Here's How A Better Bath and Beauty Routine Could Help Improve Your Mental Health

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Temple Spa is encouraging us to lean into our beauty and grooming routines this October in a bid to improve our mental wellbeing - and raise funds for UK mental health charity MIND while we're at it. 

Most people don’t talk about their mental health. They bottle up their feelings and hope that by pushing them down deep enough it might just get buried under everything else going on in our lives. More likely though, is that it’ll build up to the point that our brains are just about ready to burst. That said, we’re slowly becoming more comfortable talking about our headspace with awareness around mental health growing by the day. In case you missed it, October is the month that gives us World Mental Health Day, offering us an opportunity to highlight the trials, tribulations and battles against our own thought process that many of us go through on a regular basis. However, one day is never going to cover the enormity of such a subject and nor should it – it’s something that we need to normalise on an ongoing basis. One brand taking the steps to make this possible is Temple Spa, the luxury skin and bodycare experts, who are turning the whole of October into their own mental health month.

Beauty, grooming and mental health have long intersected. As a psychological signifier of our mental well-being, care for our appearance and body is crucial. Historically when we are at our best, taking the time to cleanse, groom and serve lewks only improves our confidence and self-esteem. Take lockdown for example - according to research by Mintel, one in five of us spent longer on our beauty routines as we all looked for products to help ourselves feel better. However, as we return to the big, bad, world, plenty of us would agree that our mental health could be improved if we made a little more time to run ourselves a long bath, get a massage or indulge in some ‘me-time’. The feel-good effects are not lost on Temple Spa, who are actively encouraging more of us to lean into our routines in the name of mental positivity – and donate to UK charity MIND in the process.

For the whole of October, the brand behind the products you find in all the best hotels anywhere in the world will be donating £6 to the charity for every one of their best-selling REPOSE night creams purchased, and will in turn also be thanking their customers for their support by gifting them a second beautiful, limited edition full-size gift of REPOSE as well. A vitamin-rich night cream with a blend of ten calming and relaxing essential oils, plus hops and valerian to deeply nourish the skin and soothe the soul, the brand nickname it a “good night’s sleep in a jar” which couldn’t be a more fitting product to help support those in need of peace and relaxation. Last year, Temple Spa raised and donated over £76k to help MIND deliver its important work and nudge the rest of us into caring a little better for ourselves.

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Anyone who has ever used Temple Spa products - either at home or at a high end spa -already know that their vegan and natural formulas are seriously luxurious, and packed with heady scents that are designed to soothe the soul. Scroll on to discover the Temple Spa products that team Gay Times turn to in order to calm the mind, restore the mood and bring the body back to its best.

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DUVET Hydrating Body Cream

Like a literal hug for your body, slathering on an ultra-rich, ultra-decadent cream can work wonders on a tired body. Rich in omega oils, olive, fig, pomegranate, liquorice, vitamin E and relaxing Mediterranean essential oils of lavender, frankincense, myrrh, chamomile and patchouli, this one is aptly named DUVET – with comfort levels that are on par with extra feathery, hotel-level bedding in our opinion.

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SIESTA FOREVER Relaxing Aromatherapy Scented Candle

Fancy candle brands come and go according to what's cool on Instagram, but a proper aromatherapy candle like this is unparalled. Imagine you are in the relaxation room of the most exquisite spa you’ve ever been in…that is this smell in a nutshell: lavender, petitgrain, geranium, frankincense, chamomile, myrrh, black pepper, dill and patchouli.

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MOST REVEALING Glowing Skin Oxygen Peel with Glycolic Acid

Now this is one Temple Spa product that you'll definitely have heard of. Their iconic Oxygen Peel facial has garnered a cult status, loved by beauty editors everywhere and anyone who is constantly on the quest for fresh, baby-smooth skin that looks like a Snapchat filter. Resurfaced, smoother, brighter skin is yours thanks to this state-of-the-art oxygenating bubble peel, powered by vitamin C and a cocktail of glycolic, malic, lactic, citric and hydroxy acids that are a dream for your skin.

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Energising Body Shower Scrub

Who could fail to have a marvelous day when you kickstart it with a name like this? An exfoliator and moisturising shower gel in one that transforms dull skin into radiant skin, you'll be glowing in no time - plus that zesty scent is an instant vibe.

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DRIFT AWAY Aromatherapy Bath & Body Massage Oil

Never underestimate the power of a good bath after a sorry day - we at GT swear by it. Mediterranean oil in a lush base of sesame, jojoba, and avocado oils, this spa-inspired bath oil will help you chill out in no time, especially when you find it hard to switch off. It's not a bubbler though, but weirdly that feels more decadent somehow - plus it doubles up as a massage oil if you're able to convince someone to give you some TLC after.

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ABSOLUTE TRUFFLE The Crème De La Crème Skin Collection

Sorry but if this doesn't scream Christmas present, we don't know what will. Whether you're requesting it for yourself or adding to bag for Mum, take your daily routine to a whole new level with this uber luxe collection of award-winning truffle-infused skincare saviours. Yep, truffles. Round-the-clock facial radiance and regeneration come courtesy of black summer truffles, champagne, cocoa and strawberry extract all rich in antioxidants combine with miracle peptides and clever ingredients that offer unquestionable anti-aging properties.

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