Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Pre Christmas Skin Work Out.

Christmas Eve is a week away, and if like me you're feeling the strain already you may need to step up the skincare routine so you look your best for the big day.
Drinking too much and over indulging on the festive treats can play havoc with your skin so now is the time to prep your skin and tackle any problems you may have.

Glowing Clear Complexion
If your skin is looking dull and breaking out, a good way to combat this is with an acid toner to revitalize the skin and bring back the glow. Alpha H Liquid Gold is a fantastic Glycolic Acid based product that helps remove dead skin cells to reveal a fresher more glowing complexion. 
It can also help clear up blemishes by removing the dead skin that can block pores, and after continuous use can help fade pigmentation marks and scarring. This is designed to be used over night every 3 days to really see the results and improvement in your skin.
A cheaper alternative is the First Aid Beauty Radiance pads which gently and effectively help remove dead skin, and restore it back to it's youthful glowing self. These are ideal for daily use and for someone who is new to chemical exfoliants, or people with sensitive skin.

Masks are great to use this time of year, whether your pores are looking clogged or your skin is lacking moisture, there is a mask out there to combat it.
If you're suffering with blemishes, a pore refining mask is going to help unclog pores and help heal existing spots. My favourite ones to use are the Ren Pore Detox Mask and a more budget friendly one is the Una Brennan Tea Flower Pore Purifying mask.
If your skin isn't coping with the changing temperatures by looking dehydrated, and you're suffering from dry patches, a hydrating mask will help restore the lost moisture and give skin the nourishment it needs. The Origins Drink Up Overnight mask is great for doing this. It can be used for 10 minutes or for a deep treatment can be worn overnight to really hydrate the driest of skin.

Up the water intake.
We should all be drinking at least 2 litres of water a day and I know I'm guilty of not doing this, but upping the H2O can really make a huge difference to the appearance of our skin. Not only will it keep it hydrated but can help reduce and rid the body of toxins which is going to result in a more glowing spot free complexion.

Get a good nights sleep.
Tired body means tired looking skin and even though this time of year is well known for its late nights partying, grabbing 40 winks when you can is not only going to make you feel better but also benefit your skin!

Lets not forget about the rest of our skin.
Get all your skin feeling silky soft and looking radiant by using an body scrub to buff away the dead skin cells. I personally love the Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow which not only smells amazing but does a fantastic job at making the skin feel soft as a babies bottom and giving it that healthy glow which it tends to lack this time of year.
In winter I like to use the Origins Ginger body creme which as you can imagine smells divine with its rich and spicy aroma, but also leaving my skin feeling hydrated and smooth.
A cheaper alternative is the Rich Body Butter* from Nspa. They come in a variety of scents and even in a gift set that would be a perfect stock filler for someone. They're really thick in texture and pack one hell of a punch when it comes to delivery moisture to the skin. My favourite scent has to be Clementine which is zesty and up lifting-which is just what you need in the dark gloomy mornings!

What are your fail safe products to use before a big event?
*Pr Sample. All thoughts are of course my own.

1 comment:

  1. The Ren and Una Brennan masks are on my list, I need to try them. It's so hard to keep with the recommended 8 glasses of water even though I know this is more important than any other skincare :) x
    Mummy’s Beauty Corner


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