Every Sunday I participate in my spa ritual. Sometime I take a bubble bath, sometimes I give myself a facial and other times I just paint my nails, but every Sunday I take at least an hour to paper myself. I thoroughly believe that before you’re able to love someone else or take care of someone else, you have to be able to do that for yourself. So lather up ladies! It’s time to take care of you.
One of your first options is to take a relaxing bubble bath. The Nourish Organic Body Wash actually works perfectly as a bubble bath. Make sure you pick an aroma that you know relaxes you. For me, that’s lavender. One of my favorite aspects of lavender is that it’s been found to have antidepressant properties. You can just feel it when you relax into a hot bath with the scent of lavender in the air. It’s hard to do anything else but relax.
My second favorite thing to do on spa nights is to give myself a facemask. My skin is usually perfectly clear, I’m not trying to brag, but this makes it so much worse when I break out. It usually comes out of no where and I’m never prepared for it. To fix some of those breakouts fast, I usually do an intensive face mask. One of my favorite products is the Blemish Clearing Mask by Juice Beauty. It’s aloe leaf juice acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant so it brings down the redness of acne. The willow bark extract in the solution aids in cell regeneration, quickly turning over layers of skin to dry out and get rid of your breakouts!
After doing an intensive facemask it’s important to re-hydrate your skin. One of my favorite ways of doing so is by using a combination of a refreshing face mist and a great moisturizer. Michael Todd, a line of completely organic and cruelty-free cosmetics, has a great hydrating mist. I personally like to use their citrus spray if I’m doing my spa day in the morning. It gives your skin a perfect wake up call to start the day. The lavender spray is perfect if you’re getting ready to go to bed. It will calm your nerves, just like the bubble bath, and relax you into a deep slumber.
As I mentioned before, after using a hydrating mist I like to also apply a facial moisturizer. Lush has a great line of facial moisturizers, marked with a vegan V. My favorite product is the celestial moisturizer. It’s marketed towards sensitive and dry skin and works wonders (which I definitely have during the winter months).
My last step in a great spa night is painting my nails. When I decided to go vegan, I had a very difficult time trying to find some vegan nail products. I literally jumped for joy when I found out that Deborah Lippmann’s line is vegan (minus the cuticle treatment)! So, take time doing those nails! Maybe even have some delicious detox water, you deserve it.