the moisture that you’ve just applied while keeping your skin feeling soft and silky.

There are so many different moisturizers out there, so in addition to picking one that matches your skin type, look for a formula that can also help to tackle any visible skin concerns that you’re dealing with. For example, if the appearance of aging has been getting you down, moisturize with the Vivo Per Lei Anti-Aging Face Cream. Regular use will leave your skin looking firmer and tighter.

Meanwhile, the Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Day Cream would be a good choice for thirsty skin, while the Marine Sensitive Facial Hydro-Gel is loved by those with sensitive skin. 

If you want to keep things simple with an all-rounder that can help with everything, the Marine Ultimate All Skin Cream won’t let you down!

Pampering Your Skin With Vivo Per Lei

Pampering your skin and showing it some love is a great way to wind down and relax after a long and tiring week. Not only will this little slice of me-time leave you feeling more relaxed, but the way in which your skin will glow after you’ve followed the steps that we’ve shared above will be just as rewarding! 

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