A Rested Glow
HOW TO GET IT It’s one of the busiest times of the year, and chances of looking well rested are slim. But for a speedy skin boost, acid-based exfoliators should be in your arsenal. Used after cleansing, Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel Pads, £83 for 30 treatments, won’t irritate even sensitive complexions, while Rodial Glycolic Booster Drops 10%, £75, can be mixed into your existing skincare. HOW TO KEEP IT To maintain a glowing complexion in the long term, protecting the skin’s outer barrier is essential – building up its resilience will help it to cope with seasonal excess, even when sleep is in short supply. Gentle, non-foaming formulas rich in skin-plumping lipids – such as Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, £66 for 60 capsules – help keep the skin’s barrier functioning normally. ‘Also get into the habit of massaging a facial oil into skin every evening,’ says facialist Michaella Bolder. ‘This boosts circulation and keeps the muscles in your face toned. Even 60 seconds will make a difference.’ We like Herbivore Phoenix Regenerating Facial Oil, £74.
Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules, £66
Aromatherapy Associates Liberty Clear Mind Roller Ball, £18
Herbivore Phoenix Regenerating Facial Oil, £74
Votary Antidote Night Oil, £30
The White Company Sleep Nourishing Body Cream, £30