Skimm Faves: Your Absolute Favorite Self-Care Products of the Year

Published on: Dec 11, 2020fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
our top self-care products of the year

2020 has been a year. And throughout it, we shared our best product recs with you. To help you shop smarter and save money. And because spending your hard-earned cash on stuff that doesn’t live up to expectations is the worst.

So we took a deep dive into what Skimm’rs (hi, you) loved the most this year. Introducing: Skimm Faves. We looked at what sold best, what products were the most popular, and what we were obsessed with over here at Skimm HQ. So consider these the best in show. The crème de la crème.

This list is all about self-care products. Things to calm you, soothe you, and help you care for you. It’s time to put yourself first. 

Want more Skimm Faves? We’re also revealing our fave books, our best-selling products across every category, best home products and best kitchen products.

air purifier
An air purifier to rid of pet hair, pollen, dust, mold spores, and bad odors…

So you can breathe easily when you snooze. No more sneezing or coughing. It’s got three fan speeds, a timer feature, and an indicator light so you know when the filter needs to be changed. Inhale, exhale. ($99.99+, Amazon)

Buy it


natural and sensitive feminine wash for the shower
A feminine wash that’ll fight odor-causing bacteria…

Not all washes are created. And many aren’t sensitive enough to be used all over. This one is made from herbal ingredients so you can use it down there. It’ll help balance pH, too. Phew. ($9.99, The Honey Pot Company)

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light-blocking sleep mask
A sleep mask that’ll provide darkness so you can drift off to sleep…

No more annoying light that keeps you up. This adjustable mask will contour to your face. Plus, it features a warm and cool side. See ya, sleep deprivation. ($32, Amazon)

Buy it


shower loofah
A textured shower sponge to help get rid of dead skin…

Long showers are a form of self-care. Long showers spent exfoliating your entire body...also self-care. You can use it on wet or dry skin. So go ahead and indulge. ($8.99, Club Loofah)

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oil-blotting sheets to use on your face
A set of oil-blotting sheets to prevent oil buildup and stress breakouts…

No more midday shine. You’re already dealing with maskne (hi, mask acne). And everyone loves the dry winter skin battle. So do yourself a favor and lessen the stress. The pack is also slim enough to fit in your pocket. Get ready to carry it everywhere. ($6.95, Amazon)

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peppermint oil roll on stick to help with headache pain
A peppermint oil roll-on stick to stop headaches in their tracks…

Roll this peppermint oil on the back of your neck and ears for relief. Thanks to the menthol, the oil can help relax muscles and decrease pain. So you can get back to your to-do list. ($14.99, Amazon)

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coco leche milk bath soak
A coco leche milk bath soak that’ll help you relax…

Never underestimate the power of a good bath. This mix can also help with dry, itchy skin. Sit back, close your eyes, and chill. ($30, Becalia Botanicals)

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cute quarantine-themed postcards
A set of quarantine-themed postcards if you’ve been apart from loved ones...

Send a quick note. Because you really can’t wait to hug them again. And these designs are just too cute to pass up. For more super cute designs, check out these cards. ($6.50, Rhino Parade on Etsy)

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tie dye lounge set
A tie-dye set because you’ve been wanting to get in on the 2020 fad…

This set comes in a ton of colors. So we won’t blame you if you buy more than one. Instagram is waiting. ($22.29+, Amazon)

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fleece overalls to lounge in
A pair of fleece overalls for when you actually need to leave the house…

Just throw a long-sleeve shirt underneath (or sweater), and you’re set. And when you get back, you can transition into a light T-shirt or bralette. ($49.95, American Eagle)

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pimple patches to help heal breakouts
A pimple patch to remove all the gunk that sits underneath your skin…

Whiteheads, we’re looking at you. These hydrocolloid patches cover breakouts and reduce inflammation. They work to extract pus, healing the skin along the way. You can apply one before heading to bed and then remove in the morning. We’re talking minimal effort. ($6.80/set of 2, Amazon)

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faux matches with cute inspiring sayings on them
A set of faux matches with joyful prompts and happy messages on them…

You know what they say. A faux match a day can help you reflect on life’s happy moments. Or something. But each one is printed with a message to help you change your way of thinking to be a bit more positive. And we love that. ($11.76, Walmart)

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bow scrunchies
A set of bow scrunchies for the days you feel like brushing your hair…

Sometimes we feel better when we get dressed up and put on our favorite outfit. And there’s no shame in that. These bow scrunchies will accessorize any outfit. And are the perfect final touch if you’re Zooming with friends and family. ($6, Free People)

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harry styles themed funny candle
A Harry Styles-themed candle to light as you wind down for the day…

Because a) candles can be v relaxing, and b) who doesn’t love themselves a little Harry Styles? It’s a fun little addition to your home that will make you smile. ($17.40, Cool Girl Candles on Etsy)

Buy it


embroidery kit for beginners
An embroidery kit for beginners who want to keep their hands busy…

It comes with instructions and easy-to-follow patterns. So yes, even as a beginner, you’ll be able to tackle it. You’ll also receive the hoop, two needles, and a set of thread. Once you’re finished, you’ll have an adorable floral piece to hang on your wall. Psst...once you start, you won't wanna stop (so don’t say we didn’t warn you). ($19.99, The Cherry Blossom US on Etsy)

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cool-side pillowcase
A cool-side pillowcase for hot sleepers that just want some relief…

Designed to stay cool throughout the night, this pillowcase will transform any old pillow that’s already on your bed. It can prevent annoying hair sweats, too. So you can stop sleeping with your hair in a tight top knot. ($39.99+, Coop Home Goods)

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hook door opener keychain so you don't have to touch door handles
A no-touch door opener that also works on keypads…

Touching random doors and ATMs? No, thank you. This keychain can help you limit the amount of things you make contact with. Goodbye, icky germs. ($11.69+, ViraKey on Etsy)

Buy it

PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. 

PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

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Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly