By Caitlin Traynor
PRE AND POST PARTY SKIN PREP
By Caitlin Traynor
TREAT YOURSELF TO A FACIAL
As special occasions call for special treatments, a facial could be the extra pick-me-up your skin needs for maintaining a flawless party glow all season long. Depending on what sort of treatment your skin needs, make sure to consider the downtime required before scheduling your appointment. Invasive treatments such as extractions or micro needling can cause redness, blotchiness and sensitivity so these are best done a week or two in advance.
A treatment that requires no downtime is 111SKIN Cryo Facial. This facial provides instant results such as extra plumpness, reduced inflammation and a bright radiance that lasts up to 5 days - the perfect pre-party treat.
USE A FACE MASK
On the day of the party, sheet masks are a great way to prep your complexion for a plump base before applying make-up. Opt for a sheet mask with hydrating and brightening properties to enhance your skin’s natural glow. The Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask is infused with Pure Gold and Rose Damask to induce the deepest luminosity, combined with a blend of Silk Amino Acids, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and Centella Asiatica Extract, the mask is perfect for brightening, firming and moisturizing the skin.
Masks can also help to re-hydrate the skin post-party and cooling if you’re in need of a hangover cure.
FOCUS ON THE EYES
A telltale sign that someone has been thoroughly enjoying the holiday season is the under-eye area. Like face masks, eye masks, before and after a party can help smooth and soothe the delicate eye area if you haven’t had your recommended eight hours of sleep.
The Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask works to eliminate under-eye puffiness and dark circles that is brought on by fatigue and one too many glasses of champagne.
MAKE IT EASY
After coming home from a long night out, it can be tempting to throw yourself into bed without completing your nighttime routine. It’s so important to remove any make-up and cleanse the evening away to avoid any clogged pores or impurities.
Starting with a double cleanse is vitally important to remove all of the make-up, depending on your skin concern, either a balm like the NAC Y2 Restorative Cleansing Balm or an oil-based cleanser will work to break down the make-up and then the second cleanse will clean the skin. To then restore the hydration and moisture back into the skin, applying a serum and moisturiser as the final steps will add the nourishment back into the skin. The Y Theorem Repair Serum is the perfect addition as it not only boosts collagen production and support cell regeneration but provides instant hydration and an effective volume enhancement. Lock this serum in with a rich night cream like the Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream, a power overnight formula that restores volume and enables the skin to recover from daily environmental aggressors. Both steps then reveal a smoother, hydrated and radiant skin.