Keep your skin dewy and glowing this holiday season.
Between chilly winter air, moisture-zapping heaters, champagne and holiday treats, maintaining glowing skin through the New Year can be a challenge. But there is hope! With the help of a few beauty staples, sparkling holiday skin can be yours. Whether you need a single product to complete your routine or a regimen to prep your skin before a night out, you’ll find exactly what you need in this curated selection of beauty products!
Step 1: Smooth Baby Skin
If you haven’t exfoliated in a while, Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel is a non-negotiable to ensure you have beautifully smooth skin for that killer makeup look you’ve been planning. These gentle yet effective peel pads will polish away uneven texture, revealing luminous skin that’s been in hiding all winter.
Step 2: Plump It Up
After buffing away lackluster skin, you’ll want to plump it up with a juicy, hydrating sheet mask. Adding this step to your routine will ensure that no matter how much champagne you enjoy, your skin will remain dewy all evening. SKII Facial Treatment Mask is a treat for your skin, brightening every skin tone and fooling everyone into believing you just stepped out of the spa. Massage leftover serum into your skin and around your eyes to prevent your makeup from settling into expression lines.
Step 3: Seal In The Goodness
Now that your complexion is plump and dewy, seal in the goodness with a great moisturizer, locking in hydration and preventing it from escaping. Sarah Nicole Skincare Nourishing Cream will hug your skin in soothing lipids while priming your canvas prior to applying makeup and giving it a solid base to cling to so that your flawless look lasts through the night.
Step 4: Up The Glow
Whether you’re skipping hydrating masks or wanting to intensify your holiday illumination, RMS Living Luminizer will give your skin that lit-from-within glow sans yoga and green juice. This amazing highlighter can has a range of natural, iridescent shades. There’s a perfect, dewy match made in heaven for every skin tone.
Step 5: Set It And Forget It
Once you’ve nailed your stunning holiday makeup, secure it with Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray. The lightweight, barely-there formula will lock your makeup in, preventing it from melting, fading or settling into fine lines. It’s your picture-perfect guarantee no matter how crazy the party gets.
Step 6: Wash It Away
When it’s all said and done, it’s time to cleanse and refresh properly. Philosophy Purity Made Simple will effortlessly wash away every bit of makeup before an evening of beauty sleep. The gentle cleanser is great for all skin types and removes even the most stubborn waterproof mascara without tugging or pulling your lashes.
This story was written for and originally published by Hope For Women Magazine.
Sarah Payne is a licensed esthetician, self-proclaimed skin nerd and co-founder of Sarah Nicole Skincare. In her spare time, Sarah writes about beauty, wellness and the importance of loving the skin you’re in. Having spent time working with clients in the treatment room, Sarah is devoted to helping women feel beautiful and confident in their skin at any age. You can sign up for her emails where she shares skin and wellness tips on her website www.sarahnicoleskincare.com.