Winter is here. Being closed up inside with dry heat, struck by cold air, and covered in blankets, sweaters, and coats is not everyone’s favorite. Because we will be struggling in that frigid air, we deserve a boost to help us thrive—a boost in radiance, moisture, and relaxation.
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 perfect 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 or a trendy sheet mask, your skin will love it.
The Dr. Jart+ Sheet Masks (Shop here) are potent, smell amazing, and come with so many options. The Water Replenishment sheet mask is perfect for this time of year. When you’re stressed, stuck in recycled air, and are due for some posh pampering, a mask like this helps regenerate your skin’s hydration leaving you with a supple and beautiful glow.
While your mask is doing all the work to boost your skin’s 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 the LUSH Bath Melts, Bubble Bars, or Bath Bombs (Shop here).
After your bath, you’ll want to top up with a body cream, The Body Shop Spa Of The World Hawaiian Kukui Cream (Shop here) 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 after, you’ll wonder why you don’t pamper yourself nightly.
Even though you’re 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 you may even wonder if your skin was that soft as a baby. But to keep it that way as long as possible, you want to double up on the moisture overnight. Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream (Shop here) is the best option to give your skin a noticeable boost without being too heavy. This moisturizer repairs damage, rejuvenates dull and dehydrated skin and leaves your skin 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’re not fully committing to your pamper night if you forget your lips. You can start with a lip scrub or even 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 (Shop here). This mask is life-changing for your lips. In just one night, you won’t recognize your lips, for a good reason. 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’s 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, body, and mind. After relaxing your way through a lovely spa night, a cozy cuddle with your boo or your pillow will do you wonders.
After waking up for your 8+ hours of sleep, your skin should be this bright, glowy, and ready to tackle the day. 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.