Spend too many consecutive nights enjoying canapés and champagne for dinner, hitting the dancefloor and going to bed past midnight and although your social life will be glowing, there’s no doubt your skin will suffer. It’s Christmas, and we’re all enjoying the season, but to save your complexion, follow our skin rescue tips to help see you through many a late night…
Skin Rescue Prevention Tips
When you get home late, cleansing is probably the last thing you want to do, but it really is a crucial step before you get into bed. Aside from removing your makeup and saving your sheets, clearing away all the pollution and dirt that’s congregated in your pores throughout the day will give your skin a chance to repair any damage. We suggest first swiping a cotton pad soaked in Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water all over – focusing on any makeup heavy areas.
Next up, massage in a balm cleanser like Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm to really lift away dirt and condition skin with softening chamomile and moringa. Cleansing wipes are great for the gym and camping, but if that’s really all you can manage when you get home, then try the thick, quilted Patchology Clean AF Wipes which contain brightening vitamin C. Nourish skin and fight dehydration from the off by following your cleanse with a nice big dose of moisturiser, try Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream which has a lovely rich texture or Omorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream to help firm and smooth.
Skin Rescue Tips For Dehydrated Skin
If you wake up gasping for water in the morning, then it’s a fair bet that your skin will need a long drink too. Start from the inside-out and drink at least a pint of water to help flush out toxins and plump up skin, not to mention clear your headache. Sip it while you replenish skin with a hydrating face mask, we recommend the transformative Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask which infuses skin with long-lasting hydration and helps to plump and calm any redness.
Follow with a vitamin-rich, velvety soft cream such as Chantecaille Flower Harmonizing Cream which nourishes and energises fatigued skin thanks to a blend of hydrating rose water, macadamia oil and blackcurrant extract. Apply with care, massaging upwards with smooth, brisk strokes, including the neck and décolleté, to boost blood flow and bring life back to depleted skin. Tired eyes are a real give away, so wave goodbye to dehydration lines and puffiness with a treatment mask, we love Verso Reviving Eye Mask which delivers a moisturising boost that can last for up to 30 hours.
Skin Rescue Tricks For Dull & Aggravated Skin
If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends or if you didn’t cleanse before bed and you wake up with red, itchy and uncomfortable skin then try a calming serum such as Darphin Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum, or the silky, smoothing La Mer The Concentrate which also helps to kickstart the skin’s healing mechanisms.
To combat dull, tired and sallow looking skin go for a glow-boosting vitamin C serum such as Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum which helps to brighten tired skin. Boost vitamin C from the inside out too, as this will help prevent damage to your skin and strengthen immunity, so drink a dissolvable vitamin tablet with more water while your serum sinks in.
Skin Rescue On-The-Go Kit
Keep your bouncy skin glow going all day long (no matter how much fun you had last night) with our top tips. First and foremost, keep your liquids up – nothing shrivels skin faster than a day without enough water. Sip water all day and stick to your five a day, no matter how tempting the salt and carbs are, fruit and veg are loaded with liquid and antioxidants – your skin will thank you.
Keep a mini pot of moisturiser like Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Travel Size to hand, and every three hours slather it on, paying attention to dry patches. Don’t consider leaving home without a lip balm to fight flaking – we like Darphin Petal Infusion Lip Oils which have a lovely glossy finish. We also recommend keeping a hand cream such as Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve nearby, as even the skin on the hands can become dry and uncomfortable following a night out.