You deserve it. Soak in a hot bubble bath, do a full-on Korean skincare routine, cozy up with your favorite book or movie…this the shiz I live for.
These are my 5 favorite beauty products to pamper myself with after a long week at work.
Lush Bath Bombs
I only joined the “Lush cult” within the last couple years, but now I’m a total believer. Toss one of these babies in running water and sink into a multi-colored, fizzy, beautifully scented dream. My favorites are Twilight, Blackberry, and Dragon’s Egg. They’re all totally different but completely amazing.
Note: I’ve ordered online from Lush a few times with success but I’d really recommend visiting a store for the full Lush experience, especially if you’ve never tried them before. If you’re a DIY-er I’ve seen some great DIY Bath Bombs here and here.
Really, any face mask will do. Skincare is really such a personal thing and what works for one person, may not work for another. Lately, I’ve been loving Korean Sheet Masks like this one from The Face Shop. You can also give the Sephora Collection masks a try. I’ve used a few and love the Pearl one in particular.
I also love a good kitchen face mask like these tried-and-true faves from Pinterest. Personally, I love mixing extra virgin olive oil with honey to treat dry skin with acne (a confusing skin condition that I find myself with during the winter months).
You don’t really have to buy anything for this one because chances are, you have a really thick body lotion lying around somewhere. And to be honest, most of them will work fine for this. But when I get out of the bath, I like to slather on a body butter. You know the kind – those lotions that are too thick to wear on a normalday , but make you feel soft and luxurious once they sink in. Apply it anywhere you have dry skin – heels, knees, elbows and, hands. Seal the deal by putting on a pair of thick socks and your comfiest sweats.
DIY Deep Conditioner
If you aren’t going anywhere for awhile, why not treat your hair to a mask too? I love slathering olive oil on my split ends and then throwing my hair up into a ponytail. You can leave it on overnight, but I usually wash it out before going to bed so my pillowcase doesn’t get all greasy.
You can find some other great DIY Deep Conditioners here.
Eat Your Antioxidants
I probably don’t need to tell you that foods rich in antioxidants are great for your skin. And any “treat yo’self” day isn’t complete without a little snack. I like dark chocolate with a hot cup of green tea (the Yogi brand is my fave). You can also chow down on berries, almonds, smoothies or even an iced coffee. Coffee is an antioxidant too!
In terms of activities, I love to watch feelgood nostalgic movies like Harry Potter (always) or read a fantastical book that takes me way out of my everyday life. The absolute best thing? Go to bed early and catch up on my beauty sleep!
What are your favorite things to do when you’re de-stressing or treating yourself? Are there any beauty treatments you do on a regular basis?
I’m particularly interested in DIY stuff lately since it costs less money. If anyone has a good beauty recipe, comment below!
Related: 15 Steps to Self-Care