If your busy schedule looks anything like mine, I understand skincare can be the farthest thing from your mind. It takes time most of us just don’t have. However, I’ve found there’s nothing more calming than taking at least 10 minutes for myself. And while I’ve been inclined to waste those ten minutes double-tapping my way through my Instagram feed, I recently decided to spend that time developing my skin care routine instead.
Emerging out of the bathroom feeling like Anne Hathaway from Princess Diaries post-makeover is the most satisfying feeling in the world. And all it takes to get that regal glow is a few minutes applying a face mask or trying a new product that feels luxurious on your skin.
But don’t just take my word for it – experts are saying there are some real mental health perks in a skincare routine. Why? It’s meditative. And, like I mentioned earlier, that “me time” is invaluable.
“The best way to maximize the benefits of skincare is to continue with an at-home regimen,” explains Veronica, Skin1’s Chicago-based aesthetician. “The most important steps are to exfoliate often, mask weekly, always use an SPF, and hydrate often.”
Not sure where to begin? We recommend these products.
Sunny Day Ritual
The La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream with Sunscreen
A breakthrough daily moisturizer that’s highly protective against short UVA waves, this features the first new sun filter in a sunscreen approved by the FDA in 18 years.
Rene Furterer 5 SENS Enhancing Dry Oil is an enhancing oil with five essential plant oils to moisturize and strengthen. It regenerates both hair and body while protecting both as well.
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque is a refreshing gel mask. It’s packed with soothing botanicals and powerful antioxidants that instantly quench skin’s thirst while calming irritation. This mask continues to boost skin’s hydration, even after it has been removed, and supports skin’s own Natural Moisturizing Factor.
Here’s to glowing skin and, most importantly, a stress-free mind.