Late nights, indulgent drinks and eye-catching makeup are all hallmarks of the holiday season—rites of passage, some might say—but can leave skin looking (and feeling) more than a little tired in the morning. COSMEDIX is here with 5 of our tried-and-true skincare tips that will help your skin look glowing for every “descending the staircase” moment this holiday season.
1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate.
We know you hear this all the time, but it’s for a good thousand reasons. A combination of cold, dry outside air and indoor dry heat can really accelerate moisture loss within the skin. Here’s how we recommend hydrating your skin during the winter for holiday party prep:
- Thick Moisturizer: In more ways than one, consistency is key. Following a consistent skincare routine is truly the best way to prepare for holiday festivities. Add a thicker moisturizer/night cream like Emulsion Intense Hydrator or Resync Revitalizing Night Cream to your evening skincare routine. For pre-party makeup application, we recommend Skin Thirst Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream—a lightweight, velvety formula that helps create a blurred skin look while also promoting longer makeup wear.
- Hydrating Mask: Age-defying moisture masks like Bio-Shape Firming Face Mask and Restore Moisture-Rich Mask are formulated with powerhouse ingredients to help hydrate, smooth and lift the look of skin.
2. Find a Lip Mask You Love.
Rough, chapped or cracked lips are often a result of having dry lips this time of year. To intensely hydrate lips and help protect/alleviate chapping and dry lips, try Enhance Lip-Plumping Mask. This serum-like mask treatment is formulated with a unique blend of high-performance oils and natural emollients that not only help improve the appearance of lips, but also help create a fuller-looking pout. Use as an overnight treatment or a few minutes before lip product application for best results.
Everyone’s least favorite party guest: the pimple. They’re *never* invited, but pre-party stress and increased heavy makeup usage can leave the door open for breakouts at the most inopportune times. While it’s so tempting to just give it a squeeze, it’s not worth the potential redness, inflammation or discoloration that may come as a result.
To help your skin stay as clean as possible (without drying it out), double cleanse with Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil and Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser to wash away daily pore-clogging impurities for a smoother-looking complexion. If you’re in need of spot treatment, apply Correct Rapid Relief Acne Treatment for a diminished appearance of blemishes thanks to Salicylic Acid and Aloe Vera.
4. Consider Your Neckline.
We recommend giving your chest the same skin-loving care you give your face… especially during party season! Apply Illuminate and Lift Neck & Décolleté Treatment with upward strokes from the décolleté to the jawline for a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a firmer look and feel of skin.
5. Don’t forget your present!
Why not give a gift that your host will use all year-round? Enter: COSMEDIX Holiday Kits.
- The COSMEDIX Edit: This curated, limited-edition Best Selling Skincare Vault features five holy grail COSMEDIX skin care staples highly loved by the press, clients and celebs alike, all housed in one ultimate skin-loving skincare kit.
(Includes Purity Solution Nourishing Deep Cleansing Oil, Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser, Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum, award-winning Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum and best selling Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator)
- Hydrating Mist Kit: Give the gift of on-the-go, “whenever, wherever” hydration with this Moisture-Locking Apple & Cranberry Facial Mist Duo. Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E, each daily facial mist essence helps moisturize skin throughout the day as needed to help condition, balance and firm the appearance of the complexion.
- Salted Peppermint: The ultimate “pamper-me” gift, this 2-in-1 Peppermint Sea Salt Scrub can be used as a body or scalp scrub to exfoliate away dull skin and help reveal a brighter-looking complexion. This spa-like skincare treatment conditions the skin with a burst of hydration for a pillowy-soft finish.