27 Self-Care Products To Help You Relax If You're Feeling On Edge
Because sometimes a bath bomb and a face mask can help.
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shower/bath wineglass holder so you can continue to enjoy your glass of rosé while you're getting squeaky clean.
Promising review: "Everyone loves to relax with a glass of wine, why stop when you need to bathe or shower? This is the perfect addition to my tub while I am reading a book" — katielempke
Get it from Urban Outfitters for
This product is cruelty-free, paraben-free, and sulfate-free.
Promising review: "I love this mask! It’s amazing at reducing redness, and acne! It also never irritates and it always leaves my skin super soft after using!" — Pete N
Get it from Target for
'90s-inspired Otherland candle that smells like strawberry gloss, hard candy, and frosted rose to take you back to a simpler time. Plus, it'll look so pretty in your space.
Promising review: "There are few candles I like that are in the “sweet category” but I’m so glad I found this one! Smells exactly like 90s strawberry lip balm! Really pleasant and nostalgic. Has great staying power too. A lovely candle overall. Bought two more in case they stop making them LOL." — Elena
Get it from Otherland for
satin sleep mask with an adjustable strap perfect for when you just really need a "mental vacation" (aka a really good nap).
Promising review: "Love sleeping with this sleep mask, it gives me a much deeper sleep and I wake up feeling more refreshed. I love how soft the material is and the adjustable strap. Love!" — Samantha P.
Get it from Ban.do for
$18.95 (available in six designs).
Get it from Anthropologie for
$16.99, Barnes and Noble for $15.29, or Bookshop for $15.63 (supports local bookstores).
A pack of
charcoal hydrogel under-eye masks so those dark circles can fade away. These are meant to help plump and soothe your delicate under-eye skin.
Promising review: "I use the eye mask right before I do my makeup. I let it set for about 15 minutes, then I clean under my eyes. It makes under my eyes feel clean and hydrated and decrease puffiness. It’s a fairly good size so it covers majority of your under eye and it also had a nice smell." — TydajahT
Get them from e.l.f. for
32 oz. Nalgene water bottle to help you remember to stay hydrated — it's so important! I seriously wouldn't drink half as much water if I didn't faithfully fill up one of these up every day.
Promising review: "I grew up using Nalgenes in the '80s and '90s for backpacking and had no idea they'd improved so much. No plastic taste, easy to drink from and clean, leak-proof, lightweight, BPA-free. I ended up ordering another and find these so much easier to use than my older higher-tech bottles." — Paddler
Get one from REI for
$10.95 (available in four colors).
bamboo bathtub tray so you can have a convenient place to put your book, candle, and beverage while you soak.
Promising review: "It's elegant and serves its purpose, and it adjusts to a long length — perfect for a large soaker tub. I have no complaints!" — Mayda
Get it from Wayfair for
$47.99 (originally $69.99).
Kiehl's deep pore cleansing mask to help minimize the appearance of pores and reduce shine with the help of bentonite, aloe vera, and Amazonian white clay.
Promising review: "This is THE BEST mask I've ever used. I have hormonal, cystic acne and rely on a mask to suck out the gunk on the regular. I've been using this for at least 10 years. I've tried others, but none are quite as good. It does a great job of pulling out toxins and balancing oil. But it does NOT dry my skin. Bonus: You can use as an overnight spot treatment. Put a little dab on a blemish and it will help dry it overnight. Lasts forever!" — chach86
Get it from Sephora for
And a dual-ended
pore-refining brush mask tool that'll help you evenly spread your face mask and other products *without* getting it all over your hands. Then, use the small brush on the other end to further blend in the product.
Promising review: "I love this. I’ve always hating putting on a face mask with my hands. This makes the process mess free and easy." — Liz28
Get it from e.l.f. for
A soft and fuzzy
hooded robe with pockets, because real clothes are basically useless lately and this thing is just as adorable as it is cozy.
Get it from ModCloth for
$29.99 (originally $39; available in sizes XS–3XL and two prints).
A quick dry, long-lasting
nail polish so you can relax by treating yourself to a nice mani-pedi in some gorgeous colors that'll surely brighten your mood.
Ella + Mila products are vegan, cruelty-free, and PETA-certified.
Promising review: "Love this beautiful dusky lavender color! Ella + Mila's colors are so gorgeously rich! I have nails ridges that show through with other brands — even with a treatment base coat, two coats of polish and a top coat — but not E+M's! Their polish is such high quality my nails look perfectly smooth and shiny every time! Never change E+M!" — Elisa
Get it from Target for
$10.49 (available in 29 colors).
nourishing bath soak full of soothing salts and botanicals so you can enjoy a spa-like treatment in your own tub.
There are three scents available:
Coconut Sugar: Light and breezy coconut paired with subtle notes of vanilla, rose, and warm amber musk. Aloe Agave: The juicy sweetness of freshly picked apples mixed with fresh aloe, berries, and sparkling lemon. White Flowers: A white freesia and peony bouquet in full bloom, balanced with a hint of bright mandarin orange.
Get them from Anthropologie for
Frank Body coffee scrub meant to gently exfoliate skin, help stimulate blood flow, and promote collagen production. The scrub is also all natural, vegan, and cruelty-free.
Promising review: "This is my second time purchasing this Frank Body scrub and I love it! It lasts forever and makes my skin soft but not oily. I also like that there aren't any harsh ingredients. It smells nice but not overpowering. Next time I am going to order the cocoa-scented one." — Maria
Get it from Revolve for
terry bath pillow that will easily adhere to almost any tub with four suction cups and make you never want to leave the bathroom. And the fact that it's inflatable, makes it easy to store too.
