August: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week
August: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week

Sarah Finnan

Sienna Miller’s home is a 16th century English thatched cottage of dreams — see for yourself
Sienna Miller’s home is a 16th century English thatched cottage of dreams — see for...

Sarah Gill

Supper Club: Chicken with spring onions in satay sauce
Supper Club: Chicken with spring onions in satay sauce

Meg Walker

This Tipperary log cabin with gorgeously Scandi interiors is on the market for €299,500
This Tipperary log cabin with gorgeously Scandi interiors is on the market for €299,500

Megan Burns

Social Pictures: Special preview screening of Jordan Peele’s NOPE
Social Pictures: Special preview screening of Jordan Peele’s NOPE

Sarah Gill

Lunchtime Shopping Fix: Maternity staples to save you completely overhauling your wardrobe
Lunchtime Shopping Fix: Maternity staples to save you completely overhauling your wardrobe

Sophie Power

I tried this new body oil and it left my skin soft and glowing
I tried this new body oil and it left my skin soft and glowing

Shayna Sappington

My kitchen is tiny: these are the essentials I use (and what I wish I hadn’t bought)
My kitchen is tiny: these are the essentials I use (and what I wish I...

Lauren Heskin

Surrogacy in Ireland: “I was born an ‘illegitimate’ child and now I’m branded an ‘illegitimate’ mother”
Surrogacy in Ireland: “I was born an ‘illegitimate’ child and now I’m branded an ‘illegitimate’...

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Should I quit my job without a back-up plan?
Should I quit my job without a back-up plan?

Esther O'Moore Donohoe

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The essential beauty rituals that contribute to my wellbeing


By Aisling Keenan
03rd May 2019
The essential beauty rituals that contribute to my wellbeing

If you’re giving yourself the time to retreat from the world and put your own wellbeing first, it doesn’t matter what it involves, once you do it. For me, beauty rituals help my mental health and stress levels…


Anytime I feel overwhelmed, stressed or just tired, I find myself retreating to my beauty routines as a way to relax. Maybe it’s because I know that if I feel like I look good, I’ll feel better. Maybe it’s because they’re such relaxing and soothing rituals to take part in. Either way, they work. Find what yours are and retreat when you need to.

Double Cleanse and Mask

Most mornings and evenings, cleansing is something to get out of the way, get done and move on from – either to start your day or get into bed after a long one. So for me, there’s nothing more indulgent than giving myself an extra twenty minutes to double cleanse thoroughly, apply a mask, and look forward to the silky soft skin I’ll have afterwards. Add a face massage into the mix for ultimate self-care points.

Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser, €35

Glam Glow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment, €49

Luxury bath and exfoliation

If I’m having a bad day, to finish the day off in a good mood I’ll do three things. I’ll run a bath, get my favourite magazine ready and pop on my Neom Wellbeing Pod to scent the bathroom and help me relax. It’s like getting a hug – my ultimate wellbeing tool.

Neom Wellbeing Pod, €108

Home pedicure

I’m not sure what it is, but a pedicure – for me – is the ultimate luxury. I get them as often as I possibly can, but when I can’t afford a fancy one, I find the process of doing a mini at-home one very satisfying. From a good toenail cut to a foot mask (yes, really) I go all out and love the process. In winter, it’s somewhat unnecessary, but as summer approaches, sexy feet are handy to have.

Seoulista Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure Mask, €8.99