Sometimes the month of December can be more stressful than it is festive, more tiring than it is joyful. As another momentous year draws to an icy close, it’s easy to lose yourself in events and obligations and forget to thank the person who got you through it all—you!
Don’t forget to practice a little dedicated self-care this holiday season, whether that means taking the time to do something you love, treating yourself to something nice, or standing in your kitchen eating mac and cheese at 1:43 in the morning. If number 2 sounds like your speed, here are a few ideas.
Transform your home into the sunny south of France with the Côte d’Azur Scented Candle from Oribe. The smooth, signature scent features notes of Calabrian bergamot, black currant, Sicilian orange, white butterfly jasmine, amber and creamy sandalwood.
Indie Lee Bath Soak, $28
Say thank you to your body with skin-softening and detoxing scented bath salts from Indie Lee. Choose from refreshing grapefruit citrus or calming jasmine ylang ylang. Add a few tablespoons to your bath and enjoy soothed muscles, improved circulation, and softer, more supple skin.
Indulge in a little sparkle with the Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick from Hourglass. The smooth, creamy formula melts into the skin on contact and creates a seamless finish and a healthy, natural-looking glow.
Restore any moisture loss from dry winter air with a revitalizing hair mask from Klorane. Nourishing desert date restores follicle’s natural keratin and leaves hair hydrated, strong, and healthy-looking.
A token of appreciation from you to your skin. Energize and redensify skin with the Black Rose Cream Mask from Sisley-Paris. This luxurious, rose-scented mask uses black rose and Alkekengi calyx extracts to plump and hydrate skin, reduce visible signs of aging, and promote a luminous, glowing complexion.
Create a little holiday glamour with the Great Artist Velvet Matte Lipstick from Lina Choo. With shades named after inspiring artists and writers like Botticelli and Duras, these rich, velvety lipsticks feature rare red tourmaline from Brazil to provide brilliant color payoff that won’t smudge or fade.
Relieve holiday stress and tension with the adaptogenic Spirit Dust from Moon Juice. This uplifting blend of super herbs and super mushrooms helps promote a sense of emotional well-being and a relaxed state of mind while reducing stress and irritability.
Target dry or dehydrated winter skin with the nourishing Lip & Skin Balm from RMS Beauty. Featuring coconut oil, beeswax, sunflower seed oil and rosemary, this multipurpose balm moisturizes and soothes dry or chapped skin.
Illustrations by Megan Badilla