Notice that you are feeling especially down in the dumps these days? You aren’t alone – January can be one of the most depressing times of the year.
The holidays are over, your New Years resolutions are fledgling, and did you know that according to the New York Post, during January there is a one-third increase in divorce filings?
So before you freak out on your bitchy barista who bungled your easy order, take some solace in the fact that January is a frigid bitch.
Go ahead and give January the cold shoulder by being proactive about your sense of internal satisfaction. Separate the facts from the feelings – you have an entire year to achieve your goals, you can seize opportunity at any time and you must prioritize yourself above others to establish a self-care precedent.
If you are looking for some immediate ways to blast away the winter blues, then check out our beauty booty picks to rejuvenate the skin while perking up your self-confidence.
Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser – Warm up your skin with an inner glow that radiates health and nourishment. We can’t stop raving about this gentle cleanser that cleanses the skin without stripping it of moisture. During this time of year, it is essential to keep exposed skin nourished, while concealed skin needs extra soothing and purifying (otherwise you’ll end up with pimples). Solve both problems with this gentle, non-foaming cleansing milk. It removes impurities while soothing and comforting sensitive skin.
Price: $25 at Clarisonic.com
Bright and Moisturizing Sun Bum Lip Balm with SPF 30 – Who says SPF can’t look cute? Just because its effin’ freezing, doesn’t mean you can ignore those harmful UVA and UVB rays. Lips are one appendage that will certainly be exposed to the winter elements. Keep them hydrated and protected with this lip balm that works in all temperatures (and doesn’t get too sticky under scarves).
Price: $4 at Trustthebum.com
Yes To Carrots Fragrance Free Intense Hydration Night Cream – A recent study reconfirmed the importance of sleep, well we are here to tout the benefits of night creams while you get those Zzzzs. This nighttime moisturizer gives a boost of intense hydration - promoting softer, smoother and healthier skin. It’s around the price of our daily juice from Liquiteria, but delivers juicy hydration the whole night through. I can literally turn down my humidifier and not wake up with parched cheeks.
Price: $13 at
Lumene Complete Recovery Intensive Beauty Oil – Beauty oils are not that same oil that clog pores and cause acne. We use beauty oil for all day hydration that doesn’t budge. Lumene helps to rejuvenate skin and visibly reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles, acne marks, moisture loss and other skin imperfections.
Price: $30 Lumene.com
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