The Fall Skin Reset—at Home
It’s been seven months, and maybe we managed to trim our own hair at some point or perhaps even DIY a pedicure here or there, but our skin could definitely use something. Most of us are still reluctant to book nonessential treatments, but here are ten smoothing, nourishing, glow-boosting, skin-enlivening steps you can take right now, at home. Do all of them for a skin boot camp of sorts, or take what you need and leave the rest—each step is guaranteed to make a difference.
Start every morning with vitamin C, first thing
No matter what your skin type, vitamin C is good for it (it helps fight free radicals) and makes it look better: noticeably glowier, smoother, and brighter. Make it a habit every morning—this one stays potent till the last drop, unlike many other formulas—and wait for the “your skin looks amazing” comments to start rolling in. Smooth it on right after cleansing or, if you don’t cleanse in the morning, first thing before any other skin care.
Always. Be. Hydrating.
Wait a few minutes for the vitamin C to sink in, then moisturize. Oil—this one from Balmyard Beauty is great for just about every skin type—works here, as does face cream. The new GOOPGENES supercream comes with clinically proven results: 100 percent of our test subjects saw a significant improvement in firmness after four weeks of using it, and 97 percent of them saw an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, which makes it pretty irresistible.* We also love the silky, whipped texture and the way it instantly plumps up skin.
Eye cream is the makeup artist’s trick for making any person look better instantly; this one works overtime as well. (In four weeks, 100 percent of test subjects saw significant improvement in eye-area firmness, 97 percent in elasticity, and 91 percent in crow’s-feet.*)
And while you’re moisturizing, give a little love to your body, too—in the form of the brand-new GOOPGENES Nourishing Repair Body Butter (we smooth it in every morning, spending a naked moment with ourselves—those few minutes are truly transformative for both mind and body). The butter melts in to repair dry skin, leaving it more moisturized for 72 hours, so it looks and feels silky-soft, smooth, firm, and toned.* Made with three ultranourishing butters (bacuri, cupuaçu, and shea) and enriched with clinically tested nutrient-rich botanical extracts (caviar lime, jojoba, and mulberry leaf), this is a one-step ultrahydrating miracle for beautiful, healthy-looking skin.
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Wake up your face with vibration
If you really want to look amazing (lifted, smooth, less puffy) on a particular day, gold-vibrate all the goodness of whatever skin care you’re using further into your skin. Work in an upward motion for about ten minutes. The visible results (lifted, less wrinkled, firmer, smoother skin) last for an entire day, and truly, the effect is pretty incredible. As a bonus, it helps push skin-care ingredients deeper into your skin to optimize their results at the same time.
Once a week, swipe on a 15% glycolic acid peel pad before bed (there’s also a 5% version for people with sensitive skin). Depending on your skin, you can do an every-few-days face scrub—make sure not to do it within forty-eight hours of the peel, however. The results will pay off in terms of fresher, brighter, smoother-looking skin (hello, goop glow), and exfoliation also helps you get the most out of every other product you use, as ingredients can penetrate better.
Alcohol—and sugar, and dairy—can all do a number on your skin. This daily detox shot is made with milk thistle extract and antioxidants to help support the body’s own detoxification system for skin that looks and feels healthier.
Lift with nanocurrent
If you’re missing professional microcurrent treatments—or even if you aren’t but you want lifted, plumped-up skin—this nanocurrent device works in both the long and short term, and it’s your answer. With nine different electrical treatments, the handheld device addresses everything from sagging to breakouts. Use it for a few minutes every day, a couple times a week, or monthly to support skin elasticity.
Supercharge skin with moisture and nutrients
Made with French clay (which might sound drying but somehow, combined with all the other amazing ingredients, is incredibly moisturizing) and rose water, this mask is pure heaven for skin. Leave it on for ten minutes—or half the day because it feels that nice—for dewy, fresh, ultramoisturized, alive-looking skin that’s calm, cool, and glowier than ever.
Even out skin tone
This tinted moisturizer is made with forty-five active skin-care ingredients, including antioxidant resveratrol, renewing peptides, and plumping hyaluronic acid. And the world’s most expensive reflective pigments blend imperceptibly—and beautifully—into your skin, for the ultimate your-skin-but-better finish.
Add extra glow
The secret to optimizing the already-best-ever self-tan (tanning water from Vita Liberata): The scentless, easy-to-blend, no-transfer mousse goes on over the body like a dream using the mitt; for face and odd spots like the tops of your hands, use a powder brush to apply. For a final luminous touch, with or without self-tanner, dab Saie’s Glowy Super Gel onto the tops of cheekbones.
Your lips need a reset, too
This coconut-oil-, beeswax-, and shea-butter-infused balm-mask works during the day to moisturize, soften, and leave lips faintly gleaming for hours; for an overnight treatment, layer on a few extra coats before bed. It’s also unscented and essential-oil-free in case you’re sensitive.
*Based on an eight-week third-party consumer-perception and clinical study conducted on thirty-three women ages thirty-five to sixty-five.