Transform Your Skincare Routine Into A Self-Care Ritual
From soothing treatments to luxe creams, here’s how to give yourself and your skin some well-deserved TLC.
While many of us reach for beauty products to address concerns or play up our features, taking the time to care for our skin offers benefits that go beyond appearance. Whether it’s practicing facial massage or applying a soothing treatment, beauty self-care helps the body and mind unwind and improves our overall sense of well-being. From smoothing serums to moisture-boosting creams, these me-time treats will have you feeling pampered.
For a dose of refreshing moisture
Does your tired skin crave a boost of skin elasticity and bounce? Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator brings a potent combination of hyaluronic acid, fermented aloe water and caffeine to improve the skin’s moisture levels for up to 100 hours (yes, really!). And if you're big on multitasking products, this oil-free skin-softener will be right up your alley. It’s also great for nixing dry spots all over the body (think knees, heels and elbows) and makes a fabulous moisturizing mask, frizz eliminator and cuticle treatment.
For a rejuvenating sleep
Wake up with a noticeably refreshed appearance by incorporating a restorative treatment with anti-aging benefits into your nighttime routine, such as Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex. Pro tip: Swipe the product across the cheeks, chin, forehead and onto the neck and décolletage and use your palms to gently press it into the skin for a calming mini massage before bed.
For serious soothing
Skin feeling irritated? Calm redness and inflammation (and prep freshly cleansed skin for serums and moisturizers) by adding a gentle skin-balancing treatment, like Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion, into your routine. Infused with vitamin C-rich sea buckthorn and inflammation-reducing mushrooms — including fermented chaga, reishi and coprinus — this essence-toner hybrid calms the skin and encourages a brighter, more uniform complexion.
For a burst of energy
For a revitalizing pick-me-up before you’ve even had your coffee, add Biotherm Blue Therapy Uplift Day Cream to your morning routine. It instantly energizes the skin thanks to its key ingredient, red algae, which is known to improve elasticity and stimulate collagen production. It’s just what you need to start your morning off on a high note.
To brighten tired eyes
Add radiance around the eye contour area with Clarins Total Eye Lift Replenishing Eye Concentrate, which has the added benefit of smoothing out fine lines and reducing puffiness over time. Just dab it onto the eye contour area and gently smooth it all around the eye. Once it’s applied onto the skin, the eye area appears illuminated and feels nourished in one minute flat.
For double-duty protection
Forget to apply sunblock from time to time? Incorporate an SPF-spiked serum into your morning routine to cover all your bases. Loaded with collagen-supporting peptides and laced with Vichy’s mineral-rich thermal water along with an added bonus of SPF 30, Vichy Liftactiv Collagen Specialist provides a slew of skin-protecting benefits and helps to streamline your routine: a win-win.