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Festive Season Skin Prep

With so much on over the festive period, our skin and bodies can take a bit of a beating. Cold weather, heating, alcohol, sugary foods, too much food... the list is endless!

We have put together a list of our top tips to keeping your skin looking fresh and glowy throughout the parties and celebrations, and stop yourself and your skin feeling sluggish!

Exfoliation is key to remove the build up of dead skin cells to reveal new fresh and bright skin! Lactic Acid is fantastic to brighten the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help to minimize breakouts over the festive period. In clinic we love the Hydrafacial and our AlumierMD Radiance Peel but if you are struggling for time the Alumier MD Enzymatic Peel containing 10% lactic acid is the perfect at home weekly treatment or why not pat the Bright and Clear Exfoliation into the skin daily to reduce oil and maximise your glow.

If you suffer from dark circles and puffy eyes we love using hyaluronic eye masks alongside Rose Quartz rollers to increase circulation, and removes toxins from the area, they are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Its one of our favourites to do before a night out as it gives fantastic results when done just before applying make up.

Free radicals come in all shapes and sizes, from environmental exposure, pollution, lifestyle, lack of sleep and many more. Free radicals attack our healthy cells making them unstable therefore becoming unable to function to their full potential. This winter keep protected from unwanted free radical damage with Vitamin C and vitamin E. These two powerful ingredients combined with peptides protect and defend the cells maintaining optimum health and allow the skin to glow all season. This can be found in the award winning Ever Active C & E plus peptide serum from AlumierMD.

Exercise is a great way to clear your mind and help boost circulation and lymphatic drainage throughout the body, it'll help you sleep better and stop the guilty feeling when reaching for another mulled wine :) Rest is just as important as at a stressful and busy time of year we often forget to take time for ourselves.

Protect your skin! All day every day the best thing you can do to ensure your skin is ready for anything is wear SPF!! A physical sun protection factor not only protects our skin from the sun but also from the harmful UV rays around every day of the year. We recommend wearing a separate one from your make up for coverage and using a factor 30 or higher. It’s the most important step in any skin care routine! Elle and I love Alumier MD Sheer Hydration SPF 40 in Versatile Tint as it gives maximum protection while using a tint to even the skin tone, perfect on its own or as a primer under make up.

For more top tips have a read of our Gut Health blog, so many important factors to look at when we find ourselves reaching for the foods we know we shouldn't! And find videos of our favourite party prep steps on our Instagram stories!

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