It’s December and with all the weddings and parties lined up, recovering from one hangover before the next one comes along, is a pretty narrow window! While 8 hours of beauty sleep may not be possible, that’s no reason why you can’t fake healthy glowing skin! We’ve got some pretty amazing skincare hacks and products you can use all through the party season (and the year) for glowing skin - inside and out!
We don’t want to be the hundredth person to tell you to hydrate, but please do? A tall glass of water will do your body AND skin good, here’s how. You don’t want to look tired and have grumpy-looking skin before a party. These skincare heroes will keep your skin hydrated while you snooze and they’ll take you from 0-100 on days you’re feeling particularly low!
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
At the end of a long, tough day, apply this nourishing face mask and wake up to soft glowing skin. The cream is lightweight and absorbs easily, rejuvenating your skin and replenishing any moisture loss while you sleep. It is also oil-free which means yay for anyone with combination skin!
Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack - Rice
Innisfree’s rice pack is an amazing face mask you can use on days when your skin feels dull and dry. It’s a great quick-fix for overnight hydration and brightening. Wake up to brighter, clearer skin! A great hack is to freeze cubes of rice water and rub them all over your face to instantly depuff and brighten your skin.
The Face Shop The Solution Radiance Face Mask
A sheet mask is a great way to prep your skin before an important party, use it a few hours before the party or a day before! This Vitamin C radiance mask from The Face Shop is a great way to add some brightness to your face. Use it an hour before you do your make-up to reap the maximum benefits of the glow it will impart! Here are some DIY masks for glowing skin!
O3+ Eye Circle Cream
While beauty sleep seems like a distant dream during the party season, don’t skip the eye cream. Your eyes show signs of fatigue most easily so make sure to keep them hydrated with a product that targets dark circles and brightens your skin. Here’s why you need a SEPARATE eye and face cream! Don't forget to apply your eye cream before concealer.
Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-Day System With Pure Vitamin C
Vitamin C is going to be your super-star ingredient through this party season. It's natures highlighter! It will brighten dull and grumpy skin, help with anti-ageing and also fade any blemishes. Use this diligently to combat the dull and tired-looking skin brought on by partying too much! This kit comes with a 7 day system of cleanser and potent Vitamin C to kickstart your skin in 7 days!
M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer
This one can cover up any darkness, discolouration and pigmentation giving you clear skin in a jiffy. We love the pro-longwear concealer because it’s creamy and blends easily! Definitely need one of these to get you through the season! Here are some amazing concealer hacks for girls with dusky skin!
M.A.C Strobe Cream
The strobe cream works as a highlighter plus an illuminator that gives your skin subtle luminosity. Wear it alone or under your foundation for a lit-from-within glow! Psst! Mix this with your body moisturizer for glowing skin, all over! *wink* Here are some more options!
Go, get your glow on and don’t forget to smell like a dream! Check out our fave fragrances for winters.
PS: No matter what you do, ALWAYS take off your make-up before you hit snooze. This is the only way your skin will survive the party mayhem! Unless you want to wake up to some unpleasant, uninvited zits, REMOVE YOUR MAKE-UP! The Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover is great for taking off every trace of waterproof make-up from your skin. The Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water can be used as a final cleanse to ensure your skin is squeaky clean.