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.
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.
1 cup coconut milk
¼ cup whole chia seeds
1 tbsp. maple syrup
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. cinammon
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.
pinch of salt
pinch of cumin
pinch of garlic powder
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.
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.
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.
1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
pinch sea salt
Katie Steadman is a native Texan roaming Asia with a penchant for writing, and solving sudoku puzzles at breakneck speed.