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At this point in the year, anything you can do on a daily basis to bring yourself back into your body and out of your head should deliver resounding benefits. Breathing through a short yoga flow, going for a brisk walk, taking two minutes to massage your limbs, running through an easy skin-care routine, taking a bath—all transmit the same stop-what-you’re-doing-and-take-time-for-yourself message. From magic face oil and silkifying body butter to shine-boosting hair serum, these exquisite essentials leave every inch of you glowing, pampered, and deeply replenished.
Flood skin with antioxidants
The antidote to dull, tired skin, the powerful antioxidant vitamin C brightens, smooths, illuminates, firms, and tones—and it works for every skin type. For most people, this daily treatment makes a noticeable change in skin in under a week, but the benefits keep going long-term, too. It’s the best way we know to wake up skin—and to protect it from environmental aggressors at the same time.
Moisturize (and moisturize some more)
Deeply hydrate your skin on a regular basis and radiance returns, wrinkles appear less noticeable, and the need for makeup lessens considerably.
This new intensely nourishing, firming hand cream leaves skin almost impossibly baby soft. The blend of jojoba, cupuaçu butter, and shea smells fresh, melts in like a dream, and makes us wish we had a cute tube stashed in every single bag, glove compartment, and bedside table we encounter from here on out.
Supple, plumped-with-moisture lips give your whole face a boost and feel as youthful as they look. A swipe of the lip balm from goop—we love the new, sheer pigmented ones as much as we do the OG clear one—deposits a layer of cushiony jojoba, castor, and coconut oils that lasts for hours and leaves lips silky, soothed, and plush.
A whole-body check-in, at least twice a day, can shift your energy, your mood, and the state of your skin.
Dry brushing invigorates the senses, smooths away roughness, and kick-starts the day. Sweep the brush up your legs and arms (in the direction of your heart), pressing down hard enough that the natural sisal bristles feel firm against your skin.
Give yourself a massage every morning (we learned this brilliant tip from Erica Chidi, goop Podcast cohost and CEO of LOOM, a reproductive health company) to boost the psyche along with the skin. Whether you prefer decadently rich body butter, oil, or boob cream (the best), the resulting silkiness is beyond.
The easiest formula for coaxing hair, no matter the texture, back into its best shape is this routine:
1. Work GOOPGLOW serum into dry hair, allowing the blend of frizz-smoothing, moisturizing, replenishing oils to sit for at least twenty minutes.goop Beauty
GOOPGLOW Restore + Shine Hair Serum
goop, $48/$44 with subscription
2. Shampoo with the pink salt scalp scrub from G.Tox; the salt and detoxifying oils exfoliate and dissolve product buildup and oil to support healthy hair growth.goop Beauty
G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo
3. Rinse, then douse hair with a deep-conditioning mask—the one from Rahua is a shine-boosting miracle for heat-ravaged, woebegone hair.Rahua
Omega 9 Hair Mask
4. Finish with Kreyol Essence’s Haitian castor oil, a brilliant leave-in hair treatment, for a jolt of moisture—or use it as a pick-me-up throughout the week to manage flyaways and frizz.Kreyol Essence
Haitian Black Castor Oil Light
Whether your vibe is lustrous bush, utterly hairless, or something in between, a soothed, cared-for bikini area feels and looks good. We love the hydrating strip and sleek shave we get from the razor from Flamingo.