How to care for your skin after Christmas and New Year festivities
It's a fact: the festive season can wreak havoc on our skin (not to mention summer in general!). When it comes to choosing skincare products to rescue skin on the verge of a nervous breakdown, it’s all about selecting those that calm and correct.
Dryness and dehydration can also be a pain in the butt over the hot summer months so arm yourself with some heavy-hitters that will work to tackle these skin woes head on. Whether it’s a cooling mist to hydrate a parched complexion, a face mask designed to replenish and restore your skin, or an eye gel to soothe and reduce puffiness, this arsenal of beauty buys is bound to answer your skin’s SOS call.
NIVEA 1 Minute Urban Detox Mask, $13.50 - Like the name says, this 1 minute mask containg whte clay and active magnolia extract works to detox tired, dull skin.
Estée Lauder The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher, $68 - get glowing on the go with this primer which glides onto the skin seamlessly while also being able to be used over your makeup as a highighter.
The Herb Farm Protecting Skin Defend Mist, $34.90 - give your skin a shot of hydration on the go with this mist which is 100% natural and works to not only noursh skin, but defend your skin against environmental pollutants.
REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm, $87 - targeting sensitivity, dryness and inflammation this balm which transforms to an oil hydrates, replenishes and mooisturises the skin - not to mention being pillow-friendly.
Osmosis Hangover Frequency Enhanced Water, $78 - designed to harmonise your body's response to a few too many drinks, this spray which requires 5 pumps under the tongue is worth its weight in gold over this silly season.
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath and Shower Oil, $120 - grapefruit, rosemary and juniper all work to wake up your senses and provide an invigorating start to your day. Pop it in your bath or rub onto your body before showering.
Dr Barbara Sturm Glow Drops, $231 - a few drops of this under your makeup and you'll be glowing! This formula also works to refine pores and plump the skin at the same time.
Ultraceuticals Ultra Replenishing Mask, $85 - non-greasy and fast acting, this mask is the perfect for relieveing stressed-out skin which is a common gripe in summer.
Top tip - for an extra-cooling option, pop your lotions and gels in the fridge before using –the chill factor will help to calm and soothe your skin.
Which of these products will you be adding into your skincare regime this summer?