The festive time is a joyous time of the year but it can be demanding on your skin. The late-night sleep cycles, shopping marathons, and unhealthy food intake coupled with hours of makeup can affect the skin drastically. All of these lead to the body and the skin bearing the brunt.
Hence, religiously practicing a skincare routine and following skincare tips is a must not only before the festive season but also after, to let the skin recover from the long strenuous times!
Pre-Event Skincare Routine Steps for Festive Season
Preparing your skin for the festive season is essential to ensure you look your best during all the celebrations and gatherings. Ideally, prep work in the form of a consistent skincare routine should start at least a week before as it helps in achieving a radiant complexion.
Revitalise your skin with deep cleansing
Whisking away the dullness to uncover radiant skin can just start by using a gentle cleanser. A complete cleanse exfoliating body wash with skin-loving ingredients like 2% Salicylic Acid can help exfoliate dead skin cells, tackle acne and clear up clogged pores too. Using a Calendula + Vitamin B5 Cloud Cleanser for the face helps in cleansing, hydrating and softening the skin without drying or damaging the skin, for a radiant festive glow.
Shielding your skin with sunscreen
Applying a broad-spectrum sweat/water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 55+ PA ++++ is a must. Wearing it daily under makeup is your secret weapon to keep that youthful, healthy glow intact, when you need it most.
Moisturiser to aid damage control
Choosing a face moisturiser with super-ingredients like Niacinamide + Bakuchiol + Ceramides + Lipids + Amino acids has two uses - it acts as a serum + moisturiser so your skin has the benefits of actives and the nourishment of a moisturiser. It also strengthens, firms and brightens the skin and should be an essential part of your skincare routine during festive seasons. Using a Complete body lotion with Niacinamide, Fatty Acids and vitamin E for body care, must be considered as it helps in repairing your skin and making it appear smooth and supple.
Face massage, face oils & serums for the win!
To elevate that extra glow during the festive season a serum that has Vitamin C or niacinamide in it could be a game-changer. It's like a burst of goodness for your skin, working tirelessly to fade dark spots and improve skin tone. Going for a face oil in your bedtime routine - something packed with super-seed oils like Brazil Nut and Tamanu - is just the restorative and reparative care your skin needs at the end of a hectic day.
Apart from the above skincare routine during or just before the festivities, ensuring a wholesome lifestyle is also necessary.
Every sleep is beauty sleep
Your skin needs that beauty sleep because quality sleep is not merely a restorative act for your body and mind but it's a cornerstone of healthy and glowing skin. While you sleep, your skin undergoes crucial repair and regeneration processes. This is when it produces collagen, the protein responsible for skin's elasticity and youthfulness.
Eat, drink and move well
While we won’t tell you to restrict yourself from the sweets and treats this season, we do strongly recommend going for balance. Include just as many fresh fruits and veggies in your daily diet. Do not skimp on hydration. And as busy as you may get, do make time for at least 30 minutes of exercise!The healthier your skin, the better your makeup will look. In fact, you may not even need it if you play your cards right! Consistency in the skincare routines is your best friend, ensuring that you are as luminous as the holiday spirit!