Sometimes we don't have time to commit to a day at the spa but we all owe it to ourselves to commit to some "ME TIME". So take a look at your planner and pencil yourself in! It can be anywhere from just a 30 minute pick me up or a full 2 hours of nail painting, mask wearing, and wine (+water) drinking!
Lets talk tips, tricks, and products that we love for getting yourself pampered and relaxed!
First and foremost, the best way to relax is to wash off the day. Either by just cleansing off your makeup or taking a shower to exfoliate your body/ face and rinse off. We always recommend double cleansing the skin, once to remove all makeup and twice to really cleanse the skin. Our favorite pre-cleanse to remove makeup is the Glo Skin Beauty Essential Cleansing Oil! You apply it to dry skin and add water to emulsify to make the oil easier to rinse. A great deep pore cleanser is the Sorella Apothecary Lychee Willow Bark Deep Cleanser, we love this to get a deep pore cleansing wash!
Once you have you skin happy and cleansed we always recommend a drink or treat for yourself whether it is a glass of wine or a smoothie with your favorite flavor combo. Then we will move on to pampering!
Now, that we are moving on to treatment products this is where your skin and hair care products
come into play! We always recommend consulting with your esthetician and hairstylist to get a good lay out of your skin/hair types and needs. This way you will be able to choose your pampering products that will benefit your skin and hair the most!
Some of our favorite universal treatment products that are great for most skin/hair types is:
Glo Skin Beauty Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub
Sorella Apothecary Mint Poppy Seed Scrub
Glo Skin Beauty Daily Hydration
Formula 18 Hair Mask
Formula 18 Hair Oil
Sorella Apothecary Main Squeeze
Amika The Kure Deep Conditioner
Glo Skin Beauty Soothing Gel Mask
Sorella Apothecary Rosehip Warming Mask
Once you have gotten the products you love the most for you skin and hair, now apply them while your cozy bath is running. (We will get to how to treat the rest of your body). Multi-masking for your skin is such a simple but affective technique. If you tend to have breakouts and excessive oil in your t-zone area, treat that area with a sulfur/clay based mask, such as Glo Skin Beauty Refining Mask or Sorella Apothecary Rosehip Warming Mask. If you tend to have sensitive on your cheeks during fall or winter use a hydrating and soothing mask like Glo Skin Beauty Soothing Gel Mask. Examine your skin for what is exactly it is in need of and sometimes it is multiple things so customize your treatment products to the area!
Sometimes we forget to treat our skin on our body, and sometimes, especially, in fall and winter when our skin tends to get drier we forget to hydrate. Adding body oils, body salts, and bath tea will help not only hydrating and nourish your skin but it will also create an amazing steam to help open your pores. While relaxing in the tub it is the perfect time to catch up on reading, a podcast, or your favorite Netflix show!
Last but not least, once you have finished in the bath tub and are getting ready to go to bed, this is the perfect time to treat your eyes and lips with treatments. Our favorite eye creams are the Sorella Apothecary Yogurt Kale Eye Concentrate and the Glo Skin Beauty Eye Restore. Our favorite lip products is the Sorella Apothecary Avocado Lip Oil and the Glo Skin Beauty Smoothing Lip Polish. These are great items to do after you have completed you night time skin care routine to top the whole treatment off with a cherry on top!
Drinking a cup of tea (with no caffeine of course) is another one of our favorite ways to finish the wind down process and to get yourself fully ready for bed and conquering the next day!
Wouldn't you love a pre-packaged Pampering Night kit made just for your skincare type?
Let us know what are your favorite pampering rituals!