Adapting to constant changes in how we work, shop, and complete day to day tasks has been the new normal in 2020. This unprecedented year has given us plenty of time to reflect on many aspects of our lives, including our skincare routine.
Wearing masks, lack of sleep, and the stress of the unknown are all possible causes as to why your tried-and-true skincare routine may not be as effective as it used to be. Don’t worry, you don’t have to throwaway your entire routine, we have a comprehensive guide on tips and tricks to supplement your regimen to get you ready for 2021!
Tip #1: Maskne Treatments
If you’re finding more blemishes than usual around the cheek and jaw-line area, you’re not alone. Maskne has been steadily increasing with the frequent use of face coverings and your skin may be more prone to breakouts. To help gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin, we recommend using a soothing yet effective purifying mask once a week to slough away the outermost layer of skin cells, like our Purifying Facial Mask!
This mask is formulated with quality ingredients like kaolin clay, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid to hydrate and plump the skin while buffing away built-up dead cells. Made without sulfates, parabens, or mineral oils, our Purifying Facial Mask is suitable for those with dry, oily, normal, and combination skin for a deep cleanse that will help you feel refreshed.
Tip #2: At-Home Skin Devices
Bring the spa experience home and level up your self-care game with skincare tools! Skin devices are a fantastic way to maximize the effectiveness of your products by boosting circulation and absorption. There are several skincare tools to choose from, but a rose quartz facial roller is our top choice if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the different options available.
For the best way to use our Rose Quartz Face Roller, we recommend chilling it in the fridge to help decrease puffiness and inflammation. Puffiness is especially common in the mornings, so this step is perfect to add to your AM routine. Simply cleanse your skin, apply your favorite serum, and massage by following the natural contours of your face and neck in an upward and outward motion with the roller. This helps tone and tighten facial muscles, promote lymphatic drainage, and allows your products to penetrate deeper into the skin.
Tip #3: Liquid Face-Lifts
As the world transitions into a virtual space, people are on their computers and videoconferencing more than usual. Called the “Zoom Effect,” there is an increase of people consistently seeing themselves on screen and looking for ways to address problem areas. Constantly looking down at computers and phones can age the jaw, neck, and cheeks at a faster rate, so rather than using invasive procedures to tone your face, try using products with anti-aging ingredients and treatments that are designed to hydrate and plump the skin.
For a daily product to combat the Zoom Effect, our Glycolic Skin Corrector Moisturizer is a great way reduce fine lines and wrinkles while promoting bright, dewy skin. Like the Purifying Skin Mask, this moisturizer also contains glycolic acid to help improve texture by gently exfoliating away the dead skin to increase cell turnover. Alongside glycolic acid, it’s also formulated with additional anti-aging fruit acids and antioxidant rich oils to help reduce the appearance of dark spots from previous breakouts. Use in the morning or night after cleansing for an easy way to achieve glowing skin.
To further enhance your skincare routine, use a sleeping mask to boost hydration overnight! This Hyaluronic Sleeping Mask has a powerful blend of humectants to help your skin retain moisture and repair its barrier. It even contains blue agave extract and lipids to soothe irritated skin while plumping fine lines, so you can wake up looking dewy and rejuvenated. Apply this mask as the last step of your PM skincare routine three times a week for best results.
Tip #4: Intensive Hand Care Products
Hands feeling dry and rough from constant hand washing and sanitizing? We can relate. Dry hands are already common throughout the cold winter months, but you may be experiencing extra dry skin with even more frequent hand washing than usual. Lotions can bring relief momentarily, but we suggest including an intensive cream, like the Reviving Hand and Foot Therapy, to keep your hands soft and smooth.
Tip 5: Stick with a Simple Routine
Our final tip is to stick to a simple routine. Skip the complicated make-up looks and nourish your skin with quality products to achieve a glow from within! While products are important to maintaining healthy skin, a balanced lifestyle also plays a huge role in skin appearance. This means drinking enough water, getting proper sleep, eating a variety of vitamin rich foods, and reducing stress. We know it’s not always easy, but we hope these tips and tricks help you radiate and shine from the inside out for 2021!