(BPT) – Whether you’re planning on going solo, hanging out with your girlfriends for Galentine’s Day or have a date planned with your sweetheart, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for some extra-special self-care.
Plan ahead to be sure you have all the essentials you need to boost your self-care routine for a relaxing night in or fun night out.
When was the last time you treated yourself so that you could feel good inside and out? Show some serious TLC to your skin, nails and hair with a DIY treatment to give yourself the ultimate full-body pampering session.
Try these ideas for enhancing your self-care routine:
Get that glow
While there are a suite of serums and creams on the market that give your face a gorgeous glow, what about your body? Whether you want to show off smooth legs in that new mini skirt or just want soft, healthy skin to slip into your silk PJs, try making your own homemade body scrub. All you need is one cup of brown sugar and half a cup of coconut oil for an exfoliating, yet soothing scrub that will leave your body feeling smoother than ever. You can add a drop of your favorite essential oil to your scrub that will offer aromatherapy and make your shower smell like a high-end spa.
Cleanse your way
To feel fresh from head to toe, use a wash that you can trust to gently cleanse even your most intimate areas. Summer’s Eve(R) Cleansing Wash is essential while prepping in the shower for a night in or out. Clinically and gynecologist tested, it refreshes by removing odor-causing bacteria, is designed to match your natural pH level, and is free from dyes and parabens. The cleansing washes feature an array of Clinically Tested Safe Scents(TM) or even Fragrance Free.
Give yourself a mani at home so you don’t have to break the bank at a pricey salon. With nail design inspiration on social feeds, creating a fresh and trendy nail look at home is easier than ever. A new favorite design of nail aficionados is the minimalist ‘negative space’ manicure that focuses on painting only the mid-to-top portion of the nail with a color and leaving the lower nail bed area bare. Keep it simple and finish the design with a topcoat or add in a nail jewel or sticker for a bit of extra glam.
Infuse your hair with moisture and softness by creating a natural oil mask with ingredients you can find in your own kitchen. Rich oils like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil are perfect for getting strands moisturized. Give hair a quench of hydration by working in a small amount of oil from your scalp through the ends of your hair, then wrap your hair in a warm damp towel and relax for 10-20 minutes. Shampoo your hair thoroughly and condition as usual. Whether you give yourself a blowout or air-dry hair naturally, you’ll notice how soft to the touch your locks will be.
Set the mood for a night in or out
As you enjoy your self-care prep for a cozy movie night in or date night out, don’t forget to set the mood at your place. First, make sure you use your favorite delivery app to order wine and snacks from your favorite local shops. Next, hit play on your favorite playlist that will either help you wind down or get you excited for a date or girls’ night.
If you’re going out, pack purse-sized products like dry shampoo, concealer, your favorite lipstick for touch-ups and Summer’s Eve(R) Cleansing Cloths for freshening on the go, especially if you have a long night of dining and dancing ahead of you.
Self-care shouldn’t be limited to a special occasion. Put regular dates for at home wellness sessions in your calendar, so you don’t have to wait for the next special occasion. No matter how you celebrate, treating yourself is always worth doing.