Step 1: Mask up
There’s nothing better than luxuriating in the bath with a face mask on, and our favorite is a cult classic: Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant. Yes, you have to create an account and log in to purchase it (but if you’re in New York City or Philadelphia, you can also grab it IRL at Rescue Spa). It’s pricier than your average mask, but it lasts for over a year and the effects are insane. As Rescue Spa Founder Danuta Mieloch says on their site, “If you use Masque Vivant at least twice a week, you’ll never age.” And while that may be a slight exaggeration, the results are nothing if not magical.
Step 2: Multitask
This step involves a little bit of pre-prep, but it’s worth it. We know the typical logic is to take a shower after your bath, but we’re advocates for hopping in beforehand. Why? Because of the Crown Affair Cleansing Scrub. We love jumping in the shower and applying this gorgeous scalp scrub for a relaxing scalp massage moment that also happens to restore your hair’s scalp health and leave it shiny and gorgeous. Follow it with the Crown Affair's Renewal Mask, which you can leave on for the duration of your soak in the bath.
Step 3: Oils are essential
It’s not a bath without a good bath oil. We’ve been using Olverum, an iconic bath oil that’s been around since 1931, for nearly a decade. It’ll make you, your bath, and your bathroom smell heavenly, and it just so happens to moisturize like a dream, too.
Step 4: Lock in the glow
Generally, the steam that rises from a bath can help open your pores, so it’s a great time to apply your skincare. Our top pick for sealing in that post-bath glow? Merit Glow Skincare Serum. Packed with powerhouse ingredients, it’s coming soon, and we promise it’s worth the wait.