No matter how busy the rest of the year is, it never compares to the festive season. From all the Christmas parties you have to attend to the late nights in the office trying to get everything done before you close up shop for a few weeks, keeping up appearances can wreak havoc on your skin.
To get through the party season with a clear complexion, follow our party skin survival guide.
Nourish your skin from the inside
OUR PICK: Tonik No.4 Hemp Seed Oil Capsules
Good skin is a two-way street. You need to look after it from the inside - through a healthy diet and plenty of sleep - and on the outside with a quality skincare routine that focuses on cleansing and hydrating. During the social season, eating well can be a challenge so support your diet with beauty supplements. We like Hemp Seed Oil Capsules because of their anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties.
Always cleanse before bed
OUR PICK: Beauty Dept. Hydrate Essential Oil Face Pads
No matter how late of a night you had, it pays to stay up those extra two minutes to cleanse your skin before bed. Otherwise, you’ll likely have breakouts, dry skin and/or puffy eyes and signs of fatigue to contend with in the morning. We love Beauty Dept. Hydrate Essential Oil Face Pads for the job because you can keep these pre-soaked pads on your bedside for a waterless cleanse. Plus, they’re packed with hydrating ingredients which your skin will drink up after a night of alcohol.
Apply a detox mask
OUR PICK: Theseeke Rosé Clay Mask
Late nights, heavier makeup than usual, and all that alcohol will quickly catch up on your complexion. What you need is a detox face mask to draw out the build-up of impurities to reset your skin every few days during the social season. Clay masks like Theseeke Rosé Clay Mask are a great choice. This one will help decongest skin and draw toxins out of pores without drying out skin, while also gently exfoliating to reveal a refreshed complexion and soothing skin with the help of calendula.
Revive dull skin
OUR PICK: Ere Perez Herbal Face Tonic
When you’re tired and rundown, it shows on your complexion. While eating well and getting enough sleep can work wonders for reviving your dull skin, if you need a quick fix then a facial mist can help. This one by Ere Perez is enriched with a potent herbal blend of green tea, witch hazel, citrus, geranium, aloe vera and rosemary to help bring tired skin back to life. The astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of geranium work to calm redness and heal irritation, while hyaluronic acid replenishes essential moisture back to parched hangover skin. Spritz it onto skin as often as needed after a big night.
OUR PICK: Theseeke Rose Quartz Dermal Facial Roller
Excessive alcohol consumption and a lack of sleep are a recipe for puffy skin come morning. The naturally cool sensation of the rose quartz stone combined with the gentle massaging motions that help constrict blood vessels and encourage lymphatic drainage make a dermal face roller the ideal post-party skin tool for de-puffing the face and eyes. For maximum results, pair it with a caffeine-enriched cream like Frank Body Caffeinated Face Moisturiser to further stimulate circulation and replenish nutrients back into skin.
- The Tonik / @gettonik
- Mel / @___m__e__l
- The Seeke / @theseeke
31 Dec 2020