Back to Basics: Getting Back Into Your Routine

The Love Island contestants are all back in the UK, our flip flops are packed away for another year and we’re already making plans for October. It can only mean one thing: summer is coming to an end. Whilst we absolutely love summer and all the carefree fun it brings, there’s something about getting back into a routine that’s oh-so-satisfying.

Here at Yu Spa, we think September is a great time to overhaul your skincare routine. After experimenting with fun, sparkly products all summer long, it can be therapeutic to scale things back and find products that nourish your skin (and don’t have a tropical scent or flecks of glitter within). Using good quality products is also a great way of prolonging your glowy summer tan.

Read on for our top tips for getting back to basics and start to get excited about your new routine!

Choose no-fuss good products

No matter how eager you are to establish a new routine, nothing will stifle your excitement like a complicated product and application process. Not everyone has time in the morning to complete a 10-step Korean skincare routine and even if you do, it could run the risk of becoming exhausting and then being abandoned altogether.

Instead of stressing yourself out with baskets of lotions and potions, opt for great products that do more than one thing. The Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleanser available at Yu Spa not only acts as a makeup remover but also deep cleanses, soothes and calms your skin, so you can use one product instead of three.

Establish go-to morning and evening routines

One sure-fire way of getting back into a routine after summer is establishing simple skincare regimes you can do in your sleep (and sometimes you might have to depending on how tired you are in the morning). Getting into the rhythm of practising a skincare routine when you wake up will save you precious time in the morning and practising an evening skincare routine is just as important.

If the thought of establishing a routine is daunting, ask our expert therapists in the spa about products that are right for you. We guarantee you’ll be whizzing through a routine in no time and your skin will be looking and feeling better than ever.

Find a good facial oil that works

With new weird and wonderful products hitting the market every day, it can be difficult to find what actually works. Forget about jade rollers and bubble masks and focus on one of the most valuable skincare products you should be using: facial oil. A good facial oil will revolutionise your skincare routine and unlike trendy face masks, won’t go out of style anytime soon.

The new Elemis Pro-Collagen Facial Oil  is one of our favourite products just now. Not only does it soothe skin with its trio of rose oils, it softens fine lines and wrinkles and leaves skin dewy and fresh with a luminous glow. Ask about it when you’re next in the spa.

Keep using SPF

Contrary to what a lot of people might think, SPF isn’t just for summer. Protecting your skin year-round is important because even though your skin is at a higher risk of damage when you’re holidaying in Spain, the sun emits UV rays all year round. So that means even if you live in the UK and spend most of your days under an umbrella, it’s still important to keep using your SPF. If anything, it’ll remind you of sunnier times! You can buy our favourite SPF product, the Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF 30 at Yu Spa.

Remember to drink water

Basic? Yes. But that’s what we’re getting back to. Don’t underestimate the importance of drinking water. After drinking sugary daiquiris all summer, your body and skin will most likely be in need of hydration. Get into the habit of drinking water throughout the day and try swapping out fizzy soft drinks for H2O. You’ll be surprised by how much better you feel and by how much your skin will improve.

Let us know how you get on settling into your post-summer routine over on our Facebook!