The Best Weekend Self-care Routine to Banish Sunday Scaries

The Best Weekend Self-care Routine to Banish Sunday Scaries

Did you know about 88% of workers now experience the Sunday blues, AKA the Sunday scaries, according to The New York Post? At least 44% of people take time to themselves to unwind over the weekend, 50% binge their favorite shows, 40% read a book, and 37% pamper themselves with a bath.

With the right physical and mental self-care, you can start your week feeling empowered instead of sluggish. 

Don’t worry, you’re in safe hands now – you’ve just stumbled upon the best weekend self-care routine you’ll ever have.  

What’s your current self-care ritual?

Before we get into the new routine, let’s talk about your current weekend self-care routine.

Do you have any rituals that help your mind and your body unwind? 

If nothing comes to mind or your current rituals just aren’t cutting it, then boy are we glad we found you! 

If you’re uncertain what your weekend self-care routine should look like, take the quiz below.

Sunday Scaries Quiz: Who’s Sunday routine is most like yours?

Let’s dive into the world of self-care with two Sunday routines - We’ll take a peek at two Sunday rituals to see if your ritual is secretly plotting against your skin. 

Which one do you resonate with most, Karla’s weekend routine or Riley’s weekend routine?

Case Study #1: Karla’s Sunday Night Ritual

getting late sunday

It’s getting late and Karla’s dreading the next day. 

There’s a sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach. 

She procrastinated her routine for so long that she already knows she’ll look tired in the morning.

 She quickly splashes water on her face and gets in bed.

Ugh. Another week with dark circles. 

Case Study #2: Riley’s Sunday Night Ritual

Tomorrow is a new day”, Riley thinks.  

All bellies in the house are fed, the kitchen is clean, and now it’s time to relax. 

Riley pours a glass of rosé and slips into a foot mask, rosé eye gels, a face mask, and a hand mask.

 Do. Not. Disturb.

rilely focus

After just 10 minutes of deep breathing and mantras, Riley plops on the couch…slowly decompressing…sinking into a puddle of happiness and relief after a long weekend. 

 Which self-care routine would you enjoy?

Which routine would you rather have, Karla’s or Riley’s?

This isn’t statistically proven, but we’d like to think Riley is a lot happier on Monday and a lot less crabby before coffee. 

Now that we know what weekend energy we want to tap into, let’s build the best weekend self-care routine to banish the Sunday Scaries while basking in the effervescent scent of rosé.

Setting aside time for self-care

rose eye gels self-care

You might be thinking, “how long is this self-care thing gonna take?”. 

There’s good news: you only need 10 minutes!

Crazy, isn’t it? Committing to just 10 minutes of self-care once a week can boost your mood, energy, patience, and overall happiness.  

Can you commit to just 10 minutes out of your entire weekend?  (We hope you’re nodding your head in agreement because you deserve it!)

If you have 15 or 20 minutes to spare, feel free to indulge for as long as you’d like. 

The 4 main target areas for ultimate self-care

In order to feel refreshed and prepared for the week ahead, there are 4 main areas that deserve your attention.

Top 4 Treatment Areas to Target Every Weekend: 

  • Face
  • Under eyes 
  • Hands 
  • Feet 

With skincare being such an important routine for many, the face can get the most care and attention while areas like the hands and feet can be forgotten. 

In order to be truly ready for any encounter, we recommend targeting all four of these areas before beginning a new week. 

 This will help you shake hands with confidence and slide into a pair of sandals without the urge to hide your unkempt toes. If being fully prepared for the week ahead doesn’t banish the Sunday scaries, then we don’t know what will!

How will we target these areas?

We recommend targeting your face, under eyes, hands, and feet in the best way we know how – using Patchology masks! 

With Patchology’s Rosé Face Mask, Rosé Eye Gels, Rosé Fingers Mask, and Rosé Toes Mask, we can provide intensive hydration stat.

The BEST weekend self-care Routine Featuring Patchology Rosé Masks

rose all day bundle

No weekend self-care routine is complete without some good old-fashioned R&R. The Rosé All Day Exclusive Bundle is essential to any self-care routine and will rejuvenate your face, under-eyes, hands, and feet all at once in an effective, long-lasting way. 

Relax in a major way this weekend by deeply hydrating your face, under eyes, hands, and feet, using the lightly fragrant Rosé All Day Exclusive Bundle inspired by the relaxing aroma of rosé wine. 

Indulge in a calming and freeing experience without the alcohol content (or the hangover)!  

Here are the exact steps to ensure the proper application of each product so you can absorb its maximum benefits. 

Step 1: Apply Eye Gels 

rose eye gels

The Serve Chilled™ Rosé Eye Gels are an Allure Best of Beauty 2021 Award Winner – that’s how great they are. 

Patchology rosé eye gels are formulated with antioxidants Resveratrol (from grapes!) and Strawberry Extract to help protect the under-eye skin from environmental stressors and delay early signs of aging. 

They also use Hyaluronic Acid to give the eyes a megadose of hydration. 

Pro Tip: keep 'em chilling in the fridge. Your skin will thank you for the added boost of hydration and healthy antioxidants that will keep it looking fresh all day long.

How To Apply Serve Chilled™ Rosé Eye Gels:

  1. Cleanse the face as usual, including the under-eye area. 
  2. Dry the face and under-eyes thoroughly. This is essential to make sure the rosé eye gels adhere properly and don’t fall off from any subtle movements.  
  3. Place 1 pair of rosé eye gels (under-eye patches) onto a clean, dry under-eye area. 
  4. If you have the Serve Chilled™ Rosé Sheet Mask, apply this mask on top of your Patchology rosé eye gels. Skip below to learn how to apply the Patchology face mask.
  5. Let the eye gels sit for 10 minutes or longer if desired to absorb maximum benefits. 
  6. Discard after use and massage the remaining serum into the skin.

