After a tireless round of over–indulgence, late nights and one too many glasses of Champagne, it’s no surprise that the stresses and strains of the festive period start to show. We asked the beauty team from Harvey Nichols Birmingham for their best resolutions to help us recapture our glow.
1: REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP: Beauty’s golden rule – take everything off at the end of every day! Go to bed with left over makeup still on your face and those clogged pores create the ideal environment for a breakout.
We love: Sisley Eau Efficace makeup remover, £73.
2: EXFOLIATE: Get deep down and dirty with a powerhouse cleanser. Exfoliating helps to not only remove dead cells but also allow new ones to appear, leaving you with skin that’s as soft as a baby’s proverbial.
We love: Natura Bisse C+C vitamin scrub, £55.
3: MOISTURISE: Ploughing hydration back into your skin is essential, especially at this time of the year. As well as making sure you drink copious amounts of water, look for products that offer plenty of fluid as well.
We love: Dr Jackson’s Skin Cream 01, £80.
4: FIGHT THE WRINKLES: As the cold weather leaves our skin more dried out, it’s easy to spot wrinkles and fine lines …. ones that no amount of makeup can hide. Opt for an innovative anti-ageing formula that reduces the appearance of wrinkles while smoothing and plumping skin.
We love: Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] wrinkle lifting serum, £76.
5: SHOW YOUR HAIR SOME LOVE: Your crowning glory may well be looking a little lacklustre as you kick start the new year – signs that your skin isn’t the only victim of the cold weather. Look for products that will boost your barnet, rejuvenate brittle and damaged hair, and leave you with a silky smooth finish.
We love: Dr Hauschka Revitalising Hair & Scalp Tonic, £18.50.
6: UPDATE YOUR BEAUTY REGIME: Perhaps you’ve been using a favourite moisturiser for the last couple of years, but as your skin ages you do need to try out new formulas more suited to your age group.
We love: Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, £61.30.
All the above products are available from the beauty department at Harvey Nichols Birmingham.