Now that it’s December, the Christmas party season is in full swing. You’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about what you’re going to wear – do you go for the classic little black dress, or something colourful and sparkly? Have you got the perfect shoes to match your outfit? And you’ll more than likely want to go shopping for some dazzling jewellery to match your outfit.
But there’s one important element you need in order to complete the look – great skin!
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
With the fall in temperature outside, the tendency is to crank up the central heating. Even though it keeps us nice and toasty, it’s bad for your skin (we all know this, but most of us would need a bigger incentive to turn the thermostat down!). Artificial heating dries out our skin, which means you have to take extra care to keep it moisturised. If you haven’t already, you’ll probably need to change to a richer moisturising cream for both your face and your body.
As far as we’re concerned, the dream team is a combination of Swisscode Pure Hyaluron and Swisscode Pure Vitamin F Forte. Hyaluron increases the skin’s moisture levels by 20% in less than two hours and rebalances the skin’s immune system for healthier, stronger skin. The Vitamin F Forte gives immediate relief to dry, damaged and irritated skin, aiding the essential skin lipids; within one month of use, it should increase hydration by 33%, smoothness by 24% and reduce your skin’s water loss.
And don’t forget to moisturise internally – keep drinking lots of water in order to keep your body, and therefore your skin, well hydrated.
Cleansing and exfoliating
Drier skin is going to produce a lot of dead skin cells which will need to be properly exfoliated. Otherwise you risk a dull complexion and clogged pores. We recommend that you use a daily wash with AHAs or BHA (as these will exfoliate), and we love Jan Marini Bioglycolic Face Cleanser.
You could also treat yourself to a quick pre-party glycolic treatment at the Clinic to give your skin a gorgeous glow.
The instant beautifier
If you’ve left it too late to have a treatment, we do have a secret weapon – Swisscode Pure Dynalift HYA. This product forms an invisible film on the skin’s surface for instant tightening, firming and radiance. Within five minutes, you’ll notice wrinkles are smoothed out and the micro-lifting effect will last up to four hours. Cinderella, you shall go to the ball!
After the party
We’re all familiar with how our skin looks and feels in the aftermath of those parties where we’ve enjoyed ourselves a bit too much! Sallow skin and dark circles round the eyes are not a good look. Apart from drinking lots of water and giving in to the craving for a full English (also bad for your skin but at that point, who cares!), remedial steps you can take include the Gold Collagen Hydrogel Mask which is jam-packed with hyaluronic acid (to help plump and hydrate) and pearl extracts (full of much-needed antioxidants). It’s the perfect solution for an immediate hydrated, healthy glow… plus you can lay in bed with it on!
Sadly, the more we party, the more we punish our skin and the longer it’ll take for it to recover – it could be anything between two weeks and a month. So you need to continue your regime long into the New Year if you want to keep looking great in 2018.
Why not pop into the Clinic to book an appointment for a Visia skin analysis. Having a detailed analysis of your skin now will help us to recommend the best products to help your skin looking radiant throughout the party season and beyond.
*Before using, always check with a skin care professional that products are suitable for you.
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