What’s better than kicking your feet up and reading a good book? Arguably not much, but a relaxing beauty treatment certainly gives reading a run for its money. Of course, the two don’t need to be in constant competition. Rather, you can coordinate your skin care routine with your favorite book genre. How, you ask? We’re proposing you have a little fun and choose your next beauty treatment based on the books you love. From fictional romances to suspenseful stories to tales of action and adventure, your reading list can say a lot about you—enough to tell you what to do with your complexion. Ready to find out whether it’s time to exfoliate, book yourself a spa treatment, start using a trendy beauty tool, or do something else entirely? Here’s how to choose your next beauty treatment based on your favorite book genre.
IF YOU LOVE A GOOD MYSTERY NOVEL…
Suspense and mystery don’t intimidate you—they excite you! You love a good mystery novel that leaves you hanging at the end of every chapter, excited and unsure of what’s next. Since you like to keep things exciting and enjoy diving into the unknown, we’re recommending you try a beauty treatment that’s new to you. How about booking yourself a microdermabrasion appointment with your derm? We know you’ll be on the edge of your seat wondering how your complexion will look post-treatment, but the suspense will be worth finding your new favorite skin treatment!
IF YOU LOVE MEMOIRS…
You understand how much we can learn from others and their personal experiences, and you feel that everyone has an important story to tell. Still, you need to take some time for yourself and nurture your own soul! Trust us, you deserve it—and a few minutes of well-spent self-care can go a long way in alleviating stress and renewing the spirit. Carve out 20 minutes of your day to treat yourself to a transformative face mask, like the L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask or the L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask. As much as you may love reading about the experiences of others, don’t forget to take care of yourself, too!
Editor’s note: If you’re a fan of memoirs, you’ll love the book we picked for our book club! Read our review, The L'Oréal Paris Book Club: 'Becoming' by Micelle Obama.
IF YOU LOVE HISTORY OR HISTORICAL FICTION…
We can learn a lot from those who came before us, which is probably part of why you love this book genre. Similarly, the beauty tools and rituals of generations before us can inspire you and perhaps even teach you something new about your own skin and beauty beliefs. Some of our favorite ancient beauty tools include the beloved jade roller, which has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years (likely thanks to social media). Even though it’s newly popular on social media, the jade roller is nothing new—it’s been used for centuries and dates back to ancient China. Invest in a jade roller of your own and use it nightly after you apply your favorite face serum and facial moisturizer.
IF YOU LOVE FANTASY BOOKS…
A good fantasy book can transport us to places we never even imagined, whether it’s a magical kingdom far away, an alien universe, or a prehistoric mythical land. Lovers of this book genre will certainly be able to appreciate a beauty treatment that takes your mind to another, more ethereal place, which is exactly what aromatherapy can do. Try tying a bundle of eucalyptus beneath your showerhead—it’s not as difficult or time-consuming as it sounds, and the fragrance that the eucalyptus emits underneath the steam will take your regular shower to the next level. For lovers of fantasy, a eucalyptus shower is just the thing to transport your mind far, far away from your boring bathroom to another, more magical, place.
IF YOU LOVE ADVENTURE STORIES…
High-energy is the wavelength you operate on, and stories of action and adventure are your go-to reading material. Just like a good action story can energize and excite, so can the right beauty treatments! Use the L'Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub to wake up your skin the same way an adventure book wakes up your soul. Formulated with real coffee grounds, this exfoliating face scrub instantly invigorates and energizes your complexion.
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