Published on January 7, 2018

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Photography by ALICE SAUNDERS OF @FORESTBOUND

Allow these historically frigid temperatures outside to give you an excuse to dedicate a few extra minutes—or a whole day—to pampering. Read on the the ultimate beauty add-ons for literally head to toes: your face, hair, body, and even hands.

 
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The beauty essentials to help you hit reset in a pinch.

Incorporate dry brushing into your everyday preshower routine for long-term detoxifying and circulation benefits. Brush your body vigorously, moving toward your heart with each stroke, to get glowing. Look for bristles that are firm but not too stiff, like natural cactus.

Our Pick:

 Dry Brush, Aromatherapy Associates, $32

Hydrate your pucker in a flash with a lip mask that can be worn while you’re applying makeup, brewing coffee, getting dressed…

Our Pick:

 FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels, Patchology, $15 for 5

It might seem niche, but a jade stone face roller really rounds out your routine. Store in the freezer overnight and roll it along your face for five minutes (or more) to reduce swelling and boost blood flow for that naturally flushed look.

Our Pick:

 Jade Facial Roller, Herbivore, $25

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More time means more wellness multitasking (the only kind we like).  

Give some TLC to those tresses with a nourishing, paraben-free hair oil. Let it sit for an hour or more, depending on your hair type, then follow-up with a cleansing mask to refresh tired strands. This is your moment to really massage the mask into your scalp for a few minutes (pretend you’re in a shampoo commercial) for extra relaxing treatment.

Our Picks:

 Lavender Hair Oil and Lemon Cleansing Mask, Christophe Robin, $47 and $49 

An eye compress does double duty, brightening and depuffing eyes and forcing you to put down your phone and cancel out other distractions. Wrap up in a cushy robe, kick back, and get your meditation on. To brighten dark circles, incorporate a powerhouse plant-based eye serum into your routine. 

Our Picks:

 Eye Decompress, Talika, $25 for 6; Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum, Chantecaille, $210 

Use downtime to apply a favorite sheet mask according to what your skin needs. Dull and lackluster? Try one that contains hyaluronic acid, which works to pull moisture into the skin for a quick hydration boost. Is your face begging for gentle TLC? A mask with tons of antioxidants stimulates growth at the cellular level and boosts collagen production. It also accelerates healing and evens out skin tone. 

Our Picks:

 Vitamin C Revitalizing Organic Sheet Mask, Orgaid, $8; Twilight Mask, Joanna Vargas, $75 for 5

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An all-day at-home wellness retreat is the ultimate unwind. 

Sinking into the bath is key when time is on your side. Throw in some powerful aromatic salts and bath oil while the water is still running. Once you’ve had a good soak, use a scrub mitt to deeply exfoliate and slough away dead skin. Hop out and cover yourself in your favorite body oil while your skin is still damp and absorbent. Then wrap up under a plush towel or robe as your body sweats from the heat and bath salts (it’s super-detoxifying). We won’t judge if you take a midday nap. 

Our Picks:

 After the Class Bath Soak, Pursoma, $34; Bath Oil, Olverum, $52; Kessa Mitt, Kahina Giving Beauty, $14; Vacation Glow, Mahalo Skin Care, $95 

Get some quality face time with a trio of masks that purify, exfoliate, and hydrate. Together they work wonders. Start with a thick layer of clay to pull any gunk to the skin’s surface. When the mask is nearly dry, wash it off and use a gentle scrub to rid skin of dry bits. Finish up with a deeply hydrating mask. 

Our Picks:

 Honey Mud, May Lindstrom, $90; Vitamin C Probiotic Face Polish, Osea Malibu, $108; Rosehip Mask, Pai Skincare, $60 

Don’t let your face have all the fun and your hands do all the work. Apply a sheet mask for hands—basically magical moisture gloves. Next, massage in a generous amount of cuticle oil—your number one defense for keeping nails happy and cuticles snag-free— especially one with a moisturizing base such as sweet almond or argan oil. 

Our Picks:

 Hydrating + Hand Mask, Karuna, $10; The Rose Oil, tenoverten, $26 

A version of this story originally appeared in the Winter 2017 issue as part of a package with the headline Self Care Sunday.

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