Kensington Mum’s New Year Guide To Wellness

It’s the start of a new year. The dawn of a new decade, brimming with fresh starts and new beginnings. The Christmas festivities have finished, and the canapés, champagne and celebrations are all but a distant memory.

Add in being a mother to the mix and it’s easy to see why our wellness takes a back seat as parenting takes over!

Whether you’re in full blown baby mode or your children are older and keeping you just as busy, Kensington Mums have curated a helpful addition for when you have minimum time but want maximum preen. 


Experiencing optimum health is known to start from within but can easily get shortcut in the midst of the school run.

So if you have ever fancied a food delivery with a difference look no further than Daylesford Delivered, a premier food service that does the hard work for you.

From organic breakfasts to full evening meals, they deliver within 5 miles of any of their London stores. They also cater to small families or large groups, and can address fresh food delivery needs too. The best part? You don’t even have to leave your living room!


Post-baby many things can change with our bodies and no two people are alike. Therefore, choosing the right supplements can turn into a bit of a minefield.

Enter Vive Wellness, an online bespoke vitamin company that is ideal for the haphazard supplement taker (that would be me then).

They go through your diet, lifestyle and health in a complimentary online consultation and then present you with a neat vitamin package addressing areas of concerns. This is delivered to your door monthly whilst they cater for post-baby hormones and health.

Post-Partum Women’s Health

If you have recently given birth, Mummy’s Physio, is a great place to start realigning pelvic floor and strengthening abdominal muscles. As well as reconditioning, they offer full women’s health.

Based at their private consultation rooms in Belgravia, they provide a thorough screening from which they can create a personalised plan to realign the body, strengthen pelvic, reduce pain, tighten and tone.


Dry skin, rough hands, chapped lips? Say hello to winter, about to unleash havoc from head-to-toe!

Keeping your skin happy in the midst of winter can be problematic so extra hydration is often needed.

Dr. Rita Rakus offers a unique skin treatment, Hydrafacial, which is a 6 step process to achieve cleaner, clearer skin full of moisture and volume. This includes a deep cleanse, exfoliation, glycolic peel, LED rejuvenation, extract, detox and hydration.

The practitioner discusses problem areas which are then fully addressed in a custom-made facial. The results speak for themselves (as well as leaving one in a blissful state of relaxation!) and a course is recommended but the difference is visible after just one treatment.

The Hydrafacial can be curated to all skin types to give optimum results while it fully cleans the pores, resurfaces and hydrates.

Dr. Rita Rakus is a pioneer in the rejuvenation and aesthetics industry, winning many awards in recognition of her expertise. She offers the most advanced technology including Visia, a skin analysis system at her Knightsbridge clinic. This looks below the dermis to see any problem areas or damage and is particularly good if you are thinking of booking a course of treatments.

To help with the dry effects of winter and keep optimum results, Dr. Rita Rakus also offers a signature skincare line, formulated with products that protect and plump.

It is inevitable that as we age we lose moisture in our skin, so the collection has been created with a series of clinically proven ingredients.

From glow exfoliation to skin brightening serums, she has created these products to maintain good skin health on a daily basis, accessible to all.

Organic Makeup 

For skin that looks dewy and fresh Inika Mineral Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid is worth it’s weight in gold. Available from Wholefoods and online, it is a lightweight foundation that conditions and tints all at the same time. It comes in a handy pump bottle which lasts a particularly long time and is easy to apply- meaning good skin, less prep and more preen. Result.

Hair & Lash Elegance

For those days when you want to look and feel effortlessly chic, lashes and hair compliment finely.

Charles Worthington offers a hair treatment with a difference, the Shu Uemura Ritual Conditioning Treatment, which is a luxurious indulgence that creates a refined look.

Complete with a classic blow-dry, the Shu Uemura Ritual Conditioning Treatment repairs moisture in weakened hair with a deep conditioning treatment and scalp massage.

The blow-dry finishes the look, making the tresses glossy and stylish.

Set at their Great Queen Street flagship store it is a friendly relaxing haven (just try not to fall asleep when they give you that massage!) and is a particularly helpful treatment if you suffer from weather frizz or dryness.

For a bespoke lash service, Browhaus is a one-stop shop for lash perfection.

They have created a new service, Lash in Bloom, that caters the style to the individual.

This means after an in-depth consultation you can decide on the length and thickness of the lashes in their beautiful central London store.

Gone are the days where all lashes looked overly false, they can now cater to the exact eye shape which looks natural and elegant on a day-to-day basis.

You do not need to wear any mascara and they last for 3-6 weeks with care. The best bit is they are durable for sleeping.

Never before has it been more satisfying to use the phrase, ‘I just woke up like this!’


For more tips on how to perfect your health, beauty and wellness regime, take a look at 10 Ways to Pamper Yourself at Home, check out our Winter Skincare article or visit Pukka’s wellbeing pop-up in Covent Garden