It's Friday night after a long hectic week and you finally have some time for yourself. What's better than taking care of your body & soul, then going to bed feeling like a queen?
If you are game, we have this perfect Friday night routine for you!
Step 1: Time for some music!
MUSIC IS LIFE. First things first, sashay along to your favorite playlist.
Get a portable bluetooth speaker that you can bring into your shower. We found a perfect one. Don't underestimate it's size! It delivers really great audio qualities.
WonderBoom by Ultimate Ears, US$79.99 via Amazon
Step 2: A warm bath
Pour some epsom salt and a few drops of lavender essential oil into your bath for a deep relaxing mind, body and soul treatment. Epsom salt and lavender oil is also really great if you have sore muscles from that workout session earlier on.
Dr Teals Lavender Epsom Salt, US$11.40 via Amazon
Radha Beauty Lavender Essential Oil, $13.95 via Amazon
Step 3: Exfoliate!
Polish the skin and get rid of those dead skin cells, we don't need them! Exfoliating also encourages the growth of new skin cells, so don't ever skip this super important step. We love to choose our body polishes according to how we are feeling that day.
Body Polish Collection, US$30 from Basic Theory
Step 4: Moisturize!
After exfoliating, you need some body lotion to lock in all the moisture that the skin needs. It acts like a leave-in conditioner and makes your skin healthy and glowing the next morning.
Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream, US$22 from Glossier
Step 5: Light those candles
With your favorite playlist in the background, you really need some scented candles to set the mood. A whiff of a beautiful scent is sure to make you feel like you are in wonderland.
Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle, US$65 from Jo Malone
Step 6: Make your bed and pillows smell good
Spraying some linen mist all over your pillow will definitely make you sleep well all through the night.
The Linen Spray, US$18 from Basic Theory
Step 7: Face mask
This routine is definitely incomplete without a face mask. We want perfect skin for that Saturday day out right? Remember to always use a toner before putting on a facial mask. It helps to cleanse the skin and aids in the skin's ability to absorb the goodness of your skincare products.
Flower Fusion Raspberry Refreshing Sheet Mask, USD$7 from Origins
Step 8: Make some camomile tea
Camomile tea is our favorite beverage before bed. Not only packed full of antioxidants, it also aids in improving our sleep quality, helps a lot with relaxation and tastes really good as well.
Camomile tea, AUD$12-$30 from T2
Step 9: Read something
Since you need at least 20 minutes for the essence of the face mask to sink into your skin, you can read a chapter or two of your current favorite book. Here are a few of our favorite reads.
Columbine by Dave Cullen
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav
Step 10: Skincare
Time to remove that mask and continue with your usual skincare regimen. We love keeping our routine simple and basic. Toner, essence, eye cream and finally moisturiser.
Now you can hit the sack!
This routine definitely takes a little bit of effort but hey, it's Friday night and we are sure that you will feel so damn good after that. It's worth it!