Get your skin party ready this season

Be naturally party-ready this Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the nights draw in, the lights are on, the decorations are up, the presents are…well, we’re sure you’ve got that all under control. The only thing left to do as we hurtle towards Christmas 2018 is get ready for the party season to truly get underway.

Between hunting for the perfect outfits, arranging to meet up with all those friends you haven’t seen, and making a tactical plan of attack for the work Christmas knees-up, there’s a lot to do. And it’s all too easy to forget to treat yourself. The fact is, we’re entering one of the harshest times of year for our skin, and if we want to look and feel our best during the festive frolics, we all need a little helping hand. So, here’s a handful of little tips on how to get your skin party-ready this season.

Top beauty tips for a fabulous festive season

Let’s focus on you first, ladies. And that’s actually our first piece of advice. Amongst the hectic party planning and dashing around, it’s vital to take time out to focus on yourself. A little me time can remind us of what’s important: it’s not about impressing others, it’s about feeling good about yourself. Being confident and happy in your own skin. So, whether it’s the luxury of a long soak in a warm bath, or some gentle exercise every day, beauty starts from within.

Now for your skin itself. In the weeks leading up to the festivities, cleanse, tone and moisturise morning and night to help your skin cope with the cold conditions at this time of year. Keeping a regular regime doesn’t just mean you’re treating your skin, but that you’re enjoying a little luxury every day – a little boost in the dark mornings and evenings.

This is where the power of nature comes in. There’s a whole world of natural, organic oils, waxes and butters that can moisturise, purify and tone the skin. You’re looking for a balance of oils and vitamins – particularly vitamin E – to gently remove impurities and dry, dead cells, while imbuing your skin with a youthful glow.

We’d recommend starting with an exfoliator, like our Clary Sage & Juniper Berry Face Scrub, which gently but effectively combines the purifying properties of Himalayan pink salt with the enriching and nourishing qualities of avocado and mango butter and a host of essential oils to rejuvenate and energise skin.

Follow up with a facial treatment that softens and hydrates skin, easing out the damage that December can do while rounding out a healthy radiance. For instance, our Signature Collection Facial Serum tones, lifts and tightens skin, and – infused with uplifting aromas of myrrh, frankincense, ylang ylang and patchouli – is just the thing to give you a perk-up ready for the party season.

Now for our final tip – and this one’s easy to overlook. Caring for your skin this time of year means thinking about more than the face: think of the rest of your body as it copes with the climate – legs enduring the subtle abrasion of tights, hands exposed to the elements. For all over the body, the same rules apply: hydrate, soothe and gently release the natural potential of your skin. Whether it’s our Frankincense & Rose Otto Hand & Cuticle Oil, or foot and leg scrubs and balms , keep in mind the need to treat all of your body just as well as the parts on show. And that’s you all set for the festive season.

Something for the merry gentleman

Don’t think we’ve forgotten about you, gents. The same rules apply for you this festive season – in fact, even more so. Let’s face it, we’ve all let our regimes lapse over the last year, and even the sharpest wardrobe won’t disguise dry, damaged skin.

To rid yourself of those dead skin cells, start with something like our Elemi & Black Pepper Face Scrub, which can detoxify, cleanse and heal skin, drawing out toxins from the pores while adding vitamins deep down to take away the wear and tear of the year gone by.

But don’t neglect the rest of your body, gents. As the winter nights draw in, our immune and recovery systems need more help to reenergise the body. Something like our Ho Leaf & Rosemary Enhanced Recovery Body Oil can do just this – giving your skin the essential oils to ease those aches and pains, post-exercise or after a long, cold commute, while reawakening the senses ready to get back on it. Easy.

A very merry Christmas from Clockface Beauty

That’s really all there is to it. Just a little time to yourself this season, and you’ll be looking – and, more importantly, feeling – like the very best version of you. And all that’s left to say is: a happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night – out or in.

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