Claire from Keighley

When did you start using Sanctuary and what was your first product?

I started using Sanctuary around 15 years ago, when I was 26 and my first product was the Hot Sugar Scrub, I love the way it warms up on the skin.

How much ‘me’ time do you get and how do you like to spend it?

I usually get around an hour a day to all to myself and I usually use it for a pamper with my favourite Sanctuary products – usually in a bubble bath, but from foot spas to facials, you name it, I dedicate that hour to maintain myself.

If you could give advice to your younger self, what would you say to her?

My advice to my younger self would be to look after your skin as early as possible, get a routine in place. Oh and don’t forget when moisturising to always do your neck, decolletage and hands as they tend to age first!

What’s your secret to a work/life balance?

Try not to be superwoman, have plenty of patience and try not to get stressed with things that are not important.

What is your favourite book and why?

My favourite book is actually from my childhood – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I’ve always loved the fact that Charlie is so happy and grateful to find a golden ticket, he’s so humble.

What is your favourite Sanctuary product and how does a pamper with it make you feel?

My absolute fav Sanctuary Spa product has to be 10 in 1 Super Secret Facial Oil as my skin can get quite dry and tight. I add a drop of this into my night cream also to help keep skin smooth soft and supple.

What is your number 1 beauty secret?

My number 1 beauty secret would be to not smoke and try to limit alcohol as they affect your skin so much and it doesn’t just stop at ageing. But I would also have to say always make sure you find out your skin type as it’s so easy to get it wrong with products then they won’t work properly for you.

Name one thing you are grateful for today?

I’m grateful every day for my two beautiful sons.

What is your ultimate Selfish Sanctuary moment?*

My ultimate Selfish Sanctuary moment is slathering myself in my favourite body butter, I use lots of it at a time to keep my skin smooth.

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