This time of year, I’m always prone to at least one over-indulgence, and I’m not talking about shopping. Whether it’s food, drink, late nights, or all three, I’m bound to find myself one morning looking and feeling like I’ve aged five years in eight hours.
That’s when I make a point to take a day to rejuvenate and pamper my long-suffering body. Some of my go-to bounce-back methods:
Avon Anew Rejuvenate Mineral Rinse-Off Treatment
First thing’s first. Detoxify! The best thing about Avon’s Anew Rejuvenate Mineral Facial Rinse-Off Treatment is the aesthetician-inspired brush applicator it comes with. Just like they do in professional spas, the brushing action is pure luxury in and of itself.
And with blue mineral clay infused with biominerals zinc, copper and calcium, you’ll detoxify, purify and speed up cell turnover all in one stroke.
AmorePacific Moisture Bound Vitalizing Masque
After detoxing, nurture. This luxurious masque by Asia-based AmorePacific goes on pillowy smooth — like gelatinous air. The key is the stabilized bamboo sap, which they use instead of water. Slather on your face. I like giving my face a mini massage with it before letting it set — the texture and consistency are so relaxing, I want to fall asleep right after. Let it set for five minutes and then you’re ready for bed! The next morning, wash as usual.
The first time I used it, I was amazed at how soft, glowy and … springy — yes, that’s the word — my face felt. All signs of 24 hours earlier erased!
If you don’t have the time to pamper your skin after your night out (work much?), stash a SoU! Quick Fix in your briefcase and soothe yourself from the inside out.
This cute little case from SoU! contains four vials full of highly concentrated, high purity, natural liquid nutrients found in medicinal plants from various ecosystems around the world. (Think yerba mate leaves, goldenseal roots, catuaba bark.) Each vial is specifically targeted to address different needs — from detox and hangovers, to energy boosts, to pumping up your immune system.
What it contains: vitamins, minerals and something called “micronutrients” (cool!).
What it doesn’t contain: additives, binders or fillers (often found pills) — uhg.
And it’s 100 percent eco-friendly. It’s one indulgence you can afford.
SoU! Quick Fix 4 vial pack, $17; 14 vial box, $55, www.SoUboutique.com. Choose from detox & hangover, energy, stress relief, immune system shield, and antioxidant.
If all else fails, just turn on your favorite calming music, don a light-blocking eye mask, and curl up with a super soft blanket in front of the fire. Nothing like some me-time to soothe an aching soul.