How to make sure your skin survives all the festivities throughout the party season?
We know that holiday season socialising is excellent but can have a side effect on our skin. If you too are suffering from a less-than-fresh reflection from several late nights out, check out our top tips on how to combat a tired complexion.
Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm, AED341, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
Most of us are already aware that a thorough twice daily cleansing is an essential step in every skin care regime. As with drinking enough water or eating your five-a-day, it often gets overlooked. We get it, you’re busy, but not washing your face can result in several unwanted skin problems. These could range between dull, clogged pores and a build-up of dead skin that stops the skin from naturally regenerating.
To make sure your skin is left squeaky clean, there are a couple of steps. First, remove the majority of your makeup with a few cotton pads soaked in micellar water. Follow this with a double cleanse, using either a soap-free gel (ideal for combination skin) or a nourishing cleansing balm (perfect for dry types).
Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask, AED125, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
A face mask will make the world of difference to a tired complexion. For the perfect mask, look for super speedy formulas that offer multiple benefits in one swift application. Avène’s Cleanance Mask (from Boots) requires just five minutes and will give your skin an instant facial by absorbing oil, deeply cleansing and lightly exfoliating.
Similarly, try one of the new sleep mask formulas to treat your face while you snooze. Just apply as you would a face cream, lightly tissue off excess and rinse in the morning for glowing skin.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks, AED488 (for a set of six), visit Shine Spa at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates
It’s no wonder makeup artists stock up on eye masks for their backstage beauty kit. These serum-infused patches offer instant results and will allow your makeup to go on smoother. Keep them in the fridge for further de-puffing and cooling benefits. Tired peepers will reap the advantage after just ten minutes.