As busy as the work week can get sometimes, the weekends are all mine. I like to tick off every task on my to-do list after work, save Saturdays for brunch and then some, but Sunday is different. Sunday is saved for me-time. For my Sunday Home Spa Ritual, to be exact.
We talked about the importance of me-time before, but my favorite kind is to pamper myself with a wellness ritual at home, especially in fall and winter, there´s something special about making time for yourself in the convenience of your own home and just be.
Especially on a day like today, after holiday feasts and carb-cookie-coma galore, a little pamper time in my very own home needs to be happening asap.
First I start with dry brushing. I bought a brush nearly a year ago but always forgot to actually use it. When I finally did pick it up though, it really made a difference! My skin is much smoother and since dry brushing stimulates the lymph system, it also increases my energy and instantly puts me in a good mood. I hop into the shower right after, and really max out the wellness part by using organic products with essential oils. Right now, I love Aveeno´s Nourishing Calming Body Wash and Kiehl´s Coriander Body Cleanser. I feel like it makes such a difference to use natural products and makes the whole flat smell amazing.
For my hair, I recently got the Lavender Rosemary Shampoo from John Masters Organics as well as the Citrus Neroli Conditioner from their line. My hair feels squeaky clean and healthy and bouncy when dry. So far, I like it and think about trying out their scalp treatments as well. Since I ran out of hair masks, I just came up with an easy coconut oil-based one which I applied before dry brushing to let it work its magic.
After a good shower, I am treating myself to a Green Tea Eye Mask from Sephora. It´s witchcraft and 15 minutes later, I look more awake and the under-eye-area is supple and moisturized and glowy. It´s glorious!
I am not sold on the whole face sheet-mask-craze to be honest. I prefer to apply the gooey stuff, let it dry and wash it off, but lately I find myself reaching for the Sephora Face Sheet Masks more often (especially Rose and Pomegranate). And thanks to Nina and her personal shopping savviness, I have quite the selection to choose from. My favorite real moisturizing mask is, hands down, the Fresh Rose Mask which I sadly ran out of (insert crying face emoji). It´s that good!
Last but not least, I like to apply a nice dose of face oil. Right now, it´s either Josie Maran´s Pure Argan Oil or Tata Harper´s Replenishing Nutrient Complex. Finally, I bundle up in my favorite pj´s, light a candle and enjoy a cup of tea while reading or watching YouTube videos :)
That´s how I like my Sundays – aromatherapy-heavy, pampering and relaxing. Add a good night of sleep and I am all set for just another week at work…
What´s part of your Sunday Home Spa Ritual?
(Image via Raisons d´Être)