California Becomes The First State To Ban Animal Testing. Totally!

California Becomes The First State To Ban Animal Testing. Totally!

From the beaches of SoCal to the red carpets of Hollywood to the natural beauty of northern California, the trend-setting state and MONAT, the global haircare brand that embodies modern nature, applaud this awesome, important and long-overdue event.
On August 31, in a unanimous vote of 80 to 0, the California State Assembly passed a bill which will make it illegal to sell products that have been, or include ingredients that have been, tested on animals. Products will include makeup, skincare, shampoos, deodorants, and other personal hygiene products. California Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the bill into law soon and the change will go into effect on January 1st, 2020.
The bill states that it is unlawful for a manufacturer to import for profit, sell, or offer for sale in California any cosmetic if the cosmetic was developed or manufactured using an animal test that was conducted or contracted by the manufacturer, or any supplier of the manufacturer, on or after January 1, 2020.

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The law puts California alongside the European Union, Switzerland, India, Israel and Guatemala, among other countries that have shifted away from animal testing. In the U.S., the bill could pave the way for the other 49 states to do the same.
Many products claim to be “cruelty-free” or “not tested on animals” but their claims are misleading because they may only refer to the finished product. In fact, most animal testing takes place at the ingredient level. Adding to the confusion, some companies may state, “We do not test on animals” when in fact they contract other companies to conduct the testing. These kinds of statements are misleading for consumers.

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With 2020 still years away, it’ll be some time until we see the ban’s effects. In the meantime, if you’re looking to make your haircare routine cruelty-free, MONAT is your trusted brand of premium Leaping Bunny Certified haircare products that you can count on for high ethical standards and gorgeous results. The Leaping Bunny Program is the gold-standard in cruelty-free certification for personal care and MONAT is proud to be a member.
Not only are MONAT products cruelty-free, they are also all naturally based, and do not contain sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, phthalates, PEG, DEA/MEA, harmful colors and harmful fragrances.
For shoppers in California the ban is going to simplify transparency. Californians will no longer have to decode tiny symbols to make sure their beauty products haven’t been produced at animals’ expense. California shoppers will take comfort and pride in knowing that every beauty purchase they make reflects their values of cruelty-free beauty.

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In anticipation of this major event, let’s all look forward to a big celebratory trip to California in 2020, rock some awesome West Coast looks and shop cruelty-free cosmetics to our heart’s content.

Employee Edit: Who Loves What at MONAT!

Many times people ask us who work at MONAT what we like, especially because we have so many, many products to choose from. So we thought we’d show you exactly what some of our employees in this company use and why. Maybe you can take away some useful tips!

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Mary Ensor, Manager of Philanthropy and Gratitude Efforts
More than a Hand cream is one of the products I can’t live without! I keep one at home and in my purse so that it is always with me. I love the refreshing scent and how moisturizing it is.”

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Melissa Zoque, Global Assistant Project Manager
“I absolutely cannot live without the Super Moisture Masque! I mix and match my products—Smoothing Shampoo, Revitalize Conditioner and Restore Leave-In Conditioner—but I HAVE to use the Super Moisture Masque at least twice a week to soften my hair. I’ve also noticed it works as anti-frizz. I love it!”

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Luis Valencia, Social Media Support Representative
“I cannot live without the MONAT BLACK Shampoo + Conditioner and Restore Leave-In Conditioner. Why? Well they’re simply awesome. I love the 2-in-1 because it is strong enough to clean my hair and gentle enough for everyday use. The Restore Leave-In Conditioner is part of my daily routine because it makes my hair looking and smelling great all day!”

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Marisol Diamond, Project Manager/Creative Dept.
“I really like REJUVABEADS® because I can use it on my hair before I blow dry it and it makes my ends look nice rather than frayed and split. I also like it because I can use a little bit to tame my flyaways. And, I use it on one of my kid’s hair when I do a pony tail on her. I am conditioning her hair while it is also helping me tame her curls to pull them back.”

