Wellness & Magnificence Degree-Up: Lou Talks Again To Wellness

After the festive season of decadent consuming, partying and lack of sleep, I’m specializing in my wellness routines and the way I can get again to feeling and searching my perfect. That is what I’m doing to kick begin my new 12 months to present me that much-needed increase in order that I can begin 2023 in type. 


There may be nothing higher than having a vacation to stay up for. As with something I discover the anticipation and lead-up nearly as thrilling because the precise occasion; so this 12 months I’m lusting after some pretty locations to go along with my little household. Nothing is best for the thoughts than a while away to reconnect, swap off and spend some actual high quality time collectively.

Staycations are one in all my favorite issues to do and on my checklist is The Lygon Arms within the Cotswolds. A hidden gem of luxurious and tranquillity that’s each pet and family-friendly. Sure, please!  The Lygon Arms boasts conventional country-style rooms, crammed with regionally sourced antiques and interval options, akin to stone fireplaces and beamed ceilings. For me nothing says nation retreat like cosying up by the hearth, with a glass of crimson wine. However clearly, the highest of my checklist for any getaway weekend is the spa…A few of their standout therapies embody a Lygon Physique Restoration to detoxify and a bespoke facial. This appears like simply what I want for some critical R&R.

Alternatively, I might tick off one in all my bucket checklist locations and hop on a aircraft for some critical luxurious on the Sugar Seashore, A Viceroy Resort in Saint Lucia. Nestled between St Lucia’s landmark Pitons mountains on a former sugar plantation, this luxury lodge occupies one of the memorable spots wherever within the Caribbean. With unique therapies by Tata Harper within the coronary heart of a rainforest, that is an exceptionally distinctive and immersive wellness expertise. As soon as a part of an 18th-century sugar mill, it is a excellent resort for household holidays and romantic escapes.


2023 is the 12 months I’m going to refocus on how I take care of my physique. My morning exercise at Physique Society has grow to be my non-negotiable so my darling husband does the morning routine for our toddler, so I can actually take this time for myself. For me, this time is simply every thing to set me up for the day of juggling work and a toddler and one thing I’m extremely grateful for, nevertheless it doesn’t fairly give me sufficient time to correctly do the calm down and stretch ( I’m undoubtedly too previous to not stretch it out). This has sadly resulted in plenty of aches, pains and minor accidents, which I’ve been continually ignoring and pushing by. 

For 2023 I’m going to start out indulging in some heavenly at-home massages by the attractive Ruuby app. Nothing beats a therapeutic massage or magnificence remedy within the night at residence with my favorite scented candle whereas my toddler is snoozing away subsequent door… particularly within the winter whenever you don’t need to exit and courageous the chilly. 

Ruuby App is simply unbelievable and gives every thing from manicures to massages, waxing and tanning straight to your door. With over 1,000 professionally vetted, skilled magnificence suppliers and unique therapies with cult manufacturers akin to Bamford, Dr Barbara Sturm, Aromatherapy Associates and Shu Umera, now you can expertise magnificence comfort and luxurious at residence. So there actually isn’t any excuse for me to not take care of all these aches and pains. 


For everybody life has grow to be so fast-paced and we’re all dashing from one factor to the subsequent. As a work-from-home mom with a toddler, I’m all the time placing my wants on the very backside of the unending checklist. This 12 months I’m specializing in slowing down but in addition paying somewhat extra consideration to myself and The E book of Rituals – The Artwork of Soulful Residing goes to be my new wellbeing philosophy. Not solely is that this essentially the most attractive espresso desk e-book however the E book of Rituals is designed to showcase the great thing about life with the goal to encourage readers with historical knowledge, inspirational folks and poems, sensible workout routines, recipes, and a lot extra. 

The e-book is curated round 13 thought-provoking themes – The Artwork of Soulful Residing’s compass factors – that can assist you pay somewhat bit extra consideration to you. Every chapter opens with a deep dive into the compass level in focus and evolves by reflective poetry, inspiring tales from all over the world, and sensible meditations that will help you align physique, thoughts, and soul.

Pores and skin

I completely love skincare and revel in my magnificence rituals! Nothing makes me really feel higher than when my pores and skin is hydrated and wholesome, particularly when even my husband notices; which he did after my Micro Facial at Sarah Chapman. 

I’m very loyal to manufacturers and merchandise and once I discover one thing I actually love I hardly ever waiver from it. A couple of years in the past my finest buddy launched me to Sarah Champan’s Pores and skin Insurance coverage SPF which has a featherlight, skin-perfecting tint and immediately delivers a visual youth increase. This has ceaselessly extra been my must-have merchandise in my make-up bag for flawless pores and skin and simply I adore it. 

To begin my pores and skin off proper for 2023, I’m going to spice up my pores and skin with a Platinum Pep8 Micro-Glow facial to Supercharge my pores and skin’s firmness and radiance. The platinum-powered peptides and reparative plant stem cells ship a smoother, brisker, extra youthful-looking complexion, while their well-known therapeutic massage method boosts circulation and leaves pores and skin trying extra sculpted and glowing. The remedy entails a double cleanse, peel, therapeutic massage, eye masks, and hand remedy, adopted by an extra gymnastics therapeutic massage (pure heaven), which you’ll then supercharge with an LED mild remedy session for the most effective glowing pores and skin ever. It’s top-of-the-line therapies I’ve ever had and one thing I wish to do extra usually this 12 months. To maintain my pores and skin trying hydrated and for the last word Skinesis glow at residence, I’m completely hooked on their Final Cleaning Balm. This clever omega-rich cleanser is formulated with collagen-stimulating peptides, skin-normalising vitamin A and potent skin-defence antioxidants to successfully take away all face and eye make-up, deep clear, situation and brighten to disclose recent and radiant pores and skin. After which my new finest buddy… The In a single day Facial is their multi-award-winning, skin-transforming, serum-oil elixir which recreates the lifting, firming and skin-perfecting advantages of a facial in a single day at residence.