At this time of the year, we want to look our best for all of the fun festive activities and parties that we’re due to attend. Unfortunately, cold weather, late nights, festive indulgence, and stress can all leave our skin sore, red and flaky. You might even be struggling with spot breakouts, greasy patches, dry lips, and other issues, as well as the dark under eye circles that are common when we’re busy.
Here are some Christmas skincare tips to help you look your best over the holiday period.
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Start the Season with Some TLC
This is a great time to prepare for the holidays, giving your skin the best protection from overindulgence and poor weather.
1. Enjoy a Nourishing Facemask
A nourishing facemask is an effective way to rehydrate and treat your skin with some essential nutrients. If you can, team your indulgent facemask with a comforting bubble bath and an evening of self-care, to destress and unwind.
2. Give Yourself a Massage
A facial massage works well to boost circulation and keep your skin plump, soft, and glowing. Use something like a jade roller or spend some time massaging in gentle circles with your fingers, using natural oil to avoid pulling the delicate skin under your eyes.
3. Clean Brushes and Sponges
Spend a little time cleaning makeup brushes and sponges to remove harmful bacteria.
4. Sort Out Your Makeup Bag
Very old makeup can also carry bacteria and could even lead to infections as well as breakouts. Spend a little time going through your bag and throwing away anything that’s past its best.
Get into Good Habits
Good habits are perhaps the best way to keep your skin looking and feeling good all year long. Make sure you take your makeup off every day with a gentle cleanser, before toning and moisturising. Repeat the process in the morning, adding a massage, or a few facial exercises when you have time.
Other habits, like sleeping well, getting plenty of fresh air, and eating a healthy diet with treats in moderation only, can have a big effect on the health of your skin.
Use Gentle Products
There are so many skincare and beauty products on the market that it’s hard to know what is right for your skin. Using products that are tailored for specific issues that you face, such as oily or dry skin, is a great idea. But generally, try to use gentle products made from natural ingredients, and brands like Trilogy who prioritise being kind to skin. Trilogy skincare products can protect your skin from the world, while hydrating and nourishing to help you to look and feel your best.
Let’s face it, we all overindulge over Christmas. To combat this, make sure you are hydrating your skin with a good moisturiser, but also by drinking lots of water, and eating plenty of nutrient-rich fruit and veg, in between the Christmas treats.
This time of the year is hard on your skin, especially areas like your hands and face that are frequently exposed to the elements. But with the right care and a little extra TLC, you can help to protect and nourish it this Christmas.