The holiday party circuit is a blast, but that heavy duty social calendar can leave you with a dull and lackluster complexion. Beauty is skin deep, so a detox might just be in order to snap your skin back into shape. Enter 2019 with an important beauty resolution to give your skin some much-needed TLC. Here are three easy steps to spring clean your skin for the new year.
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Double cleansing makes your skin twice as nice. The idea is to cleanse your skin with two different cleansing formulas to lift debris and deep clean the pores. First, start with an oil-based cleanser to break down build-up accumulated on the surface of your skin (oil cleansers also work great on eye makeup, BTW). Then, follow it up with a water-based cleanser for a deeper clean.
Never double cleansed before? Ease yourself into the practice by getting a kit that has the complete double cleansing essentials like the BareMinerals Double Cleansing Method Kit, $39, which comes with a facial brush that helps gently massage, exfoliate and deep clean the skin. We also count ourselves fans of the new Then I Met You The Cleansing Duo, $68.
After a good ol' deep cleaning, a potent face mask will rejuvenate and pamper the skin with soothing properties and powerful antioxidants that will help reveal a healthy-looking complexion. The Sephora Collection Face Mask, $6, comes in eight variants made with bio-fiber masks soaked in formulas targeted for specific skin solutions, whether you want to brighten, moisturize or mattify. Doing a mask regularly is a good way to relax while enjoying the benefits of the active ingredients that deeply penetrate the skin.
Perk yourself up and bring back that glow with a lightweight moisturizer that's super-charged with ingredients that optimize, repair and restore the skin. Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer, $70, contains an innovative formula of vitamin C and protective antioxidants that help keep your complexion nourished, while also helping to reduce fine lines and strengthen the skin. Think of it like drinking eight glasses of water — but for your skin.