Parties, indulgence, changing temperatures. All the good things we love about the festive period but this can impact our skin.
So with this in mind, we've put together some hints and tips to keep skin glowing and gorgeous.
GLOW BOOSTING SKIN TIPS
EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE
Exfoliating is a key step in any routine for glowing skin. Dry skins can be exfoliated once or twice a week. For oilier skins you can exfoliate two to three times a week to slough away any dead skin cells and keep skin looking bright and fresh. Exfoliating also leaves the skin prepped for the rest of your routine for any serums, masks or oils.
Add a mask of your choice to your routine to suit your skin type and its needs. Vitamin C and E, glycolic and lactic acid, clay and hyaluronic acid are all glow boosting ingredients. You can also super charge your mask with the addition of an oil to add an extra layer of luxuriousness.
Oils are a beautiful addition to your skincare routine in the winter to give skin the extra boost of hydration, moisture or to provide oily skin with what it needs so not to produce as much oil. If you want a real pamper warm the oil, add some slow, sweeping movements for some gorgeous at home massage. Massage warms the skin and allows products to penetrate deeper - dreamy.
Simple hydration is sometimes all the skin needs. Ensuring you're drinking enough water helps to keep the skin fresh, by flushing out toxins and giving the skin cells what they need to keep looking plumped, fresh and glowing. Go and fill up that water bottle now, we'll wait.
Skincare enthusiasts will be no stranger to glycolic acid in their routines but what does it do? Glycolic acid encourages cell turnover, a more heavy duty exfoliator that can be used over night to provide a skin treatment as you sleep, revealing glowing skin when you wake up. Like all acids and retinol this can increase skin sensitivity so always use an spf after using this.
Serums provide the skin with the nourishment it needs before moisturising. Serums contain smaller particles which allow the active ingredients to penetrate the lower levels of the skin which is sealed when using your moisturiser.