With how chaotic things are right now, it’s hard to know from one day to the next if you’ll be able to head to your favorite salon and get a professional manicure or if once again, lockdowns will keep you stuck at home.

But no worries…

You can create a relaxing, fun nail salon experience at home and have your hands looking flawlessly beautiful in no time at all.

Here are the steps for an at-home manicure to keep your nails and hands simply gorgeous.

Step 1- Remove old polish

The first step to any manicure is to remove all traces of your old polish. We recommend a gentle, natural nail polish remover to avoid chemicals that can dry and damage your nail beds.

Step 2 – Trim your nails

Next, begin trimming your nails using either professional nail scissors or sterilized nail clippers. As you trim, keep in mind the final shape you want for your nails, whether oval, square, or rounded.

Step 3 – File

After trimming your nails, file them gently using a fresh, clean emery board. Remember to file your nails in only one direction at a time. Simply start from the side and sweep your file toward the center of your nail and then repeat on the other side. This helps to prevent splitting.

As you file, you’ll want to continue the shaping you started during the trimming process.

Step 4 - Buff

Once your nails are shaped, use a gentle nail buffing block across their surface. These blocks work to smooth out any ridges and leave nails shiny. However, too much buffing will weaken nails and lead to breaking.

Step 5 – Care for your cuticles

Next, rub a cuticle cream directly on your cuticle bed, using the tips of your fingers. We recommend our Miracles & More Sooth Hand/Foot Cuticle Protector with its naturally softening combination of Aloe leaf juice and Avocado oil.

Once the cream goes to work on your cuticles, use a wooden cuticle stick to gently push your cuticles back from the base of your nail. The focus should only be on softening and never cutting your cuticles, since this can lead to infection.

Step 6 - Soak your hands

Add a small squirt of our Chamomile Face Wash to a bowl of warm water and allow your hands to soak for five minutes. This helps to whisk away oils and leave your nails perfectly clean, as its soothing aroma calms your senses. After soaking, use our 3in1 Mint Exfoliate to gently remove any dead skin cells and make your hands soft as silk. Now, lightly polish with a nail brush.

Step 7 – Apply a base coat

Next apply a thin layer of base coat polish to prevent nail staining and help your color last longer. Allow them to dry for one minute and move to the next step.

Step 8 – Sweep on color

Select your favorite shade and sweep on nails. Be sure to apply two coats and paint across nail tips to seal the color.

Pro tip: If you’re worried about mistakes, try a lighter shade since it makes them less visible!

Step 9 – Apply topcoat

Apply a topcoat to add shine and lock in the color. Choose a fast-drying option or use a blow dryer set to “cool” to speed the process.

Step 10 – Moisturize hands

The final step, once your nails are thoroughly dry, is to moisturize and condition your hands so that you’ll be ready to show them off. For this step, rub our Sooth Hand/Foot Cuticle Protector into all surfaces of your hands, not just your cuticles, for intense hydration and softening.

Love your hands

Your hands are often one of the first things people see, as well as one of the first places to show the visible signs of aging. By caring for them with an at-home manicure, you can keep them looking youthful and beautiful, even if you can’t get to your favorite nail salon.

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While some areas of the country are opening up, many areas are still facing lockdowns making it impossible to get to your favorite spa and enjoy a relaxing facial. Even if your esthetician is open, you may not feel comfortable getting out just yet with the pandemic numbers still on the rise.

That’s why we’re taking you through how to care for your skin with your very own at home facial so that you can look flawless, revitalized and radiant.

#1 – Remove makeup & cleanse

A facial means starting with a blank palette so the makeup (if you’ve been wearing it while stuck at home) has to come off! Since summer often means waterproof makeup as well as sunscreen, we recommend making this step a double cleanse.

Start with an oil or lotion based cleanser like our Young & Pure Botanical Cleansing Lotion and follow with a water-based option like our Miracles & More Chamomile Face Wash with its Acne-Stop Gel.

For an extra deep cleanse you can add in a battery-powered cleansing brush, moving gently over your forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks to work the cleansers into your skin.

#2 – Steam

Steaming your face helps to loosen oil plugs, dirt, and oils so that the next steps of your facial can deliver even more visible results. Although you can pick up an affordable, spa-like steamer, you can also simply warm water in a microwave bowl until steaming. Just make sure to handle with care and keep your face at least six inches away from the bowl.

#3 – Exfoliate

The next step in your DIY facial is to whisk away the dead surface skin cells that dull your skin to reveal a brighter, more vibrant complexion. We love our 3 in 1 Exfoliate, with its triple action that deeply cleanses, exfoliates and peels, and balances skin oils all in one use.

