Rich food, alcohol, late nights and party appropriate make-up – all major factors for a rocking Christmas and New Years. The problem is, all of this (and the colder weather) can leave our skin looking a little lacklustre to say the least.
You may be suffering from breakouts, dry patches, areas of sensitivity or you may have simply lost your glow. Whatever the skin complaint, there are ways to rejuvenate your complexion! Take a look below for our skin detoxing tips:
Up your water, fruit and veg intake
Sorry guys, you know what’s coming… beauty starts from the inside! This means putting down the champagne glass and stepping away from the tin of Roses (easier said than done, we know). Now the party season is over, make your health your top priority. Drink plenty of water and eat a nutritious diet full of fruits and vegetables. This will help to detox your system from the inside, which will be reflected on the outside.
Treat yourself to a facial
A professional facialist will be able to identify your skin concerns and tailor a facial to suit you. Remember a facial is not just a mask; most facials involve exfoliation, facial massage and various topical treatments. This will give your complexion the thorough cleanse it needs.
Look at your skincare routine
You may need to reconsider your products (until your skin goes back to normal that is). Look for cleansers that work on a deep level, but are gentle to the skin. Get into the habit of exfoliating – this will encourage new cells to regenerate and promote clearer skin. If you’re suffering from breakouts, you may want to look at on-the-spot treatments or tailored cleansers to help clear congestion.
Use an overnight oil
If you don’t already, now is a great time to try an overnight oil. There are plenty available, each with different properties. Look for one that detoxes the skin while re-hydrating. If you have particularly dry skin, you may want to layer the oil underneath your usual moisturiser.
Use a clarifying mask
Even if you have had a professional facial, it’s a great idea to use face masks at home too. Keep a deep cleansing one on hand to use after indulgent nights. These help to draw out impurities and keep the skin clear and happy!