What makes the perfect Sunday evening routine? There’s something sacred about Sunday evenings when you know you’re only a few hours away from work and you need to relax your mind and body.
You won’t be able to feel relaxed in your boring old bathroom if it reminds you of your first dodgy home dye job or the times you’ve spent hungover with your head in the toilet, so you need to turn your bathroom into a spa. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much.
Start with the smells
Think about the last time you walked along and smelled something that instantly transported you elsewhere. Scents have a really powerful transformative quality and so the first step in your Sunday ritual should be picking the perfect scent. I always like to bring some fragrance sticks into the bathroom while I’m running the bath so that it has a fresh feel. I like Rituals Scent Sticks in Sweet Sunrise for a relaxing but refreshing scent in the spring and summer.
Get those bubbles going
Once you’ve set up your scent sticks you need to start running the bath, and what’s a bath without bubbles? I like to choose soaps that aren’t too heavily perfumed and are kind to my skin that also bubble and foam like crazy when they’re added to the bath. Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Honey Bath Foam (did you even know Laura Mercier did bath foam?) is my new favorite, and it’s inspired by the aroma of a French patisserie, what more could you want from a bath?
Give yourself a good scrub
For that ultimate spa experience, once you’ve lowered yourself into our bubbling, patisserie scented bath you should have a good scrub-a-dub-dub. Exfoliating all those dead skin cells not only makes for a better shave but when you get into bed you’re all warm and clean and it feels amazing. The new Rituals of Sakura Softening Rice Scrub is a great choice because it’s gentle enough not to create that stinging feeling and it’s infused with Rice Milk and Cherry Blossom. It’ll definitely make your bath feel more decadent.
Never underestimate the power of a mask
This month’s hottest face mask is a literal leaf courtesy of Starskin, what better way to embrace the spa experience than by unfurling a giant hydrating kelp leaf onto your face? Bliss.
Catch those z’s
Once you’re all dry and snuggly (put your favorite pjs on we promise they feel so much better when you’re fresh and clean!) a couple of drops of Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil on your face and drift off into a rested, relaxed and ritualized dream!
Enjoy your Sunday evening routine and get ready to face tomorrow fresh and fierce!