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‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ – or so they say! We have talked about preparing your body for the holidays, so it’s time to take a look at how you can make your skin sparkle this party season. For most of us party season means more time sipping cocktails and eating too much food than getting a good night’s sleep. It also means your daily skin regime often goes out of the window, which can leave your face dehydrated and lackluster. We have gathered the best seasonal skin saviours because what better way to achieve the festive spirit than with a glowing complection?
The party season can mean lots of late nights and your rigorous pre-bed cleansing routine often goes down the drain, so the heavy makeup and excess dirt will leave your pores clogged. Our gentle yet effective Cleansing Milks remove all impurities and leave your skin fresh the next day. For your festive eye makeup and waterproof mascaras, opt for the nourishing Solution Démaquillante pour les Yeux. A true treatment for your eyes, its caring formula nurtures your skin while gently, yet effectively eliminating even the most stubborn makeup. Always make sure you make time for beauty sleep to not only keep well-rested, but also allow your skin to rejuvenate itself naturally.
Peel and prep your skin
Exfoliate daily using our Lotion P50 to get rid of dead skin cells and illuminate your complexion. Your skin will be clear of any dry patches you may have, and your makeup will go on more smoothly – meaning no more flaky bits! Exfoliating your skin also means that your other skincare products can be absorbed more easily, it is a key step in the pre-party preparation. For makeup that lasts longer and a youthful-looking skin, spray our L’Eauxygénante mist before going out.
Make your skin sparkle
The lack of sleep and good diet leads to a dull, lifeless complection. Give your skin a boost with energising skincare products such as the algae-based Sérum Oligo-Protéines Marines and Crème Hydravit’S. Once a week, take the time to give your skin a helping hand by applying a face mask such as the oxygenating Masque VIPO2 to provide a real ‘pick-me up’ for your skin and super-charge your skin’s radiance.
During the festive period it’s easy to indulge in everything from salty foods to alcohol, but these parch your skin out. Although we are advocates of drinking plenty of water for your body to function and also to make a difference to the skin, it is as important to restore your skin’s moisture levels by using tailored skincare products. Of course, a good old-fashioned face cream such as the Emulsion Originelle Régénérante is necessary to comfort and replenish your skin at this time of the year but think about adding a serum to your skincare routine; they are much more concentrated and potent. Our hydrating Sérum Colostrum and our water-binding Sérum Collagène Natif will help to plump up the skin from within to give that more youthful and healthy appearance whilst avoiding the formation of fine lines due to dehydration.
Avoid the dreaded pre-party pimple
Spots have a habit of appearing at the worst possible time… but keep calm and refrain from giving them a squeeze. To keep skin clear before the party, rather use our Biomagic Mask. Not only does it purifiy your skin, but also makes you glow on special occasions. If an unexpected blemish has already showed up and you need to clear it up fast, then opt for our antibacterial Complexe Iribiol. Offering a complete action on imperfections, it will reduce the size and redness of the spot, decreasing chances of infection in other areas and promoting cell renewal for better healing.
Calm the skin down
Alcohol, spicy food and sleepless nights can worsen conditions such as rosacea, leading to flare-ups and bright red cheeks. If your lifestyle is getting out of hands, make sure you provide your skin the help it needs. Our Sérum Erythros is the best product of our range to zap redness and soothe the inflamed skin. The Biosensible range and particularly the Masque Biosensible can also provide great comfort and its content of Hyaluronic Acid will bring moisture back to your alcohol-induced dehydrated skin.
Give your eyes more than sleep
Late boozy nights often lead to puffy, overtired eyes. Ban dark circles by applying our Sérum Oligo-Protéines Marines followed by our Crème Contour des Yeux VIP O2 in the morning. If you wake up with puffy, baggy eyes, then opt for the Sérum Placenta. BUT the perfect global cure for those tired eyes is our Patchs Défatigants. This eye sheet mask is designed to brighten this delicate eye area, instantly erasing signs of ageing around the eyes including crow’s feet. Patchs Défatigants are intensely hydrating and will provide the eyes ultimate comfort. Your tired peepers will be thanking you!
Lastly, and most significantly skin-related: enjoy yourself!