Sunday Spa Routine

Our Fashion Director’s Ultra-Luxe 12-Step Sunday Spa Routine Is Also Mostly Non-Toxic

Let’s just say…she indulges.

By: Laurel Pantin
Photography: Weston Wells

My day-to-day beauty routine is super simple and super green. I use mostly organic and eco-friendly products daily (opting for [mostly] organic sunscreen, organic serum, and organic deodorant—all of which actually work!), but on one Sunday a month, I really go for it and break out the most heavy-hitting, luxe products in my arsenal for one night of mega-pampering.

My hair is super color-treated and curly, so there’s hair-tending involved, and my skin is both dry and somewhat lackluster, so there’s also multiple masking, an apple cider vinegar step, and a gadget. Oh, and there’s a bath! Well, actually, I take a bath every night, and it has dramatically improved my quality of life and mental state, but still. On Sundays there’s also a sleep mask, overnight hair mask, even an eyelash treatment! Honestly, there’s probably way more than is necessary.

Here’s everything I use; follow along today on our Instagram Stories as I walk you through the whole shebang.

Kérastase Touche Chromatique Cool Blonde Kit, $101

My blonde hair tends to get brassy really quickly—not to mention super dry. Once a week I use this Kérastase kit (I love the pro aspect with all the mixing!) and let it sit on my hair during the rest of my spa experience.

Balmyard Body Oil bath, $82

I do this every night, not just on Sundays, but I like to pour a ton of Epsom salts into a warm bath, and then scoop a tablespoon or two of coconut oil into the water, with a splash of the heavenly scented Balmyard Oil, and then I just marinate for 30 minutes or so. It’s super relaxing and also helps keep my skin moisturized. The Balmyard is super green and smells amazing. Without doing this routine, it’s hard for me to get to sleep.

Tammy Fender Purifying Cleansing Gel, $50

After washing my face with this amazing, holistic cleansing gel (if you thought green/organic products weren’t luxurious-feeling or effective, allow Tammy Fender to prove you wrong), I spritz a custom concoction of half apple cider vinegar, half water (I keep it pre-mixed in my medicine cabinet) on a cotton pad and use it as a toner. This preps my skin for the mask steps.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask, $80

Once a week, while I’m soaking in the tub, I’ll use this face mask to totally exfoliate everything. It burns a little, and my skin is red afterwards, but the next day it looks incredibly glowy.

Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm, $120

Once out of the bath, I rub this ultra-moisturizing balm into all my dry spots (elbows, knees, and heels) just to seal in a little extra youth. This is one of the most luxurious-feeling products I’ve ever used, and I’m hooked.

Tammy Fender Restorative Radiance Masque, $235

The peel makes my skin feel a little tender, so afterwards, I’ll use this soothing, moisturizing masque from one of my favorite green lines, Tammy Fender. It makes my skin super soft and really dewy.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Lotion, $250

I use this morning and night, and it makes my skin extra bright and firm. I’m not totally sure what’s in it, but it works and makes my face look terrific.

Vintner’s Daughter Serum, $185

Everyone I know who has tried this product swears by it. Nothing I’ve ever used has made such a noticeable difference in my skin, and I love that it’s totally green and clean.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask, $345

Once the Vintner’s Daughter serum has soaked in (I like to brush my teeth and have a big glass of water while it absorbs), I’ll paint on a generous layer of this overnight sleep mask. I know this all seems like a lot, but I get unsolicited compliments on my skin, and I wholeheartedly believe it’s because of these products!

NuFace Mini Toning Device, $199

Once the sleep mask goes on, I do a pass over my face with this toning device. It shoots electro currents through your skin to tighten everything, and it also gives a really lovely face massage, which I think helps the mask ingredients sink deeper into my skin.

Bumble and bumble Overnight Hair Mask, $49

Once my hair is somewhat dry, I’ll comb through some of this overnight hair mask, which helps to reinvigorate my color-treated and totally fried curly hair.

RevitaLash Advanced Lash Serum, $98

I’ve been using this product religiously for the last two years, and my eyelashes are unbelievably thick, dark, and long. Every time I get my makeup done, the makeup artist remarks on them, then usually orders some for his or herself. It’s branded as a lash conditioning serum, but it made my lashes longer by at least 25 percent. It absolutely works.

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