Festive beauty fixes that will make your skin glow through the Christmas season
Party season could put your skin in danger if you don’t take care of it
PERFECT YOUR POUT
For temporary plumpness, try the Cinderella lip treatment.
Local anaesthetic is used to numb the area before saline solution is injected into the lip line, giving a defined outline and fuller appearance.
There is no danger of a trout pout as the effect only lasts up to four days.
There are many ways to male your lips look plumper
Semi-permanent make-up can make lips appear plumper without the use of fillers.
After the area is numbed with local anaesthetic, the lips are injected with pigment that’s been customised to suit your skin tone.
Your lips may look a little sore for a few days but results last from one to three years.
Brighten your smile with White Glo Bright Nights Dissolving Whitening Films, £4.99 (superdrug.com).
Designed to give your teeth a quick whitening boost, the active ingredients remove discolouration.
Brighten your smile ahead of the festive season
READY STEADY GLOW
Wake up your skin with a radiance booster cream that can be used after your moisturiser or mixed with foundation.
Try Diego Dalla Palma Make-up Studio Radiance Booster Face & Body, £24 (lookfantastic.com), which blurs imperfections and leaves skin with a luminous glow.
Hydrate your skin from the inside out by drinking green tea.
It is packed with antioxidants that slow ageing and boost skin quality.
Hydrate your skin from the inside out by drinking green tea
Drink plenty of water too, at least eight glasses a day.
Enjoy the benefits of a facial from the comfort of your home.
Antonia Burrell Facial In A Box, £25 (antoniaburrell.com), is a new at-home massage treatment that increases circulation to the skin.
A good supplement can give you a helping hand during party season.
Try taking milk thistle, which protects the liver, the organ that clears out toxins from the body.
Take milk thistle to clear out toxins from the body
Spots have a habit of appearing before a big event but don’t panic.
A cosmetic doctor can inject them with a solution containing anti-bacterial ingredients that will make them disappear within 48 hours.
Bacteria-fighting blue light therapy can help clear blemished skin.
The light penetrates the dermis and increases circulation while soothing inflammation and rejuvenating the skin.
There is already a waiting list for Tria Positively Clear Acne Clearing Blue Light, £199 (triapositivelyclear.co.uk), which launches next week.
A crushed aspirin mixed with a little water can reduce the redness caused by a spot
Clinical studies show that 93 per cent of users had clearer skin within two weeks.
Use a gentle exfoliatior such as Filorga Oxygen-Peel, £20 (lookfantastic.com).
This resurfaces the skin, preventing congestion and boosting radiance.
For an at-home quick fix, chop a garlic clove in half and press the cut side on to the blemish.
The natural anti-inflammatory properties will help zap the spot.
Alternatively, crush an aspirin and mix with a little water to make a paste and dab on the spot to reduce redness.
Chop a garlic clove in half and press the cut side on to the blemish to get rid of spots
DE-PUFF YOUR PEEPERS
If your eyes are irritated, try Superdrug Eye Wash & Eye Bath, £2.99 (superdrug.com), which contains soothing witch hazel.
Janjira Marine Radiant White Brightening Eye Lift, £28 (janjira.co. uk), is a clever multi-tasking cream that should be applied to the delicate under-eye area to brighten the skin and improve the appearance of dark circles.
For a fast at-home remedy in the morning, place a spoon in a glass of ice-cold water.
Dot on some eye cream and gently sweep the spoon under the eyes to reduce puffiness.
After dotting on some eye cream, place a cold spoon under your eyes to reduce puffiness
If you are looking for a skin-smoothing treatment before you slip into your party dress, try Reaction.
It is quick and painless and promises to firm sagging skin and smooth cellulite.
It uses radiofrequency energy combined with vacuum therapy and can treat the tummy, arm and thighs.
The vacuum therapy improves circulation and lymphatic drainage while the radiofrequency stimulates the growth of new collagen.
From £200 per session.
Get your skin ready for Christmas with skin-smoothing treatments
Dry, bumpy skin, especially on the backs on the arms, is a common winter problem.
Smooth and soften skin by using an exfoliating cleanser every day.
Try Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Scrub, £9.95 (boots.com), a gentle skin polish that contains salicylic acid to brighten and renew skin.
Afterwards apply a cream that contains alpha hydroxy acids to boost circulation and slough off any dry or flaky skin.
We love La Roche-Posay Iso-Urea Moisturising Body Milk, £20 (boots.com), which is packed with hydrating natural spring water and will instantly soothe rough or dry patches.
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Finally, fake tan can disguise a multitude of sins and will give you a gorgeous glow.
St Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Sculpt and Glow Body Lotion, £18 (sttropeztan.co.uk) contains sea algae extract and hyaluronic acid to nourish and tone skin.
For advice on cosmetic surgery consult your GP.
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