While it might be a little early to start buying presents or putting out the decorations, now is the perfect time to show your skin some pre-Christmas love. With a little over four weeks to go until Christmas Day, now is the ideal time to start giving your skin some TLC to ensure it’s in prime condition for festivities. From prevention to protection, be one step ahead of skin woes this festive season with these simple steps.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
First and foremost, let’s talk hydration. Besides the fact that the cold, dry weather has a not-so-wonderful way of sapping our skin of moisture, prioritising hydration right now is important for other reasons too. Not only will it help keep dryness at bay, but it will also help your skin help itself by keeping that all important skin barrier in check. Ahead of festivities, you want to make sure you’re keeping your skin hydrated, in order to minimise any risk of dryness, redness, irritation and breakouts that could arise as a result of a compromised skin barrier. To help keep things in balance, cleanse morning and night with PreProbiotic Cleanse. It contains pre and probiotics to soothe and hydrate, as well as polyhydroxy acid (PHA) to gently exfoliate without taking away moisture. Follow up with Skin Veg to plump and hydrate with moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid and plumping pro-collagen peptide. Nerdie tip: try mixing a pump of Skin Veg into your foundation to reveal extra Christmas party bounce and glow.
If your skin is feeling particularly dry, irritated or red in the run up to Christmas, consider Skin Good Fats your best friend. Jam-packed with moisturising and soothing powerhouses such as ceramides, fatty acids and seed oils, apply Skin Good Fats after your serum, before your SPF.
‘Tis the season for overindulgence. Everything from sugary treats and wine to late nights and Christmas commutes can leave your skin having to work overtime to help fend off free-radical damage and keep it looking its very best. To give your skin some of the tools it needs to keep functioning at its prime, be sure to load up on antioxidants now.
Skin Protein contains retinyl palmitate and beta carotene to speed up cell renewal and help boost that your long-term winter glow, as well as vitamins C and E which act as powerful antioxidants and help protect skin against any impending Christmas-related damage.
Speaking of protection, be sure to keep up your SPF application every single day too. Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++ contains niacinamide and vitamin E, as well as SPF, for extra glow-boosting antioxidant protection.
Amp Up That Glow
As Christmas parties start getting closer, it’s wise to have some emergency products in your skincare kit. If you start breaking out before a big event, lean on Sally Cleanse to sort things out. Either add it into your evening skincare routine on every third night of the week to help decongest or, if you’re short on time, dab some on your spots and use it as a wash-off treatment to reduce inflammation.
If your skin is looking particularly dull and you want an instant glow boost, reach for our NEW AHA Cleanse and use it as a micro-mask once a week. Just massage into cleansed skin, leave for 7 minutes and remove – you’ll be left with a seriously smooth, radiant complexion.