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beauty skin Soulista
Health and beauty
December 2022
Reading time 3 Minutes

The party season is upon us, and by spending just a little extra time on your party prep you can ensure you’re all aglow all Christmas

Get skin glowing long before the invites start hitting your inbox. Drink lots of water, don’t start a new beauty regime just before party season hits, and cleanse thoroughly each and every day.

A sheet mask is a great instant pre-party pick-me-up. Try this Brightening Instant Facial, £7.99 from Seoulista, formulated with AHAs to target pigmentation, gently exfoliate, correct and refine for instantly radiant skin.

Exfoliation is key for smooth skin and a good base for makeup, but don’t scrub your face. The newest member of the beloved Watermelon Glow collection, powered by watermelon extract (to flood your complexion with restoring vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids) and powerful acids, this toner works to gently refine and decongest problem pores for ultra-smooth, radiant skin. Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner, £14 Glow Recipe

Give your face a daily workout with this cutting edge multi-sculpt tool which helps depuff, redefine contours, plump fine lines, relieves congestion and stimulates circulation for a brighter, healthier more youthful complexion.

Lips get lots of attention over Christmas and lipstick can be drying, so make sure yours are soft and supple without a dry flake in sight by using a nourishing lip balm regularly such as this luxurious, almond-scented nutritive balm with kokum and mango butters, plum kernel oil and sweet white lupin oil which soothes, nourishes and enhances lips. Nutritive Lip Balm, £59 Sisley

Use a clay mask regularly to keep skin clear, remove deep-down debris and reduce the likelihood of a pre-party breakout. With glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids, kaolin clay, natural liquorice and eucalyptus, this mask is a pore de-clogging tour-de-force. Super Pore Detox Black Clay Mask, £13

Makeup and makeup remover take their toll on your eyelids and under-eye area so fortify them with a good eye cream to help protect and see them (and you) through. This natural formula contains plant extracts and turmeric extract to boost skin renewal and an anti-pollution blend which protects against pollution and blue light which causes dehydration and fine lines. Double Serum Eye, £56 Clarins

Give weary skin an extra boost with a supercharging skin mist. Boost radiance and support skin with Cultured’s Fortitude Face Mist, £30, a lightweight but potent mist — think increased hyaluronic acid production, a strengthened skin barrier and boosted naturally health-looking skin. 

Feed your face with a nourishing serum to keep it hydrated and stop any dry, flaky patches appearing. Kiehl’s cult favourite Midnight Recovery Concentrate, £42, contains a blend of lavender essential oil, primrose oil and derived squalene and works overnight to boost radiance, reduce fine lines and hydrate skin.

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