There’s nothing like a never-ending winter that calls for a little more TLC than usual. Dry scaly skin? Cracked mitts? Rough patches everywhere? If this sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone. And you’re not without solutions.
No matter how busy our schedules get, making time for self-care rituals (and self-love) is essential. Which is why we’re sharing three of our favorite self-care treatments that will not only quench thirsty skin STAT, but boost your glow-up meter at the same time. From a gold beauty facial that overhauls your texture, to a Japanese root-based vegetable sponge that results in baby-soft skin, these are tried-and-true techniques to get you through February exfoliated, moisturized, and fresh faced.
1. Give Yourself a 24K Gold Facial
Gold facials are pretty much the holy grail of gold skincare treatments, but they can run you upwards of hundreds of dollars at salons and med spas. Go the DIY route instead with our luxe gold essentials, like Makanai GOLDAYS 24K Gold Perfector Sheets and Skin Jewel Oil Serum.
Watch how Rachael from @skincarestandard applies her gold facial at home:
Step 1. Prep & Apply
After cleansing, apply the lotion toner generously on skin, leaving the face moist. Carefully remove the 24K Gold Perfector Sheet from the box and apply by gently pressing the whole surface of the gold leaf side onto your skin. Delicately peel off the thin paper sheet; if the gold leaf tears a little, that is fine.
Step 2. Massage
Leave as is for about a minute. With a pump or two of the Skin Jewel Oil Serum, gently massage over the 24K Gold Perfector Sheet in circular motions, until the gold disappears.
Step 3. Perfect
Apply a steamed towel onto your skin for 20 seconds to further perfect the glow.
2. Try a Gold Treatment on Your Cuticles
Constant over-washing combined with frigid temps can create sandpaper-like hands. Give yours a little love by applying GOLDAYS Gold Magic Balm wherever you’re feeling extra dry. Enriched with Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil, plus pure 24K gold and silk powder, a little goes a long way in resurfacing nail beds, hands, feet and other irritated areas. And what’s more luxe (and self indulgent) than gold-flecked fingers?
3. De-Slough Winter Flakies With a Konjac Sponge
Makanai’s 100% Natural Pure Konjac Cleansing Sponge is the key to winning the winter exfoliation wars. Gentle enough for face and body de-sloughing, our Konjac Sponge will exfoliate, while stimulating blood flow. Choose from Bamboo Charcoal (if you’re partial to clogged pores), Peach (to improve overall texture), Camellia (if you’re on the dryer side and want to retain moisture while deep cleansing), Peppermint (to soothe skin with its antibacterial properties), and Pearl (for radiant luminosity).
How to Use a Konjac Sponge:
- Soak the sponge in water for 5 minutes until it expands to 1.5 times the original size.
- Squeeze out excess water. Gently massage over the face and body in a circular motion.
- After use, rinse it well and place it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
Shop all of Makanai’s luxury gold skincare products here.