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Illuminate inner beauty

What does your night-time routine look like? Do you have a 10-step beauty regime or just splash water onto your face and tumble into bed? Depending on the day, WellBeing’s editor Kate often falls into the later, but she has recently stepped up her beauty game with Bon Charge’s Red Light Face Mask, the Classic Blackout Sleep Mask and the Full Spectrum Lamp.

Sometimes it feels like every single moment of my time is spoken for. If I’m not playing with my three-year old son, I’m editing two magazines, writing content, trying to move my body, feed myself and my family, walk the dog, stretch, meditate, remember to wash my hair, shave my legs, put sunscreen on my face … there just seems to be so much to do!

I am sure most parents can relate to the chaos above. Prioritising self-care has become increasingly essential but at the same time, it can sometimes feel completely impossible. What is within my reach, however, is the opportunity to indulge in small moments of beauty and self-care amidst the madness. Within the whirlwind of parenthood and work, I’ve discovered solace in the simple rituals of skincare and good quality sleep. These small acts of beauty not only nurture my skin, mind and soul, but also serve as a reminder to prioritise my own wellbeing amid the demands of daily life. In a world where time is a precious commodity, these moments have become my sanctuary.

Red light therapy and infrared light have emerged as powerful tools in promoting skin health and rejuvenation, offering benefits such as reducing wrinkles, smoothing out skin tone and stimulating collagen production. After two-years of breastfeeding, I certainly need a triple dose of collagen.

The Bon Charge Red Light Face Mask is my new favourite beauty product. Offering a revolutionary approach to skincare, it has transformed my complexion in just a few short weeks. I use it for 10-minutes two-to-three times a week and it has become part of my bed-time beauty routine.

The convenience of a cordless design is incomparable. I appreciated being able to multitask or read while indulging in my skincare routine, making it effortlessly efficient. The gentle warmth of the red-light therapy is soothing and creates a spa-like experience in the comfort of my own home.

In terms of results, I’ve noticed a visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around my eyes and forehead. Additionally, my skin tone appeared more even and radiant, giving me a newfound confidence in my skin.

Overall, the mask’s innovative technology delivers tangible results, making it a must-have for anyone seeking to maintain youthful, glowing skin with minimal effort. But beware, your partner may be terrified by you if you wear it to bed!

Deep, quality sleep

I’ve appreciated sleep a lot more since becoming a mum. Investing in quality sleep products and proper lighting for night-time activities such as reading or meditating not only enhances my sleep experience but also plays a crucial role in maintaining my circadian rhythms. This is where the importance of sleeping in total darkness comes into play.

By blocking out external light sources with Bon Charge’s Classic Blackout Sleep Mask I can create an environment conducive to deep and uninterrupted sleep (if my son allows for it) helping my body and mind fully recharge and rejuvenate overnight.

I love that the mask is made from light, good-quality fabric and soft memory foam. The fully adjustable hollow eye cups apply zero pressure to my eyes and even protect my eyelashes.

One of the most notable benefits of this sleep mask is its ability to block out blue light, a common disruptor of sleep patterns. By creating a barrier against artificial light sources, it promotes the production of melatonin, allowing me to achieve a truly restful night’s sleep.

Enhanced ambience

As someone who values both ambiance and functionality in my work and home, I was drawn to the promise of mimicking natural sunlight to optimise my daily routine. After incorporating the Bon Charge’s Full Spectrum Lamp into my home and office environment, it has exceeded my expectations.

One of the standout features of this lamp is its flicker-free design, ensuring a consistent and comfortable lighting experience. Additionally, the absence of harmful electromagnetic fields (EMF) provides peace of mind, allowing me to focus on my tasks without any distractions.

I love having the ability to adjust the lamp’s brightness and colour temperature to mimic the changing phases of sunlight. This has been a huge game-changer for my productivity and mood. Whether it’s the soft glow of morning light or the warm hues of sunset, this lamp creates the perfect atmosphere to match mine and my family’s needs throughout the day.

Although it’s easy to overlook the importance of self-care and beauty amidst the chaos, I shouldn’t. I must keep myself accountable as I navigate the demands of parenthood, work and daily responsibilities. To my son, I want to model someone who takes care of themselves and enjoys the quite moments.

True beauty lies not only in my outward appearance but also in the moments of care I carve out for myself. By embracing these rituals of self-care, I reaffirm my commitment to nurturing not just my family, but also myself – as my needs are just as important.

Kate Duncan

Kate Duncan

Kate Duncan is the Editor of WellBeing and WILD. She loves surfing, creating raw desserts, flowing through nourishing yoga sequences and spending time with her new pooch, Maribou.

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