how to: glowing skin
whether hangover or not
Weeks before celebrations are packed with Christmas shopping, last minute projects and deadlines on fire (or burnt). While you are speed dialing this year's resolutions (you have 23 days left at that) here are some tips and products for a festive ready skin with a semi-healthy glow (depends on your alcohol intake).
FACIALS AT HOME
If you are an organisational Virgo-like cyborg, you might have carved out a window or two to have a professional revamp your skin back to life. If you are not, do not panic, there is still hope. Of course the main key to glowing skin is healthy food and buckets of water (WATER, Carlotta, not WINE), however, micro-circulation can play a small part. Bohemian ladies like Sonya Esman swear by a toning device called NuFace - its microcurrent technology suppose to gently stimulate and improve skin’s appearance. She looks good, so no denial in that. Their on the glow mini kit is on sale, so get your hands on it in time. Clarisonic is another device that was a big break through in skin care and all over Instagram - it cleanses, tones and vibrates. Wow. If you are an all-natural-carefree-gluten-empty unicorn then maybe you will appreciate an old school massager. Go fancy with crystals and improve your blood circulation with earthy pretty stones from Herbivore Organics.
When you have been indulging yourself with a diet of cocktails, take-out and regretful decisions, the easiest way out is through. Nah, just kidding. A face mask will fix it. We made sure that both Hangover Box and Hangover Box mini has plenty of options at the check out (Vilenta Selfie Masks with quirky animal print), opt for the Panda mask for the brightening effect. If you are not into sheet masks, Into The Gloss suggests Vichy double glow peel mask among others. If on a budget, nothing has ever served as well as oatmeal and honey. Most importantly, do not forget to unwind, pour yourself a glass and couch for an instant effect.
OILS ARE THE NEW SERUMS
Remember when everyone was obsessed with serums and hi-tech technology and formulas that are confusing and hard to pronounce? Apparently nature had it all figured out for us: people with hi-tech formulas needed just to squeeze it out/cold press it and vualá. If you are looking for a natural glow it is time to give oils a try. New 'indie' brands are taking beauty counters by storm, all promising a harmless-all-natural-organic way to plump/fix/glow it. Depending on your budget the choices are plenty: The Ordinary, Sunday Riley, Madara, Kora Organics, Herbivore, Drunk Elephant Skincare just to name a few. Tip: do not fall into a trap of a beautiful Instagram profile, do your research first and spend time reading reviews before spending money. Support small local businesses or the ones that give back.
This blog post was written by Masha.
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