Getting ready for the festive season and all the indulgence that comes with it can have a big part to play in how our skin behaves and looks.
Alongside food, friends and family, the festive season also brings late nights, cold weather and other external stressors that can affect your skin, but don’t worry - we’re here to help you get your festive sparkle no matter what!
When it comes to getting our skin Christmas ready to enjoy all the fun and games (even if that does mean more family quiz nights over video call), we strive for glowing skin to enhance our Christmas make-up, or a fresh face that’ll help to hide all of the late night festivities we’ve enjoyed.
There are a few things that could affect our skin this season, but we’re here to help!
Why Do I Get Blemishes At Christmas?
Have you noticed more blemishes popping up lately? That could be because of the delicious festive foods you’ve been enjoying!
Whilst no one single type of food, such a chocolate, can cause blemishes - foods that are high in things like fat and sugar are more likely to be responsible for causing a blemish or breakout on our skin! Foods which tend to have a higher sugar content, such as sweet treats like Christmas candy and chocolate, can cause our body’s insulin levels to spike. This can then increase the oil production in our skin and lead to pores and follicles becoming clogged with sebum. It is these clogged pores that can result in blemishes!
If you are tired of tackling blemishes and want a gentle, natural and organic solution, then why not try our Rainforest Rescue Blemish Serum? This blemish treatment uses an Amazonian blend of Acai and Copaiba which is proven to decrease sebum production and reduce the appearance of blemishes and pores, leaving your skin clear and calm. Just apply all over your face before moisturising, or use directly onto problem areas as a targeted treatment.
Why Do I Get Dry Skin In Winter?
When we want to create glowing skin, dryness can be our worst nightmare and unfortunately it normally occurs around the festive period because of the cold, winter weather.
Dry skin is more common in the winter months as the humidity levels drop, meaning that because the air outside is cold and dry, the moisture in our skin tends to evaporate quicker leaving our skin feeling dry and tight. Also, as the weather is becoming colder outside, more of us are turning on our heating and enjoying the warm indoors, but that can dry out our skin too. To make sure that we are keeping our skin hydrated and moisturised so it is a great base for Christmas make-up and festivities, we need to use a nourishing moisturiser that will help to lock moisture into the skin and protect against damage.
Our Daily Renew Facial Cream helps to restore dry skin using a blend of pure organic oils, such as Argan Oil which is high in Vitamin E and fatty acids to help repair damaged skin whilst preventing further damage. This organic moisturiser also uses Hyaluronic Acid which hydrates skin from the inside, locking in moisture and helping to plump up fine lines and wrinkles.
Whether you plan to enjoy it with your family, friends or even yourself, it’s easy to look your best this festive season! When rules are always changing and we are left in difficult and unprecedented circumstances without knowing what’s happening next, we can lose track of the things that do make us feel good. We need to remember to reward ourselves and give ourselves the gift of self love this Christmas - so why not try this simple routine to bring some festive sparkle into your life?
This routine provides the perfect way to get that glowing skin before a big night out (or in), or it can be the perfect treat to unwind and bring that fresh face glow the day after!
Step One: Cleanse your skin using our Gentle Cleansing Melt, which helps to remove makeup and impurities from the skin. This luxurious cleansing balm uses Baobab to nourish the skin and promote healing, helping to tackle any dryness you may have from the winter winds. Simply massage the balm gently into dry skin, including the eye area, and then rinse away using warm water.
Step Two: Make sure to pat your skin dry and then apply a thick layer of our Bio-Retinol Gold Mask to your face. This golden face mask not only looks amazing but has loads of skin benefits too! It usesorganic Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil to really nourish and moisturise your skin, leaving it plump and soft. Just leave on for 5-10 minutes before gently rinsing away with warm water.
Step Three: In your palm mix your favourite moisturiser with our Bio-Retinol + C Booster to help supercharge your skin. This oil based booster uses a cocktail of vitamins alongside Bio-Retinol to improve the appearance and nourish tired skin. This booster helps to boost skin’s radiance, improve the appearance of blemish prone skin, fight signs of ageing and improve hydration! Just mix two drops of the booster with your favourite moisturiser before applying to your face and neck.
Step Four: Now you’ve got a fresh face, why not move onto giving your body some love? Our Satin Body Gloss is designed to nourish your skin using Tahitian Monoi and Camellia Oil whilst leaving your skin sparkling (literally!) with sustainably sourced mineral mica. Shake the bottle and spray lightly onto your skin and hair to give a satin finish!
Step Five: For the finishing touch why not try our True Gold Lip Shine. This hydrating balm adds a subtle touch of sparkle and nourish parched lips but can also be used to highlight your cheekbones and collarbones!
If you are looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or even yourself this festive season, then pay our Christmas Shop a visit and take a look at our brand new beautifully boxed Christmas beauty gift sets, or read one of our handy gift guides to find to perfect present this year!