There’s nothing more luxurious than canceling your plans, dabbing on a face mask, and curling up for a night in with yourself. And because staying in is totally the new going out, why not treat yourself to a full slate of self-care to enhance your youthful aura and up the luxe factor?
Whether you’re in the mood for a cup of tea or a cocktail (no judgement), we’ve got your plans on lock. Together with Sephora, we’re spilling next-level rituals made for a night in for one.
The focus of your Friday-night R&R sesh? Tapping into the superfood powers of kale and honey to bring out your youthful radiance. Fueled with antioxidant-rich ingredients, they’re especially effective for protecting against environmental stressors and fending off fine lines.
Wrap yourself in a fuzzy robe and put your phone on airplane mode: You’re about to have the off-the-grid, totally relaxing evening you’ve been dreaming about all week.
Scroll down for seriously soothing skin-care pairings for a Friday night in.
Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser + Kale cocktail
Throw on your kale sweatshirt (admit it, you have one) and get ready to pamper with the IRL thing. Youth to the People Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser taps kale, spinach, and green tea for loads of antioxidants to fight the environmental damage that ages skin. Its gentle cleansing power removes dirt and toxins without drying, visually plumping with a soothing gel formula.
Think of this libation as the after-dark version of your morning green smoothie. Mix up the cocktail after washing your face to get a one-two punch of leafy green goodness.
1.5 oz. organic vodka
1 oz. kale juice
1 oz. pineapple juice
½ lime, juiced
Agave, to taste
1 lemon slice, for garnish
1. Rim a martini glass with sea salt and set aside.
2. Pour vodka, kale juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and agave into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until mixed.
3. Strain the liquids from the ice and pour into a martini glass.
4. Garnish with lemon and sip!
Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ + Echinacea tea
If parched skin is your problem, rehydrate with Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer. This antioxidant-packed skin-quencher fights fine lines and provides a burst of hydration, leaving skin instantly plumped and soft.
Here’s how: Each jar is infused with Echinacea honey, a natural humectant solely made by the bees from Farmacy’s exclusive farm, and created when they pollinate Echinacea GreenEnvy flowers. The potent dose of antioxidants works to fight the environmental damage that ages skin, while hyaluronic acid locks in moisture. (You can also use the coordinating Farmacy Honey Potion face mask for double the effect.)
Cap off your night with a steamy cup of Echinacea tea (sweetened with honey, of course) to maximize the youth-boosting effects. The purple petals of the Echinacea flower are also thought to bolster the immune system, heal the digestive tract, and reduce skin inflammation—so you can feel really productive even during your Netflix binge.
1-2 tsp dried echinacea
1 small slice fresh ginger
½ lemon, juiced
Honey, to taste
1. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over dried echinacea and ginger, and let steep for five minutes.
2. Strain the plant parts from the liquid, add the lemon and honey, and chill out.
Youthful Skin Essentials
Graphics: Jenna Cantagallo