You Deserve An Evening of Pampering
It has been a long winter. We have been closed up inside with dry heat, struck by cold air, and covered in blankets, sweaters, and coats. And for surviving and thriving in all of that frigid air, you deserve a boost. A boost in radiance, in moisture, and in relaxation. You work hard. This season has been a great one for exposing injustice, fighting the patriarchy, and giving women the freedom we have so rightly earned. Although we are still far from where we ought to be, we are all entitled to self-love. So why not now? Shut down the electronics an hour early tonight, and take some time for yourself. Brew some chamomile tea, whip out a good book, and get to pampering.
You probably saw this coming, but a face mask is a key ingredient for the ideal spa night. Not only are these entirely practical for your skincare routine, but they feel so luxurious and refreshing. Whether you reach for a clay mask, a DIY one (perhaps one of the ones we shared in our DIY Remedies post), or a trendy sheet mask, your skin will love it. Personally, I adore the Dr. Jart+ Sheet Masks as they are potent, smell amazing, and come with so many options. My favorite is the Water Replenishment sheet mask, especially for this time of the year. When you are stressed, stuck in recycled air, and are due for some posh pampering, a mask like this helps to regenerate your skin hydration, leaving you with a supple and beautiful glow.
Whilst your mask is doing all the work to boost your skin glow, take a dip in the tub. A bath is like a warm hug for your entire body. It lets your tension and stress wash away. You could go for bath salts, oils, or what have you, but if I may, the new LUSH Jelly Bombs are a breakthrough in bathing. Similarly to a bath bomb, you toss it into the warm water, and let it do its thing. You will enjoy an unparalleled experience thanks to the texture it gives your bath. It is more than soft, it is thick, and actually feels like jelly. If you ever wanted to be slimed on Nickelodeon, this is probably the closest you will ever get. And with fun options like marmalade and green coconut, plus a relaxing big sleep version, there is one for every need. If you haven’t seen the mesmerizing video LUSH released for the jelly bomb launch, watch it above. You will already feel more relaxed!
Although after your bath with a fancy LUSH jelly bomb you may not need to top up with a body cream, The Body Shop Spa Of The World Hawaiian Kukui Cream is a game changer. This is a thick and luscious cream that will nourish your skin, and wrap it in a blanket of delicious fragrance. The scent alone will transport you into a dream world. And with the sensually soft feeling your skin will have afterwards, you will probably wonder why you don’t pamper yourself nightly.
Now even though you are having a spa night, you do not want to skimp out on your skincare routine. Once you remove that sheet mask, your skin will feel soft, smooth and, to keep it that way as long as possible, you want to double up on the moisture overnight. The best option to give your skin a noticeable boost without being too heavy is Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream. This beauty product gets the job and more done. It repairs damage, rejuvenates dull and dehydrated skin, and leaves it feeling well, for lack of a better word, pampered.
When it comes to skincare and treating our bodies like a temple, our lips tend to slip our minds. You can load up on the creams and body butters all over, but you are not fully committing to your pamper night if you forget your lips. And after a rough winter of chapped lips, flaky bits, and nervous lip biting, your lips are in need of a full overhaul. You can start out with a lip scrub or just brush them with a clean toothbrush to get the blood flowing. This will exfoliate any dead skin, awaken cell turnover, and prep your lips for the heaven that is the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask. This mask is life changing for your lips. In just one night, you won’t recognize them. They will be quenched, softened, and intensely recovered. You can pick up the classic clear one, or indulge with maple, champagne, or smashed for a touch of tint.
Last, but certainly not least, is a good night of sleep. That may seem obvious to you. Or maybe you are rolling your eyes as you read this. But no matter your opinion, a full and solid night of sleep will do wonders for your skin, your body, and your mind. After relaxing your way through a lovely spa night, a cozy cuddle with your boo or your pillow (if you’re living the single life like me) will do you wonders. If you don’t believe your beauty sleep really does count for a lot, then check out our post about Why You Need your Beauty Sleep. It is the final step to a perfect night of pampering.
After waking up from your 8+ hours of sleep, your skin should be this bright, glowy, and ready to tackle the next big step in your life. Whether that is wrestling the kids off to school, fighting for equal pay, or hiding a massive forehead pimple, you have work to do. Just don’t forget to give yourself an evening of pampering every so often to remind yourself that you have earned every drop of self-love and relaxation that comes along with it.