LifeSince going freelance my morning has become increasingly important to me. When I used to have to get up and out of the house to get to work I had limited time to get ready and I didn't treat my morning with much importance. Now I have time to take it a little easier as I don't have to factor in a commute to work, these days I try to spend at least an hour on myself and my mornings have become my favourite part of the day. I was recently sent the new All Bright range by Botanics to try in my relaxing morning routine.
My Relaxing Morning Routine
After waking up I make myself a cuppa, either green tea or earl grey depending on my mood and I whip up a green smoothie, during the week I always have a healthy breakfast so that I can treat myself at the weekend. Whilst sipping my smoothie I watch some trashy tv like Project Runway and then I pop my gym clothes on for a workout. I love the Fitness Blender workout programmes and I usually do around 30 mins of HIIT cardio or kickboxing.
After a shower it's onto treating my face to a mini pamper session. I always wash my face with a very gentle cleanser and the one I love at the minute is the Centella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser by Kiehl's (what a mouthful) after rinsing my face I popped on a thin layer of the Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub where I needed it. My skin needs a bit of exfoliation around my nose, chin and cheeks, I'm very lucky and I don't often get spots but those areas seem to get the most congested.
The scrub contains walnut shell and apricot seeds for a physical polish and well as natural AHAs that smooth the skin for a brighter completion.
After that scrubbing my skin needs a good moisturiser and the Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream also contains SPF15 to help protect your skin from the sun. I always use Boots sun screen as I believe that they offer up the best protection from the sun, it's great to see that their Botanics range also include 5 star protection from UVA and UVB rays.
The star of the show has to be the Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm which adds a subtle glow. I love this product for any no make up days to make my skin look a little more healthy and lit from within. I don't wear foundation (because I'm lazy) and adding a few dots to the tops of my cheekbones makes me look a little more put together.
I used to use Botanics a lot whilst I was a student as the products are so affordable but as their range has been expanding and new exciting products are being added it was great to have to opportunity to try Botanics products again. I love the fact that Botanics use active plant extracts approved by Kew Royal Botanic Gardens (one of my favourite things to do in London btw) whilst still remaining affordable.
Other important points to mention is that all the products are made without parabens, they're also not tested on animals and the packaging is is made using a minimum of 25% recycled materials.
The products I used are Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub £3.99, Botanics All Bright Hydrating Day Cream SPF15 £4.99 and the Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm £6.99.
Thank you to Boots Botanics for sending me these products to review.