Nothing beats winding down in the luxury of your own home, and this step-by-step guide will have you covered the next time you need some much-deserved me-time!
Truly nothing beats the comfort and relaxation lounging around at home brings. After all, it is the only place in the world where you can be your most authentic and raw self! Whether it’s cooking up a hearty meal, or indulging in your guilty pleasures, we’ve curated the perfect step-by-step guide for an elevated at-home experience for the next time you want to treat yourself to a little extra TLC.
Step 1: Have a relaxing bath/shower
The key to unwinding luxuriously begins the moment you step into your bathroom. After a long and taxing day, sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to simply clean up! One of my favorite products to incorporate into my shower routine whenever I feel like I want to give my body some extra care is L’Occitane’s Amande Shower Oil, Delicious Paste, and Milk Concentrate. Nothing beats the feeling of supple and moisturized skin, and these products do all that and more. Apart from its nourishing ingredients, L’Occitane’s Amande range guarantees firmer and smoother skin after regular use – it’s perfect for treating and preventing stretch marks too!
Step 2: Slip into something comfortable
Sometimes, indulging in the smaller things can make the world of a difference when you’re looking to elevate your wind-down experience. Since discovering that Kim Kardashian’s shapewear and loungewear brand Skims ships directly to your doorstep in the Philippines, I have been accumulating (possibly an unhealthy amount) of her pieces. While they are a bit on the pricier side, you truly get what you pay for because I have yet to come across pajamas that feel as comfortable as the Skims Soft Lounge Sleep Set.
Step 3: Set the mood
Once you’re done washing up and getting dressed, the next step to a luxurious wind-down routine is ensuring your environment is a reflection of your mental state. I suggest turning off all harsh lighting and sticking to dimmer lights or even just a few candles to illuminate your space. Officine Universelle Buly Campagne D’Italie Scented Candle is the perfect candle to transport you into a state of relaxation and tranquility. With notes of leather, bark, pine needles, and summer-roasted leaves, this candle will surely guarantee you an evening of repose.
Step 4: Skincare is self-care
Oftentimes, luxury is confused for abundance. Quality over quantity always triumphs, and in the case of skincare, this rings ever so true. If you have a solid skincare routine that you stick by, there’s no need to overcomplicate things by adding 5 more steps to make your evening more luxurious! One or two extra products will do, and for me, the Tatcha Violet Radiance Mask does just the trick. Formulated with Vitamin C and 10% AHAs, this mask helps prevent premature aging and improves your skin’s texture.
Step 5: Head to bed
When all is said and done, one of the most luxurious things you can give yourself is a good night’s sleep, and Slip’s Pure Silk Pillowcase is the final piece of the puzzle to top off an elevated evening of winding down. Silk pillowcases are known to have a number of benefits which include reducing bedhead, preventing aging, and much more. I was gifted a silk pillowcase a while back and have rarely gone to bed without it in recent years! It has made all the difference.