Pamper days are essential to maintain my sanity. Being able to unplug, relax, and just plain spoil myself is absolutely incredible.
But how exactly do you do that? Below are just a few things I do during my pamper days to relax to the fullest.
Start with the outfit
Donning the right outfit can make or break your pamper day. I make sure the clothes I wear are soft, warm, breathable, and loose. Both the long-sleeve graphic tee and the floral boxer shorts are old faithfuls from Aerie that I’ve worn for years. I also throw on a pair of knee-socks on those extra chilly days.
Don’t forget your skin
I try very hard to keep up my daily skincare regimen of cleansers and masks but come on, we all become slackers eventually. I use pamper days to catch up on parts of my skincare routine I’ve missed. I always start by cleansing my face using my Clarisonic Mia 2 and Clarisonic facial cleaner. After effectively removing all dead skin and cleansing my face, I go in with the awesome Clarisoinic Clay Mask. After I wash off the mask, my skin feels so buttery soft and fresh! To top it off, I apply a thin layer of the Babor Skinovage PX Anti-Wrinkle Eye Fluid to combat my dark circles.
See my full review of the Clarisonic Mia 2 here.
Let’s have a snack
What would a pamper day be without indulging in some savory snacks? You will always find me curled up with a cup of hazelnut hot chocolate on every single pamper day, winter or summer. I know. I’m weird.
See the easy recipe for my sorta famous hazelnut hot chocolate here.
Decorate your toes
Giving yourself a mani/pedi is a pamper day staple. The art of turning my plain toe nails into works of art is just so satisfying. Even if that “art” is just a few strokes of a solid color.
Cuddling up is my favorite part of a pamper day. I surround myself with soft, fluffy blanket and pillows and just relax. See that cute little fox? It’s actually contains microwavable beads scented with lavender. Throw Mr. Foxy (yes, I named him) into the microwave for a max of 90 seconds, and he turns into a perfumed heating pad for the next two hours. And isn’t he just so cute?!
To watch or to read?
My ideal pamper day ends with my either watching episodes of Friends I’ve already memorized or digging into a gripping new novel. I always choose something that gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling inside to lift my spirits and relax my mind.