Self-Care Sundays: Curating a Relaxing Routine

Tori Douglas

Global Digital

4 min read

Expert Advice

Balance the hustle of everyday life with a Sunday self-care ritual.

Lineup of fresh Sake Bath Soak, body scrub, shower gel and body lotion and bar soap

Self-care is more than a fleeting trend; it's a ritual. Sundays in particular offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and pamper yourself, setting the tone for a fulfilling week ahead. Join us as we craft the ultimate self-care routine with delightful fragrances, indulgent face masks, and quality time that nourishes not only your skin but also your spirit.

Blending the art of skincare with elements of holistic wellness, we promise a rejuvenating regimen designed to cater to your needs and preferences.

Take a long, hot bath

Soft flickering candlelight, the gentle aroma of jasmine, and a steaming bath that promises to soften your skin and soothe your soul—doesn’t that sound dreamy? This isn't just a bath; it's a sensory experience, a luxurious indulgence reserved for Sundays.

Select a bath soak that boasts natural ingredients and a calming fragrance. We suggest immersing yourself in the relaxing powers of our Sake Bath, formulated with purifying sake and hydrating ginger water to soften skin and ease your muscles, alongside peach leaf extract for extra comfort and soothing.

Pair your soak with a high-quality body wash to elevate the experience. Our Hesperides Grapefruit Body Wash is the perfect fusion of refreshing scent and gentle cleansing that will invigorate your skin and senses. Or opt for the ethereal experience of Lily Jasmine Body Wash for its fragrant gel foam and floral allure.

Indulge in self-massage

Continue the relaxation after your bath with a nourishing self-massage. This step is not just for skincare purposes—it's about the therapeutic touch and connection to your body.

Choose a hand and body lotion rich in emollients and fragranced in a way that resonates with you. Our Hesperides Grapefruit Body Lotion is a top pick; its lightweight texture is deceiving, giving way to deeply hydrated skin that feels as supple as silk. Our Lily Jasmine Body Lotion offers the same luxurious hydration with a different yet equally entrancing scent.

Begin by applying a generous amount of lotion to your hands and rubbing them vigorously to warm the lotion. Use firm but gentle pressure to massage your feet, working your way up the legs with long, smooth strokes. Pay special attention to areas of tension, such as the calves and thighs.

Next make gentle circular motions on your stomach, moving from right to left, then to the center of your chest, and stroke upwards and outwards. When massaging your arms and hands, start from the wrists and move toward the shoulders, mimicking the technique used on your legs. Use a kneading motion for your back and shoulders to relieve tension if reachable. Otherwise, consider using a massage tool.

Don’t forget to massage your neck and the base of your skull—an area often fraught with tension—using upward strokes. Spend some time on each area of your body, anointing it with your gentle touch.

Apply a comforting face mask

We tend to rush through our skincare on a busy weekday morning, but taking the time to wear a mask can feel like a deserving break for your stressed-out complexion.

Our Floral Recovery Calming Mask is the quintessential Sunday indulgence featuring a blend of pure flower extracts—including passionflower, peony, cornflower, and cherry blossom—that work to gently reduce any signs of irritations, making your skin look as relaxed as you feel. These powerful botanicals work harmoniously to reduce skin irritation and visible redness, leaving your complexion soothed and balanced. Gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types, it unveils a softer, even-toned complexion that glows with health.

Customize your ritual

fresh curates sensorial experiences for your body and mind. Besides relaxing skincare, why not use your Sundays to tend to your needs holistically? Some weeks, this might mean lying on the couch all day; others, it could mean going out for an adventure or connecting with friends and family. This is the part of your routine where you check in and ask yourself what you really need. Here are some of our Sunday favorites:

  • Take a walk outside: If you have a nearby park or green space, take a quiet, contemplative walk. According to the Japanese concept known as Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, nature can uplift your mood and reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.
  • Catch up on your current TV series or book: Immersing yourself in a captivating story can be a vacation for the mind. Make time for this mental escape, whether it's your favorite book or the latest episodes of a binge-worthy series.
  • Call a friend: Specifically, call the friend you know you can talk to about anything—the one who validates your experiences and lifts you up. Research shows that adults with meaningful relationships and social support are likely to live longer than those with fewer connections. So, nurturing your friendships isn't just good for your heart; it's good for your health, too!
  • Cook a delicious meal: Nutrition is an essential part of self-care. Spend some time in the kitchen and cook a nourishing, healthy, and satisfying meal. In case you need to hear it, taking a break from cooking and ordering in also counts as self-care!
  • Clean your space: We know what you're thinking, “Cleaning to relax? Are you crazy!?” But hear us out. A clutter-free environment can do wonders for your mental well-being. Spend some time tidying up—nothing too strenuous, just enough to refresh your living space and clear the atmosphere.

Feel your best with fresh

Experience the art of self-care with fresh. This Sunday ritual asks you to tune in and listen. Whether you find solace in solitary spoils or a day spent with loved ones, the goal remains the same: to replenish your energy and nurture your well-being—from skin to soul.

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Tori Douglas

Global Digital

Written by Tori Douglas for Fresh. Tori is a NYC-based digital and brand strategist. Tori has worked for various publications and brands such as Kiehl's, The Body Shop, Deux Hommes Magazine, and Elite Daily with her expertise lying in the fashion & beauty space.