A Healthy Conscience Says Hello To Naturally Based Products

A growing number of consumers are interested in naturally based, vegan and/or plant-based alternatives. It’s a thriving sector—one that some experts think could change the beauty industry for good.
This seismic change in what people want is part of the larger shift in consumer awareness about health and wellness. Thanks to a growing number of beauty blogs and social media accounts dedicated to the benefits of wellness, consumers have access to more information than ever before about what helps them.

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The Cruelty-Free Movement Has Taken Over
One tremendous movement is for corporations to be cruelty free. Public opinion and consumer power have had monumental influence on influencing corporate behavior and legislative initiatives toward saying no to animal testing. Over the last 25 years, the public demand for cruelty free products has grown so much that innovative non-animal testing strategies which yield efficient and accurate safety data have proliferated. Changes in the law haven’t been far behind.
Organizations like Cruelty Free International and The Leaping Bunny Program, the gold-standard in cruelty free certification for personal care and household products companies and signifies no animal testing at any stage of product development. It’s the only globally recognized guarantee that a brand has made a genuine commitment to ending animal testing for its products. Certified companies must meet its rigorous criteria. To be Leaping Bunny certified is a big win for those of us who care.

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Saying Yes to Naturally Based Products
Naturally based products are becoming the rage among today’s health conscious shoppers. As more and more people become aware of how naturally based products can positively affect their lives, they are making the switch and opting for healthier options.

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MONAT Global is at the top echelon of hair care companies that are cruelty free, manufacture naturally based products and say yes to acceptable products. Leaping Bunny certified, MONAT has made a commitment to providing animal-friendly options.
And when it comes to naturally based, just look at some of the many botanical oils that MONAT’s flagship product, REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive contains. Abyssinian oil was the first ingredient selected for its remarkable rejuvenating properties. Next, a blend of unique ingredients, including antioxidants, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids was developed. This unique product also contains Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Lime Oil, Citrus Bergamot Fruit Oil, Coconut Oil and Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract. Sounds yummy, bringing new levels of nourishment and anti-aging benefits to your hair and skin.
Or look at MONAT’s Smoothing Shampoo, formulated to gently cleanse and nourish while smoothing and softening the hair cuticle to reduce frizz. Smoothing Shampoo takes charge to reduce dry static flyaways, de-frizz, and resist humidity for a smoother, sleeker, silkier look. And these are just two of their line of products.
What you will not find in MONAT products are listed below in our “no’s”
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Cyclic Silicones
  • BHT
  • DEA/MEA
  • Phthalates
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Petrolatum
  • Mineral Oil
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Triclosan
  • Plastic Microbeads
  • Formaldehyde Releasers
  • Harmful Colors
  • Harmful Fragrances
What you will find in MONAT’s products are naturally based ingredients and botanicals extracts that benefit the hair and scalp. These ingredients gently cleanse, moisturize, hydrate and improve the hair’s overall condition to leave it silky, shiny, healthy and beautiful.
For more about MONAT, visit https://monatglobal.com/all-our-products/. You’ll be glad you did!

You Need Your Zzzzz’s More Than You Know!

We all know that sleep makes you feel better (hug that comforter!) but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. Not enough sleep on a regular basis can raise your risk for some chronic health problems.
Sleep affects how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. While you’re sleeping, your brain is laying the foundation for the next day. It’s forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information.
During sleep, you strengthen memories or “practice” skills learned while you were awake (this process is called consolidation). If you’re trying to learn something new, whether it’s a new language, how to play the piano or how to perfect your tennis swing, sleep helps enhance your learning and problem-solving skills. Sleep also helps you pay attention, make decisions, and be creative.
While the right amount of sleep helps you, lack of sleep seriously works against you. Studies reinforce that sleep deficiency alters activity in some parts of the brain. If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior, and coping with change.


