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The party season is in full swing and many of us will be trying to hide our dark circles and dehydration. Redness, irritation and dryness can be caused through cold weather and central heating, team that with everything that comes with it being party season and it’s no wonder the skin is left feeling in need of some TLC. With this in mind Skin Matters have shared their top tips to maintain skin health during the party season.

Ice water plunge

A cold mask for 20 minutes features in quite a few of Skin Matters facials – it soothes, refreshes and tightens and also takes inflammation away and brightens the skin. If you’ve had some late nights this is a great simple way to brighten up the skin and take down any inflammation or puffy eyes!  Washing your face with cold water soothes, refreshes and tightens. We use iced water ourselves in our home routines, plunging the face in iced water every morning followed by a cold shower every other day. This stimulates and aids fat burn, so do it after a workout! We would also recommend using ice to reduce redness or inflamed spots.  Cucumber water in an ice tray freeze, massaged on the skin, really freshens and reduces heat, all whilst moisturising the skin.

Detox with tea and electrolytes

During party season many of us indulge ourselves a little more than usual, a little more often. You can hide the symptoms by taking extra antioxidants, drinking green tea or taking electrolytes.  Couple this with eating well where you can, you need plenty of super greens.

Night time is cell recovery time

There’s quite a lot of uncertainty around what a serum is and what it does. Even if you use a great moisturizer at night a serum may still be beneficial. Whilst moisturisers keep the skin hydrated, serums such as Estee Lauder, Night Repair penetrate the skin more deeply to deliver key ingredients. Serums at bedtime assist with skin’s cellular recovery with high concentrations of certain active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (to reduce lines), vitamin C (to brighten the skin) or glycolic acid (an exfoliant), to name just a few.

Hydrate inside and out

Hydrate from the inside out, get plenty of vitamin C and omegas. Moisturise and protect using an oil based moisturiser with vitamin A, C and E if the skin is particularly dry, treat yourself to a professional specialist treatments such as an Advanced Vitamin Facial to nourish and soothe the skin.

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