As much as we appreciate self-care practices in this day and age, we certainly do slack on them a lot. Many of us take care of ourselves in little ways every day to find little nuggets of serenity here and there, but winter's early sunsets and harsh cold temperatures have you begging for a night of pampering indoors and alone, no?
Same. So here's a definitive starter pack for the lonesome self-care night of your dreams. Add your favorite meal, TV show, or book and settle in.
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Skin Gym Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller ($28, Ulta)
The science is still out on whether or not crystal rollers such as this one actually improve the skin in any way on its own, but it does feel extremely nice to have your face massaged — and it never hurts to increase circulation there.
The Body Shop British Rose Exfoliating Gel Scrub ($24, Ulta)
Sloughing off dead skin cells and revealing the smooth surface underneath is maybe my favorite part of self-care. Take a nice, long, hot shower and just before you shave, rub this rose-scented gel all over for skin that's almost impossibly smooth.
Lush Cosmetics Dream Steam Steamer Tab ($3, Lush Cosmetics)
Normally when I think of self-care, bath bombs automatically come to mind. But these days, few people have time to run a hot bath and sit there for a couple hours. Enter the Steamer Tab — drop these at the foot of your shower and experience just as much aromatherapy goodness.
Lush Cosmetics Lemony Flutter Cuticle Cream ($20, Lush Cosmetics)
And while we're on the subject of nails, don't forget to hydrate your hands and your cuticles, otherwise all that nail polish will just crack and go to waste anyway. Lush's cold cuticle cream penetrates deep and has a delicate lemon scent no one can resist.