Long week at work? Long day at work? An at home facial and pamper night is a great way to wind down before bed.
Self-care nights are essential. It’s a great time to just relax and wind down if you’ve had a long day at work, or purely need some alone time. I like to do something like this once a week complete with a facial. So pour yourself a glass of wine, light some candles and dim the lights and let’s get into it and I’ll show you how I do my at home facial and pamper night right.
What you’ll need:
- A hefty glass of wine (it’s been a long day, don’t judge)
- Several candles (to set the mood)
- Bubble bath (I’m using this bubble bath – It’s amaaaazing)
- Soothing Music (I like listening to this yoga playlist)
- Your favorite skincare products:
While the tub is filling, I prepare my wine glass and gather my skincare products. I light some candles and dim the bathroom lights (a.k.a turning them off because I don’t actually have a bathroom light dimmer, but same thing), turn on my music and add my bubble bath.
First, I make sure I have removed all of the makeup from my face. I’ve become accustomed to doing this right when I get home from work.
I get into the tub and first cleanse my skin. I’m using this cleanser, which I’ve used for a long time. It’s great for dehydrated, sensitive skin like mine.
Now is time to exfoliate our skin and prepare it for our mask. For sensitive skin, I like this exfoliator, but you can use any manual exfoliant (one that has little granules) to get the job done. I work this into my skin to remove any dead skin cells and dry patches.
I then use my foundation brush and a handheld mirror to apply my pore minimizing mask to my face, focusing on my t-zone area, where I have the largest pores. (You can also apply this with your fingers, but I prefer to use a brush). If you have a hair mask you love, you can apply this now. I choose a face (and hair*) mask that I can leave on for about 15-20 minutes so I have time to just hang out in the bath while it sets and does its thing.
Now is relaxation time. I take the next 20 minutes to just relax, unwind and de-stress. I have been reading this book lately, and will usually pull it out during this time and start reading.
I use a warm wash cloth to remove the mask from my face. I then apply a layer of the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil and work it into my skin with my fingertips until it’s no longer blue in color and leave it for 5 minutes. I then apply one pump of the Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Serum to my entire face, focusing on my t-zone, forehead, and cheeks, and let that sink in for another 5 minutes. You can read all about my new Sunday Riley Skincare Additions here.
I let the candles burn and music play a little while longer before crawling into bed and continuing to read my book before I fall asleep.
What kind of nighttime at home pamper routines do you have? Do you ever give yourself an at home facial?
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