Calling all tired eyes and bodies! We all know how insanely hectic life can be around the holidays, especially Halloween, as it marks the beginning of travel, treats, and time away from your routine. If you’ve participated in trick-or-treating for a fews years now, this might be the perfect year to pass off the duties to dad (or grandparents or even to those nextdoor neighbors) and give yourself a few hours of self-care before the sugar rushes and full blown meltdowns commence! And to all those child-free ladies out there (myself included) please join in because sometimes there’s nothing better than a little pampering. Cue “It” (cringe) and call your pals to join in the fun. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mask) is the new BYOB.
How to Maximize Two Hours of Trick-or-Treating
The door closes and you’ve got approximately two hours to get as much relaxation time in as possible before chaos sets in. You don’t believe me? Cue Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween Candy Videos. Here are our 90 min trick-or-treat hacks to maximize your selfcare and give back to yourself while home alone or when the kids are out with dad.
First, throw that bucket of trick-or-treat candy on the front step with one of those little signs that says “just take one please”. You know kids are gonna grab handfuls, so for those 90 minutes, let em!
Now, put on the water for your Beauty Steam. While the water is heating on the stove, run your bath. Once your water has come to a boil, turn off the heat and add your steam. Allow the steam to steap for a minute or two and then drape a towel over your head and the bowl allowing the rising steam to carry the regenerative herbal properties to your skin and steam away all your stress and worries.
After steaming for 5 min, slather our Beauty Whip face mask on your face, add two pumps of SkinOwl Body oil to the tub water, and light your candle. Spend the first few minutes of your ‘tub time’ with Beauty Wand in hand. Start at the chin, and wiggle horizontally out to the hairline. Pressure should be light and comfortable on the skin. Move up to the nose, and wiggle from the corner of the nose out towards the ears. Use the small end of the jade roller, and place it in the inner corner of the eye. Wiggle out toward the temples. Place the wand on the eyebrows, and wiggle downwards, ending at the temples. Wiggle from the eyebrows upwards to the hairline, moving across the forehead. Grab that glass of wine (or tea) and “wine”-down in the bath, listening to our favorite relaxing spotify playlist, reading a good book, or watch an episode of your favorite TV drama.
Once your bath is finished and your skin glowing (thank you SkinOwl Body), throw on your favorite comfy clothes, pull out your yoga mat and take fifteen minutes or so to meditate. Our favorite apps for timed and guided meditations are headspace or insight timer. If you’re not a guided meditation kind of gal, then try out this relaxing meditation spotify playlist.
Ninety minutes later, you’ll be floating, glowing and ready to hug your kiddies as they walk through the door.
Looking for more pampering tips and tricks, check out our DIY Halloween Face Mask!
Happy YOU TIME!