Last month, on a dark and rainy Saturday, I took shelter at the Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House Hotel in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
A little later than your usual spa day, I booked into the ‘Evening Retreat’, making my way up from London after a lazy morning at home for a spa session, treatment of my choice and a three-course dinner.
The average woman in the UK will spend over £140,000 on cosmetics and haircare during her life — and this number is constantly growing, which is no surprise considering the prices of beauty treatments. (Research here.)
Last month I made the very grown-up decision of getting myself a pure silk pillowcase for my skin and hair, in an effort to slow down the emergence of fine lines that have been bothering me for a while now.
As my skin began to age, I first fretted over my frown line. Now that I am nearing 30 my laugh/smile lines are quickly catching up on the scale of concern because they aren’t coming from continual joy or laughter, but from my face being squished onto a pillow overnight as I sleep. And one side is worse than the other because I sleep on it more than the other).