“A lack of sleep can contribute to depression,” says Dr. Jean Raymonde Jean, MD, director of sleep medicine and associate director of critical care at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. “A good night’s sleep can really help a moody person decrease their anxiety. You get more emotional stability with good sleep.”


The first signs you may be aware of when getting less than 6 hours of sleep is you feel tired, forgetful, irritable, and just not on the top of your game. Yet, to everyone around you, it might just seem like you’re doing poorly at work, have mood swings or are depressed.
Sleep also is crucial to your physical health. Sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
Not getting enough sleep also affects how you look, besides tired. When you’re sleep deprived, you have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which increases your appetite. That’s another reason to get to bed earlier!

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While your body is renewing itself, take this time to revitalize your skin and hair. Put on a few drops of REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive to your facial skin and décolleté before your nighttime cream and get an extra boost of hydration for improved texture and tone. You’ll get extra nighttime benefit and wake up with silky and more youthful looking hair and skin!
The bottom line is that without proper sleep, your brain can’t regenerate properly. So make sure you get your zzzzz’s. And you might as well turn your important sleep time into important beauty time too!
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Why Is Sleep Important? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/node/4605

Playing In Nature Really Does Keep Kids Happier

Kids are tuned to their smart phone screens, their iPads, their videogames. It seems like a long gone era when kids raced around outside for the afternoon, being called into dinner by a Mom yelling their names throughout the neighboring lawns. But this transformation from playing outside actually has negative health effects. A small but growing group of of healthcare professionals are trying to treat illnesses like depression and attention deficit disorder by prescribing more time in nature.
Significant research demonstrates that we spend too little time in the natural world and it has had grave effects on our mental and physical health. Study after study suggests that spending time outside reduces stress for children and adults.

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Other studies have found that spending time in nature increases one’s attention span. And in an era when millions of children are being prescribed drugs for ADHD, it is worth noting that there might be ways to help them with fewer side effects. Like turning off the television and telling them to go play outside.
Craig Chalquist, the chair of the East-West Psychology Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies, surprisingly says, “If you hold moist soil for 20 minutes, the soil bacteria begins elevating your mood.

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But, on the other hand, all that running around in soil and, on really happy days, in mud too can turn kids’ hair in a veritable spider’s web of tangles. How to suds their hair up while keeping them happy? Try MONAT’s Junior lineJunior Gentle Shampoo, Junior Gentle Conditioner and Junior Gentle Detangler. These products are mild and made especially to clean, condition and detangle kids’ fine hair, which is frailer than adults. The is tear-, sulfate-, and paraben-free, having been rigorously tested by dermatologists and ophthalmologists. The line also does not contain any unfriendly chemicals, making it perfect for those little toddlers in the tub.

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So let your kids run around and play outside. It’s not only good for them but when they come back in, they’ll have fun in the tub with Lovely Locks Lion, Really Shiny Raccoon and Magic Mane Mammoth!

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Novotney, A. Getting back to the great outdoors. March 2008. American Psychological Association. http://www.apa.org/monitor/2008/03/outdoors.aspx
Rodriguez, T., MA, LPC. The Mental Health Benefits of Nature Exposure. Psychiatry Advisor. https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/mood-disorders/nature-cognitive-anxiety-depression-mood/article/448018/

Exercise And Self Esteem Go Hand-In-Hand

Want to feel better and have more confidence? The guarantee to unlocking a happier life starts with exercise. It really does work. Substantial research shows that when you exercise, your brain starts to release all the “good” hormones—serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine. Together, the hormones will help you feel more relaxed, happier, and in less pain. Doctors regularly recommend exercise for those fighting depression and anxiety.
Interestingly, lifting weights has been found to lower anxiety. Aerobics classes can improve mental positivity. Tai chi can increase a person’s feeling of self-worth. All in all, exercise really has amazing benefits.

