5 Snack/Skincare Pairings for the Ultimate Night In

January 30, 2018 • Feel Good / Health

Pizza goes with everything.

On a night in, it can be tempting to chow down on your favorite junk food while indulging in some beauty therapy. But if you really want to show your skin some TLC, start with a nutritious, healthy diet. Sadly, an entire bag of Doritos does not fall into this category. So, what to eat on your next girls night in? Here is a curated list of healthy late night snacks and their perfect skincare counterparts.

Clay Mask + Chia Seed Pudding

Slather on a hefty helping of your favorite goo (we like GlamGlow SuperMud), and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy dessert while you wait for it to dry. This gluten-free, dairy-free pudding is soft enough to enjoy even when the mask starts to make your skin so tight you can hardly open your mouth.

Chia Seed Pudding

Serves 3

1 cup coconut milk

¼ cup whole chia seeds

1 tbsp. maple syrup

¼ tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp. cinammon

  1. Combine all ingredients except chia seeds in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk in chia seeds slowly.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

UFO + 1-Minute Guacamole

This duo is all about making the most of your time, and combines two champions of self-indulgence — face masks and guacamole. Treat yourself to a full LED photofacial and smart mask treatment in 90 seconds (seriously) with UFO. Add some guac, and you’ve got the perfect little fiesta for one.

1-Minute Guacamole

Serves 1

½ avocado

¼ lemon

pinch of salt

pinch of cumin

pinch of garlic powder

 

  1. In a bowl, smash avocado with a fork.
  2. Mix in lemon juice and seasonings.
  3. Serve with baby carrots.

Body Butter + Popcorn

We often spend so much time worrying about taking care of our faces that we forget about the other 90% of our skin. So, slather yourself in L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream and marinate while you binge-watch Black Mirror. For a skin-friendly snack, skip the hydrogenated oil and hidden chemicals in microwave popcorn — pop your own! Simply place kernels in a paper bag, fold the top down, and microwave for a few minutes. Insider tip: sprinkle paprika and cayenne pepper on top for a zesty kick of flavor.

Bubble Bath + Cookies

Honestly, is there a better way to spend a night in than with a long, hot bubble bath and some homemade cookies? We think not. While you’re waiting for these delicious gluten-free cookies to cool, pour a capful of Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath under hot water and soak in pure bliss. If bubbles aren’t really your thing, try a moisturizing bath oil like this one from Diptyque.

Body Scrub + Kale Chips

The best way to combat dry winter skin? Exfoliate. Slough off that cracked wintry shell with Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish and satisfy your crunchy-goodness cravings with kale chips. Follow the recipe below for a healthy late night snack or just pick up these nacho kale chips and skip the whole cooking thing.

Baked Kale Chips

Serves 1

1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
pinch sea salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash and dry kale, break into chip size pieces and place on baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and any other spices you desire.
  4. Bake ~10 to 15 minutes.

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Katie Steadman is a native Texan roaming Asia with a penchant for writing, and solving sudoku puzzles at breakneck speed.

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