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Abigail Ahern x Wildsmith Skin

Create your cocooning ritual this season with Abigail Ahern and Wildsmith Skin.

Self-care in the cooler months often comes in the form of small rituals we welcome when the dark nights draw in. This season we meet with Wildsmith to talk ‘taking time’ just for you, and how to create nourishing moments in a home you love. 

About Wildsmith Skin

Wildsmith Skin are a botanicals-obsessed skincare brand with a beautiful sensibility that are committed to cruelty free, sustainable and environmentally sensitive practices. We share Wildsmith’s beliefs that making small changes, whether that's in our homes or self-care habits, can be transformative in promoting daily wellness. 

Gently unfurl from waking & set the right tone

For all interiors, lighting sets the mood. Illuminate dark mornings with little table lamps and use warm LED bulbs for a gentle glow rather than a harsh overhead light. Once you've stretched, and your eyes have adjusted, kick off with some essential skincare that will set you up for the day. Wildsmith - Dual Action Exfoliating Treatment provides an absolutely divine scent to wake up to and gently removes dead skin cells and unblocks pores, promoting a smoother brighter complexion for the day ahead.

Make your sink a regular checkpoint

For many of us our home is our office, gym, classroom and much more. Your sink can be a good anchor - safely away from your desk (usually!) and a place that we can return to throughout the day. Surround your sink with inviting home accessories and mood-boosting botanicals. Even a single stem can be a beautiful visual pick-me-up. Then choose the right hand-wash, one that stimulates your olfactory senses like the Wildsmith luxurious set which includes a botanically infused hand wash made with fragrant linden, roman chamomile and cedarwood.

Top Tip: Apply hand lotion, and cup your hands towards your face to inhale the soothing natural botanicals. Take a few deep breaths and let the calming effect of Linden and Roman Chamomile transport you to the English countryside.

Creating your own little rituals and taking some time for yourself  will really benefit how your skin looks and feels.  It’s so easy to get bogged down in the ‘everyday’  but making those little pockets of ‘me time’ will help towards creating a little bit more calm in our lives, something I’m sure we all need a little (or a lot) more of.

Hydrate & Wind Down

Relaxing into a nice warm bath or shower in the evening and then applying a body lotion or oil will give your skin the moisture it needs in colder months. Wildsmith - Stillness Body Oil will help to get you into that evening mode where you can start to switch off. As with all of Wildsmith, it’s not only the sumptuous feel of the oil, but it’s the smell that encourages relaxation, chamomile, English lavender and rose geranium oil calms, quietens and soothes the mind. Smatter your bathroom with scented candles, and mood-enhancing home accessories to create a space you love to spend time in and that beckons you to linger. 

Prepare your Bedside Saviours

The final ritual of the day.  Your bedroom should be a calm and cosy space with plenty of textiles, mood lighting and a bedside table to house your essentials: a good book, jug of water, an ambient table lamp and room for your nighttime skin saviour like Wildsmith’s Platinum Booster. This is Abi’s favourite and it feels like the ultimate luxury. It can be used as part of your morning skin care routine after cleansing or  at night to provide an instant glow thanks to its collagen boosting matrix and encapsulated oxygen which helps to plump and hydrate your skin. 

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