Christmas time is the season for festive celebrations: lots of rich food, drink and glitter! It’s also a busy time of year for the beauty industry as clients flock into their local salons for party-ready manicures, pampering facials, lash and brow tinting and more! To help you this year we’ve compiled a list of our top tips drawn from years of experience:
1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Please drink water! This is the elixir of youth. It will maintain your body’s natural processes, and help flush away toxins. For every glass of alcohol you consume this season, have a glass or two of water. Not only will this avoid the drunken escapades and hangovers, you’ll also look radiant all month long.
2. Take care of your skin. Start, or maintain, a good skincare routine at home: cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise. Day and night: don’t rely on baby wipes to remove makeup! Wipes strip the skin of moisture, can damage delicate eye tissue with excessive rubbing to remove mascara, and they don’t cleanse the skin properly. If you wear a lot of makeup you’ll just end up with clogged pores and more breakouts.
3. Sleep. Late night partying can wreak havoc on your beauty sleep. Try and get a good 8 hours a night. Your body heals itself when it sleeps and it’s essential for a healthy body all round.
4. Rich and sugary foods are top of the menu this time of year but foods like chocolate, cakes and pastries, can have a negative impact on your skin as well as your digestive system. If you are prone to breakouts limit your intake of sugary food and drink as much as possible to help prevent spots and blemishes interfering with your skin. Also, be aware that sugar also damages collagen, which will eventually result in sagging skin and wrinkles. Ditch the sugar for a youthful glow.
5. Exercise! Stay active throughout the festive season. Gentle exercise such as walking can help improve your physical and mental health. When you feel good you look good. Plus, exercising brings oxygenated blood closer to the surface of the skin delivering essential nutrients to your skin cells.
6. Don’t worry. Relax. This time of year is always stressful. Stress causes the release of cortisol, a hormone that when in excess can have a negative effect on your metabolism. Take a few minutes each day to breathe deeply and release negative emotions. Invest in yourself. When out buying presents treat yourself to a manicure or facial.
If you'd like to have a chat with Vicki and any of the treatments she offers, just get in touch. Currently she is running special Christmas offer. Download the voucher here
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