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These positive hormones also boost your confidence because when you feel good about yourself, you automatically get more confidence. When you exercise and eat well, you will start seeing changes in your body. You lose weight, tone up, and fit into your clothes. And when you look great, you feel better.
While you know exercise will help you, it can be hard to get started and stay motivated. Here are some tips to make it part of your daily routine, so much so that you actually feel unbalanced if you miss more than a few days of regular exercise.
Exercise for the right reasons. Focus on what you want to gain, e.g., good health, better mood, healthy weight, more energy or improved self-esteem. Do it because it’s good for you and not for anyone else.
Find an activity that’s right for you. If you hate gyms, don’t force yourself to go to one. Choose something that works for you. There are so many options. Swimming, rowing, cycling, yoga, tennis, dancing, even walking the dog. If you love what you do, you’ll do it!

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Join a class. Belonging to a group of people all geared to the same goal is very motivational and helps with commitment. Plus, you get to meet new people!
Make exercise part of your everyday life. Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator, walk to work, or get off the bus or train a stop early. Your exercise doesn’t have to be structured movement.
Exercise isn’t all or nothing. Any exercise is better than none. It doesn’t have to be intense to be beneficial. If you have activity limitations, do what you’re able to do.

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Don’t worry about getting it right. You might be uncoordinated at the start or get tired quickly. Just do it, as the Nike saying goes!
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Fit it in when you can. Sometimes morning or lunch workouts are the best. Just be sure to have a quick clean-up plan. If your hair gets sweaty, bring along a dry shampoo in your tote, like THE CHAMP™ Conditioning Dry Shampoo. Even when you’re on the go, you’ll be able to knock out greasiness and your hair will shine!
So get up and start moving!

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The Health and Beauty Benefits of Water

The Health and Beauty Benefits of Water

How many times have you heard that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day? It’s common knowledge but do we really know why we need to drink that much water? Listen up!
Your body is mostly water and comprises about 60 percent of your body weight. According to the Mayo Clinic, water:
  • Eliminates wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements
  • Keeps your temperature normal
  • Lubricates and cushions joints
  • Protects sensitive tissues1
But did you also know all the wonderful things water can do for your looks? Enough H2O does more than keep you hydrated. It helps your body flush out toxins more efficiently. The result? Fresher and more radiant-looking skin! Water helps your skin keep its natural elasticity and suppleness.

What do the experts say? According to Howard Murad, author of The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger, not drinking water makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration.

Dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian, of the New York City-based Schweiger Dermatology Group, has said, “I’ve found that water makes a big difference in skin health. Without adequate water intake, skin appears duller, and wrinkles and pores more prominent.”2
Now it’s easier to become more motivated to try and drink 62 ounces of water a day, right?
For those of you who don’t have the patience to track your water intake (or who don’t enjoy guzzling water around the clock), you literally can “eat” your water to supplement your intake. That’s because many fruits and vegetables are almost 100 percent water!
Below are some fruits and vegetables that taste wonderful and hydrate you. Incorporate these into your daily diet and you will meet your water quota, helping your body work better and making yourself look better!
STRAWBERRIES
CUCUMBER
CELERY
CANTALOUPE
GRAPEFRUIT
SPINACH
TOMATO
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1 Healthy Lifestyle: Nutrition and healthy eating. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/water/art-20044256?pg=2
2 Fetters, K. Does Drinking Water Really Give You Glowing Skin? Women’s Health Magazine. February 26, 2015. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/drinking-water-for-better-skin
3 Micco, N., M.S. 7 Refreshing Foods to Help You Stay Hydrated. Eating Well. http://www.eatingwell.com/article/17576/7-refreshing-foods-to-help-you-stay-hydrated/

The Holidays Are So Over So Let’s Get Back To Healthy Living!

The holidays? So 10 days ago! Now it’s time to get yourself feeling the best you can, both mentally and physically. Yes, a recipe for healthy living takes a bit of work but the rewards really are priceless. By creating a lifestyle that centers on health from the inside out, it becomes an ingrained routine and much easier to stick with…so you’ll feel and look great!

