Three Luxurious DIYs Just In Time for Valentine’s Day

So, there’s this old adage that if you don’t love yourself, it’s hard to love someone else. Listen, I don’t want to sound like a corny Pinterest board, but there’s something to that nugget of wisdom. Self-love begets real love.

And there are a million ways to practice self-love and its cousin, self-care. Some of them are rather profound, such as surrounding yourself with positive people or seeking out therapy. But there are other, less profound ways, too: Taking a long bath, cooking yourself a healthy dinner, laughing your ass off with your best friend.

Skincare may fall into the “less profound” route, but it’s fun, easy, and just so happens to be our expertise (though we’re happy to go to a therapy session with you, too). Here are three ultra-luxurious DIYs to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day and, well, any day.

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S.W. Recipe: Galentine’s Day Edition

Even though it is plagued by a brutally hokey name, I still consider Galentine’s Day a worthy holiday for two reasons.

One, even though I’m happily married, I think Valentine’s Day is kind of a joke. It’s basically a kinda-makes-you-feel-bad holiday invented by 1-800-FLOWERS and only celebrated in earnest by newly minted couples (the ones that don’t fart in front of each other yet), “smug marrieds” (term courtesy of Bridget Jones), and/or sugar-high third-graders. So, any holiday that attempts to subvert the sanctimonious vibe of V-Day is good by me.

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Vegan whole grain brownies for the love of your life (or, you know, you)

Hi! In case you weren’t already aware because the marketing world hasn’t been beating it into your head for the last two and a half months (you know, starting a week before Christmas), tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Are you wearing a pink sweater? Going on a cliché (I mean CUTE.) date? Holding a dozen roses? Microwaving a sad (AWESOME) dinner for one?

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S.W. Recipe: Dessert Mask

Yum… this mask seriously is good enough to eat. (And you can, if you’d like.) Aside from snack-ability, we love this recipe straight from the pages of our founder Adina Grigore’s book Skin Cleanse for its multitude of benefits: It kills bacteria, hydrates, plus helps repair damaged skin. We highly recommend this one for your girls’ night in. Galentine’s Day party, anyone?

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Introducing Our Valentine’s Day Gal and Pal Bundles

Forget roses — this Valentine’s Day, we’re into giving and receiving the gift of good skin… which is why we created these exclusive Gal and Pal Bundles to address the skincare needs of both men and women. Below, we’re detailing out how both genders can use the products in the pack and how you can use ’em together, too. (Hint: it involves getting touchy-feely.)

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