Promising review: "I like this pillow because it can be inflated to whatever level one might need. I have neck problems so it works perfectly just slightly inflated when I use it in my soaker tub. Other styles of bath pillows I've had in the past are over-inflated and too hard and tend to push my neck too far forward. This one is perfect." — Claudia
Get it from Wayfair for
$39.99 (available in nine colors).
shiatsu foot massager so you can truly treat yourself to a quality at-home massage. This device has four rotational heads and 12 massage nodes AND it heats up.
Promising review: "When my feet get a good massage it makes me a happier person! This product is easy to handle and seems to hit the much needed pressure points." — dotty
Get it from Target for
A bottle of
melatonin sleep gummies, made with L-theanine and botanicals like chamomile and lemon balm, that can assist with getting a better, more restful night of sleep.
Promising review: "Been taking these for awhile really helps with sleep. I use to wake up in the middle of the night and wouldn’t go back to bed, now I sleep through the night and feel rested." — Tabz
Get a bottle of 50 gummies from Bed Bath & Beyond for
A BuzzFeed editor tried these gummies and thought they were a great! Read her
Olly Restful Sleep Gummies review to hear more about why she thinks these give other sleep aids a run for their money.
watermelon sleeping mask by Glow Recipe that uses hyaluronic acid and AHAs to help give you a skin-smoothing and radiance-boosting overnight facial.
Promising review: "I've never had such immediate results from any other product before. Not only does it smell incredible (like a watermelon Jolly Rancher), but I wake up with an even complexion every time. Could not recommend more." — veganbritt
Get it from Sephora for
wellness planner full of info and advice from experts, stickers, encouraging tear-out cards, activity trackers, and more.
Promising review: "As someone who is working on a lot of areas in my life, I was intrigued with this planner. I enjoy using calendars and planners to keep everything organized so I thought, 'Why not??' This planner is very different than any others from Ban.do and I love it. It lets you focus on what you want to and doesn't necessarily make you keep up. Unlike some of my other online apps, I don't feel guilty if I fall behind. The artwork is awesome, as per usual. It makes me even more excited to fill out areas in the planner. Plus, there are amazing stickers to boot! Very happy with my purchase." — Tia B.
Get it from Ban.do for
$29.95 (available in two designs).
self-care subscription box curated by therapists to reduce stress and increase joy through self-love. Every month you'll receive a box of things to help you relax like books, beauty products, and more.
Promising review: "I have wondered if there was a self-care box out there that would fit my needs and I finally found it in TheraBox. I just got my first box and I was like a kid at Christmas. Everything in that box felt like it had been selected especially for me. I love anything to do with my hands and feet and there were things for that, plus meditation for the mind which helps me keep my mental health in check. I am so glad I found this box. I have cancelled all other subscription boxes I was using because everything I’m looking for is in this one amazing box!" — Amanda P.
Get it from Cratejoy for
Foreo Luna silicone vibrating face cleanser that can almost magically remove 99.5% of dirt, oil, residue, and dead skin cells. It's also waterproof so you can keep it in the shower and use it daily to make your skin feel clean, soft, and smooth.
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Promising review: "I have been using the same Luna mini for three years. If you take care of it this little facial cleansing machine really lasts. I don't use it daily, about every three days for a gentle physical exfoliation. Other days I use the top area around my nose to help clear out my nose pores. I've also used this across my lips to help exfoliate them during the drier months. Best purchase I've made!" — Raych
Get it from Dermstore for
$119 (available in five colors).
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A pair of super soft
high-waist undies, because who needs pants when you could spend your day at home in these!
Promising review: "I’m in love with the texture and feel of these, they’re so light and soft they feel barely there. Worn once (around the house, 'working from home') and I didn’t have any issues with riding up or rolling down or feeling impeded in any way. New and satisfied customer" — Lark
Get them from MeUndies for
$18 (available in sizes XS–4XL and 20 colors).
A pair of
fuzzy UGG slides you can wear around the house so your feet can be extra comfy and you can feel fabulous.
Promising review: "These slippers are totally true to size. I'm a solid 7, and these fit perfectly! Very soft and lightweight. I only wear UGG slippers and these do not disappoint! They are exactly what I was expecting :)" — Stacy
Get them from Zappos for
$59.90+ (originally $90; available in sizes 5-12 and four colors).
Glossier rose water face mist for a nice, hydrating pick-me-up. In addition to rose water, it also contains aloe and glycerin to lock in moisture.
Promising review: "I use this soo much, its so relaxing. This is definitely one of my favorite Glossier products. Already recommended this to my family, friends, strangers EVERYBODY!! So worth it, and isn't expensive at all if you think about what an amazing product you get, and that is also one of my favorite things about Glossier." — Aya
Get it from Glossier for
A pack of
prosecco bath bombs to make your next bath the fanciest one you've ever had. It'll turn your water gold and shimmery.
Get a pack of 10 from Firebox for
And a box of
Tazo Zen green tea so you can enjoy a nice cup of tea while you're lounging with your feet up.
Promising review: "I love this!! If your like me and dont like the taste of regular green tea, because it is too strong tasting then youll love this. The lemon grass and spearmint take away from the strong green tea taste, leaving you with a perfect balance of green tea and spearmint. I highly recommend this, it is affordable and absolutely amazing." — jordynmbe96
Get a box of 20 from Target for
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