The Self-Care Activity You Should Do Next, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Are you stuck in a self-care rut or perhaps still seeking that perfect pastime to make a night in extra special (and different from all the other nights in)? Well, there's no need to move the sun, moon, and stars looking for your next project. We've got ideas for all 12 signs of the zodiac and even some beauty products to get you started, too. After all, beauty is a form of self-care, but it doesn't always have to mean pampering — and taking time to treat yourself should make you feel better (and definitely not guilty or stressed out while planning it).
Now, we don't have a crystal ball, but it is pretty much written in the stars that these ideas will inspire you . . . so, are you ready to plan your next self-care activity? Look for your astrological sign ahead and find out exactly what you should do.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Cleansing Baths
Sensitive, compassionate, and often spiritual, this water sign feels right at home in the tub. And considering the symbol of Pisces is two fish (representing how their attention can often be split between fantasy and reality), what better place is there to escape reality and enter fantasy than a calming, cleansing bath? Settle in with L'Occitane Lavender Harvest Foaming Bath ($39), Philosophy Pure Grace Foaming Bath and Shower Gel ($27), or Ouai Chill Pills ($30), and drift away (mentally) in this needed rest-and-retreat time.
Aries (March 21-April 19): Microneedling
Sure, that enthusiastic attitude can get Aries far in life — and make them fun to be around — but it also can inspire these rams to dive headfirst into situations others may find challenging. There's a need to feel energized . . . and what's more energizing than a ton of tiny needles on your face? Take a small self-care step with the popular Peace Out Microneedling Dark Spot Brightening Dots ($28) and Peace Out Microneedling Anti-Wrinkle Retinol Patches ($28), both coming in patch form, or opt for the real (at-home) deal with this StackedSkincare Microneedling Tool 2.0 ($125) instead.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Skin-Care Rituals
Not only does this earth sign enjoy relaxing in nature, but they're concerned about the actual Earth, too. Setting up a sustainable beauty routine like with Tatcha The Japanese Ritual For Glowing Skin ($60) or by using the products in the Biossance Top Shelfies Kit ($58) ensures they're doing right by the planet. Plus, since Taurus is known for being patient, determined, and rather good at planning, creating an elaborate skin-care ritual where they need to wait for the results is NBD at all.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Masking
It's not fair to consider the celestial twins to be fickle; expressive Gemini simply has so many interests that it's as if the sign split in two. They're incredibly adaptable and fun-loving, so taking the time to use face masks like the Primera 10-Seed Nourishing Modeling Mask ($22) or rotating through the Glamglow Glow Essentials Mask + Moisture Set ($39) makes an ideal self-care activity for these natural chameleons who want to switch up their appearance and feel great, too.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Healing Crystals
Cancers easily pick up on the energies given off by other people and things in their environment and are often drawn to crystals . . . or at least open to learning more about these healing stones. The highly intuitive, sensitive crab exists in both the emotional and material realm, so the powers of rose quartz, amethyst, and jade can not only inspire their lives but fuel a self-care routine, too. Get all three with this Sephora Collection Crystal Facial Roller Set ($34), or try the tension-relieving Kora Organics Rose Quartz Heart Facial Gua Sha ($58) or balancing Mount Lai De-Puffing Jade Facial Roller ($20-$34) on their own.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Dramatic Self-Makeovers
Now, we're not saying Leo is the star of the zodiac . . . but we're not not saying that, either. The playful lion loves being center stage — and that creativity can easily be channeled into exploring all the drama eyeshadow can bring. This sign's me time can include experimenting with bold hues like those in the Sephora PRO Pigment Palette Whimsical ($20) and Violet Voss Sweet Violet Fun Sized Eyeshadow Palette ($18) or setting an entirely different stage for the evening with the new Melt Cosmetics Rust Eyeshadow Palette ($58) and the popular Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette ($65).
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Cleaning and Organizing Everything
Virgo lets their inner perfectionist shine because they know always-practical, often-meticulous acts bring order into the earthly world. Bringing that order, of course, starts at home . . . by having the cleanest and most-organized beauty stash around. This sign can take a self-care night to diligently clean brushes with this Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner Pro Starter Kit ($25), then get everything sorted in a Sephora Collection Clear Makeup Organizer Set ($40). (And do it all while deep cleansing their skin, because efficiency just may be their middle name.)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Testing New Products
It's not indecision that prompts Libra to test new things, it's just that diplomatic approach means they'll constantly seek the very best and won't rest until they've reached a verdict. After all, this sign is represented by the scales, so it's in their nature to achieve balance in all areas of life . . . and that includes balancing their skin. Libra would most benefit from self-care nights that do just that, like rotating through the varied products in the Drunk Elephant The Littles ($90) kit, the Glow Recipe Glow Babies Set ($29), and this Milk Makeup Day + Night Serum and Mask Face Set ($39).
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Massages
Even if they don't have anyone to give them a massage right now, we know sultry, self-sufficient Scorpio isn't worried — they're used to the long game. In the meantime, this powerfully resourceful sign can simply take charge with the Herbivore Jasmine Glowing Hydration Body Oil ($44) or Ellis Brooklyn Marvelous CBD Massage and Body Oil ($30-$65) to soothe any soreness they're feeling all by themselves. Or they can play into that ice-cold reputation by using these Sephora Collection Facial Cooling Globes ($25) to massage the Saint Jane Beauty Luxury CBD Beauty Serum ($38-$125) into their face.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Nail Art
If there's any sign you can trust to be at the forefront of the trends, it's Sagittarius. Like the archer's blazing arrows, this sign's energy, adventurousness, and imagination fuel their self-care choices. A good place to start is with something that lets them get creative like experimenting with nail polish or nail art and using colors from the new Nails Inc. Naked In Neon Nail Polish set ($22), a tried-and-true Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish ($20), or an always-affordable Sephora Collection Color Hit Mini Nail Polish ($5) for these creations. Oh, and Miley Cyrus? A Sagittarius. We rest our case.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Teeth Whitening
Sure, teeth whitening may seem an odd self-care choice to some, but not responsible Capricorn. This sign has a can-do attitude and unwavering focus that makes setting aside specific time to take care of their teeth simply the most prudent use of that time. There are several options to make this happen, like sitting down with the high-tech Glo Science GLO Lit Teeth Whitening Tech Kit ($149) or picking a brush-on gel like the Tarte Pearly Girl Vegan Teeth Whitening Pen ($22) or Glo Science GLO Lit Teeth Whitening Vials 3 Pack ($24) instead. Now that's discipline.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Hairstyle Experimentation
Just look for the pack . . . and then you'll find the independent Aquarius doing their own thing. Conventional may as well be a four-letter word to this sign, and they'd happily use self-care time to come up with inventive hairstyles to showcase their free spirit. Whether that's picking a nontraditional Good Dye Young Semi-Permanent Hair Color ($18) or trying out a new style like with this Amika Ride the Wave High Tide Deep Waver Set ($120), whatever it is, it will be 100 percent them.