In a world where it’s hard to find time for a spa day, creating your own spa night at home is a great alternative!
You don’t have to go to a luxury spa to experience luxury treatments. As we age, it becomes even more essential to take care of our skin to look and feel our best. Because when we look well-rested, fresh-faced, and youthful, it can make us feel that way, too.
Here are a few simple, effortless beauty treatments that can go a long way in helping you look more refreshed, well-rested, and more youthful all day long.
Facial rollers are part of the new at-home beauty routine. When beauty routines change drastically during the global pandemic, many turned to DIY products for self-care and to bring the serenity of the spa into our homes, even if just for a few minutes. Using a facial roller is so easy, we think this beauty pick-me-up will stick around.
Plus, there are so many beautiful options to choose from. Pick up a jade facial roller, rose quartz, or an ice roller feels fantastic after a sweaty HIIT workout.
To elevate your at-home spa night, try this vibrating facial roller. Amazon has everything – right? This rose quartz face roller also comes with an eye press.
Benefits of the facial roller include boosting circulation and depuffing dark circles.
How to use a facial roller
To use a facial roller, we recommend you prep your skin by cleansing and prepping with a serum or light moisturizer. Then begin by lightly rolling from the center of your face outward. Focus on your forehead moving outward from eyebrows to the scalp. When facial rolling at the chin and jawline, roll gently toward your collarbone.
At Home Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy is one of the hottest at home spa trends and we’re encouraged by the research. You may have seen red light therapy at a local med spa, but today you can buy red light masks, red light bulbs, and even red light panels to hang in your bathrooms.
Red Light Therapy Research
Recent studies have shown red light therapy has been correlated with anti aging. According to famed dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross, red light therapy works by triggering cells deep within to increase metabolic activity. This in turn theoretically leads to an uptick in collagen production. Collagen, of course, is what we all want for that plump, youthful appearance.
Red Light Therapy for Weight Loss
You might even be surprised to know that red light therapy has also been linked to weight loss. Red light therapy for weight loss has been studied and the results showed that study participants that incorporated red light therapy into a regimen were able to reduce their waist circumference.
So if you’re intrigued, here’s how to get started with at home red light therapy. Like most things – head to Amazon! Decide if you want to choose a bulb, face mask, or a LED red light panel. Be sure to read the reviews and give it a try.
Under-eye concealer gives the face an immediate pick-me-up. An illuminating concealer will reflect light off dark circles, and a peach-toned concealer will correct any discoloration. Looking well slept has never been so easy.
With ages ranging from 18 to 49 in the Get Healthy U office, the Clinique Airbrush Concealer is a great brand that has come up in conversation more than once!
- Nude “Waterline” Eyeliner
Similar to an under-eye concealer, using a nude eyeliner for your “waterline”—which is where your lower lid meets your lower eyelashes—will remove any telltale redness around your eyes that the concealer can’t reach. Tip: It’s essential to get the waterproof formula of whichever eyeliner you choose, so it stays in place all-day
I’ve done a lot of experimentation, and I’ve found the best nude eyeliner for waterline application is Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner.
The best nude eyeliner for waterline
The key to looking awake and wide-eyed is in the lashes. Whether you decide to apply mascara or not, having curled lashes makes a huge difference to any look.
A “cult favorite” is the Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler, but any brand will do.
Tinted Lip Balm
To stay moisturized but put together all day, opt for a tinted lip balm instead of a matte lipstick. It gives your lips the added moisture they need to look more youthful and full. I like wearing a sheer berry color in Minnesota’s colder months!
For intense hydration and sun protection, a great option to try is the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15. I always have one floating around in my gym bag and purse!
A Good Moisturizer
Okay, so not to bore you with my whole skin story, but a few years ago, I thought I had Rosacea and was experiencing adult acne. After experimenting with what seemed like every cream on the market and trying to tweak my diet, I became discouraged.
As all discouraged people do, we turn to Google for help. I stumbled upon this brand, ZenMed, and spent hours reading reviews on their products. I zeroed in on the Support Serum but thought it was too cheap to be effective. Deciding to order it on blind faith, and two years later—I’m still using it every night.
I am not one to tell you something changed my life overnight, but I’m here to tell you that it did change my skin overnight. It is the product that has been my answer to clear skin for several years now.
The ZenMed Support Serum is Vegan and has no mineral oils or parabens.
Supplements like Collagen
As we age, our skin doesn’t bounce back as it once did. A few years ago, I started taking Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen supplements by NeoCell.
The Hyaluronic Acid boosts my skin with hydration as it can hold 1,000 times its weight in water and help cell turnover, both of which keep wrinkles at bay. The Super Collagen +C supplement does many things, but it’s especially good at reviving elasticity for my skin.
It also does things like strengthening nail beds, thickening fine hair, support bone matrix, and improved circulation. Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen are two resources that naturally decrease in the body as we age, so taking supplements helps to replenish and make up for lost production. I think these, along with my ZenMed Support Serum, have been my answer for long-term clear skin. Thank you, Google!
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