As the nights grow longer, use the winter months as a time to regenerate your skin and pamper your body. Make time to have a warm bath before retiring & add a few drops of a relaxing oil to the bath water, such as lavender, chamomile or vetiver, known in India as ‘the oil of tranquility’. Then to encourage a restful night, scent your pillow using a soothing aqua spray, such as Aqua Oleum’s lavender or neroli water. Transform your bedroom into a calm, aromatic sanctuary using exotic oils such as jasmine or rose in a room vaporizer.

Always remove make-up & cleanse your face before moisturizing at night with rose water, as this naturally removes impurities & does not clog the pores. Beauty sleep is essential for repairing the skin and is invaluable for maintaining a youthful complexion. Adopt a nourishing facial care regime...research which oils are best suited to your skin, as the period of sleep is the best time for nutrients to be absorbed. However, do not apply heavy night creams as these do not allow the skin to breathe: instead use serum type products or natural oils such as rosehip seed oil or ‘carrot oil’, the latter actually produced from a Dead Sea algae which is very high in anti-oxidants.

A healthy divide should be established between work and relaxation. Take time to wind down at the end of the day by doing a little self-massage using ‘Purity’ or ‘Tranquility’... or treat yourself to a purifying facial mask using natural clay. Re-envisage your bathroom as a ‘home spa’ where you dedicate an evening each week 100% to yourself! Also once a week, give your hair a nourishing, overnight conditioning treatment using coconut or avocado oil, which works wonders. Above all, get enough sleep! Lack of sleep is one of the main causes of stress ... plus poor skin, wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes.