New year, new you. It’s the season for glow-ups. And that doesn’t just mean posting pictures of yourself transforming from an awkward adolescent larva into a beautiful adult butterfly. You can mount your own personal glow-up at any stage in life – and January is the perfect month to begin your self-improvement journey.
A true glow-up happens on the inside as much as it does the outside, so approach your glow-up holistically, paying attention to both your physical and mental growth. That means exploring ways to enhance your external glow, whether it’s through fashion, skincare, make-up or exercise – while also focusing on those internal factors that can help you glow from the inside out, which includes everything from eating and sleeping better to meditation. Making a few positive changes to your self-care routine can have an outsized impact on your mental health, shore up your confidence, and reduce stress.
But don’t get overwhelmed, caterpillar. We’ve got you covered with a glow-up regimen that will take you from last year’s model to a brand-new you in five easy steps. And when you check out with Amazon Pay, it’s always fast, easy, and secure, so you can spend less time filling out forms and more time focusing on you.
#1: Build a skincare routine
A few well-chosen skincare essentials are key to any good glow-up. Here’s everything you need to shine from head to toe.
Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser | Face the future
This Bioglycolic face cleanser from Jan Marini works with glycolic acid to provide a deep, full cleanse while also resurfacing the skin, leaving it smoother with a more refined texture. The gentle, soap-free formula also contains a natural, berry-derived humectant called sorbitol, which keeps the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Green People Nordic Roots Hyaluronic Booster Serum 28ml | Gorgeous Shop
Intensely hydrating, this fast-absorbing serum with hyaluronic acid plumps and renews the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines. With squalene to restore suppleness, hop flowers to target hyperpigmentation and age spots, and moisture-binding glycerine to hydrate and soothe, the pH-balanced Nordic Roots Hyaluronic Booster Serum delivers visible results in the form of a soft, dewy, healthier-looking complexion.
Detoxing Shampoo & Hydrating Conditioner Natural Haircare Duo | Nereus
With natural active ingredients and organic essential oils, this award-winning shampoo and conditioner from Nereus leaves your hair soft, smooth and beautiful — and also smelling great. Formulated to hydrate and naturally nourish, the rich conditioner adds shine and prevents frizz while the shampoo soothes your scalp and detoxifies, leaving your hair silky, with thicker, fuller body.
The Favourite Hand Cream | Penhaligon’s
Charmingly scented with “smiling mimosa, mischief and musk”, this nurturing hand cream from Penhaligon’s signature collection will fast become your Favourite. Moisturising shea butter, sweet almond oil, and jojoba provide a rich, comforting texture to go along with the deliciously pleasing aroma.
#2: Exercise and diet
In combination with a healthy diet, consistent physical training can deliver major results for your overall fitness and mood. Just be sure to always drink plenty of water.
Hit the weights
Chrome/Rubber Kettlebells | Fitkit
Unlike traditional dumbbell lifting, exercises with a kettlebell are performed with momentum, meaning your stabilising muscles have to compensate for the added forces of complex movement. That allows you to stimulate entire muscle groups with these chrome and rubber kettlebells from Jordan, rather than just one muscle in isolation. The stylishly smooth chrome handle provides great grip, while the gravity cast-iron core offers perfect balance.
Adult Swimming Goggles | Swimcore
Doing laps in the pool feels great and also provides tremendous health benefits. These goggles from Swimcore will help to protect your eyes from any irritation or chlorine exposure, so you can avoid discomfort while you burn calories.
Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder - Premium Grade | Clearspring
If you love matcha, only the very best will do. This Premium Grade organic matcha from Clearspring is made from shade-grown tea leaves grown in the renowned region of Uji in the hills around Kyoto, accessible only by foot. The tea buds are picked, dried and ground in a granite mortar to provide a vibrant green tea that’s known for its mildly sweet, intensely smooth flavour.
#3: Reconnect with yourself
Yoga Wheel | Gorilla Sports
Perfect for beginners or anyone coming back to yoga after a break, this Yoga Wheel from Gorilla Sports can help support your body while you perform difficult exercises and stretches. The thick foam padding, durable plastic and high-quality, skin-friendly material make it both strong and comfortable. And you can use it for more than just yoga: It makes a great massage roller, too.
#4: Get a good night’s sleep
Getting the right amount of sleep is crucial. The list of benefits includes a healthier immune system, weight control and improved mood, focus, memory, reflexes and athletic performance.
Sleep and Relax | BestLyfe
Formulated to promote physical and mental relaxation and support a great night’s rest, this Sleep and Relax supplement from Bestlyfe includes magnesium, which helps activate neurotransmitters responsible for calming the body and mind, while also regulating melatonin, which guides your sleep-wake cycles. The 5-HTP supports serotonin levels while vitamin C supports the immune system by protecting cells from free radicals.
#5: Find the best makeup look for every occasion
No glow-up would be complete without a few killer looks, and that’s where a great eye shadow comes in.
Felicea Eye Shadow Palette 202 Light Rose | BC Organic
This beautiful palette of eye shadows from BC Organic comes in delicate and subtle shades of pink and brown, like Rose Quartz, Dull Peach and Tea Shiny Plum. Perfect for blending and smoothing, the lighter colours help highlight and emphasize the eye under the brow bone, while the darker shades work to accent the outer corner of the eye and waterline.
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