Every Sunday your Instagram feed is flooded with photos of masking, meditating, and matcha drinking. The urge to pamper is real, but the relaxation options are endless. So how do you zero in on the most effective, glow-inducing at-home remedies—and not fall into self-care #fomo?
It’s all in the ingredients. We teamed up with Sephora to create wellness rituals tailored to meet your glowy skin #goals—with the powerful superfood formulas to match.
Specifically, antioxidant-loaded fruits that revitalize skin for a luminous look that’s totally #nomakeup friendly. So if you’ve got 10 free minutes (or a precious half hour), opt in on one of the rituals below. Trust us, you’re going to want to document this.
Scroll down for three next-level rituals with loads of complexion-boosting benefits designed to fit into your Sunday schedule.
30 Minutes: Fresh Vitamin Nectar Face Glow Moisturizer + aromatherapy bath
A potent face cream is necessary in any skin-care obsessive’s arsenal—and Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream, which uses a citrus blend of lemon and orange combined with vitamins C, E, and B5, revitalizes dull skin for major glowing action.
Massage the soothing cream into clean skin before soaking in a mood-boosting citrus aromatherapy bath. (Hello, lit-from-within glow.)
Happiness aromatherapy bath
1 drop lemon essential oil
2 drops wild orange essential oil
1 drop lime essential oil
1 drop grapefruit essential oil
20 Minutes: Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask + vitamin C wellness shot
Slather on a gorgeous, lavender-colored face mask featuring the superpowers of Japanese Beautyberry (yes, that’s a real name). The rare, antioxidant-packed berry (plus AHAS and two types of vitamin C) make the Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask the queen of soft, glowing skin. Apply a thick, even layer and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. The result? An immediate glow and a brighter, more even-toned complexion over time.
For the perfect pairing, down a detoxifying vitamin C shot with lemon, apple cider vinegar, and turmeric. The spicy citrus kick is the ultimate cleansing quickie.
Vitamin C wellness shot
Yields 1 shot
1 lemon, juiced
1 orange, juiced
1 small knob fresh ginger
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Dash of cayenne pepper
Dash of turmeric powder
Dash of black pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a cup, mix well, and tip it back.
10 Minutes: KORA Organics Noni Glow Face Oil + antioxidant berry smoothie
Snack on an inflammation-fighting smoothie. Packed with antioxidant-laden berries, it’s a totally nourishing breakfast or mid-day break—and you can continue the pampering with your skin care next.
Noni fruit, the star ingredient of Miranda Kerr’s KORA Organics line, supplies an extra high dose of antioxidants plus essential fatty acids for visually brighter, plumper skin. Just warm a few drops of the Noni Glow Face Oil in the palms of your hands and massage into your face, neck and décolletage after cleansing, before moisturizing, and between sips of smoothie, of course. The ultra-hydrating oil absorbs quickly, so all you’re left with is no-filter radiance.
Antioxidant Berry Smoothie
Yields 1 smoothie
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup blueberries
¼ cup blackberries
½ cup strawberries
½ cup spinach
1 tsp Goji berries
1 tsp cacao
2 dashes cinnamon
1. Add all ingredients to blender and mix for about one minute or until smooth.
2. Pour into a cute cup and snap a selfie to show off your I-just-woke-up-like-this dewy skin.
Glowy Skin Essentials
Graphics: Jenna Cantagallo