The Christmas lights are being turned on everywhere. There’s a Christmas vibe in the air and we’re only a few short weeks away. The LBD’s and sparkly numbers are headlining shop window displays…..but is your skin party ready?
No point popping on your best Christmas party outfit only to feel let down by skin not feeling or looking its best!
This post is basically a few simple tips and tricks that can help your skin feel gorgeous and look radiant and glowing. I will be using all of these tips myself!
Feed your skin with an antioxidant overload. Think a purple or green smoothie blended with chia seeds for protein and hydration (chia seeds absorb and hold water). Purple smoothie – Beetroot, blueberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, blackberries. Green smoothie, cucumber (mostly made of water and contains silica), spinach, creamy avocado, spirulina…..Get adventurous with your smoothie concoctions. Use more veg than fruit to reduce the sugar content.
Hydration & Collagen in a glass
I love love love Collagen shots, H3O Hydration Drink and H3O Night Repair to ensure cellular hydration, skin plumping and more youthful looking skin. 10,000mg of marine extract collagen per shot as well as an abundance of vitamins and minerals ensure you look and feel your best. Ionic minerals ensure that your body is hydrated from within, so if you’re planning to drink alcohol, drinking this before you go out means you’re at a good starting point. Drinking water between alcoholic drinks really does make a world of difference too…..and popping a H3O Night Repair before bed – if you remember!
Using a hydrating serum such as DNA Serum or Multi-Active Peptide Matrixyl Serum 25% will give your skin a plumped up look and hydrated feel, as well as being antioxidant rich – essential for skin protection and repair.
A top tip I learned and LOVE. Before you apply your foundation or bb cream (I love Ginvera bb cream) apply a small amount of oil to your skin and blend your base with this. Seriously! This gives your skin the most radiant glow….especially under soft lighting at parties. It helps skin to feel more hydrated and moisturised all evening, which also helps to disguise those pesky fine lines. I use the NCN Corrective Face Oil Cocktail.
Pamper & Peel
Pre-party preparation absolutely has to include the 30% Pro Pumpkin Peel! Skin feels unbelievably smooth after this peel and makeup just glides on so easily. This peel will dissolve dead surface skin cells that dull the complexion. It also delivers over 100 beneficial nutrients to the skin in a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Expect clearer skin with a more even tone and reduced lines and wrinkles. I like to do this either the day before or in the morning before an evening event.
You’re party ready now!
Oh…..if you can (you really should) remove that makeup when you get in and apply something nourishing to the skin…whatever is to hand. It makes all the difference in the morning.