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The party season has arrived, but is your skin ready for it? You may have heard that good makeup starts with good skin, and it’s the honest to goodness truth.
We’ve all had bad skin days, and consequently, bad makeup days. Makeup artists will always prep their clients’ skin before applying makeup, because they know that a smooth, hydrated and clear complexion will give them a flawless canvas to work with.
To help you get your skin fit for the party season, we’ve rounded up some skin-perfecting must-haves from beloved brand Dermalogica. Keep on reading to find out our party season skincare recommendations and how you can work them into your routine.
The secret to healthy skin is having a good cleansing routine in place, especially when you’re wearing more makeup than usual. A balm or oil based cleanser will melt away makeup, sunscreen and oily debris, instantly leaving the skin not only clean, but hydrated, too.
If you want your makeup to glide right on, it needs a silky-smooth base, and exfoliation is the way to achieve this. Exfoliation unclogs pores and removes dulling dead skin, resulting in a much smoother texture and brighter skin overall.
Dermalogica’s Daily Resurfacer is a leave-on chemical exfoliant that smoothes, brightens and hydrates, all in one! It’s great if you’re time poor and on the go, or are looking for that extra skin boost. A combination of enzymes and Hydroxy Acids smooth the skin, whilst thirst-quenching Hyaluronic Acid will help compensate for the effects of one too many wines!
Who doesn’t want bright, even skin? The highly potent C-12 Pure Bright Serum is a must have for getting your skin into shape this festive season. This lightweight serum increases skin luminosity, so you’ll find you don’t need to wear as much makeup as usual. Plus, this product actively fights and fades pigmentation, which can worsen over the hotter months.
Energise your peepers, even in spite of any late nights and festivities, with the Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift. This 4-in-1 eye mask contains Artic Algae to de-puff those eye bags, and works with your skin’s own natural microflora to brighten dark circles.
Stop that pesky pimple in its tracks, before it ruins your look, with Breakout Control. This fast-absorbing gel contains a natural antibacterial probiotic that helps to quickly clear breakouts. The best part about Breakout Control is that it doesn’t over-dry the skin, so it won’t make your foundation look flaky!
We all know that a mask is the best way to give your skin an instant pick-me-up, and with a fan base that includes the likes of Victoria Beckham, the MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque is a go-to for party ready, glowing skin. This creamy mask does it all: soothing, repairing, replenishing — it really is an ‘ambulance in a tube’. Leave it on overnight and sleep in it for an extra boost.
Pick it up in the Dermalogica Power Rescue Masque Trio, AKA the perfect skin-saving pack for the party season!
So much more than just a primer, Dermalogica’s Hydrablur Primer fuses advanced skincare technology with makeup, ensuring your look lasts longer whilst treating the skin. This primer is packed full of benefits which include intensely hydrating, mattifying against oily shine and miraculously blurring away fine lines and pores, to transform the skin into the perfect canvas for makeup.
This baby is a unique multi-tasker that your makeup (and your skin) won’t be able to do without.
And, when all the fun has been had, resurface and detoxify dull post-party skin with the Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant. In just a couple of minutes, this charcoal-based powder exfoliant gently removes dulling debris and irritating, polluting particles, leaving skin as smooth as glass!
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I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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