Christmas Party: Last-Minute Beauty Prep

The festive season has started and among the last-minute Christmas shopping, decorating the tree and getting those final work emails sent, you still have time to prepare for the Christmas parties.

However busy you may be, finding the time to prep and prime yourself ready to take on any festive party can be as easy as putting your out of office on.

Here’s our last-minute step-by-step guide to shine this Christmas…

10 days before: Beauty supplements

Whether you’ve been continually taking your supplements or are looking for a quick skin pick-me-up, collagen shots are a great way to give your skin a boost in as little as 10 days. With shots usually containing high-strength ingredients, they can get to work fast by improving the appearance of the skin in terms of elasticity, firmness and luminosity as well as promoting healthier hair, skin and nails.

7 days before: Facial & Skincare Routine

Your skin is going to go through the battles this festive season as you indulge in drinking, eating too much and not sleeping nearly enough. To delay the effects of dark under circles, dull-looking skin and to maintain your everlasting glow, a facial followed by a consistent skincare routine will keep everything in check. For your skincare routine, you want to focus on three ingredient categories; antioxidants, skin-replenishing and skin-restoring as they work for all skin types, concerns and ages.

Jamie-Lee Hart, Head Therapist at proto-col flagship wellness clinic adds, ‘’Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C can help maintain and improve your skin health from dull skin tone, rough texture and even wrinkles.’’

3 days before: Body scrub

Prior to any Christmas party, a full body scrub is in order to help slough off any dry skin that’s accumulated over the winter months whether you’re opting for jeans and a nice top or that sparkly dress you’ve saved in your basket since July. A good body scrub will get your blood flowing and lymph nodes drained leaving you to feel like a brand-new person before things start to get crazy.

2 days before: Brow tint & shape

Whether you prefer to thread, wax or pluck your brows, tackling them a few days before any festive party will ensure there’s no redness or sensitivity. Combine a shape with a little tint for more definition and you won’t need much product to fill them in. However, a little once over with a multi-purpose balm will keep brows tamed and in place all night.

1 day before: Nails

After buffing away dead skin cells with a hand scrub, coat your nails in a long-lasting shade. Making this the last step in your Christmas party prep allows you to get through to the New Year chip-free.

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