It's no secret that the holidays can be stressful, but let's be honest, it's usually women who take on the brunt of that stress. As mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters, bffs, and etc. we take on a lot of roles but don't always take time that is fully our own. It's a bad habit, but we all do it. No more! Take back breather and do something for you this season. I just happen to have a few product recommendations that make me time way more enjoyable. Read on!
Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye Masks 5 g x 8 $39 USD / CAD | Yves Rocher Anti-Age Global Complete Anti-Aging Mask 30 g (1 mask) $14 USD / $16 CAD
No matter how crunched for time you might be, there is always time for a mask. Stealing a few minutes away can do wonders for mind and skin. For eyes, the Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye Masks give added hydration while toning skin. They give tired eyes a bit of a boost by brightening and reducing puffiness. Skin is left feeling smoother and the unique composition of these (what Rodial calls bio-cellulose technology) means they adhere to the skin so you can still get things done while you beautify.
A treat for your whole face comes in the form of the Yves Rocher Anti-Age Global Complete Anti-Aging Mask. This sheet mask is made from 97% plant origin and works as a full anti-aging regimen in just 15 minutes. The mask works to hydrate, and plump skin leaving brightened with the look of fine lines reduced. I love a sheet mask, but this one is exceptional! It really give skin a brightened, refreshed look and leaves it silky smooth.
Step two, the Pore Minimizer sounds like a cosmetic (like a primer) but i's a serum applied before moisturizer that works to nourish and comfort skin while reducing the appearance of pores with more visible effects with prolonged usage. The serum can be used daily, but is especially useful after a microdermabrasion session as it calms skin and reduces any redness.
Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream 14 ml $45 USD / $49.50 CAD | Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream 50 ml $90 USD / $99 CAD
If a dedicated at home spa session is still to much effort, add a bit of luxe to your everyday routine with a few new hydrating products. Hey, you may be crazy busy, and stressed to the hilt, but you can least have great skin. A great eye cream is always a good idea, and the Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream is just that. The bouncy gel-cream texture is quite unique (it's kind of spongy feeling) and features a triple threat formula to defeat out most common eye issues- puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles. Formulated with Saponaria, an icelandic plant that survived the Ice Age, the cream nt only hydrates skin but also stimulates cell rejuvenation and and improve skins' elasticity. Basically, it feels good and does good.
With the eyes treated, you've got to follow suit with the rest of your face (it will get jealous, and you definitely don't want that.) Treat it to Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream. The luxe cream comes in a cute little box and features a beautifully rich, yet light feeling cream. The moisturizer features 15% vitamin C to brighten skin, it also nourishes and supports collagen production. Anti-aging Reishi mushrooms also make an appearance and work with an ocean mineral complex to firm and smooth skin. The cream has a luxurious feel that is instantly hydrating and quite pleasurable to use.
Everybody needs to bathe, so why not make it the best part of your day? Okay, maybe it's the only time of the day you actually get to yourself, so enjoy it. The Kat Burki Raw Sugar Body Scrub is a perfect shower (or bath) add on. The sugar scrub features raw Cane Sugar and cold-pressed coconut and Kukui nut oils for a nourishing and exfoliating treatment. The scrub has the prefect balance of sugar and oils as it's not too harsh, but does give a strong enough buff. It has a sort of tropical-floral scent (I'm thinking gardenia maybe?) that is really nice, which adds to the overall experience. Skin is left feeling super smooth, silky, and oh-so touchable.
What it all comes down to, is finding a spare moment to treat yourself. Any of these products can make me time that much better (and more beautiful.) Do you take the time to put yourself first? Tried any of these products (or want to?)