How to look rested during the holidays
Hide your hangover with five radiance-enhancing skincare and makeup tips
From celebrating into the wee hours to indulging in some scrumptious food and, um, “festive” beverages, the holidays can leave us feeling a tad worn out. But that doesn’t mean our faces have to look it. With some savvy skincare and a little makeup magic, you can fake a full night’s rest right in time for the next soiree. Here’s how to do it.
START WITH A CLEAN SLATE
Washing your face before bed is pretty much the first commandment of skincare, but if you know you’re the type to sin when too tired, stash some makeup wipes in your bedside table. The next morning, regardless of how thorough (or not) you were the night before, kick off your day with a good deep cleanse courtesy of an exfoliating face wash. Top things off with a purifying toner to get rid of any last bits of debris and help your skin better drink up whatever you apply next.
CALL IN SOME BACKUP
Consider revving up your regimen with skincare tools. Whether you opt for a hightech gadget or an instrument inspired by ancient rituals, it’s all about massaging your face to increase blood flow and drain puffiness. As a result, skin will appear smoother and more radiant, facial tensions will be relaxed and fine lines will be reduced. Upward and outward strokes are great for lifting the face, while a gentle tapping motion works wonders on bags.
Massage your face to increase blood flow and reduce puffiness. Foreo Iris eye massager, $159, shoppersdrugmart.ca. Herbivore jade facial roller, $40, herbivorebotanicals.com.