#4 – Mask

After exfoliation, it’s time to apply a mask to fully open pores and prepare your skin to receive the actives in the next steps. We recommend using a mask like our Mineral Mud Detoxifying Mask, with its incredible mix of pure arctic mineral mud, containing no fillers. This targeted toning mask detoxifies skin, leaving a baby smooth feel, while pulling out impurities.

#5 – Tone

Once you have rinsed your mud mask, spritz a cotton ball or round with a gentle botanical toner and sweep across your face to remove the last traces of the mask, tighten pores, and hydrate your skin.

Our Miracles & More Face Toner is one of our best sellers and is infused with aloe vera, chamomile and Japanese green tea to rejuvenate the skin and cucumber extract and minerals to help tighten pores and firm skin.

#6 – Treat

Next, apply serums that address your specific skincare concerns. For example, if you want to banish those crow’s feet or fine lines, our Miracle Face & Eye Serum can help you achieve your goals.

If deep wrinkles and skin aging are a concern, try our Anti-Wrinkle Extra Strong Serum.

#7 – Use eye cream

Once your serum is absorbed, softly dab your favorite eye cream on, sweeping it under your eyes as well as your brow bone, as wells as along your inner eye next to your nose.

We love our Active Cream, a tightening cream that applies like silk and combats those fine lines.

#8 – Moisturize

The final step in your at home facial is to hydrate your skin with the moisturizer of your choice to add actives and replenish your skin.

Once again, you’ll want to choose your moisturizer based on your skin’s specific needs. If you’re living with dehydration that’s aging your skin, we recommend our Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer. For skin that is starting to lose its elasticity and showing a buildup of crow’s feet and expression lines, our Collagen Plus Cream is the perfect pick.

#9 – Enjoy!

Now, just sit back, relax and love your miraculously beautiful skin!

Just because lockdown may still be in effect, doesn’t mean you can’t look your best.

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With every change of season, you should ask yourself, “How should my skincare regimen be changing too?” And this is especially true with the onset of summer when the weather gets hot and the humidity along with the amount of time you spend in the sun goes way, way up.

Thanks to all of these factors, skin issues from pimples and acne to dry skin, rashes, and uneven tone can become more pronounced during the summer months if you don’t make the small changes to your skincare that can make all the difference.

That’s why we’ve put together our pro tips to help you care for your skin this summer so that you can look completely flawless and simply miraculous.

#1 - Lighten up!

The last thing you need when it’s hot outside is a heavy layer of product weighing down your skin and clogging your pores. So just like your layers of clothing get lighter in the summer, so should your moisturizers and creams.

A perfectly light moisturizer to help your skin feel softer, smoother, and vibrantly healthy without adding oiliness or a heavy, caked on feeling to your skin is our Hydrating Mango Face Cream.

The velvety formula is enriched with moisturizing hyaluronic acid to ease fine lines and soothes skin surface with a slight “plumping” action. And its natural blend of five oils along with exotic Mango and Shea Butter work in synergy to increase your skin’s elasticity for a youthful lift and combat dryness.

#2 – Put on a mask

The summer months mean oily skin can be a challenge and leave your pores clogged. Unfortunately, this can not only lead to breakouts, it can also mean that the active ingredients in your other skincare products are unable to penetrate deeply where they do their work to smooth lines and wrinkles, hydrate and plump your cells, and combat free radical damage.

That’s why pore clearing masks are a must during warmer weather.

Our Mineral Mud Detoxifying Mask is perfect for all skin types, especially dehydrated skin and skin exposed to stress or overexposure to the sun – which is more important than ever with the bright summer days ahead.

Its mix of pure arctic mineral mud decongests pores for clear, healthy skin and maximum absorption of the other products in your skincare routine. After the mask, your skin is moisturized and taut, with a nice vibrant glow – visibly rejuvenated.

#3 – Focus on cleansing

Summer is also the time to step up your cleansing routine to ensure all of the oils, dirt, and makeup that buildup are whisked away.

For summer, we recommend a double cleanse with our Botanical Cleansing Lotion followed by our Acne Stop Gel, Chamomile Face Wash.

This two-step process perfectly cleanses your skin of even the thick layers of sunscreen and waterproof makeup that are so often a part of the season.

Miraculous skin all season long

By adjusting your skincare routine to fit the changing season, you can rest assured that your skin will always look miraculously beautiful every day.

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