Many of us overindulge at Christmas. Whether that means we eat too much bad food, drink too much alcohol or have too many sleepless nights (or in some cases, all of the above…), the resulting effects are usually etched all over our faces.
Hands up if you recognise any of these symptoms:
dark under-eye circles
congested complexion/blocked pores.
If this sounds familiar, you could benefit from a beauty detox.
Start from the inside
Rehydration starts from within so make sure you are drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Replacing any lost nutrients with a healthy diet will help you feel more energetic and will help your skin recover.
Treating yourself to a little pampering (whether at home or at the spa) can go a long way in helping you to feel rested and rejuvenated.
Use a facemask – Either a decongesting mask to draw out impurities, a moisturising mask to rehydrate the skin or an exfoliating mask that revitalises and nourishes.
Try body brushing – Dry body brushing helps your body flush out toxins and helps to reduce cellulite. Drinking plenty of water will help the process so remember to stay hydrated.
Have a mineral bath – A warm mineral bath will help to relax you while the salts give the skin a gentle detox.
At the spa
Have a massage – Helping to stimulate blood circulation, massage is a great way of supporting your body’s natural detoxification process.
Try a body wrap – Being covered from head to toe in an elixir of cleansing ingredients and being wrapped up in a cocoon of warmth will help to de-stress as well as detox.
Get a facial – Lots of therapists offer detoxifying facials to help your skin recover and regenerate, try to find one suitable for your skin type.
New Year – New You! Tips from the Beauty Resource team:
Jen Frogatt, Customer service executive:
“The first thing I do after Christmas is give my make-up brushes and make-up bag a thorough clean to get rid of any bacteria and grime. I’ve also started to use a homemade lip scrub once a week – mix Vaseline with some sugar and honey, then using a soft toothbrush massage into the lips for a couple of minutes. This tastes delicious and works really well as an exfoliator to keep dry lips at bay.”
Emma Hilton, Content team leader:
“My skincare tip is to be selective about the number of products and brands you use at once. I received lots of new skincare items at Christmas but am trying to hold off on using them all at once because it then becomes difficult to identify and isolate what is working and what is not (e.g. if you have a breakout).”
Claire Vince, Office manager:
“Treat yourself to a spa day! Nothing makes you feel refreshed like a bit of pampering – I’m going this weekend. I’m also planning on dying my own eyebrows and eyelashes to save a little money as sometimes I feel the pinch in January (having spent all my spare cash and some in December).”
Kat Nicholls, Content writer/blogger:
“I’m a big advocate of face masks so I recommend getting into a routine of applying one at least once a week to help skin rebalance after a hectic Christmas. Another tip would be to get your eyebrows threaded – it’ll help you feel more put-together physically, even if you don’t feel it mentally just yet!”
For further information or to arrange an interview with a beauty therapist please contact Katherine Nicholls:
Tel: 01276 301230