General acts of self-care that keep you feeling stable and grounded might be as simple as taking the bins out or changing your bedding, but oftentimes treating yourself to some well deserved TLC can be just what you need for a mental and physical recharge.
Pampering is second nature to most of us after 18 months of desperately trying to entertain ourselves indoors, so it’s safe to say the team didn’t struggle in picking out our dream evening-in accompaniments. Pass us the Vino, please!
General acts of self-care that keep you feeling stable and grounded might be as simple as taking the bins out or changing your bedding, but oftentimes treating yourself to some well deserved TLC can be just what you need for a mental and physical recharge. Never underestimate the power of the humble face mask.
And finding a peaceful state of mind doesn’t have to involve a far flung holiday destination or exclusive spa day (which is just as well really, Boris)- it can be as simple as carrying out small acts that encourage a state of zen in your own home. Be it a bubble bath, curling up with your favourite book or blasting Ms Swift’s Folklore (a surefire win), it’s important to prioritise recharging your batteries now more than ever as your social calendar fills up.
Keep scrolling to see the team’s must-have pamper picks…
When it comes to a pamper evening I tend to start off with a bath and a body scrub, followed by a moisturiser! Slip into some freshly washed pjs, whack on the Neom well-being pod with an essential oil and some good eye masks and just relaxing for a while, maybe listen to a calming app or meditation and then pop a space mask on. If you stay awake past this point I’ll be surprised haha!
If I’m having a pamper night I’m doing it properly, ordering in the Whispering Angel, getting the bougie face mask out, having a long soak in the bath and maybe even moisturising my body for once. You know it’s serious when the body moisturiser comes out. Part of my pampering ritual includes slipping into some fresh pjs and slippers and then spending the rest of the evening reclined with the pink water. Cheers to that!
When it comes to a pamper evening the key words for me are “mask” and “moisture” I basically want to go to bed feeling like a slippery seal. I’ll start with a bath and whack off all body hair below my eye brows with an Estrid razor, believe the IG ads it really is the best, you’ll never go back after you’ve tried it. A lot of hair masks are just conditioners left on longer so I prefer to use the Olaplex no.3 which is a pre shampoo treatment that you can really feel a difference with after one use, it works to fix hair instead of just coating it in something, again believe the Olaplex hype nothing comes else close to their technology. I’ll also do a face mask whilst my conditioner gets to work and this new Summer Friday’s one sounds divine! Then when i’m out the bath I’ll moisturise my whole body with a cream I reserve ‘for best’ and maybe even do a foot mask now I’m all about the sandal life.
I love a pamper night and I think it’s so important for your mental wellbeing to take some time out treating yourself and relaxing. I absolutely love the Olaplex No.3 hair mask, It’s transformed my hair and I use it once a week! While I have a hair mask on I always need a face mask too, this Mugwort one from axis-y is incredible, really clears the pores. Foot masks are also a good addition to a pamper night too. I recently got a new body scrub for my birthday and it is INSANE, it’s from Mallows Beauty called the Coconut and Coffee Body Scrub, my skin has never been so soft (also fab for getting off leftover self-tan). Lastly a nice relaxing candle really sets the mood, some snacks and a good Netflix series.
I consider myself a bit of a queen of pampering and knowing what makes me feel good as a suckler for routine and self-care so my evening in routine is nailed! It sometimes feel superficial to include beauty/skincare in a self-care category but often physical pampering is such a beneficial, tangible step you can take in making yourself feel good and a hair mask and clean, fresh face are my go-to, easy steps. I’ve spoken about this Bleach London mask before because it’s just so blaaddy good and is a must for anyone with coloured hair IMO! The Peachy Clean Scientia is also a dream and oil cleansers always feel quite luxurious for a pamper night I think.
To really set the mood I’ll light some incense and pop on my favourite chill tunes which rotates between Folklore and Evermore and voila, the perfect pamper evening.
When I think pamper nights I imagine me and my mum sitting on the sofa, face masks on, cucumber on the eyes and painting our nails. We’ll have a good film on in the background and burn a lavender candle. Probably have a cheeky glass of wine and of course some snacks too.