10 top beauty tips for surviving Party Season 2017
20th December 2017
Prep is key when it comes to the festive season. Get ready for the big do and then recover with the best after-party remedies
Eve Lom's age-defying treatment features a blend of ingredients, cleverly contained in capsules, designed to help reduce the depth of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes without fear of oxidization or contamination.
Eve Lom Age Defying Smoothing Treatment, £120
"Don't be afraid to use a hydrating mask daily as long as no silicones or petrolatum are in the ingredients list," says Knightsbridge-based skin specialist Pietro Simone.
Dr Jart+ Rubber Mask Hydration Lover, £10
On the day of the big event, James Read of the eponymous tanning brand believes, for "real party vibes", you should use an illuminator to contour and highlight the body.
Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body, £45
"Go for a good probiotic for gut health, to keep bloat at bay and Spanx away," advises Louise Parker from The Wellness Clinic at Harrods. "I recommend a really simple, effervescent Vitamin C and zinc capsule, along with some magnesium at night to ensure that on your nights in, you get a really relaxing and good quality sleep."
Beauty and science combine at the newly opened private members' fitness club, 3 St James's Square. As well as a full beauty scan, the club offers a "DNAfit report". "It can ascertain your alcohol sensitivity, the antioxidants needed to help your body absorb the ethanol in the alcohol, what your body will require to recover and its speed of recovery," explains Joe Reemer, the club's head of fitness.
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Turmeric seems to have popped up everywhere this season, from the golden lattes in your local café to the beauty counters at Liberty - and with good reason. The golden powder is a natural anti-inflammatory, ideal for removing bloat and repairing the body from the outside in.
Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masuqe, £29
For an at-home lymphatic massage, Sisley's limited-edition eye and lip contour cream is a win-win product. The cream itself if a fantastic blend of plant extracts to combat puffiness and dark circles, while the rollerball applicator is a cooling massage tool perfect for detoxifying your system.
Sisley L'Integral Eye and Lip Contour Cream, £138
Refuelling is the best way to get back on your feet, says The Wellness Clinic's Louise Parker. "Whizz up a handful of summer berries with a cup of Greek yoghurt, plus a handful of blueberries, a pinch of stevia and top up with as much water as you like. That and almond butter on wholemeal toast will have you feeling party-ready again sooner than you deserve."
"It means nothing if you apply a million dollar cream and the skin is full of toxins, dirty residues or dead skin cells," explains Pietro Simone. "Adopt a twice-daily thorough cleansing process and allow your skin to breathe."
Sensai Silky Purifying Cleansing Milk, £41
"A tan means looking less hungover," insists James Read. He notes the importance of hydrating after a night out: "Not only does hydrated skin look healthier, it also holds on to the tan better."
Tan-Luxe Tan Booster Illuminating Sun Activating & Intensifying Drops, £42