Post-Holiday Season Survival Guide
Late nights, full on glam makeup, too many indulgent treats and a lot of festive fun. While the Holiday season is all about that and more, there is no denying the season wreaks havoc on our skin and bodies if we aren’t too careful.
So if you are busy enjoying the Holiday season, fear not we have the perfect Post Holiday Season Survival Guide to help you get back to your awesome skin in no time at all!
Step 1: Take Your Makeup Off
It is essential. That’s all there is to say. If you are too tired to do the whole double cleansing routine, use makeup wipes to get you through the season. But remember no matter what always ALWAYS take your makeup off before you hit the pillow.
Pick a pack of Bioderma – Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution Make-up Removing Wipes to get you through the Holiday season.
Like a magnet, Bioderma’s micellar solution gently captures and lifts away makeup and other skin impurities that have accumulated throughout the day without harsh rubbing, leaving skin clean and rejuvenated.
Step 2: Rehydrate
Too much partying and not to mention, excessive alcohol intake can be extremely dehydrating for both your skin and your body. Remember to drink a tonne of water during the Holiday season to keep your water levels up.
To inject back in moisture to your skin, use Victoria Beckham’s tried and tested product – and what she calls an ambulance in a tube – Dermalogica – AGE Smart MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque to treat your skin instantly.
Dermalogicas Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is a super concentrated masque full of antioxidant Vitamins and Botanical extracts that work together to dramatically calm and reduce the redness associated with environmentally-stressed, prematurely aging skin.
Follow up with some moisturizing goodness like Peter Thomas Roth – Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream to get your plump, flawless complexion back in no time. This concentrated 30% Hyaluronic Acid cream transforms atmospheric vapor into fresh, pure water from the clouds, providing your skin with a continuous burst of intense hydration that lasts up to 72 hours.
Step 3: Catch Up On Your Sleep Or At Least Pretend That You Did
Try to catch some zzz’s to ensure that your skin has time to recuperate. If you still struggle to get enough beauty sleep, use a sleeping mask like PETER THOMAS ROTH – Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask to do its magical work for you and follow up with some eye patches in the morning to target those pesky dark circles and puffy eyes – a dead lack of sleep giveaway.
PETER THOMAS ROTH – 24k Gold Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches are infused with pure 24K Gold and Colloidal Gold to help lift and firm the appearance of the delicate eye area in just 10 minutes. Lavish and pampering eye treatments help to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet to reveal firmer, radiant, revitalized and youthful-looking under eyes.
Step 4: Destress
Easy to say but impossible to do with last minute shopping and gift wrapping, food preps and hosting parties late into the night.
Take a step back before and after the big events and indulge yourself with a pampering routine. Nothing fancy – just a good old soak to get your body back up to speed. Pick anything from Philosophy’s latest Holiday collection to give yourself a sensory treat and get your body in the festive mood.
You can choose from the holiday themed Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Baths in Dance of the Dew Drop Fairy, Holiday Pajamas, Shimmering Snowlace, Christmas Cookie, Candy Cane and Snow Angel.
Step 5: Prep Your Skin For The After Effects Of Sugary Treats
Who doesn’t loves munching on those holiday special sugary treats? While wrapping treats, while roasting the turkey, while shopping, while binge watching your favorite Hallmark movies – you get the idea.
What you might not know is that these sugary treats are essentially hurting yhe building blocks of your skin and causing signs of aging to appear prematurely. While your aim should be to eat less of these delicious delicacies, we know that’s not going to happen.
What you can do is treat your skin to some antioxidant goodness to repair the damage done. Indulge your skin with iS CLINICAL – Youth Intensive Creme to rejuvenate your skin ASAP. This transformative crème scientifically combines the purest and most effective botanically-derived moisturizers, antioxidants, resurfacing acids, and growth factor. Clinically proven, YOUTH INTENSIVE CRÈME rapidly smoothes the skin, revealing a firmer and more radiant, youthful complexion.
Step 6: Shorten Your Skin Care Routine
The 11 step Korean skin care routine that you are so fond of is definitely not happening during the Holiday season. Instead what you can do is shorten your skincare routine using multitasking products that work instantly to bring your skin up to its usual 11 step regime mark. If you are lazy (like us) you can continue doing it the rest of the year too – it’s that good.
Use products like PETER THOMAS ROTH – Pumpkin Enzyme Mask which work both as an excellent exfoliant and a mask at the same time, revealing smoother, younger-looking, radiant, and revitalized skin in a few minutes.