Ah, February; the time of year when everyone has love on the brain. As you know, here at Harben House, there is nothing we love more than helping skin look and feel its best, so we are sharing 10 of our favorite ways to show your skin how much you care.
With every day values and few splurges, there's something on this list perfect for pampering yourself (or a loved one) this year.
1. Baby Foot Spa Bundle ($34)
It's so easy to neglect your feet, but we all know how good it feels when you take some time to care for them. Whether it's a pedicure, a foot massage, or an at-home soak, there isn't much that says "self-care" like doing something for your feet.
Baby Foot is an exfoliation treatment, similar to a chemical peel, for your feet! With 16 natural extracts to exfoliate and moisturize skin, it leaves feet feeling soft & smooth as a baby's (hence the name). The Spa Bundle, comes with one foot peel, plus 2 soaks, and a tube of scrub, so you can give your feet some extra TLC.
Other Baby Foot options:
- Baby Foot Moisturizing Foot Mask ($15) - A quick, non-exfoliating way to get moisture back into dry or cracked feet.
- Original Baby Foot Peel ($25) - The Baby Foot Peel is available in its original form, or the Men's version.
Face masks are a fantastic way to care for your skin beyond your standard daily regimen, and this one from ClarityRx is good enough to consider making it part of your regular routine.
It's silky-smooth and packed with powerful ingredient to balance and protect your biome. Lactobacillus Probiotic works to strengthen your skin’s natural defenses, while providing instant relief to red or irritated skin. Pink Himalayan sea salt detoxifies, plus a blend of botanicals nourish and moisturize.
Other face masks to consider trying:
- ClarityRx Rehab | Mediterranean Detoxifying Mud Mask ($39)
- Revision Skincare Pore Purifying Mask ($50)
- Osmosis MD Tropical Mango Barrier Repair Mask ($56)
3. Leahlani Aloha Glow Kit ($72)
Want a little something extra with your facial mask? This kit from Hawaiian brand Leahlani makes the experience even more luxurious, and it comes in adorable packaging that makes this kit a perfect gift (even if it's just for yourself).
The Aloha Glow Kit includes three of their most popular products: Pamplemousse Cleansing Oil, Bless Beauty Balm, and the inimitable Mermaid Mask. All three steps are designed to nourish & moisturize skin with Hawaiian superfoods and botanical extracts, leaving it happy, healthy, and glowing.
Other mask kits to get or gift:
SilcSkin creates silicone pads that can be applied to the skin overnight to help hydrate skin, increase blood flow, reduce scar visibility, and smooth wrinkles, all while you sleep.
The Multi-Area Facial Pad set includes 4 reusable pads shaped to fit around your eyes, mouth, and brows.
For a different approach to an eye mask, SkinMedica's Instant Bright Eye Masks are single use gel patches that cool & hydrate skin to reduce puffiness in 15-20 minutes.
Each set comes with 6 pairs of the patches, intended to give your eyes a weekly pick-me-up over a 6-week period.
6. Osmosis MD Cool Skin Tool ($59)
Used alone or with serums, this tool is a great way to calm skin, increase blood flow, encourage lymphatic drainage, and soothe irritation & redness. You can even use it to help calm breakouts, or to reduce pain from sunburns and headaches!
Made with a proprietary, anti-microbial alloy that retains coolness over time, you can help your skin feel cool and collected for up to half an hour. Cooling effects can be extended even longer if you refrigerate the device prior to use (but don't stick it in the freezer).
More skin care tools from Osmosis MD:
- Osmosis MD Rose Quartz Facial Roller + Gua Sha ($58)
- Osmosis MD Epic Skin Tool ($149)
- Osmosis MD Epic Duo Skin Tool ($74)
7. AnteAGE VRS ($150)
AnteAGE is known for their stem cell and growth factor technology, which can stimulate natural healing processes and restore a youthful appearance. Their VRS Vaginal Rejuvenation Solution is a perhaps surprising, but powerful way to use that technology to restore youthful vitality to skin in a part of the body you may not think of when it comes to aging.
Growth factors, cytokines, and hyaluronic acid combine in this solution to address the problems that develop with age, strengthening the vaginal wall, reducing inflammation, and increasing moisture. Gynecologist tested, VRS is an effective, discreet vaginal rejuvenation method that can be used as a stand-alone at-home treatment, or for post procedure care.
If VRS isn't for you, here are some options for another rarely-discussed area of skin: your scalp.
Supplements may not be top of mind when you think about skincare, but are a great way to get vitamins and minerals that support healthy skin when you aren't getting enough of them in your diet, helping skin from the inside-out.
Jane Iredale's Skin Omegas supplement is rich in both Omega 3 and Omega 6, two fatty acids that can do wonders for skin health. These omegas are anti-inflammatory, increase hydration, and help maintain a healthy lipid layer in skin.
Here are some other options for skin-boosting nutritional supplements:
- Osmosis Regenerate | Liver and Collagen Renewal ($89)
- Truth Treatment Systems Fulvic Cellular Repair Complex ($59.95)
9. Revision Lumiquin Hand Cream ($58)
While our hands usually get a bit more attention than feet (after all, they're on display a lot more often), they are another commonly neglected part of our skin.
Revision Skincare's Lumiquin is a unique night time treatment that moisturizes your hands and evens their skin tone to reduce the appearance of age spots or other discoloration. Applying the cream before bed allows Lumiquin to work on skin for several hours without interruption from hand washing.
For best results, use every night, and pair with a regular hand cream & SPF for the day time. Here are some daytime hand cream options we recommend:
- jane iredale Hand Drink Hand Cream SPF 15 ($29)
- EltaMD So Silky Hand Cream ($29)
- Restorsea PRO Intensive Treatment 10x Hand Cream ($105)
10. Truth Treatment Systems EuphoraLight Pro ($299.99)
The EuphoraLight is an LED light mask with three different modes: Near-Infrared, Red, and Blue, each intended to address different skin concerns.
Blue light is great for acne-prone skin, as this shorter wavelength light kills acne causing bacteria. Red light stimulated collagen production and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Near-Infrared light produces similar results to Red light, but is able to penetrate the skin more deeply.
If you would like to learn more about LED light treatments for skin, The Cleveland Clinic has a thorough & informative article about it here.
So there you have it, 10 ways you can show your skin some love this month (or all the time), plus some bonus ideas thrown in there. We know it would be a lot to keep track of, so all the products mentioned above are saved on one page, now called our Self-Care Collection, for you to peruse any time.