44 Things To Help Get Your Skincare Routine Together For The New Year
New year, new skin. Trust me, it's a resolution you can keep. 😘
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1. BESTOPE Blackhead Removal Kit removes pimples without causing unnecessary redness or spreading bacteria. This kit comes with five different needles for different pimple sizes and a case to store them in when you aren't using them.
2. Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Razors take off dead skin cells and peach fuzz from your face to make it look and feel super smooth. Reviewers also seem to be obsessed with how well this razor works for snatching eyebrows.
3. NYX Concealer Color Correcting Palette helps you cover up any kind of discoloration. The palette features six shades which are light and medium (to camouflage spots that aren't too dark), yellow and peach (to conceal dullness and dark circles), green (to cover redness), and purple and pink (to brighten). These concealers are creamy and hydrate your skin.
4. The Essence sheet masks set addresses so many different skin concerns like dryness, dullness, and firmness.
5. A set of hand creams features a variety of different scents for smelling good and handling that winter dryness problem.
6. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil diminishes acne along with fine lines, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. Plus, it promotes nail health! (Um, it might even improve your credit score based on this long list of improvements...?!).
7. A Spatty Daddy mini-spatula scoops up the last little bit of lotion, shower gel, or liquid makeup easier when it runs super low and you haven't had time to re-up. This way, you can still breeze through your morning or bedtime routine.
8. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion treats pimples overnight with salicylic acid, calamine for cooling and soothing the inflamed area, and sulfur to draw out oil and impurities. This drying lotion is meant for whiteheads although some reviewers say it helps treat bumps before they fully form.
9. A bowknot headband holds your hair back while you do your skincare routine so you don't waste time fighting with wisps of hair or trying to get product out of your locks.
10. e.l.f. Cosmetics Blemish Control Face Primer makes acne prevention part of your entire beauty routine. It primes your skin for foundation application as it goes with ~all~ primers but there's a bonus with this baby: It also has salicylic acid, tea tree extract, and vitamin E to make sure your beat face stays breakout-free.
11. OR, Touch In Sol No Pore Blem Primer that transforms your face into a smooth, even canvas for makeup. It's made with green tea extract and collagen to protect and moisturize your skin.
12. Thayers Witchhazel Facial Toner tightens pores, clears up acne, manages oil production, reduces redness, and decreases inflammation. It'll also help maintain the proper pH balance of your skin which is responsible for making your other skincare products the most effective. Per the description and the reviews, this is the skin whipper upper your face may thank you for after just a few weeks of use.
13. CeraVe Vitamin C Serum smooths skin texture, protects the skin against antioxidants, and helps even the skin tone. The entire formula is 10% pure vitamin C, which is the primary agent for evening the skin tone. It also features hyaluronic acid which makes the skin retain moisture. I just started using this serum (it's been about two months) and I must say that I do notice that my texture has improved and my skin has more of a glow!
14. Kai hypoallergenic body buffer sponges cleanse, moisturize, and exfoliate the skin during bath time. They're filled with a light blend of exotic perfumes so you'll also wrap up your bath smelling like a fresh lil' flower.
15. Mustela nourishing sticks combat dry skin even if you're on the go. It's made with shea butter and ceramides that create a moisture-trapping barrier to keep your skin hydrated. It also comes in a handy stick form so you can swipe it as needed.
16. Baebody Under Eye Gel helps decrease dark circles and minimize fine lines and wrinkles near the sensitive area around the eyes.
17. Avarelle acne patches vacuum all the gunk out of your pimples and give you a visible reduction in just a couple of hours. They'll also keep you from picking your pimples to pieces so there'll be less scarring.
18. Antibacterial tea tree oil body wash helps clear up skin issues including eczema flare-ups, tinea versicolor, ringworm, jock itch, toe fungus, body odor, and more! Numerous before-and-after photos prove this stuff can clear up everything short of your credit score.
19. A Tarte Cake Butter Whipped Body Butter set because smelling like an edible dessert is quite a sweet goal to aspire to. The butter is meant to moisturize your skin and is best used when you're fresh out of the shower.
20. Drawstring makeup pouches keep all your skincare and makeup products together on the go while saving space. When you want to dig around for any specific thing, you can open it up and lay it flat and immediately put your eyeballs on whatever you need.
21. Tarte Pack Your Bags undereye patches instantly create a spa-like moment. They're made with a hypoallergenic gel that has a coconut oil–infused serum to smooth, firm, and brighten the undereye area.
22. A MakeUp Eraser cloth wipes product off quickly but thoroughly. One side of this cloth has short microfibers meant to remove 100% of your makeup with only water. The other side has long fibers to exfoliate your skin.
