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As much as we’d all like to HOPE for a relaxing time over the Christmas period, the reality for most of us is going to be far more hectic. Between shopping, wrapping, cooking, hosting, visiting and all the other things we’ll be cramming into the next few weeks, it’s likely that we’ll be neglecting ourselves in favour of keeping everything else together.
Here at Pure Beauty, we’ve put our heads together to come up with some fast beauty fixes that you can fit in between all the festivities to keep you looking and feeling your best.
The Night Before…
If you’re anything like us, the later part of Christmas Eve is usually spent doing all of the last minute prep like wrapping and baking, in order to be ready for the big day. Before you start all the wrapping, use some Decleor Soothing Micellar Water to remove all of your make-up and the grime from the day. Once your face is clean, apply Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque which will help to purify and revive your skin whilst removing excess oil and ensuring you don’t get any unwanted breakouts. Leave it on while you do your wrapping and take off before bed for a great freshener.
The Big Day
On Christmas Day, the opportunity for a beauty session is usually rare, so you’ll need some super quick fixes to help you put your best face forward. Prep your skin with a layer of Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer SPF30, which will help even your skin tone and texture allowing for a smoother application and longer lasting coverage of makeup to follow. Follow this with Decleor BB Cream 24 Hour Hydration SPF15 which will not only moisturise and protect your skin, but also illuminates and evens out the complexion.
The Morning After
When you wake up on Boxing Day, the day before often feels like a surreal dream which all passed far too quickly (and with FAR too much money having been spent!) Now is the time to take a moment for yourself to pamper your skin after what was probably a long day of eating, drinking and having fun. We recommend using a Decleor Intense Brightening Mask to refresh, hydrate and brighten dull skin. We’d also suggest smoothing a soothing serum like Decleor Rose D’Orient Soothing Oil Serum to really replenish those lost nutrients.