Skincare, Do Care: How to Practice Selfcare at Home
We know #selfcaresunday is a thing… but guess what? Selfcare can (and should!) happen anytime you need it—especially when it comes to your skincare routine. Dr. Murad has always believed that skincare is healthcare is selfcare and was an advocate for giving his dermatology patients permission to care for themselves as part of a whole person regimen. Regardless of how you do it, selfcare should be about doing what makes you feel good. Here are three easy ways to combine skincare and selfcare to relax, reset, recharge, and revive inside and out.
Your skin can’t talk, but it will tell you when it’s time for a peel when dullness, roughness, dryness, and congestion take over. Answer your skin’s cry for attention with our ultimate at-home peel: Intensive-C Radiance Peel. Perfect for rescuing skin 1-2 times a week, this antioxidant peel brightens skin, visibly improves texture, and hydrates to restore radiance and even skin tone after one use.
Intensive-C Radiance Peel is formulated with glycolic acid (one of our favorite acids that exfoliates to accelerate cell turnover of dark, damaged skin cells), vitamin C and Indian fig (help to protect against free radical damage while enhancing skin clarity and luminosity) and myrtle extract (for an extra boost of youthful radiance and elasticity).
Selfcare bonus: This peel works best when you leave it on for up to 10 minutes, which is just the right amount of time for a quick meditation session, journaling, or getting through a chapter of a book.
Bask in a Mask
Maybe we all love masks because they give us permission to do nothing but chill while they work. Whatever your reason may be, Clarifying Mask gives visibly large pores a run for their money as it helps treat and prevent breakouts. While you relax, rare earth clays are hard at work, soaking up excess oils to help purify and deep clean.
Selfcare bonus: Draw a bath and soak in the tub while this mask works its pore-purging magic.
Better Sleep. Better Skin.
It's a fact: sleep is when your body resets and recovers from the stressors of the day, whether emotional or physical. Part of this recovery includes your skin.
Our richest cream ever contains comforting shea butter, soothing mirabilis jalapa plant extract, and stress-calming microalgae extract, and it’s the perfect way to finish your skincare-is-selfcare nightly regimen.
Give overnight recovery a boost with Intense Recovery Cream for face and eyes. It’s rich like a sleeping mask and comforts with shea butter, soothes with mirabilis jalapa plant extract, and relieves the look of stress lines on the face with microalgae extract. Put it on your nightstand and sweep over skin after you tuck in, and wake to skin that looks and feels soothed, hydrated and comforted.
Selfcare bonus: Mindful meditation can help improve the quality of your sleep. Turn on an app like Headspace or Daily Calm for a quick 5-10 minutes of simple yet effective mindful meditation.