Do you ever think to yourself, “Gosh, I would have so much more time in my day if I could just master the art of air-drying my hair instead of spending all that time coaxing it into a style I’m ok with wearing out in public?”
Listen, there’s no one “right” way to shower (though I can think of a few very wrong ways to do it). The beauty of your daily shower is that it’s YOU time: no one can bug you or ask things of you — it is a few precious minutes all to yourself to reflect, recharge, recoup and, of course, get clean.
Take a look at any “healthiest foods” list, and chances are high that certain seafood will be somewhere near the top. Not only are creatures of the deep (and not so deep) excellent sources of much of what you need for a healthy, balanced diet, they also crush it as far as skincare is concerned. Healthy fats your skin needs to stay plump? Fish. Inflammation-fighting antioxidants? Algae. Naturally-occurring moisturizers? Seaweed. Anti-aging and bone-health fortifying collagen? You guessed it: marine life.
Devoted rollers can’t get enough of the tool and as a convert myself, I can vouch for the jade roller’s effectiveness at decreasing puffiness, minimizing lines and making sure your daily serums are penetrating deeply into skin.
When it comes to your daily matcha lattes, the ladies of The Setting know it’s sometimes as much about the cup as what’s in the cup. That’s because Amanda Shine and Billur Kazaz, co-founders of the NYC-based ceramics and event planning company, believe that those few precious moments are more than the product: they’re an experience.
You depart with a totally clear, luminous face and land looking like an extra in a zombie show with a fresh bloom of blemishes across your chin. The culprit? The air in the cabin. And here’s what you can do about it…
Brighter skin? Check. Tighter skin? Check. Skin that’s just generally better? Check. Let me introduce you to vitamin C.
Whether you routinely find yourself standing in front of a shelf of self-care products unable to decide what to buy because you have no idea what the labels are trying to tell you, or you just buy everything and hope you can decode it all in the safety of your bathroom, this one’s for you.
They may look a whole lot like what you’d add to your daily cup of coffee or morning cereal… but, in fact, milky cleansers are secret weapons for anyone with skin that’s sensitive, reactive, dry, or even acne-prone.
If you truly are what you eat, why not make sure your plates, bowls and tupperware-packed, meal-prepped lunches and snacks contain the foods that work with and for your body. Eating for your skin never tasted so good.
For when you just don’t have the time (or willpower) to shower…
If your only knowledge of collagen comes in the form of needles, doctors’ offices and reality TV, it’s time to get wise. Sure, you could pay someone to inject the stuff into your face but there’s a more natural — and dare I say, better — way to get your collagen fill.