18 Dec 2017
Refresh your beauty routine this new year
You’re all partied out and the festive season has taken its toll – but never fear. For all of those late nights, excessive hair styling and fatty foods that have wreaked havoc on your skin, there is a remedy. While there’s no magic potion that’ll restore you to the youth of your teens (why has nobody invented this yet?), a little extra effort with your beauty routine will give you a glowing start to the year.
Firstly, it’s time to take care of those dark circles. Your routine may be all out of whack and those painfully dark mornings might make the idea of being bright-eyed and bushy-tailed laughable, but the Remescar Eye Bags & Dark Circles treatment will at least help you look the part. With just one application per day, this little wonder treatment helps to tighten skin, reduce puffiness and eliminate dark circles, so you can smile and nod when people ask if you had a restful festive break.
If your skin is feeling a little dried out and dull, then the Alpha H Liquid Gold treatment is going to help it drink up lots of moisture and bounce back to health. This award-winning ‘overnight facial’ lessens the appearance of fine lines, blemishes and enlarged pores and transforms the skin after just one use. For those who like to be on the go, the Clarins Take-Off Face Grab and Fly kit will help you maintain that fresh, moisturised look on your travels – even at 37,000ft.
Once you’ve got skin looking prepped and glowing, it’s time to bite the bullet and finally invest in a primer. People have been telling you for years that you just have to include it in your beauty routine, and honestly? They’re right. The Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer increases moisture by 127% and locks on your foundation, stopping it sliding halfway down your face when you’re running for the bus.
Dry winter air combined with heat application is a recipe for disaster when it comes to hair styling, but the Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse Dry Oil softens, nourishes and repairs to rid you of that static, just-electrocuted look. Either apply it to the lengths and ends as often as required, or for an intense conditioning effect, apply to hair a couple of times a week as a mask for ten minutes before shampooing.
And finally, your mum was always right – water, water, water. Staying hydrated and drinking your eight glasses a day helps to flush out toxins and keep skin plump, so make it a habit to take a bottle of One Water with you wherever you go.
January is the perfect time of year to make a change, so refresh that routine and tackle 2018 beautifully.