The holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means: lots of parties, and lots of pics. These skincare tips will have you naturally radiant in time for your next reunion or office cocktails.
Get a facial or peel by November
Skin facials and peels are like “spring cleaning for skin” that remove dead skin buildup, whiteheads and blackheads, and impurities. The trick is to schedule them 1 to 2 weeks before your big event. You don’t want any redness or irritation showing up on your photos! Some amazing Singapore skincare treatments can also amp up your radiance: brighter skin in just an hour or help whiten complexion through a combination of quick treatments and capsules. Maintain the smoothness with a weekly mudpack or a gentle exfoliating scrub.
Switch to a richer, thicker night cream
Dullness and dark circles can be caused or worsened by lack of moisture in the skin. Since alcohol and late nights can dry out skin, even just a week or two of cocktails will make a difference. Add an extra-moisturizing night cream or a moisture treatment. Check our list of top skincare products that hydrate your face.
Look for a brightening skincare ingredient
Holiday stress (and holiday partying) wreaks havoc on the skin! Those cocktails can block absorption of vitamins and minerals; all the sweets and simple carbohydrates lead to dullness and can even cause your skin to look puffy. It’s okay to indulge once in a while, but give your skin a little bit more attention with moisturizers that have skin brightening ingredients (like Vitamin C or retinol). Once a week, treat yourself to a facial mask.
Spot-treat blemishes as they appear
Pimples are one holiday “surprise” we really don’t want to get! But it happens to the best of us. Be prepared and dab a spot-treatment like Body Shop Tea Tree Oil or Mario Badescu Drying Lotion at the first sign of a blemish.
And if you get a pimple, don’t blame the food! Breakouts are caused by clogged pores, not eating oily food. To avoid pimples, always remove makeup at the end of the day – no matter how tired you are! – and wash makeup brushes and sponges often. (If you regularly suffer from breakouts, check out this artice on adult acne.)
Cure a “Skin Hangover”
After a big party you can wake up with puffy skin. Steal a secret from the spas and treat this with a cold pack! Immerse a face towel in a bowl of ice-cold water, and press against your face. You can avoid morning-after puffiness by sleeping with your head elevated to drain extra fluids from your face. (An extra pillow should do the trick.)