Cosmetic treatments can make a difference to put on your best face for the most sparkling period of the year. Here’s how to look shining by hiding (and especially not worsening) your blemishes.
How can you be impeccable during the brightest holidays of the year? We no longer have time to plan treatments for shiny and smooth skin – what is done is done. On the contrary, in a period of sinful food, irregular sleep and intense cold, our skin is much more likely to get worse. As always, it is forbidden to treat it aggressively with inappropriate detergents, popping blackheads and spots, caking it with thick foundation.
What is allowed is to turn to the most appropriate cosmetic products to restore hydration and shine. “Shock” treatments such as serums and masks can still make a difference, as long as they are carefully tailored for your skin type. You should pay even more attention to your make-up, which is essential in the holiday season but is often responsible for worsening pre-existing conditions, such as acne, dilated pores, dryness, couperose, dermatitis.
The best strategy is to pay attention to what you buy, reading all the labels on makeup and skin care products. First, make sure to look for the following terms: vaseline or paraffin free, silicone-free, does not clog pores or non-comedogenic. The best ingredients are: hyaluronic acid and glycerin as moisturizers, ceramides and liposomes as restructuring agents, vegetable fats and waxes as emollients, mineral pigments for foundation, blush and concealers.
Your face: bright and clean.
The face should be washed twice a day, morning and evening, with a diluted mild detergent and rinsed with warm water. For an extra touch of brightness, do the last rinse with carbonated water at room temperature. Always remove your make-up, including eye make up, before going to bed, using an oily make-up remover. Always wash with mild detergent after. Avoid rubbing your face, even when removing make-up. Apply products gently, with a very light touch.
Both make-up products and brushes must always be cleaned thoroughly and strictly personal: bacteria, sebum and dead skin cells can in fact stick to make-up, brushes and applicators. When sharing these items, you can also contract contagious diseases, such as conjunctivitis, impetigo, mycoses or cold sores.
Don’t over-egg the pudding.
If you have blemishes, you should always avoid overdoing it: steer clear from sequins, false eyelashes, greasepaint, not even for New Year’s Eve parties. You’ll look awful the next day, if not downright intensive drug treatment-worthy.
Last but not least, environmental conditions must be carefully monitored. Avoid overheated environments, excessively heavy clothing, closeness to heat sources such as fireplaces, stoves, jets of hot air. Best avoid clothes that are too warm or that don’t allow perspiration, try to open the windows now and them when you are indoors, and always oxygenate the rooms in the morning.
Watch out for those leftovers.
Food excesses are almost inevitable in this period, but one way to neutralize their effects is to stay away from leftovers the following day, opting instead for a very light and purifying diet. This also applies to alcohol. Lastly, if you are lucky and don’t have to work in this period, enjoy a period of relaxation and savor the freedom of holidays. All this will help you welcome the new year with style.
Article of Dr Adele Sparavigna for https://4me.styl