THE FESTIVE SKIN | BEFORE
Lots of makeup and not a lot of time for skincare, this is what happens to our skin comes Christmas time. And if it is also too frantic and hectic for us to complain about it, I believe in prepping the skin with small gestures, nothing which takes too much time out of the gift shopping and wrapping activities, but enough to make sure that makeup sits nicely on the skin.
SPRITZ LIKE IT IS SNOWING
When the cold is here, mists and toners aren’t superficial anymore, they ensure the comfort and healthy look of the skin. Underneath makeup, they avoid dry patches to appear too easily and on top of it, they prevent the dreaded cakey skin. Highly comforting and affordable, my current favourite has to be the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea.
Lots of late nights, rough weather and a heating which the skin doesn’t appreciate as much as we do, the skin is tired, dull and generally more prone to dehydration and dryness than usual. It certainly adds another step to the skincare routine, but its runny consistency doesn’t take long to apply either, the Dr Jart + Ceramidin Liquid is a serum which I prefer to describe -and use- as a booster, a booster which both oily and dry skins could benefit from as it is highly hydrating and gently nourishing.
Acids are all about being tough on the skin to make sure it truly enjoys the comfort offered later on, and this is the reason why we specifically need them at this time of year: all the steps mentioned above wouldn’t be appreciated as much without the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme. They get rid of both dead skin and texture, creating therefore a canvas which is perfectly ready to receive the following -highly needed- hydrating and nourishing properties.