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The weatherman is predicting a white-out, and there’s that giddy schoolgirl feeling that’s starting to sink in: You’re staying put until the flakes slow down and the plows head out. So what to do with the hours ahead? In between hot cocoa breaks and Netflix binges, turn that snow day into a self-care day, with all the treatments and tools you’ve been meaning to use but don’t always have the time to carry out. Keep scrolling for seven time-consuming products (shown clockwise above, starting from top left) to use while the inches pile up. They’re sure to give you a refreshed look and feel that lasts well after the snow stops.
Finchberry Renegade Honey Fizzy Salt Soak ($18): Before you plan to get cozy on the couch, indulge in a hot bath that not only takes the chill away but sets the tone for the lazy day ahead. This nourishing dead sea salt formula delivers the best of a bath bomb (enveloping skin in softness and the scent of warm honey and almonds) without the colorful mess.
Redken All Soft Mega Recovery Tissue Mask Cap ($8): Follow your salt soak with a shampoo, but swap the conditioner for a moisture-replenishing mask. Like a skincare sheet mask, this cap fits over your head and infuses hair with hydrating ingredients including cactus extract, aloe vera, and Amazon nut oil. Pull the cap on, give yourself a scalp massage to ease the formula into your strands, and start your Marvelous Mrs. Maisel binge ASAP. Remove after 10 minutes to reveal a happy, healthy head of hair.
DERMAFLASH 2.0 Facial Exfoliating Device ($189): With your hair under wraps, it’s time to pay attention to your face with an exfoliating tool that resembles the type you’d find in a fancy spa. This two-speed device removes dead skin cell buildup, peach fuzz, and residual makeup, setting the stage for all the other products in your routine to penetrate deeper. In just 10 minutes you’ll score a baby-soft, invigorating glow.
Clé de Peau Beauté Illuminating Concentrate Skincare Set ($30): Throw another log on the fire and take five. With a clear complexion, you’re perfectly primed for a face mask since the active ingredients will be able to sink deeper into skin. This one has three steps: Wipe on the lotion to prime; massage in the concentrated essence that’s loaded with Japanese pearl, herbs, and silk; and finish with the sheet mask for 10 minutes to reveal a radiant, more even tone.
Patchology Kiss Kiss Kit ($15): The cold weather has done a number on your lips, so today is the day to finally take the time to uncover a softer pout with a two-part lip mask. Place the green tea- and peptide-infused biodegradable gel patch over your mouth for five minutes to revive the roughness. Peel off the mask and lock in the smoother texture by applying the gloss-to-balm treatment. Rich in hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe, honey, and goji berry, your pout will look good as new.
Aveeno Nourishing Hand Mask ($5): Chances are you’ve had to pick up a shovel at some point today, so when you come in from the cold, be sure to give your hands a much-needed rest. Warm them up by slipping on a pair of these non-drip gloves, which coat rough, dry skin with healing prebiotic oats. After 10 minutes, peel them off and massage in the hydrating ingredients for silky-smooth palms that feel entirely revived.
Legendary Apothecary Smooth Feet Artisan Foot Care ($35): Your feet have been hiding out in sheepskin boots and begging for TLC. This softening foot oil combines lavender, sugar cane alcohol, and vegetable glycerin to smooth away callouses, cracks, and corns. For best results, apply it every night for a week before slipping between the sheets.
BeautyBio GloPro Pack N’ Glo Essentials Kit ($279): If you’ve ever carved out time to microneedle your face, then you know your skincare absorbs better and your face looks firmer after doing it. The same goes for your body; it just means you need a longer duration to follow through. This kit has you covered with interchangeable heads, including a wider one to cover your stomach, chest, neck, thighs, and arms. But hey, it’s probably still snowing, so you’ve got plenty of time.
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Illustrations by San Trieu