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HOW TO DE-STRESS | PRESS PAUSE

 

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Last year I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, it led me to realise that my body needed more than just sleep to switch off, I need actual time, to breathe and be myself, alone. Since finishing my course of Accutane I am loving being able to pamper my skin again and decided to combine my me time with pamper time. It’s something I always loved in my teens, sitting beside my mum our toes in the bath and giggling so much that our facemasks would crack. Todays post contains sponsored paid for advertorial and is in collaboration with Origins.

Sunday is my go-to me day, a day when I can catch up on emails, press pause and disappear upstairs for ten minutes. My masking experience has gone from any mask I can find to something much more personal, made to measure and most importantly good for my skin. Origins is a brand that has always had a place in my bathroom, from my mothers to mine and now they’ve added an ingredient to their new range of powder face masks I know you will all adore. Tea! Not just tea, RitualiTea is inspired by all of the beautiful tea rituals from around the world. There are three blends for you to choose from including Oolong La, Feeling Rosy and Matcha Madness.

My current favourite of the three is Matcha Madness and derives of course from Green Tea and Matcha, two ingredients that have been hot on the health list for several years and for good reason. Everyone knows a cup of tea can help relieve stress, improve focus and aid a wakeful relaxation. Perfect for a bit of me time.

All you need is ten minutes. I head upstairs, pop on my timer and use the mixing tool to spoon to two scoops of Matcha Madness and two spoonfuls of water into the beautiful mixing bowl. Once mixed, I carefully spoon onto my face and then spend the rest of my time stretching my muscles back to full length after a busy week, it’s the best way to feel back to myself before the week begins again.

Once my ten minutes are over I head into the bathroom and gently rinse off the mask. You can feel the difference as soon as you apply water, my skin feels softer and so much brighter with a healthy glow. The perfect start to a makeup-free Sunday. To see my skin for yourself please head to my YouTube channel where you can see my 10 minute press pause moment in full.

I cannot recommend you find your own press pause moment enough and am sure, like me, you’ll love combining the experience with your own RitualiTea Mask. As a gift Origins have very kindly offered all of my readers a complimentary mixing bowl worth £15 when you use the code CARLY at checkout. Offer is available until 1st of October 2016.* *Terms and conditions apply. See origins.co.uk for details.

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Todays post contains sponsored paid for advertorial and is in collaboration with Origins. Offer is available until 1st of October 2016.* *Terms and conditions apply. See origins.co.uk for details.