If you don’t have any plans for Valentine’s day, why not turn off your phone and have a solo pamper night at home? In our article below we’ll look at a sample pamper plan to get you started. Feel free to switch in your favourite routines.
Now call me extra, but I love the feeling of putting on fresh pyjamas and sleeping on fresh sheets after a proper pamper. Why not go the extra mile?
Similarly, if you’ve spent time getting relaxed, you don’t want to turn around to a sink full of washing up and ruin the atmosphere.
Finish your to do list for the day, switch your phone off, and prepare your sanctuary.
Set the mood
Switch off your overhead lights in favour of lamps and candles. If you have a favourite scented candle, light this too.
You could also try burning incense. You can purchase incense that is meant to invoke certain moods, like calm and relaxed. Incense fragrances that promote calm include Frangipani, Lavender, Lemon Grass, White Musk, Opium, Pachouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Ylang Ylang.
Another great way to create a calming atmosphere is with music. Many of the popular music streaming services have playlists of different genres of calming music to choose from.
The tried and true relaxation classic, a bubble bath. Why not splash out on a luxury bubble bath to get lost in for a while?
Editors favourite: Radox Stress Relief Bath Soak
If you prefer a shower to a bath, take the time to make this special too. Use your favourite scrub and double lather your hair.
While relaxing in the bath, or snuggled in your towel, pop on a face pack. It’s the perfect time to pick a face mask that targes your main skin concern – like oiliness, dryness, or clogged pores.
Editors favourite: Dr Botanicals Apothecary Charcoal Superfood Mattifying Face Mask
Moisturise your skin
After relaxing in the bath, your skin can be left dry due to the warm water. Replenish any lost moisture and avoid skin tightness by immediately applying a rich moisturiser.
Editors favourite: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion
Paint your nails
Painting your nails is simple activity that can make the world of difference. Pick your favourite colour, mix and match, or try some nail art to give your look an instant boost.
Take it a step further and check out our Ultimate Home Manicure Guide
Editors favourite: Rimmel 60 Seconds Super-Shine Nail Polish Black Cherries 345
Pop on your favourite movie or box set, snuggle up on the sofa, and get the takeaway ordered. You deserve it.