With the festive period and New Year celebrations finally behind us, you will find the late nights, hectic family celebrations and work deadlines all have a major toll on our skin, leaving it feeling dull, dehydrated and in need of a boost.
With us all being in the same boat we have put together a list of tips to give your skin the TLC it deserves this winter – meaning you can keep on looking great regardless of how hard you partied!
Make sure you keep your body hydrated. It’s important to do this because you need water or other fluids to work properly and to avoid dehydration. This helps your body maintain a healthy balance and can reduce feelings of tiredness, as well as having a positive impact on your skin. To help combat tell-tale signs of dehydration, make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
Whilst staying hydrated helps support your body’s normal functioning, one of the best ways to directly target dehydrated skin is using skincare with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid boasts powerful properties; holding 1,000 times its own weight in water, it attracts water to the skin and locks it in. This can help skin look more radiant and feel more supple because the cells are plump and firm.
At Home Pamper
Often, our eyes are one of the first areas to give away signs of tiredness. Getting the blood flowing in your face can help give your complexion a much-needed boost, particularly when it comes to this fragile skin around your eyes. It is often recommended to try a simple yet effective massage while applying your eye care to reduce puffiness and calm inflammation. Completely priceless at home pampering!
Place the ring finger of each hand between your brows, applying a light pressure as you move your fingers in slow, circular motions from the inner corner along underneath the eyes to the outer corners. This daily pampering trick can help boost lymphatic drainage and can help to refresh the delicate eye area.
It can be hard enough getting your 8 hours a night when you’re juggling multiple things like family, social life and work. Throw festive celebrations into the mix and our schedules become chaotic, leaving little time for sleep.
Over 50 per cent of UK women complain of at least one concern over the appearance of their eyes, whether it’s dark circles, bags or puffiness – and the main culprits are often lack of sleep and stress. Beauty Track
Our cells repair and rebuild themselves when we’re asleep, and if you’re not getting enough rest, your body struggles to catch up ! Try and set enough time aside to rest if you can, whether it’s an early bedtime a couple of nights a week or a lie in. Your skin will thank you for it!
The Cover Up
We all need a little extra help sometimes – and concealing the tell-tale signs of tiredness can be key to erasing the festive season antics! A good concealer provides amazing, full yet natural-looking coverage, helping to conceal everything from dark circles to scarring and pigmentation. One for the handbag!
Start putting your health and your skin first and get yourself on track…new year, new glowing you!