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The first thing you can do to help you is drink a lot of water! It will help cleanse your system and get you turned around in the right direction. Remember—64 ounces a day or half your body weight in ounces of water daily.

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Second…and don’t groan…you need to exercise three to four days a week. Find something other than the boring treadmill that is different and that you like, such as kickboxing, TRX straps (invented by a former U.S. Navy Seal – here’s a primer) or hot yoga. Group classes make it easier and more fun to stick with a regimen because you end up not wanting to let your classmates down if you ditch a class. Plus, you get much needed support! Bonus! When you’re in shape, you will feel like you can leap off tall buildings! (Okay, sounds fun but don’t!)
Next, really take care your diet. Really. Dr. Agin, MONAT Scientific Advisory Board member, advises to eat a balanced diet: hydrate yourself and eat nutrient-dense foods (with the greatest amount and variety of nutrients) and minimally processed foods. This will help you look good from the inside out, as if you’re glowing! Here’s a great article, “Add more nutrient-dense foods to your diet” from Harvard Health Publishing/Harvard Medical School that will get you on the right path. And we can all use some help there!

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In fact, eat like you’re on vacation. A dinner of broiled fish and fresh vegetables looks the same anywhere. Take time to enjoy what you eat. In fact, pretend you’re overlooking the sea and try eating the Mediterranean way, with heart-healthy fats, minerals, and antioxidants in foods like hummus, olive oil and feta. The Mediterranean diet has been proven to not only keep you slim but help lower your risk for heart disease, according to the Mayo Clinic.1 If you want to get started on a healthier way of eating, here’s a great overview – 10 Things to Know About the Mediterranean.
Finally, if you really want to put the holidays behind you and get back on a healthier way of living, make sure you get good sleep, adds Dr. Agin, member of MONAT’s Scientific Board. This is something the body must have to recover, heal and function at its best! So healthy year here we come!

1 Mayo Clinic Staff, Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan. Nutrition and Healthy Eating. Mayoclinic.org. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801

MONAT Employees Stand By Their Products!

After writing so much about haircare and what is best for taking care of different kinds of hair, we decided to ask MONAT employees what products they can’t live without! We rounded up three more-than-willing candidates who gladly shared their MONAT experiences with us!

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Frances Salichs, Marketing Products Manager
Frances has been with MONAT for 3+ years. Her favorite MONAT product is REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive: “I apply it on my face every single morning, either alone or along with my daily moisturizer. It leaves a subtle glow without looking greasy AT ALL which is amazing! I also like that it smooths my skin so my eye concealer just glides right on. Some love its fresh citrusy scent… I just love how it feels on my skin!”
Frances picked MONAT’s top seller! REJUVENIQE® nourishes the skin with an invigorating blend of 13+ unique rare oils, scientifically combined with powerful, active botanical ingredients that are compatible with the skin. It helps to deliver long-term age-prevention results on both hair and skin.

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Efrén de la Torre, Director of Packaging and Design Innovation
Efrén swears by MONAT BLACK GROOM STYLING CLAY because it creates versatile styling looks. He says, “Black Groom Clay is my favorite MONAT product. I always keep it handy to achieve a nice hold to my natural hair that lasts all day and never flakes. I really enjoy its fresh cool scent and its versatility. I can use it on damp hair for a slicker look or on dry hair for a natural matte finish. But the best part of this neat grooming clay is knowing that its naturally based ingredients will never harm my hair!
Designed with MONAT’s secret weapon, Kester Wax, GROOM STYLING CLAY makes modern styling easy and gives fine hair the extra boost it needs.

