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The first self-care item I bought in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic lock-down was a gua sha stone. The idea of the at-home facial massage was too good to pass up, and it’s beyond worth it. This technique originated from traditional Chinese medicine and has found benefits beyond beauty. I simply apply a generous amount of facial oil to my neck, jaw, and all over my face and rub the stone along in patterns that help with excess inflammation. I’ve seen real-time results after waking up with a puffy face in the morning (especially after a night of pasta and wine). Watch this video to learn how.
Shop Dehiya Beauty Gua Sha Stone here.
I love a good lip color. What I love even more is a lip color that stays and has shine. Living in the Northern part of the United States, much of our year is very dry, and therefore, so are my lips. This lip gloss keeps my lips hydrated with a beautiful, rich color for hours.
Shop Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Gloss here.
As previously mentioned, I suffer from dry lips most of the year. This lip mask almost feels medicinal in how it hydrates my lips and keeps them nice and plump. I apply it right before falling asleep at night and wake up with full, moisturized lips. The mask also contains lavender oil which promotes better sleep and a calm mind. It’s a no-brainer!
Shop Milk Makeup Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask here.
I’ve been using these supplements for a few years now and have seen a legitimate difference. Recently, I’ve been growing my hair out for my wedding in October. Let me tell you, since I’ve started growing my hair, I’ve seen an increase of 4 inches...in just over a year! This is a huge accomplishment for my typically slow-growing hair. This supplement also keeps my nails strong and healthy.
Shop Andrew Lessman Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails Supplements here.
Applying sunscreen to my scalp is something I never do. I wish I was better at remembering to apply to the part in my hair, but I never do. In the case that I’ve had too much sun and my scalp is sunburned or dry, this CBD-infused hair oil rescues me every time. It’s gentle and oh-so soothing.
Shop Briogeo B.Well Skin & Scalp Oil here.
As a chronic eyelash-curler, I’ve found this mascara to be a total lifesaver. It doesn’t require me to curl my lashes as many times as I typically do. It also spreads my lashes out beautifully to create a full lash line and keeps my lashes peppy all day long. This brand is also clean, which makes me feel better about using it.
If you’re like me and love a defined, but somewhat wild brow, this is the product for you. This brow gel not only helps to fill in your eyebrows, but it also volumizes with castor oil. And even if big, bushy brows aren’t your thing, this product is also perfect for creating a beautiful sleek brow look. Take your pick!
Shop Kosas Air Brow Gel here.
I typically exfoliate my face 2-3 times per week, but this face scrubber helps support my skin during the days between. It helps my gentle cleanser really work its magic at the end of the day to remove my makeup and any excess dirt. The best part? It’s super cheap!
Shop Silicone Facial Cleanser here.
Regardless of having healthy hair or not, everyone needs a good hair oil to tame flyaways or get that slicked-back ponytail look just right! The Prickly Pear Hair Oil from Dae is truly the best hair oil I’ve ever used. The smell is to die for (I will sometimes add a drop to my wrist as a hydrating perfume) and the oil really does its job. After applying, I don’t need to fix my hair for the entire day.
Shop Dae Prickly Pear Hair Oil here.
Good Sleep and Lot's of Water
The best part of this one? Doesn’t cost a thing. I’ve been forcing myself to stay hydrated and focus on rest recently, and wow, is it positively impacting my skin. My face has been so much clearer, and the dark circles under my eyes have lightened. Beauty Sleep is a real thing!