New Year’s Eve is the last day of beauty for the year, and I plan to make it a good one. I don’t know about you, but the holidays are hard on my skin-care habits. “Jingle Bells” are the death knell for my exercise routine; I eat whatever I want; I stay up late binge-watching Netflix with my husband (we like Peaky Blinders, and the kids got us into Lost). None of which contributes to my overall beauty regimen, but it does do a lot for my happiness. And I can tell you: Sometimes, fat and happy goes a long way toward getting a girl’s glow up. Pizza for breakfast, anyone?
That said, when I don’t fall asleep on the couch with my makeup on, still clutching an empty bag of all-natural Cheetos to my chest like a teddy bear, I try to get my beauty on before bedtime.
Right now I’m obsessed with the cult Korean beauty craze known as the Hanacure Multi-Action Treatment Mask. Honey, this mask will snatch your face back to a time when your biggest problem was trying to get your parents to let you stay out until 11 p.m. Hanacure is an all-in-one, deep-cleaning, tightening and complexion-brightening mask—each treatment takes 30 minutes, and you do it at home.
How can this mask address so many concerns at once? The science is called OctoLift. Hanacure contains peptides for renewing a tighter appearance of the skin, and botanicals for brightening the complexion. You mix together a gelling solution and lifting serum, and apply it with the brush included with the kit. Just make sure you don’t get it on your lips or too close to your eyes—though, while you’re at it, do put it on your hands! (Trust me, you won’t be sorry!)
Girl! Within a few minutes, you’ll look like something out of the movie The Mummy. Warning: Do not watch a comedy or make jokes while using the product. Why? Like I said, this mask will snatch you good—it gets rock hard, and trying to move your face is not an option until you wash it all off. The mixture sucks your face in so hard, it feels like it’s cementing to your skin as it draws carbon monoxide from the air to activate the ingredients.
And the results? Whoa! While it’s just OK on hyperpigmentation, it’s absolutely fabulous for correcting ashy skin, little blemishes and fine lines. You don’t have to take my word for it—check out what other people say on Hanacure’s Instagram.
In fact, it’s so good that I suggest you skip the foundation and use the mask to get your glow on for that New Year’s Eve party. The mask comes in a single treatment for $29, or there’s a full treatment set of four masks that you’re supposed to apply every other day, for $110. I haven’t gone for the whole megillah yet, but if I keep up my couch potato regimen, I’m going to need it. It’s a lot of fun, but rough on the complexion!