THAT time of the year has come. Valentine’s Day. Yes. That day. The one you love or maybe just hate.
Well, darlings, whether or not you’re in a relationship, we see this day as a celebration of love itself—and it include self-love, one of the most important form of love.
Life is short, treat yourself. That’s it. Self-love takes a lot of practice. We know it can be tough to take time for you. But little indulgences and acts of self-care can make all the difference when it comes to your well-being. This is why we want to give you some tips on how to take care of yourself, in our own way of course.
Continue reading for 10 awesome ways to treat yourself—from easy tips to skincare that soothes your skin (and mind), and more.
- Create a list of life goals
This is not about checking off the boxes on your list and putting pressure on yourself, but it’s more about allowing yourself to go beyond what you thought you could.
Cultivating self-love is as important as developing any other value or skill. However, it’s not always easy. Some days you may feel like finding your confidence and showing yourself love is a huge challenge, but eventually you’ll get it right. Don’t give up.
- Try a DIY Facial Massage
When it comes to relaxing, nothing’s more soothing for your body and mind than a massage. If you don’t have time for a spa day, an at-home facial massage can be just as calming. Facial massages do more than feel amazing, they come with all kinds of benefits. A facial massage can help relieve tension from stress and tone up facial muscles when done regularly, and help boost circulation to reduce puffiness and improve your overall glow. And the best part? You don’t need any pro-level tools you just need your hands and a facial oil you love. Discover THE D favorite product: Odacité Gua Sha.
- Take a Soothing Bubble Bath
Turning your ordinary shower or bath time into a DIY spa moment is easier than you think. Just grab some candles (because ambiance is everything), pop on your most relaxing playlist, and reach for the bubbles—champs counts, too. Pour in your favorite bubble bath formula and mix in some soothing bath salts or soaks. Then kick back with a good book and let your skin soak up the goodness. Trust us, nothing beats the cozy, calm feeling you get after a bubble bath. It’s the best. Discover THE D favorite product: Oil Bath by Susanne Kaufmann.
- Pop on a Face Mask
If you’re usually rushing through your skincare routine, a face mask is the perfect way to pause and give your skin some extra TLC. Sheet masks, clay masks, cream masks—they all have their own amazing benefits. Discover THE D favorite product: Floral Recovery Calming Mask by Fresh.
- Try a Meditation Session
Stress can sometimes get the best of us, so when we need a moment to refresh, refocus, and regain our peace, we look to meditation. Even if you have five minutes, a quick meditation session can go a long way to boosting your energy and calming your mind. If you’re new to meditation, there are plenty of apps to guide you through it. You have no excuse, darling! Discover THE D favorite app: Calm.
- Light Scented Candles
This may seem like a no-brainer, but lighting a few candles instantly changes up the vibe of a room. The soft glow of a candle can transform a stressful space and give it spa-like qualities—and when you throw scents into the mix, the effects are next-level. It’s no secret scent is one of our strongest senses. Opt for bright aromas like citrus when you need a little zing! Or calming florals like jasmine and lavender to help melt the day away. Discover THE D favorite product: Nudesse by Overose.
- Give Yourself a Scalp Massage
We could go on and on about the benefits of scalp massages. From helping to boost circulation and hair growth to its instant relaxing effects, scalp massages are just too good to skip. Plus, they help improve overall scalp health, which means healthier hair. Use a hair oil or scalp serum depending on your hair type and condition of your scalp. Discover THE D favorite product: Sculp and Body Scrub by OUAI.
- Buy Yourself Flowers
A fun way to treat yourself is doing something to brighten up your living space and your mood. Maybe that’s bringing home a beautiful, new plant to tend to or simply picking up a bouquet of your favorite flowers. Throw in some chocolates while you’re at it to make the moment all about you. Discover THE D favorite product: Flower Bouquet by LEGO.
- Book a Pro Facial
Our spas and salons are back in full swing (finally), and our skin’s been craving an appointment with our favorite facialist. While we’ve gotten pretty good at DIYing in a pinch, you just can’t beat the pampering and pro-level treatments you get at the spa. Everything from the soothing ambiance to the fact that you literally have to do nothing makes booking a pro facial the perfect treat.
- Take a Day Off Just Because
A day where we have to do nothing? Yes, please! Go ahead and put in that PTO if you have it. Spend your normal working hours doing something just for you—lounging with your pup, watching your favorite shows, painting your nails every color you own—spend time giving your mind and body space to just be.
Ahead, we’ve also rounded up some gift ideas perfect for gifting your-self (or your beloved ones) this Valentine’s Day. Take a look at the gallery to discover our picks for the best Valentine’s Day gifts.