23. A cosmetics organizer holds all your stuff so your bathroom counter won't look like the aftermath of a natural disaster when you wrap your skincare routine. You can just stick stuff in any compartment quickly and easily so you can get to everything with ease the next time you're ready.
24. A biotin shampoo thoroughly cleanses your scalp and leaves it in a much better condition to grow thicker hair. You may not think of it this way, but your scalp is SKIN. That means you've got to take care of it just as you would any other area of your body. A healthy scalp = a healthy growing base for hair (and usually less itchiness).
25. A set of color-changing lip balms with flowers inside for anyone with chronically dry lips. It's also like ~really~ pretty. Annnd it's pink. Word to Regina George.
26. CLSEVXY Facial Cleansing Brush removes makeup, gently exfoliates the skin, digs out blackheads, and reduces the look of fine lines. I know you've seen the $100 Clarisonic brush — but this one is on Amazon for a jaw-dropping price and it includes four brush heads and two speed settings! Gahhhh, if you don't dunk this thing in your cart, you better!
27. Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask helps remove blackheads. This cool concoction fizzles and pops, and the end result is all the blackheads snatched out of your skin.
28. A Lavinso Foot Exfoliation Mask that basically gives you brand new feet since it strips layers and layers of dead skin and calluses from them.
29. Tatcha Rice Polish starts off as a powder and transforms into a foam once water is added and it's lathered on the skin. The polish is meant to exfoliate the skin gently and there are four versions to address different skin types. The travel-size version is super budget-friendly so here's your reminder to NEVER sleep on the travel-size version of luxury brands you think are out of your budget.
30. Dermora 24-karat gold eye masks help decrease puffiness and dark circles. At-home spa day, here you come!
31. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion that — despite that fancy-dancy name — actually does something really straight-forward. It improves skin texture and helps even skin tone. While retinoids can be really expensive and risky (since they can be abrasive for the skin) — this version from The Ordinary is designed to be non-irritating and formulated without alcohol, oil, silicone, nuts, or gluten. It's also vegan and cruelty-free!
32. HoneySkin Face & Body Cream helps with clearing up flare-ups associated with rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and more. It features manuka honey (reduces inflammation and balances pH levels) and aloe vera (soothes inflammation and moisturizes).
33. A Deciniee Rose Quartz Roller and gua sha stone set can give you the face massage of your dreams. Ya' know, if you ever did dream about a face massage. The roller and stone are meant to help depuff and soothe the skin, and can also be used all over the body.
34. Weleda Skin Food moisturizes and repairs the skin so the winter weather doesn't dry it out. It's made of sustainably sourced ingredients including rosemary leaf, pansy flower, and organic sunflower seed oil. The plant-based product is thick and strong enough to be used on the entire body but gentle enough to put near the sensitive eye area. Several reviewers noted that this is a cult favorite product that's made top beauty lists in magazines for years — and yet this bad boy remains under $15.
35. The Body Shop Body Yogurt is formulated to keep skin moisturized for 48 hours (uh, yah, TWO whole DAYS!!) and is 100% vegan.
36. Pond's Dark Spot Corrector moisturizes and brightens up spots related to acne scarring, sun damage, and other issues. The before-and-afters spill all the tea you need to consume about this affordable cream.
37. TONYMOLY Face Masks moisturize, smooth, brighten, and help repair the skin, and they're SO FRIGGIN' CHEAP! Using one of these is like treating yourself to a mini spa trip without ever having to leave your house or hurt your wallet.
39. La Mer's The Glowing Mini Miracle Set is a luxury treat that features the travel-size Moisturizing Soft Cream, Hydrating Illuminator, and Renewal Oil. The set is a Nordstrom exclusive and even though the brand is a hands-down favorite amongst celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Duchess Meghan Markle, this set is actually under $100.
40. Cuccio Revitalize Cuticle Oil has the high-brow shape of an expensive perfume bottle yet actually helps whip the skin around your nails into shape and nourishes your nails so they grow faster.
41. Hairby Facial Cleansing Brush is made with silicone and looks JUST like the Foreo — but for less than half the price tag and WHEW, your wallet is finally going to agree with you on an impulsive electronic skincare buy. This gadget exfoliates the skin with a gentle vibration and it's USB chargeable!
42. Coco-licious Ultra Sexy Scrub exfoliates and hydrates lips so they aren't as dry as the winter air outside. It's made with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and almond oil that help repair lips. The lip scrub is also a good pick for people with sensitive skin since it's free of parabens, artificial preservatives, synthetic chemicals, and fragrances. Plus it's vegan!
43. Glossier's Milk Jelly Cleanser features rosewater to soothe skin, comfrey root extract to heal dryness, aquaxyl to prevent dehydration throughout the day, and poloxamer to gently cleanse. It's available in the mini size for under $10!
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