Don't let Mercury dull your skin or your vibe this month! We have partnered up with Astrologer Jake Register to help you navigate Mercury in retrograde and what it could mean for your skin based on your zodiac sign.
Skin Proud's Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide
December 22 - January 19
If you have any important conversations to start, I suggest waiting until the end of the retrograde. Right now, it’s tough to clear your mind, say what you need to say, and say it concisely — plus, it feels like no one is even listening. Step back, plan how you want to start these talks, and once the retrograde ends, proceed.
January 20 - February 18
Exes are coming back around, old projects are becoming relevant again, and unfinished business at work is becoming a priority now, too. Deal with these problems as they come and determine whether you want a fresh start, or to cut them out for good. This retrograde is here to give you a clean slate — you just have to work for it.
Retrograde Routine: Escape and unplug for the drama with Unplug Stick Mask with oil-fighting White Clay and recharge your batteries and get ready for a clean slate with Recharge Serum with Retinol to renew your skin.
February 19 - March 20
There’s drama happening in your crew, Pisces. Friends are becoming frenemies, toxic old connections are coming back around, and it feels like your friend group is locked in one big game of musical chairs. Focus on who you know has your back, and don’t hesitate to cut out anyone that’s acting a little too shady.
Retrograde Routine: Melt away the bad vibes with the nourishing and hydrating Face Melt Cleansing Balm with skin loving Hyaluronic Acid and detox yourself and your surroundings with Detox Tonic Exfoliating Toner and its blend of AHA’s and Niacinamide.
March 21 - April 19
Stay on your best behaviour, mind your Ps and Qs, and work as hard as you can —that’s how you can avoid drama this retrograde. All eyes are on you right now, Aries, so it’s important you act your best and look your best, so others can recognize that you are the best.
Retrograde Routine: Avoid the drama this retrograde and prep your skin for the ultimate protection with the power of the Kombucha face wash and mask duo, Rise and Defend Cleanser and Sleep Defence Overnight Mask.
April 20 - May 20
If you have any winter travel plans, expect a few speed bumps along the way. Misplaced luggage, travel delays, missed flights, and unbalanced schedules are all big problems right now, so make sure you double-check everything before you hit the road.
Retrograde Routine: Bumpy travel plans, no problem. Travel essentials are a must with Everything Balm to hydrate and nourish lips, cuticles you name it thanks to Jojoba and Coconut Oil and Proud Pods with 100% squalane to soothe and smooth are the perfect on-the-go duo.
May 21 - June 21
Mercury retrograde is making you overflow with feelings, Gemini, and it’s a lot to handle. Take time to sit with your emotions, sort through them all, and accept them. You’re getting to know yourself deeply right now, and you have to accept all the parts of yourself.
Retrograde Routine: Take a “me time” moment to relax and unwind with Unplug Stick Mask with added moisturizing Amino Acids and Refresher Face Mist with refreshing Aloe Vera to unplug and refresh your skin from the day.