It seems like this Valentine's day will be a little different, but spending it indoors can be just as fun. We've come up with some self-care ideas to shake things up. Browse our list of Valentine's night essentials and ideas, to pamper not just yourself, but your loved ones, too. Whether you want to commit to more quality time with your partner, or if you just need a break, we're here to help. Here are some ways to have an excellent Valentine's night in, with our list of self-care ideas.
Disconnecting: The best self-care idea
While this might sound like a standard self-care idea, disconnecting can have a host of benefits. However, when working from home, it can be hard to put away your laptop and turn your phone off at the end of the day. Make a change this Valentine's Day.
In fact, since this February 14th falls on a Sunday, it's the perfect time for self-care. Take the entire day to pamper yourself. To do this, you could put together a list of self-care night-in essentials to pamper yourself. These could be some luxury skincare products, a bottle of your favourite wine, and a new TV show queued up on Netflix. Put your work laptop away, turn your phone to Do Not Disturb mode, and get ready to relax.
Self-care ideas for Valentine's Day
You've put your work away -- or pushed it out of your mind. Your phone is set on silent. You're ready to relax. But what should you do first?
Take a hot bath or shower
Taking a relaxing bath or shower is a great way to kick off your Valentine's night in. It's also one of the best self-care ideas when you're spending time at home. Not only will it help soften your skin and make you smell amazing, but it can also help you relax.
Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your bath, or use a lavender shower melt if you're taking a shower. You can also put on your favourite playlist or podcast. Let the hot water wash over you and relax!
Take care of your skin
Skincare is always a great self-care idea. Not only are you taking care of your skin, but with a little TLC and time, the results will speak for themselves. This is especially true if you've got a hot date lined up, at home or over Zoom. Pamper your skin with a few essentials. For instance, a hot shower or bath might leave your skin feeling a little dry and tight.
If you need help with fine lines, opt for our Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser instead. A winning combination of olive oil and Matrixyl 3000 helps stimulate your skin's collagen production. In addition to this, you could also put on your favourite hydrating face mask. This will help lock in a layer of moisture, keeping your skin bright and hydrated.
Plan an exciting date night
Spending Valentine's Day at home doesn't mean you can't make it special. There's always time for some self-care ideas; alone, or with the people you love. For example, if you live with your partner, plan a special evening indoors by spending some time together. Make dinner together or cuddle up on the couch with a romantic movie.
If you're in a long-distance relationship, you can still make this evening a special one Schedule a date on Zoom or Skype, and spend the evening catching up. You can also have dinner together -- online, of course. For those of us who are happily single, take this time to connect with your family, or with your other single friends. Whether you're playing board games with your housemates, or have a FaceTime call planned with your parents, take the time to catch up and ask them how they've been. We promise -- they'll appreciate the gesture more than you know.
Put your game face on
Now, it's time to actually get ready. Someone wise once said, "When you look good, you feel good." There's no reason you shouldn't look good this Valentine's Day -- even if you're spending it at home. If you're looking for even more self-care ideas, we'd recommend putting on some makeup. However, if you don't wear makeup -- fear not. Simply prep your skin for the exciting evening ahead.
To do this, we'd recommend another of our skincare essentials -- our Luxury Facial Oil. Formulated with baobab oil, and moringa oil, a few drops could have you glowing in no time. Simply massage a few drops into your face and neck, smoothing it on in an upward motion. Plus, its delightful scent makes it a skincare must-have for anyone, at any time.
Self-care ideas 101: Check in with yourself
However you're spending this Valentine's Day, it's important to take care of yourself. Whether you're trying out these self-care ideas, or putting your own spin on things, remember to check in with yourself.
Take some time to have a glass of wine and reflect, or start a gratitude journal. After all, Valentine's Day this year falls on a Sunday. By ending your Sunday right, you'll be in the mood for an excellent Monday.
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