Party Season Skin Prep.

Party Season Skin Prep.
Whatever Christmas means to you, it probably includes a fully booked social calendar. One that doesn’t leave a lot of time for chilling out with a restoring mask, or a super-long pamper-sesh. But don’t worry just yet - here’s our guide to prepping your skin for the party season, and also somewhat damage control if you’ve had a few too many cocktails at the office Christmas party.

The week before:

glow all out.

No time for a mask? No problem. Use Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic morning and evening in the run up to Christmas. It’ll exfoliate, brighten, tighten pores and eliminate dirt and excess oil, so you’ve got skin that’s ready to shine - in the good way. And if you do want to ramp up your radiance (and you’ve got ten minutes to spare) go all in with an exfoliating Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask. Plus you can work it in to multitasking while you’re picking your outfit, wrapping up your secret santa, or stirring up your mulled wine. 

The night before:

cleanse those pores.

Detoxing? Before a party? Really? Sounds counter-intuitive, but where your skin is concerned, it’s really not. Use our Clarimatte™ Invisible Pores Detox Mask the night before your party to draw out excess oil, dirt and pollution from your pores and tighten them up for a fresh, flawless makeup-ready base. And it’ll act as a preemptive strike to not overload your pores if you do go to sleep with your makeup on. Not that we would condone that - ever. In fact, use our Rosa Centifolia™ Cleanse & Reveal Hot Cloth Cleanser for a quick but deep makeup remover, that’ll give your skin some much needed hydration.

The day of:

prep and prime. 

Dust off your party threads, the big day is here. Get excited, have a hearty breakfast, and grab your Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. It’s a high-power Vitamin C facial that only takes, well you guessed it - one minute. Apply on clean dry skin, add some water to your fingertips and massage, while it lessens the appearance of wrinkles, removes pollution and brightens the skin for your big day. Apply your skincare routine and finish with Perfect Canvas Clean Primer with its mix of skin-tightening ingredients that smooth and hold your makeup in place, even though a sweaty dance floor session to Christmas faves. 

The morning after:

hydrate. hydrate. hydrate. 

So that was fun, and you’re probably feeling a little worse for wear right now, but good news - you don’t have to look like it. Grab your Evercalm™ Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask (called ‘Rescue’ for a reason) to intensely moisturise, and soothe any skin irritation or sensitivity. Need an extra boost? Keep Young And Beautiful™ Instant Firming Beauty Shot will give your skin a much-needed hyaluronic acid moisture plump. And later that night, use Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm to soothe your skin surface, and improve hydration so you’ll wake up the next morning looking and feeling much better than today...