While you wait for the eye gels to work their magic, take a few deep breaths and focus on relaxing your mind. You could even use this time to do a quick meditation or gratitude practice.

If you still have questions about how to apply the Patchology eye masks, we’ve got you covered with this article on How To Apply Face Masks and Eye Gels.

Step 2: Use a Face Mask

The Serve Chilled™ Rosé Sheet Mask is a delightfully relaxing treat for any complexion. 

Made with the same grape and strawberry extracts that the entire rosé line features, the Patchology rosé face mask will also hydrate and protect from environmental stressors that can lead to early signs of aging. 

How To Apply Serve Chilled™ Rosé Sheet Mask: 

rose sheet mask

  1. Place the mask over your entire face, pressing the material snugly into facial contours.
  2. Leave on for 10 minutes or longer if desired.
  3. Remove the mask. No need to rinse. The serum will fully absorb into the skin. Follow with your normal skin care regimen.

As you apply the face mask, take the opportunity to lie down and give your body a rest. Close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and let the soothing scent of the rosé mask transport you to a calm, happy place.

 Step 3: Try Hand Masks

If you’ve never tried a Patchology hand mask before, you’re missing out on the true luxury of a spa treatment from the comfort of your home. 

The Rosé Hand Mask intensively hydrates and visibly renews dry hands delivered in a rose-gold foil mitten. 

Creamy shea butter leaves hands feeling baby-soft while strawberry oil nourishes and improves skin barrier function. 

rose hands

How to use Rosé Fingers: 

  1. Remove all jewelry prior to applying.
  2. Open the sachet, unfold moisturizing gloves, and apply them to clean, dry hands.
  3. Seal around the wrist with the attached sticker and relax for 10 minutes or longer if desired.
  4. Remove and discard gloves, and massage the remaining cream into your skin. 

Once you remove your hand masks, you can also try doing some gentle stretches or hand exercises to release tension and improve circulation.

If you struggling with extremely dry, cracked hands, this article provides some additional tips and guidance. 

Step 4: Slip Into a Foot Mask

Ahhhh, last but not least, luxury for the feet without a trip to the nail salon.

Be prepared for any shoe you decide to wear during the week by slipping into the Rosé Foot Mask on Sunday night. 

 rose toes

How To Use Patchology Rosé Toes: 

  1. Open the sachet, unfold the booties, and apply to clean, dry feet.
  2. Seal around the ankle with the attached sticker and relax for 10 minutes or longer if desired.
  3. Remove and discard booties, and massage the remaining cream into the skin. There is no need to rinse.

Pro-tip: Use a warm towel from the dryer or wrap your feet in a heating pad while wearing the booties. The extra heat will boost the effectiveness of the Rosé Toes!

Propping your feet up while they relax inside the foot masks can be such a soothing, luxurious feeling. Take some time to read a bit of your favorite book, watch your favorite show, or listen to some music. This is the perfect opportunity to give your mind a break and indulge in some well-deserved relaxation.

If you need help healing peeling feet, this article can give you more guidance. 

Mental health exercises to prevent Sunday scaries

It’s important to engage in both physical and mental self-care in preparation for the week ahead. 

Here are some tips to help you get ahead – and stay ahead – this week.

Sunday night: What can do on Sunday night that will make your Monday routine easier? Maybe you can pick your outfit the night before or pack a lunch – any little bit helps! 

Monday morning: Focus on the parts of your day that you’re most excited about. Whether it’s something as simple as seeing your favorite coworker or working on a certain project, this will make you more eager to start a new day.

Wednesday afternoon: Plan a fun activity to celebrate the mid-week! Call a friend after work or treat yourself to a coffee for something to look forward to.

Friday afternoon: Take time on Friday afternoon to plan your Monday. By tapping into the momentum and focus you've built up throughout the week, you’ll have a much clearer sense of what needs to get done on Monday. Plus, it's a great feeling to kick off the weekend knowing you already have a solid plan in place for next week. 

5 reminders for your new weekend skin routine

Now that we’ve covered the best weekend self-care routine to banish Sunday Scaries, we want to leave you with 5 reminders when engaging in self-care.

make yourself a priority  

Pro-tip: These reminders also work perfectly as short mantras you can repeat in your head while you relax with your Patchology masks on! 

  1. You can invite others to participate in self-care with you! 
  2. Setting time aside for yourself is a great way to stay grounded and present
  3. Slowing down can help you speed up
  4. Self-care isn’t selfish – when you fill up your own cup, you have more to give others
  5. You deserve the love and attention you so freely give to others 

We hope you see how this self-care routine can transform more than just your skin. 

You could notice an amazing energy or mood boost on Monday morning after trying this self-care routine! 

Bye-bye, Sunday Scaries! Hello, luxurious self-care made easy 

By taking just 10 minutes out of your weekend to treat your face, under-eyes, hands, and feet using Patchology’s Rosé All Day Exclusive Bundle, you can improve your skin, boost your confidence, and reduce your skin concerns while mentally preparing for a busy week ahead. 

Whether you practice these 4 steps weekly or monthly, you’re on the right track. 

Having a dedicated time to set aside for your own self-care every weekend will make you feel great no matter what awaits you come Monday morning.

Whatever you decide, we applaud you for treating yourself with love and care. We hope you inspire others around you to do the same!

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