If you smoke or suck on straws on a regular basis, you might start to notice wrinkles around your mouth as you get older. Alternately, your lips might start to get dry in the winter time at any age. These Korean lip masks are made to cover your lips and mouth area. They moisturize and plump your lips, making them look and feel oh-so-kissable. Depending on your lockdown situation, you might want to put this on your wishlist for when it’s safe to go on dates again. Or, if you’re in a great relationship, this could become part of your self-care routine.
For a lot of people, their eyes are one of the first places that shows signs of age. The skin around your eyes are thin and delicate, so it also dries very easily if you’re not drinking enough water. Laughing and smiling creates wrinkles around your eyes, so it’s actually a sign that you’re happy. But in case you want to look a bit younger, invest in some eye repair cream. Neutrogena sells an affordable cream that can be used daily.
After a night of drinking wine with Netflix, you might experience waking up with a puffy face. Some people even wake up every single morning with a puffy face, especially if they eat a lot of salty food. A great way to alleviate this excess fluid buildup is to use a jade face roller. Many people will even put this in the freezer, and take it out in the morning. The cold temperature combined with the rolling motion will help to loosen up the puffiness in your face, and make it more angular. This particular jade roller has a smaller end for the delicate area under your eyes. Some people totally swear by the effectiveness of their jade rollers, and use them every single day before going to work.
Every dermatologist will tell you to never pop your pimples. However, that doesn’t stop most people from doing it anyway. So if you’re going to squeeze blackheads or pimples anyway, at least do it right. These blackhead removing tools help to give an even pressing around the area, which helps to expel the puss. When you use your fingers, you’ll be squeezing, breaking blood vessels, and potentially scarring your skin. So if acne is a big issue for you, get one of these kits ASAP.
Many of you might recognize the Philosophy brand body wash, since it’s sold in stores like Ulta, Sephora, and Marshall’s. Each bottle costs between $10 to $20 depending on where you find it. So this isn’t considered a “luxury” product by any means, but it might seem expensive compared to similar products that you’d find in the $5 range. But the truth is that the Philosophy Purity is formulated so that it can be used as a shampoo, body wash, facial wash, and bubble bath. This won’t dry out your skin, and leaves you feeling very clean. It has a very clean scent, like freshly washed cotton. If you chose to use this one product, you could potentially save money by skipping the other products using this as an all-in-one.
A lot of people never stop to consider that their scalp is just as much a part of their skin as anywhere else on their body. In the winter time, it’s especially common for people to experience a dry scalp. And 1 out of every 5 people suffer from dandruff. I personally found this tea tree and mint serum to work really well. They recommend it leave it on overnight before showering in the morning. In a pinch, the tea tree oil also helps with itchy skin. This was an item that I found so helpful, I quickly ran out of two bottles, and plan to re-order it soon.
Don’t you hate missing a spot when you shave your legs? This electronic hair remover from Flawless might be the solution to your problems. They have rotating blades that you can rub against dry skin, and it painlessly removes the hair. If you combine this with shaving normally, you can have smooth legs all the time without worrying about patches. The same company sells a smaller version specifically made for facial hair, which also works very well. I love the fact that you can use this hair removal tool while doing other parts of your self-care routine. I usually put on a good movie and really take my time to get into all of the nooks and crannies that I normally can’t reach while standing in the shower.
Since the 1800’s women have been using Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Oil. It’s a blend of several different essential oils that are designed to make your skin the softest it’s ever felt. I recently got a sample of this from Sephora, and I was blown away how soft my skin felt even after using it just once. You are meant to put it on at night before you go to sleep. The next morning, your skin feels much softer, makeup goes on smoother, and you look younger. This product is expensive, but I feel like it’s one of those rare cases where it’s well worth the money.
In the winter time, it’s common for a lot of people to get dry, chapped lips. Using chapstick alone isn’t going to get rid of the dead skin flakes, so you need to use some sort of exfoliator. Follow up with oil or chapstick after exfoliating to make your lips extra soft. If you’re on a tight budget, you could make your own lip scrub using coconut oil and sugar. But if you’d rather buy a premade product, Burt’s Bees has an affordable option that’s easy to find in CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, and Amazon.
Sometimes, you want to pamper yourself with a facial mask while taking a bath or watching your favorite TV show. I’ve tried all kinds of sheet and mud masks over the years at a variety of different price points, and one of the best I’ve ever used was the Fresh Rose Face Mask. It’s a jelly-like consistency that feels cool on your skin. And when you’re ready to wash it off, your skin will feel incredibly soft, and smell like roses.
One of the “Holy Grail” products that everyone raved about for a long time is the Drunk Elephant T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial AHA/BHA clay face mask. This is a mask you put on your skin for 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water. I’ve purchased two of these bottles over the past couple years, and I can attest to the fact that it gives you a slow exfoliation, and it doesn’t strip your face in a painful way like retinol. Over time, this will help you smooth out your skin and look younger by reducing the look of fine lines.
I’ve chosen two Drunk Elephant products back-to-back, because this Marula Face Oil is designed to help sooth your skin after you’ve used the Drunk Elephant Babyfacial as well as the Retinol that I mentioned earlier on the list. There have been some moments where my face was in a lot of pain from harsh peels, and the only thing that even remotely soothed it was this marula face oil. This can also be used as a general way to bring back moisture to overly dry skin.
For a while, I was testing out eye creams from a variety of companies to see what works. One of the best eye repair creams I ever used just so happened to be very affordable, called Cerave. It’s available at CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens for under $10, or you can buy it on Amazon. In all honesty, I think this works just as well as some of the other more expensive products you can find on the market.
Sometimes, skin issues spring up that are out of the ordinary. Sometimes, you might get a rash, dry skin, or a fungal infection that has never happened before. The Wonder Balm is made of natural ingredients like tea tree oil, eucalyptus, and lavender that naturally heals your skin. According to the reviews, it has completely eliminated a lot of people’s rashes, eliminating their need to go to a dermatologist. Of course, there are still certain issues where you’ll need prescription strength steroid cream from a doctor.