10 Products That'll Help You Unwind and Recharge After a Busy Weekend
As an introvert, I've always experienced a little fatigue after socializing, but I've been surprised to discover that my need to rest and recharge after a busy weekend of get-togethers and social events has grown even stronger. To prevent spreading myself too thin, I've been prioritizing alone time, saying "no" when I need to, and reserving space in my schedule to unwind with self-care rituals that I have always found particularly relaxing, like reading while soaking in the bath or going through a multistep skin-care routine filled with hydrating and nourishing products.
Ahead, check out the 10 items I'm eyeing for future evenings of skin-care-themed solo relaxation.
Keys Soulcare Sage + Oat Milk Candle
I like to transform my living room (or bathroom, if I'm planning to soak in the tub!) for an evening of "me time" by lighting a candle that gives off an aroma that helps me recenter and relax, like the calming and subtly sweet Keys Soulcare Sage + Oat Milk Candle ($38).
e.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration! Daily Cleanser
Before going through my spa night skin-care routine and breaking out my serums, moisturizers, and oils, I start with a thorough double-cleansing session. After removing my makeup, I count on hydrating hyaluronic-acid-infused cleansers, like the e.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration! Daily Cleanser ($6), to fully remove any leftover dirt and impurities from my skin.
Uma Oils Pure Calm Wellness Bath Oil
Recently, I've been trading my beloved bubbles for bath oils. The Uma Oils Pure Calm Wellness Bath Oil ($80) is a blend of a few different essential oils, like lavender, jojoba, and rose hip, to provide nourishment to the skin and minimize dryness. According to the brand, two tablespoons will transform your tub into a sandalwood- and lavender-scented retreat.
Keys Soulcare Obsidian Facial Roller
When I feel a tension headache coming on or just need to chill out, I reach for a face roller, like the Keys Soulcare Obsidian Facial Roller ($25), to gently massage the muscles in my face. These cooling tools are especially helpful in depuffing the skin under my eyes, too.
Summersalt The Cloud 9 Silky Robe
If I'm really leaning into the idea of a night filled with self-care rituals and spa-like skin-care products, I put on a comfy robe. In the summer months, I tend to opt for a shorter design in a lighter fabric, like the Summersalt The Cloud 9 Silky Robe ($95).
e.l.f. Cosmetics Hydrogel Undereye Masks
After a week filled with social obligations and errands, I can (unfortunately) count on my eye bags to make my exhaustion known. To help reduce the appearance of my dark circles, I love using undereye patches, like the e.l.f. Cosmetics Hydrogel Undereye Masks ($8 for three). These little strips in particular are infused with hydrating and brightening ingredients.