Late-night holiday fêtes can take a toll on the body. Clients may not realize how lack of sleep and overindulging on food and drinks can all have a negative impact on the skin. To help them combat these inevitable skin stressors, Terese Linke, global spa training and education director for Amala Beauty, shared her tips on how to keep skin looking and feeling healthy, radiant, and glowing throughout the holiday season and into 2015.
Cleanse + Moisturize
- After a big night out when bedtime couldn’t be any more appealing, it’s essential to never go to bed with makeup on. Heavy foundations, powders and concealers can contribute to dull skin, clogged pores and breakouts. Always cleanse skin with a gentle, non-drying, all natural cleanser to whisk away all makeup, (including eye makeup) and pore-clogging impurities without drying out the skin.
- To revive skin after a late night, mist a hydrating toner over the face after cleansing. It absorbs and refreshes skin instantly. To lock in moisturize and even out skin tone, a rich treatment cream is an ideal post-party step.
- Revive tired, puffy eyes by creating an eye compress. Dip a clean face cloth or two cotton rounds in cool water, lie down in a comfortable spot and place the compress over the eyes for up to 15 minutes. (This is a better choice than cucumbers or tea bags, as these often contain bacteria, which can lead to eye infections).
- Using the ring fingers, gently tap a small amount of an anti-wrinkle treatment under the eye area and into the outer eye areas (the ‘crows-feet’). Products containing hyaluronic acid are best and help retain healthy water levels in the skin to combat the appearance of lines and wrinkles by firming and hydrating the area.
- Next, treat delicate skin around the eye area to a gentle massage to help minimize puffiness, dryness and dark circles using a treatment oil and eye cream mix filled with botanicals and vitamins.
What are the most common skin concerns clients bring to you after the indulgent holiday season?