Get your 40 winks
It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep can make everything feel better. Magnesium is the best sleep-inducing, stress-relieving mineral and bathing in the flakes is the fastest way for our bodies to absorb it.
Most of us struggle with meditation. Rather than trying to consciously clear your mind concentrate on your breathing. Take a deep breath in for the count of five and exhale for eight. If your mind wanders, bring it back to your breathing.
For those moments when you’re out-and-about and your holiday feels like a distant dream, you need H.Gillerman Organics True Relaxation Stress Remedy, £36. The blend of lavender and citrus notes provides instant clarity.
The unconventional trick
A perfectly polished, chip-free, glossy manicure can instantly lift your mood. Invest in a striking red or summery coral nail polish by Jin Soon to make your tan pop. If you would rather pay someone else, book a manicure at Margaret Dabbs’ Sole Spa (020 7494 4492).
If you want to relive the state of relaxation you felt when you were on holiday, treat yourself to a tailor-made Dermalogica treatment. Their signature skin treatment, £65 for 60 minutes, will leave you refreshed, revived and feeling your best.