How does the founder of clean, natural hair care brand Briogeo unwind on a Sunday? With a neat edit of the best of the best in skin, hair and body care and plenty of rest and relaxation. Read on to find out more…
The Wind Down
I start to wind down at about 7pm with trying to get to bed by 10pm on Sundays to start my week off right with 8 hours of sleep. I get a massage on Sundays at about 5pm and that is really where I start the wind down process and ritual. I used to really get the Sunday blues a while ago but learned that these are common and if you set your week ahead up on Fridays that it really helps to increase the excitement for the start of your work week. Set up your agenda and calls and meetings and it gives you clarity for the week ahead and how it will look. And clean your inbox! That’s a Friday must to feel good about your weekend and then week ahead. Sunday night routines are different for sure. I have more time for myself and limit commitments on Sundays in general. That way I can control my day and enjoy my time. Sundays are my days for in depth hair and face treatments like masks. The goal is to give myself more time and attention. Really pay yourself back one day a week. I like to listen to 90s soulful R&B music. I loved it back then and I love it now. A bit of nostalgia!
I’m looking for skin that that I can feel good in without makeup but I have combination skin – a dry, peeling nose with an oily T-zone – which is why I like acid treatments. I use Drunk Elephant C-Firma Serum and then the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil and obviously Briogeo B.Well Castor Oil goes on my lashes and brows each night. I try and tap product into my face versus rubbing and I use a rose quartz roller every the morning; this helps with absorption and doesn’t pull on the skin. I take showers, I have no time for baths! I’m a fan of sugar scrubs that you can use in the shower. I love the Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish and also the Coconut Milk Bath Soak. For hair, I love our Scalp Revival Exfoliating Shampoo and then the Don’t Despair, Repair! Conditioning Mask.
I get into bed around 10pm on Sundays as opposed to 11.30pm on weekdays. I have no TV on at all, instead I call friends when I’m in bed. I 100% need ear plugs to be able to sleep in complete silence. I’m also into acupuncture and so for part of that I take Chinese herbs and tinctures at night. I also make myself a green juice each day then I take turmeric, biotin, vitamin C, just to name a few! Ideally I’d love to get seven hours sleep but I can function on three. I’m a medium sleeper, I think the ear plugs help.
My alarm is set for 6:30am. I feel energised and ready partly due to my Sunday routine but I progressively get out of bed over a 10-minute time frame; I ease into it! I stretch, do some yoga positions and when I have time meditate. Otherwise I go right into washing my face post stretching. My morning makeup routine consists of Cover FX Foundation, the Ilia Illuminator and then the Ilia Lip Conditioner.