Festive Season Skincare Essentials06/12/2016
Now that we’re into the first week of December, few of us will have many nights off before the party season is in full swing.
Sometimes it’s hard not to wish Christmas in Ireland took place in the middle of the summer, just so our skin didn’t have to battle the winter elements and a hectic social calendar at the same time. But never fear, VOYA’s got you covered with four festive season skincare tips.
This December, consider your nights out with family, friends and work as your ‘cheat nights’ on sleep. The rest of the time you need to aim for a solid seven or eight hours sleep each night to try and balance everything out. Your skin will thank you for it, rewarding you with no bags left under your eyes.
When you go to sleep, your metabolism is still working to restore these cells during the NREM phase of rest. Your skin also cleanses itself of toxins during this time too. Get some shuteye and let your body do its part in getting your skin ready for the next night out.
To use, apply a ‘half a grain of rice’ or 1 pump sized amount of eye product to the skin with your index finger. In terms of direction of application, you should apply from the outer to the inner corner without dragging- in a daubing motion.
2. Water, Water Everywhere
You might already know that going out on an empty stomach is not the best strategy for nights out over the festive season, but did you know that pre-hydrating could also be a helpful tactic? Alcohol can tire out your skin. The more water you drink before going out, the less thirsty you are leading you to drink alcohol slower.
Try and drink a glass of water in between each alcoholic beverage. This is a great strategy to keep the H20 levels up. If you’re drinking spirits, go for sparkling water instead of tonic water or soft drink mixers to keep the aqua coming.
3. Moisturise and Spritz
We’ve all been there, walking in the cold air, or maybe trying to avoid a sudden downpour on the way to the venue. Then, suddenly as we reach the front door it’s clear that you’re about to enter a very overheated room. Several hours of this high room temperature can rapidly dry out your skin. To give your skin the best fighting chance in this environment, make sure you are following a proper organic moisturiser routine day-to-day.
A great way to lock in moisture is to spritz. A spritzer can also come in handy mid-event for quickly re -hydrating and elasticizing skin with a quick spray. We suggest adding Ritzy Spritzy to your handbag and your Christmas shopping list as a gift for someone special. VOYA offer a 15ml handy handbag sized Ritzy Spritzy in our skin-type Sensitive and Dry Festive Essentials Collections this year.
When another fun night comes to an end, resist the urge to hit the pillow straight away. Getting into the habit of falling asleep with your make up on can lead to wrinkles, acne or even give you stinging eyes the next morning. Also, because most foundations advertise a long lasting or ‘staying power’ feature, it’s possible that perspiration and other impurities can get locked in and left on the surface of your skin if not washed off before sleep.
Now get your rest before your next night on the tiles!
Be sure to keep an eye on the VOYA Facebook page for our annual 12 Days of Christmas giveaway, everyday this week!! Next post today at 6pm.