Self-care can take a thousand different forms based on your individual needs and circumstances. But it can also vary from season to season, because of course, some activities tailored for warm weather won’t translate to rainy days! 

Take advantage of the changing seasons as an opportunity to infuse variation into your typical self-care routine. Here are a few suggestions from founders Tatiana and Phoebe on how to care for yourself and enjoy the start of the autumn season; 

Tatiana’s favourite things to do as the colder nights draw in: 

‘The Russian Banya’ at South Kensington Club 

Book yourself a ‘Russian Banya’ at the South Kensington Club.  A stunning, wood-paneled bathhouse that features two saunas, two parenie treatment rooms, an ice-plunge pool and two banya suites.    At first glimpse of the bunches of birch, oak, and eucalyptus leaves look so pretty hanging from the hooks on the walls. Steamier than a traditional sauna, thanks to the herbal infusions that are constantly poured onto the hot stones of the banya oven and heated to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  At the South Kensington Club, the banchik, as the bathhouse therapist is known, encourages you to tip buckets of icy water over your head and repeat the hot and cold intervals several times.  Your circulation is stimulated and provides a kick-start to the perfect summer detox programme. 

Yvonne Martin Facials 

Yvonne Martin is one of the London’s leading facialists and has become a renowned expert within the beauty industry; particularly on the subjects of skincare and sustainable wellbeing. Yvonne and her team of highly-trained hands work wonders on some of the biggest names in fashion, media, TV and beauty (Sienna Miller is regularly quoted as a fan). What makes Yvonne Martin Facials so unique is that all facial treatments inlclude their unique facial massage and the facial is bespoke to your skin’s needs. Absolute heaven.  

Honey and Himalayan Salt Scrub 

Tatiana’s secret weapon for the onslaught of colder nights is a homemade honey and Himalayan salt scrub.  Mix equal parts honey and an organic Himalayan salt scrub to consistency that suits the skin. Massage vigorously all over the body before rinsing. The combination of the exfoliating salts plus the hydrating elixir of the honey will ensure you maintain baby soft skin. 

Phoebe’s favourite things to do as the colder nights draw in: 

Neroli and Rose Oils for the bath 

Adding essential oils at your bath is guaranteed to help banish the cooler evening blues!  Phoebe loves rose oil as it’s calming but gently uplifting effect helps with anxiety or nervous tension.  It supports all skin types, so even those with dry, sensitive skin will benefit from its restorative effects.  Neroli is another favourite. Extracted from orange blossom flower, this essential oil calms the mind and uplifts the spirit. It makes a great addition to a wintertime bath. Neroli is a gentle sedative that will encourage sleep and reduces anxiety. Yes please! 

Yin Yoga at Triyoga, Chelsea 

Phoebe loves yin yoga as taught by Natasha Kerry at Triyoga in Chelsea.  Yin is an introspective practice that offers a chance to turn inward and nurture the calm, quiet center that is innate in all of us. It is a practice in stillness, patience, and non-reactivity. Through yin yoga we become adept at self-care.