5 Beauty Accessories That’ll Make Your Routine Easier & More Effective
If you’re looking to take your skincare regimen to the next level without adding an extra hour to your daily routine, sometimes a simple beauty accessory is an easy solution. Often, it’s the simplest additions that make the most impact. From a skincare fridge to maximize the benefits of your product formulas to a headband that just makes your routine so much easier (and cuter), these five accessories will boost your routine.
1. To Make Your Routine Easier: Skincare Headband
During lockdown, influencers have given us a sneak peek into their skincare routine, and one thing they all can’t get enough of is undoubtedly a skincare headband. They make your routine easier as you no longer have to worry about getting product or water in your hair or trying to move random bits of hair out off your freshly moisturized face! We’re obsessed with these cute bunny ear headbands that come in a pack of three for $10 – plus they look major for the ‘gram!
2. To Increase Product Absorption and Tone: A Jade Roller
If you ask any supermodel what’s inside their beauty bag, they’ll most likely mention some form of crystal skincare tool – and for good reason! By using a jade roller daily, you’ll help boost blood circulation, and reduce swelling and morning puffiness. Not to mention, they help encourage product absorption so your skincare formulas can reach their full potential.
Our fave jade roller is the Yu Ling Jade Rose Quartz Double Facial Roller, $45 – it’s perfect for the face and neck as the smaller crystal allows you to massage those hard-to-reach areas around your eyes! Use your jade roller as part of your morning and nighttime routine, after you’ve applied your serum and moisturizer. For an added cooling effect, stash your roller in your fridge for the ultimate refreshing wakeup call.
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3. To Maximize your Cleansing Routine: A Cleansing Tool
Cleansing is a fundamental part of any skincare routine. It helps remove makeup, dirt and any lingering bacteria from your pores, leaving you with clean, fresh skin that’s prepped for the rest of your skincare routine. By adding an effective cleansing tool to your routine, you can maximize this time to get a deeper clean.
However, be mindful of which tool you choose, as some tools may be too intense for your skin type (if you have acne or sensitive skin, cleansing tools may be too intesne). Avoid abrasives plastic bristles, and instead look for gentle tools like the Foreo Foreo Luna 3, $168. It uses soft, silicone bristles combined with T-sonic pulsations to help dislodge debris in pores and clean deeply – most importantly, without damaging your skin! The bristles are also made with silicone and therefore don’t harbor any bacteria. It’s definitely an investment, but a good tool will last you years and your skin will thank you for it.
4. To Get Rid of Every Last Bit of Makeup: A Face Halo
The Face Halo Original, $22 for three, has to be one of our fave beauty discoveries of all time – it revolutionized our nighttime routine! With just a splash of water, the double-sided cleansing cloth removes every ounce of makeup with ease.
The cloth uses special fibers that are 100 times finer than a human hair, which are able to trap makeup and dirt, successfully removing it from your skin. It’ll remove everything from foundation and liquid lipstick to mascara and eyeliner – it even removed our Huda Beauty Life Liner eyeliner, $25, which is so powerful it can only be removed with oil! It’s also much better for the environment than using makeup wipes and it feels more gentle on your skin.
So even though we’re double cleansing addicts, we love to use this once we’ve rinsed off our first oil cleanse to remove the last traces of makeup from around our hairline, neck, ears and just to thoroughly remove any last traces of makeup or dirt before our final cleanse with a water-based cleanser. We recommend getting the white version because it’s so satisfying to see what comes off on them!
5. To Enhance Your Product Formulas: A Skincare Fridge
Skincare fridges are a hot commodity in the beauty world. Not only do they make for a great shelfie but they can boost the efficacy of your favorite formulas. Dr. Howard Sobel, NYC-based cosmetic dermatologic surgeon and director of Sobel Skin, explained “The lower temperature does add a nice calming effect to certain products such as face masks, moisturizers, and creams, which are especially helpful when treating irritated or reactive skin.” He adds “Refrigerating serums to help with inflamed acne, and aloe-based products for a refreshing and soothing feel is recommended.” We love The Cosmetics Fridge collection, which has some seriously cute designs, including these marble versions, which can fit all your skincare must-haves.
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