Make a New Year’s self-care resolution (and actually stick with it) with these smart finds.

By Melanie Rud
Updated December 22, 2020
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1 SLEEP TIGHT Besides boosting your immunity, a full night of sleep will give you the energy and outlook to help achieve every other goal. The Sleep Rollerball from Minneapolis-based Essence One features calming essential oils blended to help you chill out and unwind at bedtime. $18. essenceone.life

2 TEST THE WATER Set a goal to wash your face every night, no matter how tired you are, and keep Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water on your bathroom counter. This two-in-one cleanser works as both makeup remover and face wash. Apply with a cotton pad or tissue, swipe across your skin, and hit the sack—no rinsing required. $5. ulta.com

3 SOAK IT IN Prioritize you, for real, by carving out time for a weekly bath. Go all in with Equilibria’s Mindful Mineral Soak, infused with both CBD and essential oils to calm mind and body. It comes from a female-owned company in Chicago that’s revolutionizing the CBD market. $45. myeq.com

4 DOSE UP If you struggle to keep up with taking vitamins, consider a Nurish by Nature Made Vitamin Subscription. Each box includes a month’s supply of daily vitamin packs, filled with personalized supplements based on an online, science-based assessment. From $35 per month. nurish.com

5 COMPLEXION PERFECTION Repeat after us: I will wear sunscreen every single day. Stock up on It Cosmetics’ Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+. In addition to that oh-so-important daily dose of sun protection, it provides color coverage, hydration and even anti-aging benefits. Multitasking for the win. $40. ulta.com

6 WASH AND GO We’re gonna go on a limb and guess that washing makeup brushes isn’t high on your to-do list. Enter MakeUp Eraser’s The Sponge, the firstever machine-washable makeup sponge; pop it in the plastic wash ball and toss it in alone or with towels. $18. sephora.com

From an expert

Tatjana Dzamov, the lead medical aesthetician at Donaldson Plastic Surgery in Columbus, Ohio, urges clients to avoid falling in the trap of a complicated routine with too many products. Her biggest tips: Resolve to cleanse and moisturize morning and night, two simple steps that can make all the difference for your skin.