Labor Day Weekend: The Definitive Beauty Guide

If you’re like most worker bees, chances are you will be hitting the road this weekend to soak up the last of the summer sun. Just like outfit planning, a little beauty prep goes a long way and will ensure smooth sailing once on the beach.


Wednesday: Mask + Exfoliate

If you’ve ever been to a Korean bathhouse then you know the drill. If not, you’re in for a quick lesson on exfoliation. I like these charcoal infused gloves that I picked up from Target, along with liquid soap. After a quick rinse, I turn the water off and spend a solid 5-10 minutes rubbing and grooving every nook and cranny on my body paying particular attention to rough elbows, knees, and ankles. Pro tip: Throw a moisturizing hair mask like BrioGeo or heavy conditioner whilst exfoliating for double duty. Rinse thoroughly.

Then, post-shower, apply a gentle exfoliating mask to unclog pores and brighten up the skin. I really like the Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask from Peach & Lily’s new worry-free collection, which is a blend of AHA and ABA ingredients to resurface skin, but also has a counter blend of calming ingredients to leave complexions calmly refined.


Kessa Mitt - Black



Mandarin Shower Gel, 250ml - Colorless



Exfoliating Mask, 50ml - Colorless



Thursday: Shave + Moisturize

A clean shave is so much longer lasting than a quick one shave. If you missed this article, here are the cliff notes: warm up legs in water for a few minutes to open up pores, use shaving cream, and treat yourself to a fresh blade. I’m obsessed with using Billie razors this summer and putting my money towards a woman-positive company.

Extra points for exfoliating quickly ahead of the shave, and definitely don’t skimp on moisturizing. If you are shaving your bikini area, I recommend the same routine (exfoliate, shave cream, fresh blade) plus follow up with a medicated after shave gel. I like BikiniZone and have had a significant decrease in red bumps since I started using it… and let’s be real, bikini line bumps, no matter how innocuous, are not fun.

Thursday evening would also be the ideal time to indulge in a moisturizing mask or a sheet mask like My Beauty Diary to help seal in moisture and aid in repair after yesterday’s de-gunking. This is also when I would spend some quality time with my whole shebang ten-step Korean skincare routine but if you’re new to the game, slap on a sheet mask and get to sleep early, you’ve got a weekend ahead of you.


Purifying Body Exfoliant, 170ml - Colorless



1803 - Crème Pogonotomienne Shaving Cream, 75ml - Colorless



Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask - Colorless




Double- cleanse, layer on your most cush serums and lather on the SPF. Hydrate as much as possible ahead of those poolside cocktails.


Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum, 30ml - Colorless



Rejuvenating Serum, 50ml - Colorless



Hyaluronic Serum, 30ml - Colorless



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