Want to love your skin? Forget chocolate and wine (see our tips for avoiding a holiday skincare hangover). This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to some skincare pampering instead. Here are our favourite five ways to pamper and show your skin the love it deserves.

1. Scrub-A-Dub-Love

We talk a lot about exfoliation around here. You know why? Because it’s essential to younger looking skin. Give your face a loving scrub to remove the dead skin cells sitting on the surface of your skin and reveal the youthful looking cells beneath. You can use your usual go-to exfoliant or DIY one with a spoonful of baking soda mixed with water to form a paste. Super simple and effective.

2. Moisturize and Massage

After you’ve scrubbed is the best time to infuse your skin with moisture. Use a rich moisturizer or try something from your pantry, like coconut oil. While you’re at it, why not give your face a little toning massage using circular motions to gently apply your moisturizer? Pay special attention to the space between your eyebrows to help relieve both tension in your face and on your mind!

3. Get Masking

Moisturizing, pore refining, toning, brightening… there’s a mask for every skin type. Have combination skin? Try multi-masking. Apply different masks to different parts of your face. Sheet masks are the skincare indulgence of the moment, but cream-based masks are still effective. Whatever your choice, make the most of your mask: add slices of cucumber over your eyes, lie back and listen to soothing music.

4. Serve and Protect

While this might not seem as indulgent, it’s important to treat your skin with respect—and that means providing ample protection from free radicals and sun damage. Wear sunscreen (yes, even in the winter) and use an antioxidant regularly.

5. Get a Facial!

A little DIY skin pampering is like the one piece of dark chocolate you allow yourself each day, a facial is like an ice cream sundae or eating the whole chocolate bar at once—without the guilt! Our Freeze Facial will instantly improve the look of your skin and it will continue to get better in days following the treatment. Book now and show off your best skin yet, just in time for Valentine’s Day.