Liz loves to pamper

Looking for ways to pamper yourself? It’s easy to let day-to-day life run away with us. Taking time to indulge in the things that make you feel good is essential for your health and wellbeing.

The great news is that there are so many different ways that we can wind down our bodies, enjoy a pamper and help relieve stress. Here are some of Liz’s favourite ways to unwind to give you a little inspiration.

Take time to breath

So often our breathing can become shallow, especially when we’re busy and stressed. When we don’t take in enough oxygen it contributes to our feelings of tension and tiredness, which soon shows in our face.

Here, Liz and Lily demonstrate some of the breathing exercises written about in Liz’s book, Skin, and you can also find some easy calming breathing exercises here.

Another great way to calm ourselves down is by doing some simple yoga poses and stretches. Studies have shown that yoga can decrease the secretion of cortisol, the primary stress hormone, which in turn can improve your overall health. Here, Liz guides you through a gentle sun salutation.

Liz loves to craft

Crafting is a wonderful way to incorporate more mindfulness into your day, while creating something that’s all your own.

Making candles is a relaxing way to pass the time while producing a beautiful item to keep around the home, or give as a gift. The True Grace Candle making kit is an ideal way to get started. True Grace is a fantastic British brand based in the West Country. The company creates sustainable and natural candles, diffusers, fragrances and lots of other lovely scented products.

Watch Liz below as she shows you how to use a True Grace candle making kit. Each kit contains everything you need to make six candles in three of True Grace’s best-selling fragrances: Moroccan Rose , Portobello Oud and Seashore. Enjoy an exclusive 10% discount at True Grace with the code LIZLOVES.

Soap making is another simple yet satisfying craft. We explain how to make your own soap with our guide here. Plus, watch below as Liz shows you how to make gorgeous scented soap for you and the family.

Shop the products Liz uses to make soap

Indulge in some self-care

Taking care of our bodies is the perfect way to add a little more pampering into your day.

Liz gives her a skin a little bit extra TLC by reaching for some of her go-to products from one of her favourite brands, Beauty Pie. This includes the Super Healthy Skin Nourishing Body Polish. Formulated in Italy, this amazing body scrub provides smoothing, skin softening and moisture in one. It’s enriched with nourishing omega-3 and 6 oils, mango and papaya enzymes, vitamin E, coconut milk and real orange, lemon and tonka bean essences.

Liz loves to follow this with the Super Healthy Skin Deluxe Moisture Body Creme. This creme is infused with liquid shea butter for a super luxurious feel. Don’t forget to use LIZLOVES at checkout to get your first month free at Beauty Pie.

Liz also loves the following pampering products:

A great way to nourish tired-looking skin is using a rich balm. Liz loves the great female-founded brand LBB skincare, and particularly rates the brand’s ultra-hydrating, multi-tasking stick balm called A-Game. This is a multi-tasking and versatile travel-friendly stick balm that melts on contact with skin. It revives and restores radiance to dehydrated and dull-looking skin. Enjoy a generous 20% off at LBB Skincare using code LIZLOVES.

Support your wellbeing from the inside

Liz loves the products from Life Armour. This brand create products from natural ingredients to promote your wellbeing. The company puts an emphasis on the need for calm, with its aim to provide a protective effect from the stresses of everyday life. Liz finds Life Armour’s Drops of Balance have made a real difference, helping to ease tension and reduce stress. Enjoy 15% off your order at Life Armour with the code LIZLOVES.

And of course, we couldn’t end without some tasty treats for you to indulge in. Studies show that eating dark chocolate reduces the risk of suffering from depression, along with a wealth of other health benefits.

Liz loves the ethical chocolate from Firetree Chocolate. This brand goes direct to the source to find the ingredients for its products. By trading with cocoa farmers directly, Firetree Chocolate pays a substantial premium above the market rate, giving farmers the chance to provide for their families and commit to high agricultural standards. The chocolate produced by Firetree is of premium quality with a rich cocoa content, providing that delicious chocolate hit without any hidden nasties and overloading on sugar! Enjoy 10% off your Firetree Chocolate order by using the code LIZLOVES at checkout.

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