Products you should buy to have a more enjoyable time at home

The quarantine can leave some feeling numb, stuck at home all day with nothing to do. Our houses have transformed from a place to rest at night to become a workplace, school, and where we can rehabilitate ourselves. Change your home and turn it into a positive and comforting haven by upgrading yourself first. How about refreshing your days by adding these products to your daily routine?

Stress can lead to the neglect of your own body, and it is important to keep up both your mental and physical health in this pandemic. As days pass by without going out, you may feel as if showering is not necessary. Keeping yourself sanitary is essential. Let’s start with body care:

BODY CARE

Shower Gel

Start off the morning with a steaming shower with the Rituals’ Shower Foam Flower £7.90 for 200ml

This Shower Foam has hints of lilies and peaches, perfect for all who love fruity and floral scented products. The fun has only started, this product pumps out as a blooming flower!

Body Scrub

Is your skin getting clogged and dull? Maybe you should try out an exfoliating scrub. This body exfoliator is a best-seller in many countries. Try out: Frank Body’s Original Coffee Scrub.

This scrub can fight breakouts, fades scars and marks and is also vegan and cruelty free! Infused with Vitamin E and almond oil, your skin will feel supple and tighter after using this scrub.

£12.95 for 200g
Body Oil

Moisturising is a must, especially in the cold and dry weather this upcoming winter. L’Occitane’s Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil is perfect for you.

Formulated with over 50% almond oil, your skin will feel like satin after using this product. This body oil naturally enriches your skin with Omega-6, Omega-3 and Camelina Oil.

£36.00 for 100ml

Healthy hair makes all the difference in your looks, even though haircare is very overlooked compared to other beauty products. Most hair products people focus on are shampoos and conditioner – the basic necessities. But there are so much more you can indulge on to make your hair shiny, moisturized and voluminous.

HAIR CARE

Shampoo and Conditioner

Every hair care starts with shampoo, but you probably already have this at home. A pro tip is to check which shampoo works well with your hair type. This is the make or break in your shampoo, so why not try out Function of Beauty? They have a 2-minute quiz to find out which hair type you have, and you can customise what hair goals you want to achieve. Check out: https://www.functionofbeauty.com/

From straight to curly, dry to oily hair, this brand can create the perfect shampoo and conditioner for you. It sits well on your shelf as well, as you can customise the colour and put your name on the bottle. So cute!

£37.99 for 473 ml of Shampoo and Conditioner
Scalp Exfoliator

This product is so underrated that it is almost unknown. The scalp exfoliator is good for removing impurities and build up. Anything the shampoo can’t pick up; the exfoliator will go in and do its job. It’s simple: a happy scalp leads to healthy hair! Try out Le Labo’s Scrub Shampoo.

Formulated with methol and avocado oil, this scrub has a cooling effect while moisturizing the roots – don’t worry, it won’t make you look oily though. A citrus smell paired with basil will surely make your hair smell so fresh. Moreover, it is vegan, cruelty-free and paraben free.

£31 for 300g
Hair Mask

If you’re tired of dry and split ends, you should definitely try out a hair mask. More moisturising than your regular conditioner, you can get results even if you only use this product once a week. Try: Davine’s NOUNOU Nourishing Repair Mask.

Bring the moisture back into your locks. This hair mask is made with olive butter, jojoba oil and cherry oil – used to reduce flyaways, soften, moisturise, volumise and many more. Look forward to having healthy, shiny and soft hair after using this.

£23.00 for 250 ml

SKIN CARE

Face Wash

Keeping your face clean of debris is essential to having clear skin. Most dermatologists recommend washing your face twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser is “perfect for extra-sensitive skin”, says Makeup artist Sofia Strykova.

It gently cleanses while keeping your skin soft and soothing. With soy proteins, rosewater and cucumber extract, this facewash is perfect for all skin types. It also removes makeup and tones your face, so you don’t need to spend more money on toner.

£30 for 150ml
Face Oil


Even if your skin is oily, your skin can thrive with using facial oils. With the cold weather coming, you want to make sure you are hydrating your skin well, so it doesn’t age faster. A well-moisturised skin is the best way to reduce fine lines. Try out The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

Rosehip has been used as a folk remedy, and it’s no wonder why. It reduces fine lines, promotes skin regeneration and also rehydrate dry itchy skin. Filled with amino acids, vitamins and Omega-6, this oil is definitely all you need.

£9 for 30ml
SPF

Did you know that sun damage is the number one cause of skin aging? Yes, sunscreen is that important! Don’t worry, we’ve found one that’s perfect for you: Shiseido’s Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42 Sunscreen.

Even in the wintertime, it is recommended to apply sunscreen because there are still UV rays coming through. This sunscreen is ultra-light, doesn’t leave a white cast, and nourishing.

£36 for 50ml

Freshen up your home with these new gadgets and scents.

Candle

New candles turn your space in an instant, fragrance is really a game changer for moods. The Peace + Tranquility candle by Chesapeake Bay will inspire, calm, and enhance your mood on its first lighting.

This fragrance includes exotic jasmine, cashmere, musk and sandalwoods. It has excellent reviews worldwide, and it surely will be your new favourite as well.

£12.50 for 50 hours burn time
Facial Treatment

You will be wondering why you haven’t got this earlier. The Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment really is a great splurge. You can get professional facial results with only this one treatment.

It comes with 3 LED lights and T-Sonic Pulsations, targeting different imperfections which means it can be customised to suit your needs. The UFO stands for Ur Future Obsession, and we totally agree.

Smart Mirror

Tired of seeing your face in the same mirror? You should save up for one of the most creative inventions in the beauty industry: the smart mirror. Not only is this HiMirror Mini 64G compatible with Alexa, it also connects to your social media – so you can scroll through your Instagram feed while doing your makeup.

This mirror comes with LED lights so that you can view your skin clearly. It also has a skin analyser, meaning that you can track how your skin does with each skincare product you decide to use. How fun!

£189

Written by Sally Ellin