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Victoria Muniz, Administrative Assistant
Victoria’s must-have is REJUVABEADS®, known for its spectacular and proven hair repair qualities: “I cannot live without REJUVABEADS®! It is what I call a split-end eraser. It keeps my hair looking luxurious and my curls looking voluminous! It destroys any frizziness that tries to disrupt my hair’s beauty and keeps people wowing at my hair! Would I recommend MONAT’s REJUVABEADS®? Absolutely yes!”
REJUVABEADS® is like a miracle! In just 60 seconds, thousands of microscopic REJUVABEADS® go to work on hair, providing targeted hair repair! Advanced product technology means it goes right where it’s needed to smooth and repair the hair shaft and mend split ends.

*Independent testing has demonstrated that application of the product resulted in a 100% repair of split ends 3mm long and under.

Fly New Year’s Eve Solo With a Spa Night!

If you find yourself alone this New Year’s Eve, don’t sweat it. Not every New Year’s Eve needs to be wild dancing, blowing horns and partying until you’re sick, with all of New Year’s Day spent recovering. Consider this New Year’s Eve as one mellow holiday from the holidays and reflect on 2017 with an at-home spa night. Think about it: one whole night devoted to you! You’ll feel fantastic, sleep great and wake up to 2018 with a fresh outlook.

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Set the Mood
Light some scented candles and be sure to place some in the bathroom! Play your favorite mood music on your Bluetooth speaker. Make some fruit-infused water to sip (it’s easy – mix sliced lemons and fresh mint leaves in a bowl and chill. Then strain and drink!) Go the extra mile and prepare a fruit and cheese plate to nibble on during your relaxing night. Best treat of all? Have fresh, clean sheets waiting for you on your bed when it’s time to hit the hay.

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Start with a Facial Masque
Clean your face first with your favorite cleanser. Then, to prep your skin before the face masque, pour boiling hot water in a bowl and bend over it to let the steam open your pores. For a masque, you can use a store-bought product…or make one of your own. Here’s a link to Pinterest for a few ideas. Rub the masque mixture on with gentle circling motions, let your skin soak it up for 15-30 minutes and then wash away with warm water and a final splash of cold water to close your pores.
Finish by applying a hydrating oil like REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive , a replenishing treatment with Abyssinian oil and a blend of 13 unique molecular ingredients. This nourishing oil offers anti-inflammatory properties and improves texture and tone, leaving your skin silky soft.

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Next: A Body Scrub
Prepare your body by first gently dry brushing your skin. It’s a great way to help loosen dead skin cells, stimulate the skin and increase circulation. To learn more, check out this article, 5 Reasons Why You Should Dry Brush Your Skin.
For a body scrub, you can use a store-bought product or make your own by mixing one cup of sea salt with ½ cup of lavender oil so the mixture feels like wet sand. Spread the scrub on your body using small, circular motions. This will exfoliate dry dead skin, leaving you with a natural and healthy glow! Rinse off in the shower or sink into a warm bath filled with bubbles!

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Give Your Hair a Treat
Admit it. You hair takes a lot of abuse. Not detangling properly when it’s wet, hot styling tools, sharp-edged hair clips, brushing it rapidly when you’re in a hurry…all this contributes to damaged hair and split ends. Give your hair the maxed out beauty treatment on your spa night. After washing with a great shampoo, like Renew Shampoo, which has no harsh chemicals or sulfates in it, put a super moisturizing masque on your hair. Try MONAT’s Only for You Super Moisture Mask to repair and hydrate your hair. Since you’re staying in, let it air dry naturally for some total hair R&R!
Indulge Your Fingers and Toes
If you feel up to it, you can also give yourself a manicure and a pedicure. Pick out fun colors to greet the New Year. Take it slow – there’s no rush. At the least, rub balm around your nailbeds and on the heels of your feet to soften them up.

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And Finally…
Throughout the night, don’t forget to sip your infused water or some tea and have some treats (even chocolate, if you prefer). After your spa, if you want to hit your pillow facedown early, do it! If you want to binge-watch a Netflix series, do that instead.
Remember, this night is all about you!
Happy New Year, beautiful.
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