December is a big party month. And we’re sure that by now you would’ve attended several weddings, cocktails and Christmas bashes etc that would’ve taken a toll on your skin. But the last, ultimate party of the year is yet to come. While you may have picked out your dress for that big New Year’s Eve party on Wednesday evening, it’s time you also prep your skin for a night filled with flowing spirits and revelry, and welcome 2015, looking all wonderful.
From how to deep moisturise your skin to getting enough sleep, and ways to get a natural glow, here are tips to prevent dry skin, sudden pesky zits, puffy eyes and a host of other beauty woes brought on by the cold weather and the festivities. So, get set to let your hair down.
1 Exfoliate naturally
Give the regular loofah bath a miss and switch to a delicious smelling coffee scrub to exfoliate naturally. Just heat a cup of medium ground coffee with an oil of your choice. Do not let it boil. Then, add sugar granules and a few drops of essential oil to the mixture. Mix well. Apply this scrub on damp skin before you hit the shower and exfoliate well.
2 Get the beauty sleep
Try to stick to a regular sleeping schedule before the party to avoid being sleep deprived. Lack of sleep makes you sluggish as well as makes your skin look dull. So, go ahead and snooze on time.
3 Hydrate well
Remember to stick to your daily 8-10 glasses of water to hydrate yourself. This will also help flush out the toxins and help combat dry skin. Drinking adequate amount of water boosts the metabolism and regulate your appetite. This will prevent your junk food binges!
4 Amp up the moisturiser
Before you slip into your party dress, make sure to moisturise your body. You can whip up a mixture of olive or coconut oil and your favourite essential oil for fragrance. Apply this mixture immediately after your hot shower when your pores are open to let the oil seep in.
5 The bag therapy
Cold weather is when you have tea bags to spare after sipping on endless cups of tea. Make your teabags do double duty for the party season. Had a long day at work? Just place damp teabags on your eyes to reduce the puffiness and wake up refreshed!