The best beauty advice for the Christmas party season
13 November 2015
An endless blur of canapÃ©s and cocktails, the Christmas party season is great fun – but it can reap havoc on your complexion! Sleep deprivation and increased alcohol intake can mean dark eye bags, blemishes, dry skin and washed out colouring – but don’t worry, help is at hand.
To keep your skin looking party perfect throughout December you’ll need to make a little extra effort with your skin care regime – even when you’re arriving home after a late night. Staying hydrated is one of the simplest, and most effective, things you can do for your skin.
Upping your intake of water will help counter act the negative effects of alcohol, it’s something model Poppy Delvingne swears by, “I always drink lots of water, which really helps to hydrate the skin and keep it looking fresh.”
An effective cleansing routine will also help detox your skin leaving it soft and subtle – the perfect base for your party make-up.
If you have a big event coming up, a Microdermabrasion is a great way to prep your skin. The deep exfoliating treatment is a fantastic way to rejuvenate your complexion. It works by buffing away the top layers of dead skin cells to brighten and smooth the skin.
Clinique’s Colour Artist, Florrie White advises, “Skin wears make-up so much better when it’s calm, rested and moisturised.” So for the best results time your Microdermabrasion treatment for a couple of days before a big party, this will give your skin time to recuperate from the abrasiveness of the exfoliation while still meaning your skin is at its softest.
With your skin well prepped, Christmas parties are also an opportunity to have some fun with your beauty look. Florrie recommends creating a smoky eye with chocolate shades during party season. They’ll add warmth to your eyes and flatter most skin tones better than black, which can look too harsh.
“Chocolate shades are kinder to the complexion than black,” Florrie advises. “Make sure you get your eyeliner right into the base of your lashes to add depth (and) enhance the lash-line.”
If you’re in a hurry to get from your desk to the dance floor, three key products can transform your beauty look: highlighter, lipstick and eyeliner. Eyeliner provides and instant drama, highlighter will add radiance to your complexion and a colour pop from a red lip is instantly glamorous.
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