A Valentine’s pamper night? Just what the Love Doctor ordered! Show yourself some love and affection with a girl’s night in. Here’s the allbeauty guide to your best pamper night yet.
A Valentine’s pamper night can be your gift to you – or your gift to a friend. All products noted are available from allbeauty at time of publication.
|Dressing Gown & Slippers
Cleanser / makeup remover
Shampoo & conditioner
Scented body lotion
Face serum / treatment balm
|Let’s get started! Step one of your Valentine’s pamper night is setting the mood. Make sure the room is warm, if possible dim the lights and lay out some candles. Tealights are great, or you could treat yourself to a statement / relaxation candle. Put your mobile on silent, change into a dressing gown and slippers then switch on your music. We think spa music is perfect but if you prefer something more upbeat we’ve got you covered! Head to our YouTube channel and choose our Relaxing Spa Playlist or our Valentine’s Night In|
|Take off your makeup and apply a deep cleansing, face mask – we love GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Mask. As a pre-step, you may want to steam your face rather than exfoliate: place a chamomile teabag into hot water, then lean over the steam for a tea-infused, relaxing treatment. Apply a nourishing hair mask (such as Kérastase Chronologiste) and relax for around 10 – 15 minutes while your treatments take effect, then rinse off. At this stage, we like to apply a second, soothing mask to nourish the skin while the pores are sensitive – try Guinot Instant Comfort Mask.|
|Ahhhh time for a long, deep soak… Add a few rose petals to the bathwater and choose your soak of choice. Try thisworks Energy Bank Bath Oil, a luxury containing natural oils to soften the skin. Fans of bubbles will love L’Occitane Lavande Foaming Bath. While you soak, why not use the time to exfoliate body skin. For decadence, we love The Organic Pharmacy Cleopatra’s Body Scrub, a sugar and salt scrub containing rose petals. Finish off with a quick shower to rinse away dead cells, and wash hair if desired.|
|Out of your bath, it’s time to remove your soothing face mask and apply body lotion. Application straight after a bath is a great idea, as the combination of warm, damp skin will lock in moisture. Why not use your favourite fragrance (we love Gucci Bamboo Body Lotion) or this Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream (don’t forget hands and elbows!). Now you can sit down and apply your favourite face serum and night balm. For a real touch of luxury, apply product with a soft, makeup brush. For us it has to be Decléor Aromessence Rejuvenating Night Balm.|
|Now that you’re cleansed, clean and moisturised, you can sit back and get some proper relaxation. Feel free to sip herbal tea, hot water and lemon, or a tipple of your choice (chocolates are totally acceptable at this point). If you’d like to give feet some extra love, soak them in a bowl of warm water with sea salt and a few drops of essential oil while you give your nails some TLC. Rub in a little nail oil (or olive oil) then apply a nourishing base coat such as Mavala Mava-Strong Fortifying and Protective Base Coat 10ml. Why not take this time to try something new, such as a french manicure on your toenails? When nails are done, choose a quick mediation to relax to, or some ASMR. We’ve added some favourites to our Pamper Night Playlist (you’ll need headphones for best enjoyment).|
|Time to change into comfortable loungewear and open the bubbly (if you haven’t already!), check your phone and fire up Netflix.
If you’re staying in this Valentine’s Day, we hope you make time for some ‘me time’ and have a wonderfully, relaxing night.
PS don’t forget to make sure you have clean sheets on the bed for that ultimate clean sheet experience!