THE FESTIVE SKIN | AFTER
Gifts are open, food is eaten, the festive spirit starts to vanish and the skin isn’t looking very happy about it. It happens every year and if the 25th of December and 1st of January evenings’ pampering sessions are the ones I never skip, I also believe in small gestures and little switches to start the brand new year with a brand new skin.
MASK TO THE RESCUE
It’s not just the chocolate and the alcohol, but also the abnormal amount of makeup thrown on our faces, the skin simply needs a good clean. And even the most wonderful cleanser -more to follow- sometimes requires a little help from the classic clarifying mask. That being said, the Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack Mask is anything but classic: mixing deeply purifying properties with a thin, fresh texture which almost seems to let the skin breathe through it, it is the mask to reach for when the skin doesn’t feel clean, doesn’t look clear, but feels more fragile than usual as well.
Very rare are the skins which are wishing for the proper, thick cream, the kind which takes its time to penetrate the skin and the one which could -possibly- stick to the pillow. Yet, right after the festivities, after the late nights and the late drinks, they are more numerous than usual. I would never use the Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin Cream on a daily basis, but this is the little tube which my skin currently enjoys the most when it feels sorry for itself and the only thing which could save it would be borrowing your grandma’s night cream. The Ceramidin Cream could be your grandma’s favourite cream, but it doesn’t have the usual rich/hard to apply evenly feel to it.
It might just be the biggest skincare misconception, but somehow I follow it, this idea that balm and cream cleansers are less effective than gel cleansers when it comes to removing makeup and/or impurities. And so once Christmas is over, I like to say goodbye to them and come back to the more summery gel cleansers for a little while. Highly purifying, the Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser is by far more generous than the classic cleansing gel when it comes to hydrating and respecting the skin. And its subtle berry scent works all year round, at least for me!