Breaking up with your significant other is rarely easy and time spent crying and feeling sad can have an impact on your appearance. Taking time to be kind to yourself is important, and although your looks are probably the last thing you’re thinking about at the moment, at some point you’re going to come out of the other side of the break up and want to get on with your life! We thought we’d take a look at five products which are essential, post break-up, to get you looking and feeling your best again.
If you’ve ever been through a hard time, you’ll know that sometimes it can feel like you’ve run a marathon even if you’ve barely moved, especially if you’ve been doing lots of crying. During times of stress, your muscles are naturally very tense (something to do with Fight or Flight, we suspect) so it’s essential to help your muscles to unwind if you want to feel normal again. The Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak is the perfect product to put into your bath to help to melt the tension away and soothe your aching limbs.
Florence Henderson knew what she was talking about in South Pacific when she sang “I’m gonna wash that man right outta my hair” – often, hair washing falls by the wayside when you’re doing Netflix marathons with a bottle of wine and a family-sized bag of Malteasers and one of the best ways to start feeling more human is to lather up your locks. This shampoo from Dermalogica is gentle but powerful and will wash way dirt and oils to leave your hair looking shiny and new.
Crying will inflame the eye area, leaving tissues congested with fluid and you looking like you’ve got ten rounds with one of the Klitschkos. To reduce this puffiness, you need Elemis Absolut Eye Mask which helps decongest, firm, tone and minimise dark circles. It lifts and revitalises tired eyes, and encourages cell renewal which supports the delicate eye tissue. Use twice a week for best results.
If you’ve been wallowing in misery and failing to take care of yourself then your skin is probably in desperate need of a boost and this tonifying lotion is just the product to give it to you. It’s light and refreshing with a sparkling fragrance which will invigorate your skin and awaken your senses. Ingredients include green tea essential water to help remove impurities and tighten pores as well as highly-fragranced Neroli Essential Oil to help protect, repair and fight against dehydration.
Is there anything more cathartic than the thought of physically brushing away traces of your old relationship?! This brush from Elemis is designed to be used to detoxify the skin by gentle brushing way the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing new, refreshed skin beneath and allowing you to reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve circulation and soften the skin.