Post-Xmas Skin Savers Under £30

Tender portrait of a girl
Closeup studio shot of a beautiful young woman with freckles skin posing against a grey background
Closeup studio shot of a beautiful young woman with freckles skin posing against a grey background
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Feasting on hearty Christmas food, consuming mulled wine and tucking into chocolate treats; it wouldn’t be Christmas without them. However, indulging in these festive delights can have an impact on the skin, such as; excess oil, breakouts, dark circles and dehydration. Once the season is over, breathe new life into your complexion with these saviours that we promise will refresh, detox and revive.

1. Excess Oil

You may notice your complexion develops a shinier appearance throughout the party season, as excess oil sits on the surface of the skin. This is caused by consuming excess festive pleasures such as sugary cake, puddings and carbohydrates, which cause a rise in blood sugar and stimulates sebum production. Products containing glycolic acid, niacinamide and kaolin clay will help to absorb excess oil and mattify the skin leaving you shine-free for the new year.

2. Breakouts

A month of consuming sugar-laden party food combined with excess oil production can result in spots and blemishes appearing on the skin; particularly on the forehead. Resist the urge to squeeze spots and apply a spot treatment instead, looking out for products containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulphur and glycolic acid — which will help to unclog pores, kill bacteria and lighten marks left from breakouts. A purifying mask is fantastic for a 10-minute detox too.

3. Dehydration

The Christmas and New Year period is often packed with office parties, festive drinks and evening soireés to boot, resulting in party-fatigue and perhaps one too many drinks. Top this off with salty party food and you have the perfect combination for dehydration. But it’s not all doom and gloom – rehydrate the skin by opting for products containing hyaluronic acid. This all-star beauty ingredient can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and will flood the skin with hydration, leaving it smooth, plump and replenished.

4. Dark Circles

We all know that a lack of sleep can emphasize dark circles, but on top of this dehydration can also worsen their appearanceUsing an eye cream will not only help to keep the skin looking youthful, but it also brightens, waking up tired eyes instantaneously. Opt for a cream that contains skin-brightening ingredients, such as light-diffusing particles, caffeine and vitamin C.
Hint: Store them in the fridge for a refreshing, de-puffing effect.