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Glowing Through the Festive Frenzy

A Skincare Survival Guide for the Party Season with Top Tips From a Make-up Artist

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Glowing Through the Festive Frenzy
Written byAmelia CranstounContent Editor
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As the holiday season approaches, the calendar starts to fill up with festive gatherings, work-do’s, and family reunions. While the joy and merriment are contagious, they can take a toll on your skin. We are committed to bringing out the best in your skin and have crafted a survival guide to help you navigate the party season. 

Skin Preparation before a big night out 

Tis the season to be glamorous and with that usually comes a full face of make-up, a bold lip or a smokey eye! We strongly believe that a great skincare routine is the ultimate base for any gorgeous make-up look, and Bobbi Brown Make-up Artist and Editorial Makeup Artist, Georgia Hodds agrees! 

Catching up with Georgia ahead of party season, she says: 

“Your skin is the fundamental canvas for your whole look. It doesn't matter how expensive your make-up products are, if your skin is not being cared for it can easily show through. Skincare also helps with your make-up application, it helps even out the texture of the skin, hydrates any dryness and helps balance out any overproduction of oils to prep the skin and act as a base. To me, great make-up starts with great skincare.”

That being said, here are our top tips to get great skin all party season long!

Pre-Party Prep

Before you glam up for that glamorous event, ensure your skin is a clean canvas ready for the masterpiece. Begin with a gentle cleanser to remove any impurities, followed by an exfoliant to slough off dead skin cells. This not only brightens your complexion but also ensures that any subsequent skincare products can penetrate effectively.

Renude Recommends: Medik8 Cream Cleanse 

Hydration is Key, Inside and Out

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's easy to forget to stay hydrated. However, adequate water intake is crucial for maintaining plump, glowing skin. Most importantly, incorporate hydrating ingredients into your routine, such as a hyaluronic acid-infused serum or ceramide-rich moisturiser. Hydrated skin is the perfect base for any makeup look.

Renude Recommends: The Inkey List Vitamin B, C and E Moisturiser

Mask Magic: Treat Yourself to a Skincare Ritual

Amidst the chaos, take a moment for self-care with a nourishing face mask. Choose a mask that suits your skin's needs - whether it's a hydrating sheet mask, a detoxifying clay mask, or a vitamin-infused gel mask. This mini-spa treatment will revitalise your skin and provide a healthy glow, making you the belle of the ball.

Renude Recommends: PSA Follow The Light Multi-Acids & Vitamin C Radiance Peel

Note: Make sure to check that face masks are suitable for your skin, a peel mask for example will be deeply exfoliating

Defend Against the Elements with Sunscreen

Yes, even in the winter months, sunscreen is your best friend. UV rays can still have an effect on your skin, which may lead to premature ageing and dullness. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 50 and apply it liberally, especially if you'll be outdoors. Your future self will thank you! 

Renude Recommends: Heliocare Water-Gel 

Makeup Removal 

After a night out, resist the temptation to collapse into bed without removing your makeup. A thorough cleansing routine ensures your pores are clear and allows your skin to breathe overnight. Use a gentle makeup remover or cleansing oil followed by your favourite cleanser to wash away the day's (and night’s) festivities.

Renude Recommends: Bioderma Micellar Water 

The morning after the night before!

Combatting Dark Circles and Puffiness

Late nights and early mornings can take a toll on the delicate skin around your eyes. Combat dark circles and puffiness with a rejuvenating eye cream. Look for ingredients like caffeine, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C to brighten, hydrate, and reduce the appearance of fatigue.

Renude Recommends: Neostrata Eye Brightening Cream 

Keeping your skin bright and fresh 

Niacinamide is a great maintenance ingredient in any skincare routine. Its benefits include brightening and evening skin tone, whether there is some redness or pigmentation. Try applying a serum formulation in your morning routine to look fresh even if you don’t feel it! 

Renude Recommends: COSRX niacinamide Serum 

Vitamin C promotes Collagen synthesis, so can help make the skin firmer. It also helps with hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone as well as preventing damage from the sun by neutralising free radicals.

Renude Reccomends: SVR Laboratoire Dermatologique Ampoule Anti-Ox [C]

Stay Hydrated and Glowing 

If you’re feeling a little worse for wear - remember to stay hydrated throughout the day. Your skin will also feel parched after a night of revelry so, keep it hydrated with a mist. You’ll feel rejuvenated and glowing from the inside out! 

Renude Recommends: Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Anti-Age Refreshing Mist Spray

As the party season unfolds, remember that your skin deserves as much attention as your outfit. Incorporating these skincare tips into your party routine ensures your complexion will be radiant and glowing. Prioritise self-care, hydrate diligently and let your skincare routine be the secret behind your festive glow. Cheers to a season of celebration and luminous, healthy skin!

For help creating a personalised routine that will carry you through the festive season and far beyond, take our skin quiz today. 

Amelia CranstounContent Editor
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