Sponsored by SEPHORA x KIEHL'S SINCE 1851
There's no better time to be alive than on the weekend. Alarm clocks are turned off, and the hardest decision you have to make for 48 hours is what to eat for brunch. This is your chance to unwind, relax, reset, and spend some quality time giving back to your body both inside and out — and there's no better way to do that than by treating yourself to a Sunday full of self-care.
We've partnered with Sephora and Kiehl's to bring you all-star tips on just how to #SelfCareSunday like a pro, from going screen-free to nourishing your skin with a few standout products from Kiehl's. So kiss your #SundayScaries goodbye and say hello to a #SelfCareSunday routine that will set your week off on the right foot.
If your job requires you to be on your computer for the majority of the day, a little digital detox is the perfect way to reset your brain. Instead of reaching for your phone first thing Sunday morning to see what your friends were up to the night before, keep your devices powered down until 11a.m. — or longer if you can resist. By starting the morning off free of distractions and focused on yourself, you'll stay on track for the rest of the day and even into the work week.
No Sunday is complete without a skin-pampering routine. In the morning, start by giving yourself an eye massage using Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. With your ring fingers, dab the product beneath your eyes, working up along the orbital bone and then back down. This gentle massage will boost circulation, while the product will moisturize the delicate skin around the eye area with avocado oil.
Next, lock in moisture with Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, paying extra close attention to any pesky dry spots and, of course, the neck! This lightweight formula contains glacial glycoprotein (an ingredient from sea glaciers that boosts hydration and prevents water loss) and olive-derived squalane for added moisture. Smooth over the face and neck until fully absorbed for skin that's softer, smoother, and visibly healthier.
In the evening, melt away any stress or tension of the upcoming week with Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This soothing overnight facial oil — with lavender essential oil, evening primrose oil, and squalane (a barrier-strengthening ingredient with a cult following)— hydrates, improves elasticity, and leaves the skin soft and moisturized. Squeeze a few drops into your palm, rub your hands together, and press the oil into your skin while breathing in the relaxing scent of lavender.
If you haven't checked your phone yet — first of all, congrats on making it so far! Now would be the appropriate time to do so. Reach out to a friend or family member over phone or text, or make plans to catch up over coffee in the afternoon. Connecting with loved ones is a simple but effective way to elevate your mood — and a little caffeine doesn't hurt, either.
After pampering yourself from the outside, nourish your body on the inside with a delicious, home-cooked meal. Whether it's a healthy salad or a hearty vegetable stir-fry, there's no better way to round out a Sunday and kick off the work week than with a good meal. While you're at it, make a little extra so you're covered for Monday's lunch — one less thing to worry about once you're back to reality.
This post is sponsored by Sephora x Kiehl’s Since 1851.
Photography: Gregory Reid; Hair & Makeup: Ashleigh Ciucci; Prop Styling Rebecca Donnelly; Wardrobe Styling: Heather Newberger; Art Direction: Molly Kugelmann/BDG; Production: Nancy Valev/BDG; Branded Beauty Leads: Lexi Novak + Irma Elezovic/BDG