Stuck in a Beauty Rut? Try these!

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As COVID-19 rages on, it’s easy to feel stuck in a rut as days seem to blend together and routines inside your home become The New Mundane. With stress levels at all time highs and energy levels at all time lows, you may feel yourself slipping into a funk.

Although the future seems foggy, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s break the stagnant cycle of wake up, [insert task] done from home, sleep, repeat. Start fresh this August by shattering repetitive routines. Mentally step outside of your comfort zone, learn something unexpected, and try something new as you continue quarantining.

Not sure where to begin? Update your self-care regimen, or start one! Here are brand new skin and hair products that awaken the senses, cleanse and supercharge to breathe life back into your daily routine.

Briogeo’s Superfoods Nourishing Hair Rituals, $56

Hair craves the vitamins and minerals found in superfoods, so be sure to fill your shower shelf with products that nourish your strands and scalp. Backed by healthy ingredients like matcha, kale, avocado, and coconut, Briogeo’s Superfoods Nourishing Hair Rituals deliver nutrient-rich shampoo, conditioner and hair mask formulas. Housed within cute juice bottle containers, make sure your hair drinks in fruits and veggies throughout quarantine.

Sunday Riley Charcoal Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub, $38

Add some holographic shine to humdrum bathing routines. Sunday Riley Charcoal Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub not only livens up your bathroom cabinet with its eye-catching design, it delivers soft skin with every wash or soak. Infused with activated charcoal, salicylic acid, and jojoba seed oil, this skin-polishing scrub draws out impurities, exfoliates rough patches, and smooths bumps for a full-body skin detox. For extra relaxation, turn your bath into a DIY spa and use this charcoal scrub to buff the stress away.

Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm, $15

Washing your face after a long day of quarantining feels pretty pointless, but resist the urge to skip this step. Trust me, incorporate a creamy balm into your washing routine and you’ll look forward to cleansing. Formulated with nourishing sea buckthorn oil, camellia oil, and shea butter, Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm transforms into a silky milk that effectively dissolves dirt, makeup, and pollutants for comfortably clean skin.

Belif Pore Cleaner Moisturizer, $32

Update your skincare regimen with a 3-in-1 product that cuts down steps in your daily routine without cutting corners. Belif Pore Cleaner Moisturizer is a toner, essence, and moisturizer with a watery-gel consistency that soothes skin, reduces sebum, and shrinks pores. Enriched with eucalyptus, rose hip, apple mint, and dandelion extract, this triple threat ensures ultra-clarified skin without irritation.

Dominique Cosmetics x Jadey Wadey Hydrating Mist, $32

Seeing the same four walls everyday as you WFH can get tedious at times. You may be tempted to take a midday nap. I mean, your bed is just a couple steps away from your desk, right? If you need sleep by all means, go for it! But if you need to stay awake during late afternoon Zoom calls, give yourself a refreshing spritz to reawaken your senses. DC x Jadey Wadey Ultra Hydrating Fine Mist will perk up skin with a burst of instant hydration that smells like green tea and cucumber.