I’m noticing a trend. The last few years, right around this time, my Facebook wall has had a steady trickle of comments banishing the closing year and pleading for the next to come fast. As 2016 winds down let’s just say friends have been pretty vocal about their discord over the emotional roller-coaster ride we’ve all been on.
So with so many items to focus on in 2017, what should you start with? I say self-care. Hear me out—I’m not trying to say skin care should take priority over addressing the big-ticket issues that have plagued us all this year. (In fact, I’ve been imploring everyone to do what they can to raise awareness and engage in direct action for the issues they care about, and, not to sound all Kumbaya, but brace for a better world.)
But in the midst of all that, you need to take care of No. 1. Especially if you had a particularly visceral reaction to the current political and social climate. Pick yourselves up, my loves. If it seems overwhelming to try to cleanse society of the atrocities that have temporarily prevailed, take a baby step and grab a moment to keep your side of the street (or the inside of your beauty cabinet) clean.
Here are a few simple things you can do to detox your beauty routine this month. Come January 1, you’ll be ready to face anything.